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

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

Post by Dr. Medulla » 11 Oct 2008, 12:04pm

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.
I'm surprised that you don't lean towards Bruce. Listen to some of those solo albums. Listen to Dome.
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Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Post by eumaas » 11 Oct 2008, 12:26pm

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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.
I'm surprised that you don't lean towards Bruce. Listen to some of those solo albums. Listen to Dome.
Bruce is fine. I just like Colin better.
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Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Post by eumaas » 11 Oct 2008, 12:34pm

four long years is very depeche. :shifty:
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Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 11 Oct 2008, 1:00pm

eumaas wrote:
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eumaas wrote:Colin's my favorite Wire member tho, so it's no surprise I'd like this.
I'm surprised that you don't lean towards Bruce. Listen to some of those solo albums. Listen to Dome.
Bruce is fine. I just like Colin better.
Huh. I would have bet money that you'd gravitate to Bruce or Graham. It's all relative, of course, but Colin and Robert are the most mainstream and straight-forward rock guys in Wire. One of the reasons why the new album (and the last e.p.) lacks that certain Wire spark, of separation from everything else, is the lack of Bruce noise and irritation. It sounds like the band is various shades of happy and relieved to be working without Bruce—long time fans say that the band are enjoying themselves onstage much more now without Bruce—but that bit of sand in the oyster shell is necessary for the pearl, y'know? A lack of tension.
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Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Post by Dirty Harry » 11 Oct 2008, 4:28pm

I'm more of a colin fan too, But that could be because i like his solo album A-Z though
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Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 11 Oct 2008, 4:44pm

Folks really need to hear the Dome albums, plus Gilbert & Lewis' "8Time." Actually, all the stuff that Gilbert and Lewis were doing during Wire's first hiatus, but especially those five albums.
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Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Post by IkarisOne » 11 Oct 2008, 4:53pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:Folks really need to hear the Dome albums, plus Gilbert & Lewis' "8Time." Actually, all the stuff that Gilbert and Lewis were doing during Wire's first hiatus, but especially those five albums.
I have Dome 1&2. It's interesting, but not something I spin regularly.

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

Post by Dr. Medulla » 11 Oct 2008, 5:02pm

IkarisOne wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:Folks really need to hear the Dome albums, plus Gilbert & Lewis' "8Time." Actually, all the stuff that Gilbert and Lewis were doing during Wire's first hiatus, but especially those five albums.
I have Dome 1&2. It's interesting, but not something I spin regularly.
"8Time" is probably the best of their early recordings, but Dome 1 & 2 are right up there. I think it's pretty apparent from those albums that it was Gilbert and Lewis who gave Wire the vital push into weird and unknown territory and kept them from any hope of mainstream success. Which isn't to say that Newman was a McCartney, with one eye always on the charts, but that of the three, he was (and is) the most pop sensible. And it's that sensibility that makes Wire step out of the wholly avant realm into something like rock. Just a perfect mix of contrasting styles and ambitions.
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Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Post by IkarisOne » 13 Oct 2008, 12:14pm

This is a great album. I love Send too, but it's basically a collection of ultra-basic riffs. This has a lot more depth and texture, and a nice mix of tones- hard and soft. This is the Justice League Unlimited to Send's first three seasons.

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

Post by eumaas » 13 Oct 2008, 12:16pm

IkarisOne wrote:This is a great album. I love Send too, but it's basically a collection of ultra-basic riffs. This has a lot more depth and texture, and a nice mix of tones- hard and soft. This is the Justice League Unlimited to Send's first three seasons.
I'm loving O47 as well--I suspect we're both Colin fans... true?
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Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 13 Oct 2008, 12:22pm

eumaas wrote:
IkarisOne wrote:This is a great album. I love Send too, but it's basically a collection of ultra-basic riffs. This has a lot more depth and texture, and a nice mix of tones- hard and soft. This is the Justice League Unlimited to Send's first three seasons.
I'm loving O47 as well--I suspect we're both Colin fans... true?
Listen to the other guys' non-Wire releases, especially Graham's.
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Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Post by eumaas » 13 Oct 2008, 12:25pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
eumaas wrote:
IkarisOne wrote:This is a great album. I love Send too, but it's basically a collection of ultra-basic riffs. This has a lot more depth and texture, and a nice mix of tones- hard and soft. This is the Justice League Unlimited to Send's first three seasons.
I'm loving O47 as well--I suspect we're both Colin fans... true?
Listen to the other guys' non-Wire releases, especially Graham's.
I do!
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Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Post by Flex » 13 Oct 2008, 12:28pm

In order to appreciate the other members of Wire, I suggest listening to some Jerry's Kids. Because shut up I'm not the one on trial here! is why.
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Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Post by Wolter » 13 Oct 2008, 12:29pm

Flex wrote:In order to appreciate the other members of Wire, I suggest listening to some Jerry's Kids. Because shut up I'm not the one on trial here! is why.
I find Jody Foster's Army also works.
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Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Post by Flex » 13 Oct 2008, 1:19pm

Wolter wrote:I find Jody Foster's Army also works.
JFA/JK mix tape for face rocking awesomeness.
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