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Archive Portal: Mark E Smith & The Fall

January 2018

To celebrate the life and work of Mark E Smith, who died on 24 January 2018, we present a selection of articles on the Fall frontman and his group drawn from The Wire’s online archive


Tides of change

January 2018

Filippo Cicciù speaks to Turkish psychedelic explorers Baba Zula, who're playing in London at the end of January


Bell Labs: Phonomuseum

November 2017

“Is it possible we’ve come full circle?” asks Clive Bell, as he observes more than a century of revolutions in recording technology, from Thomas Edison's tinfoil phonograph to pink vinyl in Sainsburys


Super Ape Returns To Conquer by David Katz

October 2017

Following the recent rework of the legendary Black Ark album Super Ape, David Katz speaks to Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and Emch Subatomic about how 40 years on, the album holds weight with the youth of today