Pink Flag (studio album) by Wire
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More radical than Sex Pistols or The Clash when it comes to stripping rock'n'roll from punk but retaining the catchiness and energy, actually catchier than any other punk bands except Ramones and Buzzcocks probably. The most interesting thing about this album is that like Modern Dance it forgets about classic song-structure, though it this kind reducing it to the minimum. I would say the approach is more consistent than Pere Ubu but also less experimental.
A middle ground album between both punk and post punk in my opinion that captures the quality of both genres in a single album. It is fast paced, energetic and fun whilst also possessing longer songs which are a bit more in depth and are a bit more complex than most punk music. The record is packed full of quality with every song displaying something new and exciting. Some songs are extinguished a little too soon but for the most part the tracks get across their message or hook and then end and cut out the over complicating that causes so many records to be needlessly elongated. The drum work is phenomenal as well and the vocal is in a classic punk style and works brilliantly with the instrumental backing. The guitar riffs are what dragged me back to this record time and time again however as they slowly get into your head and your start to love this unique take on punk music. Overall, this can be a challenging record at times and I definitely didn't enjoy it on my first listen but with some patience I started to see how phenomenal and intelligent this record is and now it is one of my favourite albums to come back to.
what a punk album from 1977 should have sound, wire is one of my fav bands from this decade, underrated band
This album is heavy influenced by proto-punk (The Stooges, Velvet Underground) and combines it with the energy of Ramones. The effect is not very consistent album, where a lot of songs have a minute runtime so they just pass you by but there is a lot of intriguing and great tracks like Reuters, Pink Flag, Strange, Champs, Mannequin, 12 X U. They sound like they influenced bands like Joy Divison, Pixies and other alternative 80s bands.
I do not get this album at all, so say it is a classic, yeah to some but not to me.
Some funny tunes and hilarious lyrics, ok that's crazy
bang and clank rubbish punk
There are many classics I can't say I'm really a fan of, but this was so disappointing. I mean, 21 tracks in 35 minutes, what's this? Do they try to make fun of the Ramones or are they serious? If they were (serious), they weren't convincing at all. Most of the tracks just pass you by without leaving any lasting impression. I wonder if I'll be able to recognise a single song in case of a -rather unlikely to be honest - second listen. Also, it seems to be labelled as both punk and post-punk, but it sounds much more like the former than the latter, which is a vague term anyway, but you get the point - this not a complaint or a criticism, just an observation. There is some variety that most punk records miss, but the vocals for example are just too punk(a bit whiny, a bit annoying, you know) . Stand out moments? There were some cool riffs for sure, if I had to pick one track, I'd go with Champs. I'm sure there's something I'm missing here, if anyone who is into it - and I guess there's many of you- would like to point out any of the qualities of this album, please do. There are many albums which don't make much sense out of context, so maybe one should be there as it happened to "get" it.
Very nice to hear this unique piece of art.
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