Wire was more referenced than listened to–typical of bands modified by adjectives such as “seminal” “cerebral” “hugely influential” (i.e. weird brainiac art punk)
Not only due to their most excellent post-punk album covers, I love this band. So did the Minutemen, Minor Threat, R.E.M., the guy from Guided by Voices, Robt E. Smith of the Cure, Elastica, Blur, My Bloody Valentine, and Fischerspooner, amongst others.
anyway they are playing for free in nyc @ South Street Seaport on Friday, but no one apparently remembers them but me.
I’m gonna go, but I freely admit I haven’t actually listened to a Wire song for at least 5 years. til now!
anyone out there also recall these guys? south st seaport, here we come!