Friday, March 11, 2011

Wire-Presidents of the Class of '77

This is my opinion in the perennial debate about Punk rock music. Everyone agrees that 1977 was the break out year for Punk both in London and New York. However, the most influential of the Punk bands which never received fame nor recognition was Wire. Wire was the most aggressive Punk band of 1977 who didn't cross the threshold into hardcore. They were also the most musically gifted of all the British punk bands around in 1977. They influenced Joy Division, Cabaret Voltaire, Sonic Youth and The Pixies just to name a few. This is why I label Wire the Presidents of the Class of '77. This is a live TV performance circa 1987. Disregard the silly woman at the beginning and after they finish their classic song "The Drill"




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