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Re: The IMCT observations thread

Posted: 18 Nov 2013, 7:55pm
by Silent Majority
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Silent Majority wrote:On his 100th birthday, long past paying attention to the world around him, or engaging with a family which can no longer care about him, Medulla manages, with three-quarter deaf ears, to hear a well meaning nurse read to him a claim from a dusty antique book that Wire may have been a punk band. He gathers his strength together, waning these past four decades, pulls himself out of his chair and wheezes out a firm rebuttal.

Marky, in the next chair over, stirs...
:lol: I am a Thoreau-ian majority of one, assholes.

edit: Re-reading this, it really must be stated outright that this is a fine bit of prose. You really can do better than Flex.
Just noticed the addendum. Belated thanks for the compliment.

Re: The IMCT observations thread

Posted: 19 Nov 2013, 12:53am
by Marky Dread
Silent Majority wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Silent Majority wrote:On his 100th birthday, long past paying attention to the world around him, or engaging with a family which can no longer care about him, Medulla manages, with three-quarter deaf ears, to hear a well meaning nurse read to him a claim from a dusty antique book that Wire may have been a punk band. He gathers his strength together, waning these past four decades, pulls himself out of his chair and wheezes out a firm rebuttal.

Marky, in the next chair over, stirs...
:lol: I am a Thoreau-ian majority of one, assholes.

edit: Re-reading this, it really must be stated outright that this is a fine bit of prose. You really can do better than Flex.
Just noticed the addendum. Belated thanks for the compliment.
Pfttt! unimpressed. Wire go punk it up.

Re: The IMCT observations thread

Posted: 11 Dec 2013, 6:28pm
by Heston
IMCT has always been an Exploited board.

Re: The IMCT observations thread

Posted: 11 Dec 2013, 6:46pm
by Dr. Medulla
Heston wrote:IMCT has always been an Exploited board.
Which would explain why we hate the Clash …

Re: The IMCT observations thread

Posted: 07 Feb 2014, 12:21pm
by matedog
Rattie's sig has yet to get old.

Re: The IMCT observations thread

Posted: 07 Feb 2014, 12:33pm
by Dr. Medulla
matedog wrote:Rattie's sig has yet to get old.
I concur.

Re: The IMCT observations thread

Posted: 07 Feb 2014, 3:11pm
by 101Walterton
SM's avatar looks like a chest X-ray

Re: The IMCT observations thread

Posted: 07 Feb 2014, 7:09pm
by Marky Dread
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Marky Dread wrote:Yeah but Wire are rubbish they couldn't even play punk properly. :shifty:
I played Pink Flag yesterday and listening to "Reuters" I thought of Wilson Neate's observation that it's a rather striking first track for the first album in terms of setting the tone. Does it sound even vaguely punk? Slow, menacing, deliberate. It's a clue that Wire are not part of the punk scene. Even granting the punk-ish sound of "12XU" or "106 Beats That," taken as a whole, Pink Flag just doesn't sound like it belongs with the rest of that initial wave of English punk.
Same could be said for the opening track "Pure" on the Banshees "The Scream". The Banshees were very much part of the UK punk scene but the music was not traditional rock 'n' roll and although they took a time to get a decent record deal they had been playing their material for some time.

Wire may well have steered away from that old rock 'n' roll sound after their initial demos being very punk sounding. However they had all the trappings of punk short hair, straight trousers, situationist stance blah blah blah. They didn't distance themselves from punk they played punk venues to a punk audience they played with other punk bands. They needed punks momentum in 77-78 and maybe they just used it as a springboard it's possible but without it they would've been also-rans. I mean although Pink Flag didn't initially sell very well it would've been mainly bought by a punk audience. They shifted the gears pretty rapidly sound wise nicking the short song template from The Ramones but sounding nothing like them at the same time. It's more than fair to say Wire were different but to me the Sex Pistols don't sound like the Subway Sect who in turn sound nothing like The Slits so punk could be many things and Wire are part of that thing.

Nice thing with Neate interviewing Savage about Wire.

http://thequietus.com/articles/01533-jo ... -orthodoxy

Re: The IMCT observations thread

Posted: 07 Feb 2014, 9:45pm
by Chuck Mangione
My username looks really nekkid now.

Re: The IMCT observations thread

Posted: 07 Feb 2014, 9:58pm
by Marky Dread
Chuck wrote:My username looks really nekkid now.
Chucked Mangione.

Re: The IMCT observations thread

Posted: 09 Feb 2014, 7:43pm
by Silent Majority
101Walterton wrote:SM's avatar looks like a chest X-ray
Can't see it, to be honest.

Re: The IMCT observations thread

Posted: 09 Feb 2014, 7:53pm
by 101Walterton
Silent Majority wrote:
101Walterton wrote:SM's avatar looks like a chest X-ray
Can't see it, to be honest.
Thats because you need X ray eyes :shifty:

Re: The IMCT observations thread

Posted: 09 Feb 2014, 8:27pm
by Marky Dread
Silent Majority wrote:
101Walterton wrote:SM's avatar looks like a chest X-ray
Can't see it, to be honest.
I think it looks like a butterfly.

Re: The IMCT observations thread

Posted: 09 Feb 2014, 8:57pm
by Purple Hayes
Marky Dread wrote:
Silent Majority wrote:
101Walterton wrote:SM's avatar looks like a chest X-ray
Can't see it, to be honest.
I think it looks like a butterfly.
In a Rorschach test that would probably make you a mass murderer...

Re: The IMCT observations thread

Posted: 09 Feb 2014, 9:14pm
by Marky Dread
Purple Hayes wrote:
Marky Dread wrote:
Silent Majority wrote:
101Walterton wrote:SM's avatar looks like a chest X-ray
Can't see it, to be honest.
I think it looks like a butterfly.
In a Rorschach test that would probably make you a mass murderer...
Ok it's an ink blot.