Musings —04.02.2011 06:26 PM—
Wire was in TeeDot at Lee’s, last night – sans Bruce Gilbert, and (incredibly) 35 years after they began. They were, and continue to be, a huge part of my musical outlook (and are acknowledged to be influences for R.E.M., The Cure, Minor Threat, Guided By Voices, all of whom I have adored at different times, too).
I don’t know if they played ‘Heartbeat’ last night, but it’s a stand-out track off the godlike genius of Chairs Missing, and clear evidence that Wire was always unafraid to challenge conventions – even punk’s own conventions. Alright, here it is. One, two, X you!