MOJO 271 / June 2016

The latest MOJO magazine sheds new light on SYD BARRETT, the fragile songwriting genius who set Pink Floyd on their stellar path before stumbling into the wilderness. MOJO writers explore all his songs while his sister Rosemary remembers the man behind the myth. This month, the magazine resides a natty card wallet with TWO FABULOUS PINK FLOYD ART PRINTS and our customary COVERMOUNT CD, continuing the psych theme with 14 mind-expanding tracks from ace contemporary artists including Goat, Cate Le Bon, Black Mountain and Thee Oh Sees. Also in the issue: Santana’s classic line-up kiss and make up; The Jam’s history in pictures (captioned by Paul Weller!); sax legend Sonny Rollins; unseen Smiths; Merle Haggard; Father John Misty; Keith Emerson; Corinne Bailey Rae; Manic Street Preachers; Michael Kiwanuka; Lucinda Williams; Cheap Trick; Ray Lamontagne; The Artist Formerly Known As Antony; The Verve and loads more. It’s Flaming brilliant!



MOJO 271: open the wallet to discover the special Collector’s Cover.

CURATED CD! MOJO Presents… The Next Projected Sound Of 2016
Inside this issue’s luxe card wallet, you’ll find we’ve taken a leaf out of cover star Syd Barrett’s kaleidoscopic book, bringing together a host of new psychedelic visions. Take a step into the next dimension with 14 tracks from Cate Le Bon, Flying Saucer Attack, Goat, Heron Oblivion, Black Mountain, Thee Oh Sees, Fuzz and more!

Open the wallet to discover a special minimal-text cover celebrating Syd’s Pink Floyd masterpiece, The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn, plus era-evoking, deluxe replica artworks to propel you back into the mid-’60s psychedelic maelstrom!

On the 10th anniversary of his death, Barrett’s sister Rosemary Breen speaks to MOJO about the her brother’s life before and after Pink Floyd, while writers and musicians pay tribute to the strange and unique fairy-tale world of Syd Barrett’s songs.

Pink Floyd Art Print with MOJO 271
Pink Floyd art print from MOJO 271. For wizards only.

Sonny Rollins
The Saxophone Colossus guides us through the golden days of jazz and tales of Bird, Miles, Coltrane and… The Rolling Stones?

The Jam
From birth to collapse: the life of the band, as told through the photographs of MOJO’s Tom Sheehan, with words from Paul Weller.

Back together for the first time since 1971, the original line-up speak exclusively to MOJO about the high-stakes energy and chaos behind their rapid rise and spectacular implosion.

Corinne Bailey Rae
Emerging from a period of mourning, the British soul star talks about the making of her new album.

The Verve
Guitarist Simon Tong on life in and out of Richard Ashcroft’s gang.

Pink Floyd art print from MOJO 271
Another Pink Floyd art print from MOJO 271! Worth three and six of anyone’s shekels.

REVIEWED NEW ALBUMS… Michael Kiwanuka / Anohni / Dexys / Minor Victories / Gregory Porter / Rufus Wainwright / Beth Orton / Eric Clapton / Kendrick Lamar / Car Seat Headrest / Richard Ashcroft / Jean Michel Jarre / Bruce Foxton / Thomas Cohen / Yak / The Jayhawks / Andy Shauf / Eagulls / The Magnetic North / The Chemistry Set REISSUES… Manic Street Preachers / Nigerian Rock / Ebo Taylor / Terry Reid / Bert Jansch / The Associates / Josef K / Metallica… and more!

Plus! Handsome Devils: unseen Smiths snaps / ABC reboot The Lexicon Of Love / The Outlaw remembered in our tribute to Merle Haggard / Imelda May on recording a new album with a little help from her friend (Bono) / Lucinda Williams explains why her TV is constantly tuned to the Discovery Channel / Kevin Rowland on Dexys’ debt to Roxy / The Limiñanas explain how to turn an old family recipe into cool French psych / Cheap Trick’s 1978 Japanese adventure revisited / Confessions of a blacksmith: on tour with Ray LaMontagne / Keith Emerson RIP, and much more…