Carefully untie this month's package bearing the best in musicians' reading matter. The pictures and colours aren't bad, either.
Imagine the scene within: the dressing room bustles with activity, Glenn Gregory in one corner listening to Ennio Morricone tapes, NICK HEYWARD discussing string arrangements with Anne Dudley, and Andy Summers expounding on the role of the trio to the Gang Of Four. And Brian Eno and David Byrne are rumoured to be putting in a clandestine appearance.
Up on the stage, the equipment flickers: an MC202, a battery of cheap synths, Vigier programmable guitars, Billings bass, Westone Session, an EMULATOR or three, Yamaha drums, and a clutch of mikes.
The audience quiz themselves on the band's interface of computers and wang bars, while the press attempt to LABEL the racket, all of which is being recorded on to a Tascam 234.
This scheme unfortunately leaves out a report from Tokyo, some book reviews, and the low-down on Japanese guitar factories. PITY.