The Wire

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Issue 142

December 1995

Emergency Broadcast Network
Peter Shapiro meets New York's self-styled multimedia terrorists

John Tchicai
Barry Witherden talks love and devotion with John Coltrane's ex-soulmate

The Global Electronic Network
Rob Young maps the invisible tributaries of new electronic music

Don Cherry
Howard Mandel commemorates a pioneer of multicultural sonic meltdown

John Oswald
Simon Reynolds resurrects the Grateful Dead with Plunderphonic's darkest star

The Durutti Column
Paul Stump talks to Vini Reilly about sex, death, guitars, CD-ROMs and, er, Fats Waller

John Barry
Ben Watson ponders the enduring appeal of the great film composer

Global Ear: Poland
Disco-Polo in the warehouses of Warsaw, Brixton dub in the Tatra mountains

Invisible Jukebox: Robert Wyatt
Mike Barnes plays Sly Stone, King Crimson, Eno and more to an English original