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5.0 out of 5 stars Originality Reborn, 27 Jun. 2008
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This review is from: Pink Flag (Audio CD)
With 21 tracks flying in at 35 minutes 'Pink Flag'-Wire's extraordinary 1977 debut album is a short,sharp shock to the system.Sometimes described or even mistaken as a punk album 'Pink Flag' is too controlled,intelligent and obtuse to be categorized with that musical movement.Even the most frantic tracks on the album 'Surgeon's Girl' and 'Mr Suit' are controlled by a tight,solid drum beat which never allows the music to stray nor get too angry or over-aggressive.The lyrics are oblique,thoughtful and when a point has been made in a song then that song is ended abruptly.Some songs such as 'Field Day For The Sundays','Brazil' and 'Straight Line' are less than 45 seconds long (short?).'Reuters' and the title track on the other hand slowly simmer to boiling point.Not one second of the album is wasted as these songs are packed with so many hooks and chord changes they are interesting,unforgettable and never boring.
Unpredictability is the name of Wire's game as the songs shoot off in all directions,the song titles are irrelevent to the lyrics and vice versa which makes it an intriguing and entertaining album.
Wire have always managed to squeeze the odd classic pop song into every album they have recorded and their debut is no exception as 'Fragile','Mannequin' and 'Feeling Called Love' are accessable pop songs.
Many of 'Pink Flag's' minimalist songs have influenced numerous groups since it's release.R.E.M. recorded 'Strange' for their demanding 1987 album 'Document' and Elastica stole the opening riff of 'Three Girl Rhumba'.
There are not many debut albums as refreshing,innovative and original as 'Pink Flag'.
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