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Wire (band)

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Wire are an English rock band, formed in London in October 1976[1] by Colin Newman (vocals, guitar), Graham Lewis (bass, vocals), Bruce Gilbert (guitar) and Robert Grey (drums). They were originally associated with the punk rock scene, appearing on The Roxy London WC2 album, and were later central to the development of post-punk, while their debut album Pink Flag was influential for hardcore punk.[2]

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Wire
Wire in 2013; left to right: Matthew Simms, Robert Grey, Colin Newman, Graham Lewis
Background information
Also known asWir
OriginLondon, England
Genres
Years active1976–1980, 1985–1992, 1999–present
Labels
MembersColin Newman
Graham Lewis
Robert Grey
Matthew Simms
Past membersGeorge Gil
Bruce Gilbert
Margaret Fiedler McGinnis
Websitewww.pinkflag.com
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Wire are considered a definitive art punk and post-punk band, due to their richly detailed and atmospheric sound and obscure lyrical themes.[citation needed]They steadily developed from an early noise rock style 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 their career.[3]