2009 will see the publication of not one, but two, books on the subject of Wire! The first one off the blocks is Wilson Neate’s treatise on Pink Flag as part of Continuum’s 33 1/3 series. The book deals with the lead-up to and recording of Pink Flag, setting it within the context of Wire’s history, the history of the times and within the greater story of its influence and relevance. The text is ably lavished with personal commentary from the band, insight by the author and how Wire’s influence was felt by a number of artists, including Steve Albini, Graham Coxon, Richard Jobson, Henry Rollins, Glen Matlock and many others. In short, it’s a recommended read for all Wire fans, and comes endorsed by all band members, past and present.