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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Another Great Covers Post from Jonder

(Scott)-Hell, I always LOVED Wire......see the post I did on them long ago, unsure the links are active....but
Jonder here creates a good look at other bands covering some of those classic Wire tunes, NOT, imo, an easy band to cover, but yet here are some great takes, and he promises more to come? Sounds fantastic to me....thanks Jonder, and keep em coming for as long as you desire!
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Wire is one of the most influential and respected bands of the first wave of British punk.  Each of Wire's first three albums was more innovative than the one that preceded it.  Original members Robert Gotobed, Graham Lewis, and Colin Newman continue to record and perform new Wire music to this day.

There is an album called A Houseguest's Wish that collects 19 versions of the Wire song "Outdoor Miner" -- and I found a dozen more.  There are at least a dozen versions of "12XU".  "Mannequin" and "The 15th" are also popular to cover.  There's a Wire tribute album called Whore, and another called Post Flag, featuring Japanese bands covering the songs from Pink Flag in LP order.  #17 is from Post Flag.  None of the other songs here have been previously compiled.  Thanks to Nathan Nothin for #6 and to Spavid for #9.

01 BIG BLACK - Heartbeat
02 CEREMONY - Pink Flag
03 NEW BOMB TURKS - Mr. Suit
04 THOUSAND YARD STARE - Strange
05 DAG NASTY - 12XU
06 HENRIETTA COLLINS - Ex Lion Tamer
07 MONUMENT - Dot Dash
08 fIREHOSE - Mannequin
09 KUSTOMIZED - Surgeon's Girl
10 WAX IDOLS - Sand In My Joints
11 BAND OF SUSANS - Too Late
12 SCRAWL - Reuters
13 HEAVY FRIENDS - Mercy
14 CHARLES DE GOAL - A Question Of Degree
15 VALKYRIANS - I Am The Fly
16 KLONHERTZ - Impossible
17 HER - Champs
18 DYKEHOUSE - Map Ref. 41ºN 93ºW
19 MONKS OF DOOM - The 15th
20 BLUE AEROPLANES - Outdoor Miner
21 LEMONHEADS - Fragile
22 NOUVELLE VAGUE - Marooned
23 SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS - Used To
24 GAZELLE TWIN - Heartbeat



I have another collection of Wire covers on the way.  I would love to hear any of the following Wire covers, if anyone has them to share:  Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine - Mannequin; Couch of Eureka - Three Girl Rhumba; Deja Voodoo - Strange; Selves - Feeling Called Love.

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  1. find the Pseudo Heroes version of "Mannequin"
    lmk if i need to send it to you.

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  2. My personal favorite is the Feelies cover of Mannequin. Only played live, never recorded in a studio.

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