Click on the link here for Audio Player – Wire in Session for John Peel – BBC – January 18, 1978
One of those bands who made a lasting impression on me during the halcyon days of the late 1970s. Wire had an uncanny knack of forcing your attention on them and leaving you feeling like you actually heard something relevant when they finished. And they only managed to grow over the years. Still, their masterpiece has always been Wire 154. But their early material was what got my interest.
Tonight’s post is from the first of a series of sessions Wire did for John Peel at The BBC. This one is from January 18, 1978 (broadcast on January 31st).
These four tracks give some idea of why they were different and several cuts above most bands of the period.
Wire – John Peel Session: January 18, 1978
1. Practice Makes Perfect
2. I Am The Fly
3. Culture Vultures
4. 106 Beats That
Luckily for everyone, the band is still together, gigging and recording. They’ve lost none of their edge.
And that’s worth a big sigh of relief.