So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

General music discussion.
Post Reply
IkarisOne
User avatar
Unknown Immortal
Posts: 2841
Joined: 24 Aug 2008, 10:09pm

So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Post by IkarisOne » 10 Oct 2008, 4:16pm

And am I correct in assuming this is Chairs Missing meets A Bell is A Cup?

Dr. Medulla
User avatar
Atheistic Epileptic
Posts: 71177
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 2:00pm
Location: Nerdo Crombezia
Contact:

Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 10 Oct 2008, 4:56pm

IkarisOne wrote:And am I correct in assuming this is Chairs Missing meets A Bell is A Cup?
ABiaC is the closest reference; no Chairs Missing, tho. My quickest synopsis would be ABiaC with better production, more natural and fuller sounding. With Bruce Gilbert's departure, the new emphasis is on Graham Lewis bass and Robert Grey's drums. I'm so-so on the results, but that's mostly because I'm a fan of the noise that Gilbert brought to the band. The live versions of the new material are a lot noisier and, imo, fun. It's still worth getting, but it's not the kind of thing that will inspire others to wanna be like Wire.
Walrus birth doesn't make good breakfast conversation!

arsebundren77
User avatar
Junco Partner
Posts: 301
Joined: 18 Jun 2008, 7:32pm
Location: The Maritimes

Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Post by arsebundren77 » 10 Oct 2008, 5:13pm

All in all, I think Object 47 is pretty good but I haven't exactly been playing the proverbial shit out of it. Like Dr. Med says, it's a very clean sounding album that would probably benefit from a bit more noise but, hey, it's Wire and it's 2008 so I'm not really complaining. Lyrically, though, it's very ABiaC... mostly free association nonsense, but I mean that in the best way possible.

Dirty Harry
User avatar
Junco Partner
Posts: 456
Joined: 17 Jun 2008, 7:44am
Location: Scotland

Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Post by Dirty Harry » 10 Oct 2008, 5:20pm

One Of Us Is my favourite of the new album.
Somebody was trying to tell me that CDs are better than vinyl because they don't have any surface noise. I said, "Listen, mate, "life" has surface noise."


Dr. Medulla
User avatar
Atheistic Epileptic
Posts: 71177
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 2:00pm
Location: Nerdo Crombezia
Contact:

Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 10 Oct 2008, 5:27pm

Dirty Harry wrote:One Of Us Is my favourite of the new album.
Easily the most poppy and listener friendly track. "All Fours" has my vote for my favourite on the album—decent amount of noise to it.
Walrus birth doesn't make good breakfast conversation!

IkarisOne
User avatar
Unknown Immortal
Posts: 2841
Joined: 24 Aug 2008, 10:09pm

Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Post by IkarisOne » 10 Oct 2008, 11:42pm

I'm liking it. And I'm sticking to my Chairs Missing/Bell is a Cup hybrid analogy. Hearing some Beatles influence here and there.

Dr. Medulla
User avatar
Atheistic Epileptic
Posts: 71177
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 2:00pm
Location: Nerdo Crombezia
Contact:

Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 11 Oct 2008, 10:48am

If you like Object 47 and Read & Burn 3, you'd probably like Colin and his wife Malka's group Githead.
Walrus birth doesn't make good breakfast conversation!

nigeyb
User avatar
Corner Soul
Posts: 21
Joined: 09 Oct 2008, 5:22pm
Location: Brighton, UK
Contact:

Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Post by nigeyb » 11 Oct 2008, 11:22am

arsebundren77 wrote:All in all, I think Object 47 is pretty good but I haven't exactly been playing the proverbial shit out of it. Like Dr. Med says, it's a very clean sounding album that would probably benefit from a bit more noise but, hey, it's Wire and it's 2008 so I'm not really complaining. Lyrically, though, it's very ABiaC... mostly free association nonsense, but I mean that in the best way possible.
I think that's a good assessment.

I loved 'Send'.

'Object 47' has made very little impression on me. Shame. They are capable of much more.
THE WORLD OF JOY..."adding to the sum total of human happiness"

My top 6 artists from the last seven days, and what I'm listening to right now....

Image
Image

Flex
User avatar
Mechano-Man of the Future
Posts: 25036
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 2:50pm
Location: The Information Superhighway!
Contact:

Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Post by Flex » 11 Oct 2008, 11:51am

I'm not quite the Wire fan Hooky is, but I've heard highlights and have some albums. I liked Object 47 but it's not exactly a disc that would convert non-believers.
"I live inside my own heart, Matt Damon." - Prince

Sous les pavés, la plage.

Pex Lives!

Dr. Medulla
User avatar
Atheistic Epileptic
Posts: 71177
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 2:00pm
Location: Nerdo Crombezia
Contact:

Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 11 Oct 2008, 11:54am

nigeyb wrote:I loved 'Send'.
My favourite Wire disc, a near-perfect melding of their late 70s guitar-based weirdness and 80s dugga. Best album of the millennium.
Walrus birth doesn't make good breakfast conversation!

IkarisOne
User avatar
Unknown Immortal
Posts: 2841
Joined: 24 Aug 2008, 10:09pm

Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Post by IkarisOne » 11 Oct 2008, 11:55am

Flex wrote:I'm not quite the Wire fan Hooky is, but I've heard highlights and have some albums. I liked Object 47 but it's not exactly a disc that would convert non-believers.
That's OK. Their tour is selling out so I think they don't need it to. I really like this album. Send blew my shit away, but I find it a bit one-dimensional these days. It could use a few more tuneful tracks like Mr Marxs Table. The R&Bs and Send were Wire resetting the dial, and this is them proceeding from there.

Wolter
User avatar
Half Foghorn Leghorn, Half Woody Allen
Posts: 49245
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 7:59pm
Location: ¡HOLIDAY RO-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-OAD!
Contact:

Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Post by Wolter » 11 Oct 2008, 11:56am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
nigeyb wrote:I loved 'Send'.
Best album of the millennium.
Ahem...I think someone is forgetting something...

Image
"There's something more honest, he believed, about traditional methods of mass starvation, labour camps, and machine gunning millions to death. Stalin was a vinyl guy who sneered at Truman converting everything to compact disc." - Thomas Jefferson

"But the gorilla thinks otherwise!"

Dr. Medulla
User avatar
Atheistic Epileptic
Posts: 71177
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 2:00pm
Location: Nerdo Crombezia
Contact:

Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 11 Oct 2008, 12:02pm

Wolter wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
nigeyb wrote:I loved 'Send'.
Best album of the millennium.
Ahem...I think someone is forgetting something...

Image
Love the subtitle: "The Dethalbum." For those who were still unsure.
Walrus birth doesn't make good breakfast conversation!

eumaas
User avatar
Klezmer Shogun
Posts: 22600
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 8:10pm
Location: Carrboro/Alamut

Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Post by eumaas » 11 Oct 2008, 12:02pm

Listening to O47 now. Definitely hear the Beatles trace CK mentions.

Colin's my favorite Wire member tho, so it's no surprise I'd like this.
"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

Flex
User avatar
Mechano-Man of the Future
Posts: 25036
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 2:50pm
Location: The Information Superhighway!
Contact:

Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Post by Flex » 11 Oct 2008, 12:03pm

eumaas wrote:Listening to O47 now. Definitely hear the Beatles trace CK mentions.

Colin's my favorite Wire member tho, so it's no surprise I'd like this.
Hey, what a coincidence. Colin's my favorite Twins fan.
"I live inside my own heart, Matt Damon." - Prince

Sous les pavés, la plage.

Pex Lives!

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests