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Paul Stump enters the orbit of a secretive studio savant 18 Peter Blegvad
Phil England meets a slap happy singer-songwriter
24 Howie B
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 .
4 EditoriaVLetters -'
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
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