Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Today was a Day for "Pink Flag" by Wire (1977)
Wire's 1977 album Pink Flag is an album that would probably go on every "influential albums" list of British punk albums (and perhaps of music in general). After Wire released this album, they started pushing the edges of their style in quite interesting directions on 1978's Chairs Missing, and 1979's 154, and left Pink Flag's more minimalist approach by the wayside. Reasonable people can disagree about how that turned out, but I think everyone can agree that this album kicks out the jams, mofo.