MOJO magazine - issue 243

MOJO 243 / February 2014

On sale from Tuesday, December 31, the latest issue of MOJO magazine sees us join one of the last great rock bands for an exclusive on the road journey – the revitalised and unstoppable Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds are our guides. The free CD, The Bad Seeds Jukebox, presents 15 mind-blowing tracks compiled for MOJO by the band, featuring tracks by Bill Callahan, Thurston Moore, Karen Dalton, Moondog, Max Roach and many more. Also in the issue: our MOJO 20 anniversary series continues with Status Quo, David Crosby joins us for the MOJO Interview, Jimi Hendrix – the untold story (by his brother), Jimmy Webb reflects on his extraordinary life as a songwriter and our 2014 Preview provides the essential map to the next 12 months in music with Beck, Prince, Warpaint, Linda Perhacs and the return of the record shop.
 
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CONTENTS / MOJO 243

FREE CD! THE BAD SEEDS JUKEBOX: A mind-blowing 15 track musical odyssey compiled exclusively for MOJO by Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds. Starring Thurston Moore, Karen Dalton, Max Roach, Moondog, Bill Callahan and many more.

NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS: Smart suits. No suntans. No smiling. Tom Doyle goes on the road, behind the curtain and into the past with the new, revitalised line-up of an unstoppable band.

MOJO 20 – STATUS QUO: Francis Rossi remembers how the matchstick pop kids looked down the dustpipe and found their guitar blues-boogie style.

DAVID CROSBY: Hippy America’s cosmic walrus talks to Sylvie Simmons about Dylan, The Byrds, sex, drugs, rock’n’roll – and staying alive.

JIMI HENDRIX: The joy and pain of being Jimi’s brother. “He was so original and made so many strangers rich,” Leon Hendrix tells Mark Paytress.

JIMMY WEBB: The gift of songwriting led this devout Oklahoma kid to a life of fame, fortune, and misery, hears Will Hodgkinson.

2014 PREVIEW: From Beck and Prince to Warpaint, Temples and Linda Perhacs’ comeback, the record shop boom and more, MOJO looks ahead to the year’s highs.

REVIEWED: Bruce Springsteen / Mogwai / Sharon Jones And The Dap Kings / Small Faces / Robert Wyatt / Donny Hathaway / Stax / CSNY & Tom Waits/ Van Morrison and many more.

PLUS! All Back To My Place with Spike Jonze, Horace Andy and Cate Le Bon, farewell Chico Hamilton and Stan Tracey, we report from the Bert Jansch tribute concert, Suzanne Vega’s Self Portrait, Anna Calvi’s Mind Blowers, in the studio with Sharon Van Etten and much, much more.