120 Minutes Rewind, Video — June 16, 2017 at 6:05 am

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: ‘The Ideal Copy’-era Wire goes under the ‘120 X-Ray’

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we turn to this Downtown Julie Brown-hosted “120 X-Ray” segment on Wire following the band’s reformation and the recording of 1987’s The Ideal Copy” — the debut of the post-punk legends’ second incarnation.

In the clip, Wire’s member discuss their decision to come back together and the new, more electronic nature of the group’s work. As Colin Newman says, “It’s the same people, but not necessarily the same music.”

Watch it below via uploader MrPhilrand.






  1. …and in true Wire form, that live bit at the end has them playing “Silk Skin Paws”…off their next album. :p

  2. If you have five minutes, do a search on YouTube for the live clip of Wire meeting Suzanne Sommers (Three’s Company). SS was guest hosting a nighttime talk show. It goes about like you’d expect.

  3. Ahead is still one of my all-time favorite songs.

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