Lou Reed died on 27 October, 2013. Musician Alex Neilson on how
1978's Take No Prisoners intensified and counter acted
his prejudices about Reed
Alex Neilson, author of The
Wire 349 Collateral Damage article on the connections
between folk music and the future promised by digital culture,
chooses five highlights from the newly digitised Topic label.
Alex Neilson's Trembling Bells have launched a new site which
includes downloads of tracks recorded with Bonnie 'Prince'
As the Topic label prepares to put its vast archive online, Alex
Neilson sees unexpected connections between folk music's pluralist
roots and the new routes promised by digital culture.
On the cover: Scott Walker – In a rare interview, the singer and
composer talks Mike Barnes through his ambitious, brutal and
absurdist new album, Bish Bosch. Inside: Peter
Brötzmann redux, Wyrd sounds from the West Country, Jonas
Mekas, David S Ware, Pinch, the Slowfoot label,
Fontanelle, and much more.
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