Monday, January 10, 2011

Wire - Life In The Manscape (7-inch Version)


I can't say I'm a huge Wire fan, but every once in a while they release something that catches my ear. Such is the case with this week's track. I picked up the CD single for "Life in the Manscape" at a used CD store for 50 cents. Knowing that Wire didn't always do it for me, I knew that I wouldn't be out much if I made the purchase and decided to never listen to it again. Well, I did listen it again. And again. And again. In fact, it soon became my favorite Wire song.

The song was released in 1990 and came out in a particularly accessible era of Wire's career (in stark contrast to some of their earlier experimental work in the late 70s and early 90s). I'm a pop music fan so I tend to shy away from anything too experimental, but this track hooked me the first time I heard with its pop sensibility and smooth synth sound. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Artist: Wire
Title: Life In The Manscape
From: Life In The Manscape CD5
Time: 3.54