Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Art of the Cover - Wire's "Pink Flag" (1977)



"perhaps the most original debut album to come out of the first wave of British punk"   
--Allmusic


A beautiful simple (and title-less) piece of memorable art adorns this seminal classic.

A stunning debut album. A stunning collection, period!

An album ripped off by so many inferior artists down the years. Even today.

The cover art was created by band members Robert Gotobed and Bruce Gilbert.

Art Direction was by David Dragon.

Additional photography was by Annette Green, Richard Bray and Lynda House.
Pitchfork ranked Pink Flag number 22 in its list "Top 100 Albums of the 1970s".

In a review, Allmusic awarded Pink Flag five stars out of five, opining that it was "perhaps the most original debut album to come out of the first wave of British punk" and also "recognizable, yet simultaneously quite unlike anything that preceded it. "

They added .. "Pink Flag's enduring influence can be seen in hardcore, post-punk, alternative rock, and even 'Britpop', and it still remains a fresh, invigorating listen today: a fascinating, highly inventive rethinking of punk rock and its freedom to make up your own rules."







 





Tracklisting 

Side One

1. "Reuters"   3:03
2. "Field Day for the Sundays"   0:28
3. "Three Girl Rhumba"   1:23
4. "Ex Lion Tamer"   2:19
5. "Lowdown"   2:26
6. "Start to Move"   1:13
7. "Brazil"   0:41
8. "It's So Obvious"   0:53
9. "Surgeon's Girl"   1:17
10. "Pink Flag"   3:47



Side Two


11. "The Commercial"   0:49
12. "Straight Line"   0:44
13. "106 Beats That"   1:12
14. "Mr. Suit"   1:25
15. "Strange"   3:58
16. "Fragile"   1:18
17. "Mannequin"   2:37
18. "Different to Me"   0:43
19. "Champs"   1:46
20. "Feeling Called Love"   1:22
21. "12 X U"   1:55















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