The Wire

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Issue 200

October 2000

The Wire Tapper 6 Special Edition
Your track by track guide to this month’s free double CD

Jack Nitzsche RIP
From his spectral presence in Spector’s Wall of Sound to the sizzling ferment of his lugubrious soundtracks for performance and more, Jack was one of music’s great backroom boys. By Ian Penman

Invisible Jukebox: Jimi Tenor
The Finnish Techno crooner and composer loses his cool to tracks by Ø, Dick Hyman, Edward Vesala, David Bowie, Global Electronic Network and more. Mike Barnes

Dave Douglas
Straddling uptown and downtown scenes, this versatile trumpeter is trying to end the Balkanisation of jazz by adding East European sonorities and electronics to his latest group incarnations. By Cristoph Cox

With crayon-scrawled rhymes and multimedia projects based on stuffed animals, this collection of misfits, 21st century beatniks and backstreet B-boys are remaking HipHop in their own twisted image. By Hua Hsu

The Primer: Gamelan
The user’s guide to the monkey chant, ceremonial dance and storm of bronze percussion created by the art music orchestras of the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali. By Richard Henderson
To celebrate our 200th issue, The Wire maps out the state of alternative music on the Web. Including 200 Websites. Your essential guide to the best homepages artists, labels, music resources and organisations, mail order, Netcasts, software, venues, festivals and online curiosities.