CONTENTS / MOJO 254
WHO ART PRINT EDITION A limited edition of the magazine is bagged with two anniversary Who art prints: an iconic group shot and the legendary poster for their Marquee club residency. Only available in UK supermarket Tesco. Contact your local store to find out if they have it.
FREE CD! THE BEST OF 2014 A bedazzling sampler of the finest releases from the last 12 months, our 15-track cover-mounted CD is guaranteed to get you cheering 2014 as a musically colossal year. Features Beck, Jack White, Robert Plant, The War On Drugs, Ty Segall, Sleaford Mods, The Bug, and loads more great new stuff.
U2 No one likes them. They don’t care. Danny Eccleston meets a defiant and confessional U2 in the wake of their iTunes home invasion and what might be – after the dust settles – one of the albums of their career.
THE WHO November 1964: Daltrey, Townshend, Entwistle and Moon define their look, sound and vision. Mark Blake dissects a mensis mirabilis.
GINGER BAKER Wild beast at bay. Mark Paytress visits the legendary Cream drummer and finds a rage humbled by illness and loss.
BUZZCOCKS The heart of the pop/punk Venn diagram, Shelley, Diggle, Garvey and Maher talk to Ian Harrison about pop singles and a life going unsteady.
MOJO REVIEW OF 2014 So what was our fave album, book, track, film, show and reissue of the year? Plus the MOJO writers’ 50 Best Albums, and the year’s most exciting discoveries, by Jack White, St Vincent, FKA Twigs, Dave Grohl and more.
JOHNNY MARR On the road in blustery Bournemouth with the solo ex-Smith.
REVIEWED Mark Kozelek / AC/DC / R Seiliog / Faust / Lee Ranaldo / Slim Twig / Musée Mécanique / Mary J Blige / Smashing Pumpkins / Kemper Norton / Cliff Martinez / Einstürzende Neubauten / The Velvet Underground / The Jam / Cool Ghouls / Annette Peacock / Pablo Moses / Sly Stone / Pixies / Ian Dury / Ultramarine / T.Rex / Queen / Augustus Pablo / The Czars / David Bowie / Bessie Jones / Cream
PLUS! All back to Robert Wyatt’s to listen to John Coltrane / Einstürzende Neubauten unveil their WWI commemoration in Belgium / The Rolling Stones captured by the world’s greatest photographers / Michael Head is back in the studio / Dorset’s diabolist doom stoners Electric Wizard arise! / Wayne Coyne gives Stravinsky his props / Jim Kerr in his own words and doodle / Anthrax and Public Enemy recall their extraordinary metal-rap record and tour / Jack Bruce, Alvin Stardust, David Redfern and John Holt remembered / Chrissie Hynde protests against equine exploitation in New York – and plays a cracking live show / The Handsome Family onstage in Trondheim / How To Buy John Coltrane / Kate Bush’s older brother reveals her early life in pictures / Claudia Brücken says hello and goodbye to Propaganda