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10 Transgressions

A visual report on three nights of music and multimedia malarky

16 BillNelson

Paul Stump enters the orbit of a secretive studio savant 18 Peter Blegvad

Phil England meets a slap happy singer-songwriter


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S i o n Reynoldsgoes mad in New York with TripHop's fortunateson 28 1995: Rewind

Wirewriters xrol l back through the year's musical highlights 32 Records of the Year

The best music of 1995 charted and collated for your convenience 1

38 Quotes of the Year


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Words of wisdom and whimsy from The Wire vaults, 95 vintage i .


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4 EditoriaVLetters -'


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Readers make like loud guitars and give us some feedback . .

6 Sounding Off

L i e events, happenings, music on TV and radio in January

12 Bites i






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Germ, Anthony Manning, DJ Hype, Hugh Hopper, Bang On A Can All-Stars

20 Invisible Jukebox:Gavin Bryars

Mike Barnes plays Tom Waits, The Beatles, John Zorn and more to the T~taniccomposer 34 Subscribe ..

And blag a FREE copy of Scott Walker's Tilt 64 Back Issues

Welcome to all our yesterdays 66 DavidToop

Getting on one with the Lord of the New Church reviews r i Recordsof the Year page 32

44 Soundcheck

January's selected CDs and albums -reviewed, revered, rev~led 82 Print Run

New music books: club culture, UK psychedelia, US classical mavericks 65 Multimedia ,

Surfing the sinewaveswith The Shamen and M e p

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