22 Feb 2014


UK quartet Wire put out three albums that shattered the boundaries of what punk rock could represent in the late 1970s, but if you stopped there, you'd be missing out on another three decades of challenging, playful but always uncompromising music. The band are famously reluctant to revisit their past - but last year, they released Change Becomes Us, an album that revisited unfinished songs that they abandoned all the way back in 1980 Music 101 reporter Joe Nunweek joined original members Colin Newman and Graham Lewis the day after their Auckland show, amongst the cicadas at Western Springs.