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MOJO 263 / October 2015

40 years ago, Patti Smith turned music upside down with Horses, the no-holds-barred riot of verse and riffs that paved the way for punk. In the latest MOJO magazine, she talks exclusively about her creative journey. Meanwhile, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour invites us into his parlour and provides an exclusive Beatles cover for our covermount CD, which also stars Robert Wyatt, Ben Watt and Crosby & Nash. Elsewhere in the issue: Sonic Youth and Hüsker Dü reinvent rock in 1985; Shirley Collins’ folk odyssey; John Mayall remembers Clapton, Green and the army. Julia Holter, New Order and the Grateful Dead star among 146 reviews. Plus! Ezra Furman, Kurt Vile, Test Dept meet Princess Di, Alice Cooper revives The Hollywood Vampires and Fish fights Marillion!

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CONTENTS / MOJO 263

FREE CD! David Gilmour & Friends This month’s 14 track covermount features an exclusive from David Gilmour, his cover of The Beatles’ Here, There And Everywhere. And there’s plenty more action from the Pink Floyd guitarist as he guests on songs by Phil Manzanera, Ben Watt, David Courtney, Robert Wyatt, The Pretty Things and more.

Patti Smith As Horses celebrates 40 years of raw passion and urgent emotions, Patti Smith tells us exclusively why her poetic punk spirit remains as strong as ever. Plus, Lenny Kaye writes for MOJO about the record’s creation and its producer, a certain John Cale, recalls the “volcanic” energy in the studio.

David Gilmour With his first solo record in nine years on the way, the Pink Floyd guitarist invites us into his parlour to discuss some family values and homespun truths.

John Mayall The Blues breaker on the national service, guitars and a lifetime spent playing with everyone from John Lee Hooker to Eric Clapton in this month’s MOJO Interview.

Shirley Collins We explore the strange, changing landscape of a lifetime spent redefining English song with the Queen Of British Folk.

Sonic Youth Thurston Moore looks back to 1985, the year that a discovery of art rock, ’60s Underground and Black Sabbath sent the US Hardcore scene into overdrive. Plus we present the essential records from “the year noise broke”.

REVIEWED NEW ALBUMS… Julia Holter / New Order / The Libertines / Low / Keith Richards / Iron Maiden / Richard Hawley / Duran Duran / David Gilmour / Lou Barlow / Mercury Rev / Wilco / Dr Dre / Dungen / Disclosure / REISSUES… Creation Records / Cocteau Twins / Suede / Swamp Dogg / Grateful Dead / The Durutti Column /

Plus! Alice Cooper, Paul McCartney and Johnny Depp’s supergroup / Savages in the studio / We get on Cerys Matthews’ wavelength / Kurt Vile reveals his Steely Dan love / The secret of Charles Aznavour’s hankie revealed / Meet “Weirdo Springsteen” Ezra Furman / Suicide stage a mass / Fish recalls escaping Marillion’s net… and much more!

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