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#261 November 2005
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WIRE 261 WIRE 261
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10/31/2005

"On the cover: Remake Remodel -- a sequel to the state of song feature that appeared in The Wire's May 2005 issue. In a 12-page special, The Wire's crack writing squad picks 60 cover versions that rattle the state of song. Plus: writer/musician Alan Licht goes undercover to explore his motivations for versioning Moondog, Minutemen, Captain Beefheart and more. Features: Jackson and his Computer Band (Warp artist Jackson Fourgeaud explains the egomaniacal forces behind his disintegrated Techno); Mazen Kerbaj (The Beirut trumpeter explains to Julian Cowley how his music deals with the legacy of Lebanon's civil war); Oren Marshall (The London tuba player extends his instrument's reach with a range of astonishing devices); Invisible Jukebox: Steve Reich (The minimalist tussles with tracks by Charlie Parker, Charlemagne Palestine and more); Earth (The missing links between La Monte Young and Black Sabbath extend their drone into Country); Once Upon a Time in Shinjuku (In the second in our new series revisiting significant musical sites, Alan Cummings travels back to Tokyo's sleaziest district in the late 1960s, where Masayuki Takayanagi and Kaoru Abe laid the foundations of Japanese free music)."