The Wire

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Issue 106

January 1993

Now's The Time
All the unusual news and dates, plus The Residents, David Lang

New York
Howard Mandel files his report from The Sprawl

Abbey Lincoln
David Toop gets acquainted with the Lady In Red

Olivier Messiaen
Max Harrison pays tribute to the pioneering modern French composer

Critics' Polls
Our writers get the chance to think what they REALLY think

Great Lost Recordings
Albert Ayler's New Grass resurrected by Jack Cooke

Invisible Jukebox
Ian Tucker tests Neneh Cherry

Easy Listening
Adele Yaron examines the music that everyone knows and no one loves

Plenty of prizes to suit all sizes - and tastes too, though that doesn't rhyme

A History Of Clubland
Kodwo Eshun takes us deep into going out

Sound And Vision
Photographer Andrew Pothecary wonders what there is to hear in a picture

The Wire T-Shirt!
Up to the nines and out into the world: Dress to Thrill!

Help us and help yourself - to a fine free CD

Courtney Pine
Mark Sinker catches up with Mr. YoungBritJazz

Holidays In Sound
James Dyson, Andy Hamilton, Michael Gillard and Art Lange wish you were here, in Spain, Italy Quebec...

Print Run
Books on Nathan David, Louis Jordan, West Coast Jazz, rock-writing and a pink violin!

Music & TV
Ben Thympson open the box and cocks and ear

There are records and there are writers - put them together for bringing them together!

The Wire Index
Misty watercolour memories of the way we were

The Write Place
Hold That Though! We might want to print it!