The cover star of the twenty-first edition of YHO was Sylvia Tella, and the photo was borrowed from the sleeve of Spell, her debut LP. This issue began with a quote from Arsene Wenger and continued: “I like the state of ‘not knowing’. It can be a springboard to discovery, which helps pieces of information fit together in enlightening ways. It can also be a source of worry, with pieces of a jigsaw turning up unexpectedly to befuddle and bemuse.”
It took as its starting point a little confusion or confession about the London female reggae collectives Akabu and Abacush. In many ways it formed the third part of a trilogy with the preceding two issues, with a strong focus on post-punk activities and UK reggae productions. Tony Herrington around this time wrote a particularly enthusiastic piece in The Wire on YHO.
Among those also mentioned in this edition of YHO are:
Ø Mark Lusardi
Ø Mike Dorane and the Disco Dub Band
Ø Jah Wobble
Ø Annie Whitehead
Ø Adrian Sherwood
Ø Judy Nylon
Ø Horace Andy & Rhythm Queen
Ø Barry Ford and Noir
Ø Twinkle Brothers
Ø Gaspar Lawal
It ends with a little confession or confusion about Nick Plytas and Nick Straker
This issue can be found here ...