If you know, you'll probably still laugh. If you don't know, now you know.
You gotta imagine that a band like Wire, who are constantly pushing themselves into new territory, musically, must've long ago ogtten sick of playing the same old songs... Indeed, their fourth album, a live album called Document and Eyewitnesses, contains only a handful of songs from their first three records, and only one each from the first and second albums. The song from the first record, Pink Flag, is the now-ubiquitous 12XU, and it's only a 15-second core section of the song. Anyway, it's no surprise that they gave their most infamous tune a couple of modernizations... There are two versions of hte song in this clip: 12 Times X and 12 Times U.
Ron Deilly and Brandon Westgate ruling in this one. It's short, so tune in now.
Phinius Gage was a band from Brighton, England, playing thru the early-and-mid-2000's. Any place that yield champs like Ian Deacon and Don Brown tends to get my attention.
There was a US band in the nineties whose records I distributed with the same name, and I was familiar with the UK band for that reason, but never checked them out... until recently, when they uploaded their entire catalog to their BandCamp page, here: http://phiniusgage.bandcamp.com/ You can get it all for any donation whatsoever! Always a good policy. (continued after the jump...)
Sometimes you gotta look between the lines and apply a Bounty® to your sense of humor to see it...