Read & Burn: A Book About Wire

Read & Burn: A Book About Wire

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Paperback, Hal Leonard Corp, 2013, ISBN13 9781908279330, ISBN10 1908279338
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Read & Burn: A Book About Wire:

(Book). Read & Burn is the first serious, in-depth appraisal of Wire, one of the most influential British bands to emerge during the punk era. If Wire were briefly a punk band, however, it was largely by historical accident. Despite the fact that they had complicated and transformed that category almost before they'd begun, they seem never to have quite escaped the label. Be it punk, post-punk, or art-punk, critics have clung onto the p-word in an attempt to capture the essence of Wire's innovative uniqueness. But their story which honors punk's original yet quickly forgotten commitment to the new is one of constant remaking and remodelling, one that stubbornly resists reduction to a single identity. As a result, the group's projects have always balanced uneasily between artistic endeavour and the need for commercial sustainability, played out against the backdrop of the musicians' perennially complex creative relationships. Tracing Wire's diverse output from 1977 up until the present, Read & Burn seeks to do justice to their highly influential and restlessly inventive body of work by developing a sustained critical account of their shifting approaches. It combines analysis and interpretation with perspective drawn from exclusive interviews with past and present members of the band.

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Number of Pages: 429
Original Languages: English
Author: Neate, Wilson
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher: Motorbooks Intl
ISBN-13: 9781908279330
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.00 x 8.75 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 1908279338
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