Wire - Red Barked Tree

More relevant today than ever before
Wire - Red Barked Tree
First emerging during peak punk time, Wire were never brutal enough to gain headline attention back in 1977. Bad timing too that, once The Cure headed the more sophisticated charge into a new decade, the band went into their first hiatus and were left standing on the platform.

The band’s third generation began just after the turn of the century and this LP completes a trilogy of new work that is confident yet vulnerable, refined yet earthy, moody yet flippant, representing a highly commendable contribution to the current scene, suggesting they are more relevant today than ever before.

8/10

Words by TC


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