Issue 143

January 1996

Transgressions
A visual report on three nights of music and multimedia malarky

Bill Nelson
Paul Stump enters the orbit of a secretive studio savant

Peter Blegvad
Phil England meets a slap happy singer-songwriter

Howie B
Simon Reynolds goes mad in New York with TripHop's fortunate son

1995: Rewind
Wire writers scroll back through the year's musical highlights

Records Of The Year
The best music of 1995 charted and collated for your convenience

Quotes Of The Year
Words of wisdom and whimsy from The Wire vaults, 95 vintage

Invisible Jukebox: Gavin Bryars
Mike Barnes plays Tom Waits, The Beatles, John Zorn and more to the Titanic composer