So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

General music discussion.
Post Reply
IkarisOne
User avatar
Unknown Immortal
Posts: 3057
Joined: 24 Aug 2008, 10:09pm

So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Post by IkarisOne »

And am I correct in assuming this is Chairs Missing meets A Bell is A Cup?

Dr. Medulla
User avatar
Atheistic Epileptic
Posts: 88786
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 2:00pm
Location: Nerdo Crombezia

Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Post by Dr. Medulla »

IkarisOne wrote:And am I correct in assuming this is Chairs Missing meets A Bell is A Cup?
ABiaC is the closest reference; no Chairs Missing, tho. My quickest synopsis would be ABiaC with better production, more natural and fuller sounding. With Bruce Gilbert's departure, the new emphasis is on Graham Lewis bass and Robert Grey's drums. I'm so-so on the results, but that's mostly because I'm a fan of the noise that Gilbert brought to the band. The live versions of the new material are a lot noisier and, imo, fun. It's still worth getting, but it's not the kind of thing that will inspire others to wanna be like Wire.
Back off, or I'll blow the roof off—with sound!

arsebundren77
User avatar
Junco Partner
Posts: 301
Joined: 18 Jun 2008, 7:32pm
Location: The Maritimes

Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Post by arsebundren77 »

All in all, I think Object 47 is pretty good but I haven't exactly been playing the proverbial shit out of it. Like Dr. Med says, it's a very clean sounding album that would probably benefit from a bit more noise but, hey, it's Wire and it's 2008 so I'm not really complaining. Lyrically, though, it's very ABiaC... mostly free association nonsense, but I mean that in the best way possible.

Dirty Harry
User avatar
Junco Partner
Posts: 481
Joined: 17 Jun 2008, 7:44am
Location: Scotland

Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Post by Dirty Harry »

One Of Us Is my favourite of the new album.
Somebody was trying to tell me that CDs are better than vinyl because they don't have any surface noise. I said, "Listen, mate, "life" has surface noise."


Dr. Medulla
User avatar
Atheistic Epileptic
Posts: 88786
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 2:00pm
Location: Nerdo Crombezia

Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Post by Dr. Medulla »

Dirty Harry wrote:One Of Us Is my favourite of the new album.
Easily the most poppy and listener friendly track. "All Fours" has my vote for my favourite on the album—decent amount of noise to it.
Back off, or I'll blow the roof off—with sound!

IkarisOne
User avatar
Unknown Immortal
Posts: 3057
Joined: 24 Aug 2008, 10:09pm

Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Post by IkarisOne »

I'm liking it. And I'm sticking to my Chairs Missing/Bell is a Cup hybrid analogy. Hearing some Beatles influence here and there.

Dr. Medulla
User avatar
Atheistic Epileptic
Posts: 88786
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 2:00pm
Location: Nerdo Crombezia

Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Post by Dr. Medulla »

If you like Object 47 and Read & Burn 3, you'd probably like Colin and his wife Malka's group Githead.
Back off, or I'll blow the roof off—with sound!

nigeyb
User avatar
Corner Soul
Posts: 21
Joined: 09 Oct 2008, 5:22pm
Location: Brighton, UK

Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Post by nigeyb »

arsebundren77 wrote:All in all, I think Object 47 is pretty good but I haven't exactly been playing the proverbial shit out of it. Like Dr. Med says, it's a very clean sounding album that would probably benefit from a bit more noise but, hey, it's Wire and it's 2008 so I'm not really complaining. Lyrically, though, it's very ABiaC... mostly free association nonsense, but I mean that in the best way possible.
I think that's a good assessment.

I loved 'Send'.

'Object 47' has made very little impression on me. Shame. They are capable of much more.
THE WORLD OF JOY..."adding to the sum total of human happiness"

My top 6 artists from the last seven days, and what I'm listening to right now....

Image
Image

Flex
User avatar
Mechano-Man of the Future
Posts: 29102
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 2:50pm
Location: The Information Superhighway!

Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Post by Flex »

I'm not quite the Wire fan Hooky is, but I've heard highlights and have some albums. I liked Object 47 but it's not exactly a disc that would convert non-believers.
YOU MADE ONE MISTAKE, LENNON, YOU DOUBLE CROSSED MIKE LOVE AND LEFT HIM ALIVE

Sous les pavés, la plage.

Pex Lives!

Dr. Medulla
User avatar
Atheistic Epileptic
Posts: 88786
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 2:00pm
Location: Nerdo Crombezia

Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Post by Dr. Medulla »

nigeyb wrote:I loved 'Send'.
My favourite Wire disc, a near-perfect melding of their late 70s guitar-based weirdness and 80s dugga. Best album of the millennium.
Back off, or I'll blow the roof off—with sound!

IkarisOne
User avatar
Unknown Immortal
Posts: 3057
Joined: 24 Aug 2008, 10:09pm

Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Post by IkarisOne »

Flex wrote:I'm not quite the Wire fan Hooky is, but I've heard highlights and have some albums. I liked Object 47 but it's not exactly a disc that would convert non-believers.
That's OK. Their tour is selling out so I think they don't need it to. I really like this album. Send blew my shit away, but I find it a bit one-dimensional these days. It could use a few more tuneful tracks like Mr Marxs Table. The R&Bs and Send were Wire resetting the dial, and this is them proceeding from there.

Wolter
User avatar
Half Foghorn Leghorn, Half Woody Allen
Posts: 53370
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 7:59pm
Location: ¡HOLIDAY RO-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-OAD!

Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Post by Wolter »

Dr. Medulla wrote:
nigeyb wrote:I loved 'Send'.
Best album of the millennium.
Ahem...I think someone is forgetting something...

Image
”INDER LOCK THE THE KISS THREAD IVE REALISED IM A PRZE IDOOT” - Thomas Jefferson

"But the gorilla thinks otherwise!"

Dr. Medulla
User avatar
Atheistic Epileptic
Posts: 88786
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 2:00pm
Location: Nerdo Crombezia

Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Post by Dr. Medulla »

Wolter wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
nigeyb wrote:I loved 'Send'.
Best album of the millennium.
Ahem...I think someone is forgetting something...

Image
Love the subtitle: "The Dethalbum." For those who were still unsure.
Back off, or I'll blow the roof off—with sound!

eumaas
User avatar
Klezmer Shogun
Posts: 23377
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 8:10pm
Location: outer space

Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Post by eumaas »

Listening to O47 now. Definitely hear the Beatles trace CK mentions.

Colin's my favorite Wire member tho, so it's no surprise I'd like this.
I feel that there is a fascistic element, for example, in the Rolling Stones . . .
— Morton Feldman

I've studied the phenomenon of neo-provincialism in self-isolating online communities but this place takes the fucking cake.
— Clashy

Flex
User avatar
Mechano-Man of the Future
Posts: 29102
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 2:50pm
Location: The Information Superhighway!

Re: So- how didn't I know the new Wire was out?

Post by Flex »

eumaas wrote:Listening to O47 now. Definitely hear the Beatles trace CK mentions.

Colin's my favorite Wire member tho, so it's no surprise I'd like this.
Hey, what a coincidence. Colin's my favorite Twins fan.
YOU MADE ONE MISTAKE, LENNON, YOU DOUBLE CROSSED MIKE LOVE AND LEFT HIM ALIVE

Sous les pavés, la plage.

Pex Lives!

Post Reply