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Pink Flag (1977)

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Will Wire be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


10 comments so far (post your own)

Nothing short of genius could have produced Pink Flag, a complete deconstruction and reconstruction of all punk. Not sure that's enough to merit an induction though.

Posted by Kit on Friday, 01.26.07 @ 19:26pm

Not only was Pink Flag a work of genious, so were the two initial follow ups which anticipated much of what was to follow in the '80s. This is essential music for the Punk/New Wave era.

Posted by Travis Bickel on Thursday, 07.19.07 @ 15:27pm

R.E.M. covered "Strange".

That is all.

Posted by Liam on Sunday, 03.9.08 @ 13:47pm

Wouldn't it be amazing if Wire and Gang of Four were inducted at once?

Posted by Liam on Saturday, 03.15.08 @ 14:07pm

As thoroughly mediocre as much of their recorded material has been, the influence, innovation and genuine genius presented by their first three, impeccable albums is enough to secure Wire a more than justified entry, even if they haven't shipped enough copies to do so in reality. Should have been in before the Clash, really, and that's saying something.

Posted by Jack on Monday, 02.2.09 @ 13:37pm

This band is way, way, way, way, waaaaaay too cool for the R&R HOF.

Posted by Chalkie on Tuesday, 05.4.10 @ 12:11pm

I listened to them yesterday; very unique. They're not first in line for punk or post-punk, but they probably have enough influence that I'd be okay with their induction.

Posted by Sam on Saturday, 07.3.10 @ 14:47pm

Pink Flag is a brilliant album.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Friday, 02.18.11 @ 06:55am

That it is.

Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 02.22.11 @ 10:29am

Pink Flag. And "Essential" purchase. "Chair Missing" is on the same wavelength as the debut, but a bit more "progressive" in nature. The third album "154" is absolutely stunning! Great band.

Posted by Chuck AzEee! on Friday, 08.29.14 @ 14:04pm

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