The Wire

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Issue 115

September 1993

Sounding Off: Live
news, events, dates, idea, letters and live reports

Discovering Japan
David Toop reports back from his recent Far East tour

Canada Now
Art Lange attends festivals in Vancouver and Montreal

Teenage Fan Club
Ben Thompson shows his age as he talks to the Scottish rock group

The Pharcyde
Kodwo Eshun zooms in on the far-our rappers

Nicolas Collins
Phil England meets the machine-age trombonist and tinkerer

Louise Gray takes tea with the hi-tech county boys

Seeing Things
Franklyn Rodgers explores the Forgotten Quarter

Out Of The Shadows
Wire-writers rediscover the overlooked and the underrated

Dark Ambience
K. Martin looks towards a new development linking Techno and the avant garde

New Order/Joy Division
Wire-writers assess the mysterious Manchester pop-stars, record by record

Ethiopian Pop
Caroline Swinburne discusses a nation's music as its politics change

Invisible Jukebox: Pee Wee Ellis
Mark Sinker runs the world's music by the former James Brown horn-maestro

Great Lost Recordings: Kraldjursanstalten
Dave Morrison pronounces these Swedes the inheritors of the Beefheart mantle

Print Run
Reviews of new Ella Fitzgerald and Sara Vaughan biogs, plus the story of music in Black South Africa

Reel To Reel
David Eimer reviews the New York film underground, and recent writing on pop video

Mountains of music - and our reviewers conquering the peaks

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