MOJO 270 / May 2016

This month’s MOJO magazine celebrates THE ROLLING STONES, zeroing in on their stellar 1966 before zooming forward for an exclusive glimpse of their career-spanning Exhibitionism show (your guide: Mick Jagger!). OUR FREE COVERMOUNT CD, entitled Paint It, Black features 15 tracks that illustrate mid-’60s rock’s turn to the weird, from The Yardbirds, The Seeds, 13th Floor Elevators, The Rationals and more. Also in this issue: Miles Davis’s ’70s freak out (and new movie); Graham Nash opens up; Bob Mould on Hüsker Dü and after. Plus: PJ Harvey, Black Sabbath, The Last Shadow Puppets, Lovin’ Spoonful, Thomas Cohen, Adam & The Ants, White Denim, how to buy Earth, Wind And Fire, and XTC’s Andy Partridge on his idea of ‘heaven’: “Imagine your ex-missus bollocking you, for ever…”




FREE CD! MOJO Presents Paint It Black: A journey to the dark heart of ’60s pop
Inspired by The Stones’ outlaw transformation, we feature 15 handpicked vintage cuts that changed the course of pop and rock, including The Yarbirds, The Spencer Davis Group, The Pretty Things, The 13th Floor Elevators and many more.

Rolling Stones Special Part 1: 1966 and the Aftermath
Fifty years ago this month Jagger and co released Aftermath, the watershed album that invented a stranger, nastier strain of pop music. Yet the process hastened the demise of one of its key architects: Brian Jones. Rife with black humour and paranoia, MOJO revisits the year that changed everything!

Rolling Stones Special Part 2: ExhibitionISm Unpacked!
In new interviews, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood grant MOJO an early peek at their forthcoming retrospective exhibition.

Miles Davis
As Don Cheadle’s biopic primes to grace cinema screens imminently, we dives into the genius and insanity of the jazz trumpeter’s electric ’70s.

The Last Shadow Puppets
From David Axelrod to Billy Fury – Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner and his easy listening Tonto, Miles Kane, spin the albums that shaped their sound.

The MOJO Interview: Bold Mould
Hüsker Dü’s alt-rock king on growing up gay in a farm town, breaking hardcore rules, and the power of majestic misery.

Graham Nash
Hollies to CSN harmonies, Crosby’s dope to Neil Young’s intensity. The West Coast’s very own Lancashire likely lad speaks about songs, sadness and survival in “this insane life”.

Thomas Cohen
Two years on from the death of his wife, Peaches Geldof, MOJO meets the former S.C.U.M. singer as he emerges with a compelling solo LP.

REVIEWED NEW ALBUMS… PJ Harvey / Kanye West / Sturgill Simpson / Charles Bradley / John Carpenter / Brian Eno / M83 / Pet Shop Boys / Jesca Hoop & Sam Beam / Mogwai / Weezer / Cheap Trick / Susanna / The Last Shadow Puppets / The Lumineers / The Liminanas / Ben Watt / Joe Bonamassa / Cate Le Bon / Black Mountain / Aidan Moffat / Stay / Man Made REISSUES… Adam And The Ants / Cluster / Sandy Denny / Elvis Presley / Eddie Hazel / Stan Getz / Devo / Chet Baker / Träd, Gräs Och Stenar / Michael Jackson / Tricky… and more!

Plus! So much more than The Fifth Beatle: Sir George Martin remembered / Inside the John Peel Session experience with Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy / Van De Graaf Generator power up for a new album / Andy Partridge paints us a picture / MOJO gets grubby on tour with White Denim / Newcomers Sunflower Bean on flourishing in ambient indie conditions / The tunes that crack Tortoise’s mental shell / Mavis Staples on why she’s never invited anyone around for dinner / MOJO goes back to 1966 to get busted with The Lovin’ Spoonful / All back to Sister Sledge’s and much more!