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Read & Burn

A Book About Wire

INSTRUMENT GROUP: Books on Music
PUBLISHER: Jawbone Press
PRODUCT TYPE: Book [Softcover]
Read & Burn is the first serious, in-depth appraisal of Wire, one of the most influential British bands to emerge during the punk era. If Wire were briefly a punk band, however, it was largely by historical accident.Despite the fact that they had complicated and transformed that category almost
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Subtitle A Book About Wire
Instrument Group Books on Music
Publisher Jawbone Press
Product Type Book [Softcover]
Year of Publication 2013
Author Wilson Neate
ISBN 9781908279330
UPC 884088914905
Series Book
No. Pages 432
No. HL00113161
Description
Read & Burn is the first serious, in-depth appraisal of Wire, one of the most influential British bands to emerge during the punk era.

If Wire were briefly a punk band, however, it was largely by historical accident.Despite the fact that they had complicated and transformed that category almost before they'd begun, they seem never to have quite escaped the label. Be it punk, post-punk, or art-punk, critics have clung onto the p-word in anattempt to capture the essence of Wire's innovative uniqueness.

But their story – which honors punk's original yet quickly forgotten commitment to the new – is one of constant remaking and remodelling, one thatstubbornly resists reduction to a single identity. As a result, the group's projects have always balanced uneasily between artistic endeavour and the need for commercial sustainability, played out against the backdrop of themusicians' perennially complex creative relationships.

Tracing Wire's diverse output from 1977 up until the present, Read & Burn seeks to do justice to their highly influential and restlessly inventive body of workby developing a sustained critical account of their shifting approaches. It combines analysis and interpretation with perspective drawn from exclusive interviews with past and present members of the band.
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