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Issue 103

September 1992

Now’s The Time
All the unusual news/dates, plus Ray Carless, Mercury Rev, Franz Abraham

Mike Westbrook
The bandleader in Sicily; Kenny Mathieson goes Club Med

The reformed guitar pioneers speak no evil to Jonathan Wright

The Song & Dance
We Jété off into our special issue

“Brand New Bag”
David Toop grooves to the cut ‘n’ mix of James Brown and his successors

Look What They’ve Done To My Song
Mark Sinker compares Frank Sinatra and Elvis Costello

How Dance Changed
Allen Robertson hoofs through its history

Great Lost Recordings
Hopey Glass on Elvis Presley

June Christy
Jack Cooke remembers a Tin Pan Alley rebel

Larry Heard
The founder of House talks music and movement with Louise Gray

The Wire T-Shirt
Write In! Dress Up! Wig Out!

Mel Tormé
Kenny Mathieson talks to the Voice Of Ages

Franz Schubert
Brian Morton on radio-nights with the lieder-writer

Cool covers, reference works, more Schubert

Invisible Jukebox
Philip Watson tests Ali Farka Toure

Another reviewer’s dash through resounding plastic

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