Lowdown: The Story of Wire

Lowdown: The Story of Wire

by Paul Lester
     
 

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Wire were the seventies band who perhaps did more than any other to usher in the post-punk age. Lowdown: The Story of Wire charts the band's history from their days at Watford Art College through their abrasive encounters with punk audiences hostile to their groundbreaking material on albums like Pink Flag, Chairs Missing and 154.

Those albums were to exert

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Wire were the seventies band who perhaps did more than any other to usher in the post-punk age. Lowdown: The Story of Wire charts the band's history from their days at Watford Art College through their abrasive encounters with punk audiences hostile to their groundbreaking material on albums like Pink Flag, Chairs Missing and 154.

Those albums were to exert an enormous influence on subsequent generations of alternative rock musicians. To bands as diverse as Black Flag, Blur, R.E.M. and My Bloody Valentine, Wire's expansion of the sonic possibilities of rock proved highly significant.

Lester has also followed the band's story as it expanded into a m&ehat;lée of break-ups, reformations, parallel projects and solo forays, culminating in their current status as a sort of British Velvet Underground: cultish and modest-selling but uncompromising and immeasurably influential.

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ISBN-13:
9781847727107
Publisher:
Omnibus Press
Publication date:
07/01/2009
Pages:
183
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.30(d)

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