3,095 total votes
Wire

Wire

Wire are an English rock band, formed in London in October 1976 by Colin Newman, Graham Lewis, Bruce Gilbert, and Robert Gotobed. They were originally associated with the punk rock scene, appearing on The Roxy London WC2 album—a key early document of the scene—and were later central to the development of post-punk. Inspired by the burgeoning UK punk scene, Wire are often cited as one of the more important rock groups of the 1970s and 1980s. Critic Stewart Mason wrote, "Over their brilliant first three albums, Wire expanded the sonic boundaries of not just punk, but rock music in general." Wire are a definitive art punk and post-punk ensemble, mostly due to their richly ... more on Wikipedia

Wire is ranked on...

#88 of 287 People who voted for Wire... also upvote The Velvet Underground & Nico on The Greatest Albums of All Time also upvote Electric Ladyland on The Greatest Albums of All Time The Best Punk Bands Of All Time 555.7k VOTES The subject of who is the greatest punk band has fueled argument and debate for decades. Punk and punk inspired musical acts...
#7 of 85 The Best Post-punk Bands 10.7k VOTES Emerging following the punk rock explosion, post punk-bands was a response to that initial movement. Known as a bit more exp...
#58 of 81 The Best Art Rock Bands & Artists of All Time 26.2k VOTES Fusing influences ranging as far as experimental rock and classical music, art rock is a form of music where the best musici...
#15 of 38 The Best Classic Punk Bands 1.9k VOTES When punk rock first emerged in New York City and London in the 1970s, the bands were some of the exciting and dangerous in ...

Wire is also found on...

English Alternative Rock Bands List List of Famous Bands from London London Punk Rock Bands List Mute Records Complete Artist Roster English Electronic Music Bands List Harvest Records Complete Artist Roster