“If you had a room/he’d paint it white”

Wire – “106 Beats That” from Pink Flag (1977) and “Marooned” from Chairs Missing (1978 )

Wire are minimalist geniuses. Check out “106 Beats That,” which goes from a fast punk rant (the likes of which inspired the best American hardcore band) to some kind of mellow melodic, droney thing. All in about 73 seconds. Its sequel, in my mind, is 1978’s “Marooned,” another drone piece, and one the best things to come from the UK punk movement. And those guitar tones! Sheesh.

Buy Punk Floyd(I recommend starting w/Chairs Missing, then going back to Pink Flag – the achievement of the earlier album makes more sense that way)

Posted by Glenn

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