The Wire

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Issue 99

May 1992

Now's The Time
All news plus Gavin Friday, The Ex, Negativland

Max Harrison gets in tune with the Out-of-Tune

Randy Weston
Afro-American currents with Brian Priestley

The Disposable Heroes of HipHoprisy
Hepped by Robert Yates

Sheila Jordan
Kenny Mathieson meets our award-winning singer

Fred Anderson & Von Freeman
Two Chicago giants encountered by John Corbett

Invisible Jukebox
Julian Lloyd Webber takes the test with Phil Watson

The Business Must Die
Mike Fish speaks his mind

In Print
Our pick of the latest words of wisdom

Jonathan Romney hears where the collective goes next

A Brief History of Trouble-Making
by problem child Mark Sinker

Bheki Mseleku
John Fordham hears how one man's jazz works in Britain

Ambient Music
David Toop goes mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm............

Chris Parker watches new videos

The Charts
latest tabulations from near and far

This month's marvelous offer

A feast of reviews on CD, LP and MC

The Write Place
A word in our ear from the readers