WIRE – Released Their Outstanding ‘A BELL IS A CUP… UNTIL IT IS STRUCK’ Album 30 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

30 April 2018

BAND: WIRE

ALBUM: ‘A BELL IS A CUP… UNTIL IT IS STRUCK’ – Their 5th album

RELEASED: 2 May 1988 – 30 years ago

ALL MUSIC wrote: “A Bell Is a Cup…Until It Is Struck is, at heart, an album full of pop songs. Admittedly, they’re mainly peculiar pop songs full of stream-of-consciousness lyrics (“Money spine paper lung kidney bingos organ fun,” goes the chorus of the catchiest song, sung by Newman in a dreamy reverie as if the unrelated non sequiturs were just another love song)
and produced in an oddly detached way that emphasizes the atmospheres over the melodies, but they’re pop songs nonetheless. This album is a work of modern rock genius.”

TURN UP THE VOLUME says: Probably their best achievement in their extensive
– and still ongoing – startling career. Compelling, high-quality songwriting
from start to finish. ”

TOP TRACK: The Finest Drops

Album in full

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WIRE: Website – Facebook – Discography


Still wired today

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