Wire

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Wire are an English rock band, formed in London in October 1976[1] by Colin Newman (vocals, guitar), Graham Lewis (bass, vocals), Bruce Gilbert (guitar) and Robert Gotobed (drums). They were originally associated with the punk rock scene, appearing on The Roxy London WC2 album – a key early document of the scene – and were later central to the development of post-punk.

Inspired by the burgeoning UK punk scene, Wire are often cited as one of the more important rock groups of the 1970s and 1980s. Critic Stewart Mason wrote, "Over their brilliant first three albums, Wire expanded the sonic boundaries of not just punk, but rock music in general."[2]

Wire's first album influenced future hardcore punk with their fast energetic playing style. They are a definitive art punk and post-punk ensemble, mostly due to their richly detailed and atmospheric sound and often obscure lyrical themes. The group exhibited a steady development from an early raucous punk style to a more complex, structured sound involving increased use of guitar effects and synthesizers (1978's Chairs Missing and 1979's 154). The band gained a reputation for experimenting with song arrangements throughout its career.[3]

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Silver/Lead
 
Silver/Lead is the sixteenth studio album by British post-punk band Wire.
Short Elevated Period
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Short Elevated Period is a song by Wire, released on March 17, 2017.
Red Barked Tree
 
Red Barked Tree is the twelfth studio album by the English post-punk band Wire, digitally released on 20 December 2010, and as a CD on 10 January 2011.
Pink Flag
 
Pink Flag is the debut studio album by English band Wire.

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