(posted by quarsan)
Number Seven : 12XU – Wire (mp3 file)
Lyrics: Saw you in a mag, kissing a man, I’ve got you in a corner (cottage)
It’s got to be said that Wire were smash and grab artistes. They did what they wanted and got out of there asap. Their monumental debut LP Pink Flag has 21 tracks in under 40 mins. But this was no artifice, they gave you the trimmed down essentials and not one second more. Like Hemingway, there is not one wasted word, nothing that wasn’t vital.
Wire were the band that made us want to form a band. And we did. Often derided as being arty, at that time the ultimate put down from the dizzy heights of NME, I just couldn’t see it. I thought they were smart not art.
When we did get our band together, it wasn’t this track but Surgeon’s Girl that we put in the set. Listen to all of Pink Flag and Chairs missing and enjoy.