Wire - On the Box:1979 (Region 1 DVD)

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Barcode
843190000050
Department
Music
Released
12 Oct 2004
Artist
Wire
Format
DVD
Genre
Live Concerts
Region
Region 1
Tracks
Disc 1:
Audio Only:58:07
  1. Introduction
  2. Another The Letter
  3. The 15th
  4. Practice Makes Perfect
  5. Two People In A Room
  6. I Feel Mysterious Today
  7. Being Sucked In Again
  8. Once Is Enough
  9. Blessed State
  10. A Question Of Degree
  11. Single KO
  12. Mercy
  13. 40 Versions
  14. Former Airline
  15. A Touching Display
  16. French Film Blurred
  17. Men 2nd
  18. Map Ref. 41°N 93°W
  19. Heartbeat
  20. Pink Flag
DVD:77:41
  1. Introduction
  2. Another The Letter
  3. The 15th
  4. Practice Makes Perfect
  5. Two People In A Room
  6. I Feel Mysterious Today
  7. Being Sucked In Again
  8. Once Is Enough
  9. Blessed State
  10. A Question Of Degree
  11. Single KO
  12. Mercy
  13. 40 Versions
  14. Former Airline
  15. A Touching Display
  16. French Film Blurred
  17. Men 2nd
  18. Map Ref. 41°N 93°W
  19. Heartbeat
  20. Pink Flag
  21. Interview
Year
2004
Supply Source
USA

Music Show

Title
Wire - On The Box: 1979
Language
English
Categories
Musical & Performing Arts / Pop Music / Music / Music (General) / Music Video / Musicals/Music Videos / Musicians / Rock Bands / Rock Concerts / Rock Music / Rock Musicians
Synopsis
Emerging as part of the post-punk scene of the late 1970s, members of the band Wire began as London art school students. This artist mentality could later be seen in their music, which while often labeled as "punk," also contained elements of prog-rock, pop, and art rock. The band found great success in the last part of the decade, releasing three wildly popular albums (PINK FLAG, CHAIRS MISSING, and 154) that helped to reinvent their image. With each album, Wire moved into new territory, pushing punk to its limits. ON THE BOX: 1979, the first in a series of Wire releases put out by Pink Flag's "archive research" project, compiles, restores, and repackages old footage of the band. The power of Wire's live performance is captured here in their only surviving television appearance from the 70s, on the German television show ROCKPALAST. Despite their interesting get-ups and attitude (as evident in the 30-minute interview with ROCKPALAST host Alan Bangs), the band's performing style lacks the posturing of other bands from this era, with band members really focusing on the music. This show was filmed between the release of the albums CHAIRS MISSING and 154, and includes the songs from both albums. The set includes: "Introduction," "Another the Letter," "The 15h," "Practice Makes Perfect," "Two People in a Room," "I Feel Mysterious Today," "Being Sucked in Again," "Once is Enough," "Blessed State," "A Question of Degree," "Single KO," "Mercy," "40 Versions," "Former Airline," "A Touching Display," "French Film Blurred," "Men 2nd," "Map. Ref. 41' N 43" W," "Heartbeat," and "Pink Flag."
Release Notes
DVD Features:
  • Region [unknown]
  • Keep Case
  • Full Frame - 1.33
Cast & Crew
Music Performer(s)
Wire

Wire

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Real Name
Bruce Gilbert, Colin Newman, Graham Lewis, Robert Gotobed
Profile
Wire is an English rock band, formed in London in October 1976 by Colin Newman (vocals, guitar), Graham Lewis (bass, vocals), Bruce Gilbert (guitar), and Robert Gotobed (drums). They were originally associated with the punk rock scene, appearing on the Live at the Roxy WC2 album—a key early document of the scene—and were later central to the development of post-punk.
Inspired by the burgeoning UK punk scene, Wire are often cited as one of the more important rock groups of the 1970s and 1980s. Critic Stewart Mason wrote, "Over their brilliant first three albums, Wire expanded the sonic boundaries of not just punk, but rock music in general."
Wire are arguably a definitive art punk or post-punk ensemble, mostly due to their richly detailed and atmospheric sound, often obscure lyrical themes, and, to a lesser extent, their Situationist political stance. The group exhibited a steady development from an early raucous punk style (1977's Pink Flag) to a more complex, structured sound involving increased use of guitar effects and synthesizers (1978's Chairs Missing and 1979's 154). The band gained a reputation for experimenting with song arrangements throughout its career.
Members
  • Bruce Gilbert
  • Colin Newman
  • George Gill
  • Graham Lewis
  • Margaret Fiedler
  • Matthew Simms
  • Robert Grey
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