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Invisible Jukebox: Laurie Anderson

Mike Barnes, The Wire, August 2001

MOST PEOPLE first heard about Laurie Anderson when her 1980 single, 'O Superman', an eight minute voiceloop and vocoder incantation, reached number two in the UK charts. By then she was almost a decade into the development of her highly individual kind of mixed media performance art, which stirred the The Philadelphia Daily News in 1993 to describe her as "a modern renaissance artist and agent provocateur".

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