Wednesday, June 21

Outdoor Miner / Practice Makes Perfect - Wire (1979)

Wikipedia - "'Outdoor Miner' is a song written by Colin Newman and Graham Lewis, and performed by the English post-punk band Wire. ... The song is based on Graham Lewis's fascination with the Serpentine leaf miner insect and details the life cycle of the insect. EMI recognised that the song could potentially be a hit single, but were concerned that it was too short, measuring only 1 minute 45 seconds. Unusually the label asked the band to make a longer version for the single. The band added an additional verse and chorus, and a piano solo played by producer Mike Thorne, pushing the length to 2 minutes 51 seconds. EMI were confident that the song could become a hit and commercial breakthrough for the band. ..."
Perfect Pop | Outdoor Miner By Wire
YouTube: Outdoor Miner, Practice Makes Perfect

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