MOJO 267 / February 2016

The new MOJO magazine celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Punk in the UK, with a 21-page month-by-month immersion in the seismic year of 1976, starring the Sex Pistols, Clash, Damned, Slits, Buzzcocks and more – augmented by a brilliant 15-track CD comprising proto-punk nuggets by The Stooges, MC5, New York Dolls, 101ers, Hawkwind and… Crushed Butler! Also in the issue: Neil Young’s mid-’70s cri de coeur; Michael Rother on the enduring power of Neu!; the strange world of Courtney Barnett; a fulsome tribute to Allen Toussaint. Plus: The Cult, Suede, Sinatra, NWA, Hanoi Rocks and seven pages of new music tips for 2016. It’s a riot of your own!



FREE CD! Pretty Vacant: MOJO Presents 15 pre-punk nuggets
From the New York Dolls to the MC5, Hawkwind to the 101’ers, The Stooges to the Flamin’ Groovies, this bespoke, 15-track MOJO collection gathers together the sonic undercurrents that helped to swell the punk explosion of 1976.

Punk Anniversary Special! 1976: The year that changed music forever
In January 1976 a handful of pranksters, street crims and pub-rockers offered scant threat to the drab mundanities of ’70s Britain… by the end of the year they were at the forefront of musical anarchy. Starring Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Damned, Ramones, Buzzcocks and more, MOJO presents a month-by-month recreation of 1976, the year punk broke!

Neil Young
Revisit the digging of “The Ditch Trilogy”, the Harvest hit-maker’s middle finger to the music industry.

The Cult
Returning with their best album in years, Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy discuss the spats, sparring and 30 years of riffs.

Courtney Barnett
Sometimes she sits and thinks, sometimes she just sits and sometimes the DIY grunge siren contemplates existential restlessness and Aussie pragmatism with MOJO.

Michael Rother
The Komische guitar hero on Kraftwerk, Neu!, Harmonia und so weiter.

REVIEWED NEW ALBUMS… Suede / Savages / John Cale / Fat White Family / Def Leppard / Santigold / Adele / Lucinda Williams / De Rosa / Ty Segall / Daughter / Eleanor Friedberger / Night Beats / Bloc Party / Grimes / Baaba Maal REISSUES… The Long Ryders / Cass McCombs / Dr. John / Richard Dawson / Neil Young / Swans / Earl Brutus / Raekwon / Frank Sinatra / The Pretty Things / Fleetwood Mac / Primal Scream / Roy Orbison / Odetta… and more!

Plus! 16 For 2016! MOJO’s essential picks for the months ahead including new albums, new talent and a new face for the space race (according to Matt Berry) / Eleanor Friedberger’s run-in with Robocop / Echo & The Bunnymen’s 1983 Ley Lines tour retraced / Squeeze up the junction in Minneapolis / David Bowie’s Lazarus musical hits the stage / Kamasi Washington wows the London Jazz Festival / Down and out in Helsinki and LA: Michael Monroe on Hanoi Rocks’ risa and fall / Farewell to New Orleans music titan Allen Toussaint… and much more!