Grapthar's Daily Hive Music Feature: Wire - 'I Should Have Known Better'

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Wire - I Should Have Known Better

I've been on a bit of a Wire kick

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for the last couple days, which happens every few months. I get re-addicted, and go through almost their whole discography over a few days. My first introduction to Wire was through a cover of their song 12XU by Minor Threat, though for probably a decade I had no idea it wasn't an original. Fortunately, a friend turned me on to the band and that track, and I've remained a fan ever since. The group was formed in London in 1976 by Colin Newman (vocals, guitar), Graham Lewis (bass, vocals), Bruce Gilbert (guitar) and Robert Grey (drums) (Wikipedia: Wire). The band started in the punk scene, but even early on, were pushing boundaries, and soon became one of the preeminent post-punk bands. While I love their first album, their second and third releases are definitely personal favorites; today's song comes from that 3rd release, 1979's 154. It definitely was the band's most experimental, with their songwriting being pushed in all sorts of new directions. This song opens the album, and is super dark and intense, definitely a big change from their earlier, poppier stuff.

Listen to I Should Have Known Better by Wire here...


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Wire, 154 (1979, Harvest Records)

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