MOJO 244

MOJO 244 / March 2014

On sale from Tuesday, January 28, the latest issue of MOJO magazine chronicles the rise and fall of the ultimate mod heroes, Small Faces – writers of transcendent English pop led by the inimitable soul holler of Steve Marriott. The free CD, Small Faces & Friends, collates 15 select cuts from the legendary Immediate label by Small Faces, Rod Stewart, Billy Nicholls, Nico, The Nice, P.P. Arnold, Humble Pie and many more. Also in the issue: Beck talks injury, recovery and his remarkable new album, we navigate the major highs and devastating lows of Glasgow’s blue-eyed soul hero Frankie Miller, revisit the wonder of Memphis R&B stable Hi Records, head to the studio with Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey as they complete their new album and join Billy Gibbons to talk the birth of ZZ Top and all things blues.
 
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CONTENTS / MOJO 244

FREE CD! SMALL FACES & FRIENDS: Select cuts from the legendary Immediate label including tracks by Small Faces, Rod Stewart, Billy Nicholls, The Nice, Nico, PP Arnold, Humble Pie, The Fleur De Lys and many more.

SMALL FACES: How Steve Marriott, Ronnie Lane, Kenney Jones and Ian McLagan shook off their pop trappings in search of an artistic freedom that never came. By Mark Paytress.

MOJO 20: ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons remembers his 20th year, when he got off The Moving Sidewalks to hitch a ride with Dusty and Frank.

BECK: The ever-evolving singer-songwriter sits down with Martin Aston to talk injury, recovery and his remarkable new album.

ROGER DALTREY & WILKO JOHNSON: The terminally ill Dr. Feelgood guitar hero has been working on his valedictory album with The Who’s frontman. Pat Gilbert gets sentimental.

HI RECORDS: It was the home of Al Green, Ann Peebles and a whole raft of ’70s deep soul heroes. Bob Mehr revisits the Memphis groove.

FRANKIE MILLER: James McNair celebrates the soaring highs and hard-won battles of Glasgow’s blue-eyed soul hero.

REVIEWED: Beck / Wild Beasts / Angel Olsen / Mike Bloomfield / The Beatles / Arthur Russell / Charles Mingus / Paisley Underground / All Tomorrow’s Parties / Sunn O))) / Neil Finn / St. Vincent / Bombay Bicycle Club / Tinariwen / Durutti Column / Morrissey / Miles Davis / Lucinda Williams and more.

PLUS! Duane Eddy, Graham Nash and Richard Hawley pay tribute to Phil Everly / The Beatles On Ed Sullivan 50 Years On / On the road with Disclosure / Introducing Julie Byrne and Sleaford Mods / Paul Rodgers is this month’s Rock’n’Roll Confidential / John Lurie’s Self Portrait / Farewell, Yusuf Lateef and Ray Price…

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