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MOJO 262 / September 2015

In a massive WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE, MOJO chinks glasses with KEITH RICHARDS, the Rolling Stones riff machine on the occasion of his new solo album. Mick, Brian, coke, the cops and his reading matter – all are up for grabs. Read it while treating your lugholes to 15 tracks of Keith-inspiring music – Little Richard, Jay McShann, Jimmy Reed, Sanford Clark – on our free covermount CD, Life Companion. Also in this month’s magazine: inside Simon & Garfunkel’s awkward alliance; New Order weigh life with and without Hooky; Tame Impala take their psych pop to the next level… Plus! 150 reviews; the wildest rock films ever; Yes man Chris Squire remembered; and what happened when P-Funk ingenue Ruth Copeland met Sly Stone’s baboon. Happy? You will be.

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CONTENTS / MOJO 262

FREE CD! Life Companion 15 tracks that shaped the Human Riff that is Keith Richards including Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters, Fats Domino, Buddy Holly, Buddy Guy and more…

Keith Richards As he gears up to release his first solo album in nearly 20 years MOJO enjoys a rare, candid audience with the Life and soul of The Rolling Stones. PLUS Andrew Loog Oldham, designer John Varvatos and PJ O’Rourke salute rock’n’roll’s pirate captain.

New Order As his band return with an electro-inspired new record, frontman Bernard Sumner opens up the beating heart behind his music in a career-spanning interview.

Simon & Garfunkel A journey inside the strange genius of folk-pop’s odd couple. Your pilot: Art Garfunkel.

Tame Impala As the Perth psych-rockers embrace their own, bespoke digital age, leader Kevin Parker discusses his musical visions.

The Decline Of Western Civilization Director Penelope Spheeris takes MOJO behind the lens of her great, lost trilogy of films charting Los Angeles’ musical outlaws.

Ruth Copeland The incredible tale of how a club singer from Durham ended up in George Clinton’s P-Funk collective.

REVIEWED NEW ALBUMS… Foals / Dan Auerbach / Yo La Tengo / Destroyer / The Maccabees / Beach House / Marc DeMarco / The Pretty Things / The Jesus And Mary Chain / Method Man / Hooton Tennis Club / REISSUES… Led Zeppelin / Jackson C. Frank / The Isley Brothers / Bert Jansch / Pere Ubu / Pavement.

Plus! Wham! go mad in China / John Grant channels murderous electro-acoustic on his new album / In the studio with Jean Michel Jarre / Sleaford Mods top gob Jason Williamson on escaping Little Chef / Björk live / Chris Squire and Val Doonican remembered… and much more!

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