Red Barked Tree - Wire
- Genre: Rock
- Release Date: 2010-12-20
- Explicitness: notExplicit
- Country: USA
- Track Count: 11
- ℗ 2010 pinkflag
Red Barked Tree - Wire Tracks
Red Barked Tree - Wire User Reviews
PUNK still ROCKs
It's a great album. Buy it. Wire and The Fall are two essential punk/post-punk era bands that continue to release relevant, important albums. Unlike U2, who (IMO) turned into old wankers doing a cartoon version of their former selves, and R.E.M. who (IMO) are old wankers who just lost their nuts, Wire and The Fall (Mark E. Smith) are old wankers who still have a sack. A huge sack.
Don't mean this as an attack on U2 or R.E.M., but by contrast, what can I say?
The latest Wire album shows that this most brilliant of bands has lost no power, in the 35 years since it's inception, to create truly superior music.
I discovered this band back in 1979 when their album 154 came out. Loved them since.....but honestly maybe lost track. When I saw this release on iTunes, it was with a lot of hesitation that I listened to it.....just hoping they would not be an old band reuniting for money and putting out something cringingly embarrassing. Well all doubts and worries were totally needless. Red Barked Tree made me one of the happiest men on the planet. This is a piece of work my friends. I really ....I mean REALLY love it. I am so grateful that bands like this can continue to create so refreshingly. I'd call this a masterpiece.....but it's only a few weeks old. But if you've been a long time Wire fan....this is one of those...."BUY WITHOUT HESITATION" listenings. Do it NOW!
Completely and utterly Wire.
Wire has done it again. They've recorded another completely and utterly Wire CD. "Red Barked Tree" infuses everything the band has been doing since their first full length release, "Pink Flag." It encompasses the entire gamut of sounds and concepts of a band that retains a relavance unmatched by many of their contemporaries. Though the late 80's and early 90's output may have been off putting to purists, it too has stood the test of time. This slab of lovely, mean, inspiring, confusing, chaotic, but entirely cohesive ditties is a godsend amidst the utter crap that we are forced to call music these days. Every track shines in its own light, but makes the whole all that more important. Thank you, Gents. Please don't go.
Dreamy Intelligent Drone Punk
This is my favorite of the pioneer 1970s Punk-Art bands. Great to see they're still doing intelligent and powerful music, and this new work is as potent and listenable as Pink Flag.
Wire in and out of the box.
I have been exposed to Wire's music for some time now: (since I was a kid in high school beginning from the time when 154 was on Warner Bros.) I am glad to be treated to a new record by them. They are on a roll now after the last album. I don't really have much more to say, they just simply rock.
All i can say is i enjoyed the whole album from the first note to the last... has classic punk sounds to it... yet is perfectly suited for now.
I have to say this is in my top 10 albums for 2010 and i look forward to listening to it all through he next year.
GREAT JOB GUYS CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU AT THE MIDDLE EAST IN APRIL
Wired for life.
I guess will be listening til we die. Long live the FAll, Wire, Buzzcocks. (We'll see if you can say the same about the crap you listen to today, forty years from now.) Remember how the Sex Pistols album was on your turntable for a month. Doesn't happen anymore does it? Stop Searching...You've had it all along.