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What the Fontaine?!WTF: “My God They’re So Gifted” (Wire)

"What the Fontaine?!: You never know what you'll hear next on this fun mix of tunes from across the decades and musical genres."

I had a great time seeing Wire perform live at The Black Cat in DC last night. "My God They're So Gifted" was the repeated refrain from their song "2 People in a Room" (from 3rd LP 154)…and that summed up the night!  Drummer Robert Gotobed (Grey) never gave up the beat while Colin Newman & Graham Lewis held down guitar/bass/vocals in great form. Even touring guitarist Matt Simms was pretty cool.  So, guess what?  Yep, I'm gonna play you four songs they did live last night … plus two Wire covers!

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Meat Beat Manifesto – United Nations

songs I saw Wire perform LIVE last night:
Wire – Pink Flag  [from Pink Flag, 1977]
Wire – 2 People in a Room  [from 154, 1979]
Wire – Drill  [from Snakedrill EP, 1986]
Wire – Moreover [from Red Barked Tree, 2011]

covers of Wire songs:
REM – Strange
Minor Threat – 1,2 X U

Adrian Belew – Portrait of Margaret
Sonic Youth – Star Power
Beck – Bottle of Blues

Ween – Spinal Meningitis (Got Me Down)
Beastie Boys – Unite
Steroid Maximus – Quilombo!
Butter 08 – What Are You Wearing
Cop Shoot Cop – It Only Hurts When I Breathe

801 (live) – Baby's on Fire
Tuxedomoon – Dark Companion

Joy Division – Isolation
The Cars – Candy -O
Public Image Ltd. – Annalisa

Boss Hog – Winn Coma
Tad – Grease Box

Course of Empire – Infested (Darwin Goodman Mix)
The Crash Baptists – ?(Terribly Swollen)?  [Shriekback-related project c. 1996]

Einsturzende Neubauten – Was Ist Ist
KMFDM – Virus
Kim Wilde – Kids in America

The Guess Who – No Sugar Tonight



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    April 8th, 2011

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