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Beautiful Noise

All I did was cash–in on the fact that I’m good–looking and I have a good figure and girls like me.

Sid Vicious, Punk, Colegrave & Sullivan, Da Capo Press, 2001


A studio sound engineer’s hand rests on the controls of a Mackie mixing console.

Mixing things up with the web — some of our favourite sites and sources on the internet. It’s a long list. Photograph by Rana Mullan




Heard It Before?

Nothing Compares 2 U was a worldwide number one hit for Sinéad O’Connor in 1990 but the song was originally written and recorded by soul–funk wünderkind, Prince as an album–filler for his band project, The Family, in 1985. O’Connor made the song her own, reconstructing it as an anthem of loss and regret with her raw, emotional performance.