FREE CD!: RETURN TO THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON + WISH YOU WERE HERE AGAIN: Two classic Pink Floyd albums re-imagined by some of MOJO’s favourite contemporary artists. Featuring Doug Paisley, Wolf People, Of Arrowe Hill, Lia Ices, Gallops, Matt Berry, Neville Skelly and more!
PINK FLOYD: With deluxe versions of The Dark Side Of The Moon and Wish You Were Here due, Nick Mason and David Gilmour talk to Mark Blake about the turmoil, indecision and soul-searching of mid-’70s Floyd, while Nick Kent revisits the live review that changed the course of the band and Phil Manzanera, Wayne Coyne, Jim James and more assess Floyd’s mid-’70s masterpieces.
BOOKER T. JONES: The teenage keyboard whiz behind The M.G.’s Southern soul blueprint, he backed everyone from Otis Redding to Sam And Dave before his world was shaken by Martin Luther King’s murder. Geoff Brown speaks to the musician/producer about triumph, tragedy and getting the old band back together.
LAURA MARLING: To hell with the Mumfords, Noah & The Whale and the rest of the touchy-feely folk scene, writes Pete Paphides, Laura Marling wants to outflank the lot of them. The hostess with the mostest invites us into her world with a glass of wine and some roast aubergine.
MOJO AWARDS: The 2011 Glenfiddich MOJO Honours List may have been the best yet, with awards for Brian Wilson, Ringo Starr, Martha Reeves, Eddie Floyd, Steve Cropper, Donovan, Primal Scream, John Grant, Rumer, Public Image Limited and many more. We bring you the best pics, interviews and overheard whispers of the night.
AMY WINEHOUSE: Still mourning, MOJO writers, Ronnie Spector and fellow musicians remember the humour, sadness, genius and pain bound up in Amy’s remarkable, short life.
LOU REED/METALLICA: A clash of the gods, the growling absolute lord of New York punk and the divine beings of speed metal meet for the beat poetry riff monster of ‘Loutallica’. Keith Cameron lends an ear.
REVIEWED: Wilco / Kasabian / Björk / Roots Manuva / Korean psychedelia / Cliff Richard / Pink Floyd / Trojan Records / Throwing Muses / Woody Guthrie / Raincoats / Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland / Faces / Pearl Jam / The Horrors / Jim Jones Revue / John Grant and many, many more.
PLUS! In the studio with PiL and The Fall / Introducing Fatoumata Diawara and Future Islands / Julian Lennon’s Self-Portrait / Jonathan Wilson and Jackson Browne in London / Farewell, Jerry Ragovoy.
AND FINALLY…:”I like you, you’re honest and you’ll go a long way.” John Lydon speaks his mind at the Glenfiddich MOJO Honours List 2011. But who was he talking to? Find out in this month’s issue of MOJO.