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Pink Flag

Pink Flag
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Description: Wire's debut is the smartest record of the '77 punk explosion, a formally seamless suite of 21 songs in 35 minutes, edited to the bone and graced with allusive, thoughtful lyrics, howled by Colin Newman like political slogans. The band's crisp, precise snap gets an awful lot of mileage out of their three-and-a-half chords, and their attack never lets up. The album's minimal structures and snarly guitar sound are still hugely influential ("12XU" has been covered many times, and Elastica's "Connection" is basically a rewrite of "Three Girl Rhumba"), and its sequence is so perfect that the band that o ... (more)
Manufacturer: Restless Records
Release date: 1 July 1993
EAN: 0018777236027 UPC: 018777236027
Tags: Punk (3), 1970s (2), Cassette (1), London (1), England (1), 1977 (1), M (1), Pitchfork 70s (1), New Wave (1), 1970's (1), Rock (1)
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RS: 40 Greatest Punk Albums of All-Time (40 music items)

"No album summed up the infinite possibility in punk's radical simplicity better than this 35-minute, 21-song debut. R.E.M., Spoon and Minor Threat are just a few of the bands that have covered songs from Pink Flag, which ranges from the hardcore Rubik's Cube "1 2 X U" to the 28-second tabloid nightmare "Field Day for the Sundays" to "Fragile," punk's first pretty love song. "A perfect album," said Henry Rollins of Black Flag."


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"12/12/17 Genre: Art Punk Year: 1977 Ex Lion Tamer "


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500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die! (500 music items)

"Wire were the British pioneers of art-punk, and their angular, unsettling songs often did their work in little more than a minute. A quarter-century on, their debut still sounds contemporary: Those who adore the Strokes will find much to please them here. Standout track: “Three Girl Rhumba”"


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2,000 Albums to Listen to Before Death... (2000 music items)

"PINK FLAG (1977) WIRE Review coming soon... "


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