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Wire: Art School Dancing

Wire have been making multi-dimensional and truly progressive sounds since the late 1970s. It’s just “dance music badly done by white boys”, the thinking man’s punk band tell Prog.

As the 70s progressed, the exponents of progressive rock expanded their artistic visions exponentially. Compositions grew beyond 12”-vinyl confines and arrangements embraced lavish complexity and epic scope. Yet while their peers stretched out toward outer space, Wire focused their experimentation on inner space. Just as the newly stadium-dwelling prog colossi were endeavouring to dazzle vast crowds with grand musical gestures, Wire were down in the dance halls looking to inject fresh vitality into a stale old ceremony.

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