CONTENTS / MOJO 274
FREE CD: JAMAICAN EXPLOSION!
Your summer soundtrack features 15 key tracks in the development of Jamaican music. Includes Laurel Aitken, Prince Buster, Don Drummond, Jimmy Cliff, Lord Creator and more!
COVER STORY: BOB MARLEY
David Katz revisits 1976, the year of Rastaman Vibration, American breakthrough, Jamaican elections, an attempted assassination and some of the finest reggae LPs ever made, by Max Romeo, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Tapper Zukie and more.
PLUS: THE BIRTH OF UK REGGAE
Aswad, Misty In Roots, Steel Pulse, and the fight against prejudice, poverty and the police to bring positivity to the UK’s punky reggae party.
With a new Bowie box set due covering the Golden Years of 1974-76, Chris O’Leary unveils Bowie’s shelved 1974 album The Gouster, with help from Tony Visconti. Plus: David Buckley delves into the black magic, white soul, psychic damage and red peppers that fed into Station To Station.
From existential folk minimalism to rich pop experiment: Danny Eccleston meets the many faces of the rising Missouri star.
He revolutionised ’60s UK R&B with his Hammond organ, ankh and flowing robes. Then everything went wrong. Kris Needs relives the madness.
Try again, fail again, fail better. Bob Mehr dissects the career-long bad-luck spell of Minneapolis’s alt-rock pioneers.
THE MOJO INTERVIEW: KATHLEEN HANNA
The radical voice of Riot Grrrl talks to Chris Nelson about illness, recovery, and past/future lives with Bikini Kill, Le Tigre and The Julie Ruin.
REVIEWED Bruce Springsteen / Dinosaur Jr / Aaron Neville / Teenage Fanclub / Ryley Walker / Little Richard / Autechre / De La Soul / The Kinks / Modern Studies / Ramones / The Who / Simple Minds / Emerson, Lake & Palmer / Factory Floor /and more!
PLUS Beck hits the road / The B-52’s quirk out! / Jarvis Cocker’s Mindblowers/ Jimmy Webb’s Self Portrait / How To Buy PJ Harvey / Farewell, Scotty Moore, Ralph Stanley, Bernie Worrell… / Patti Smith vs Nico! / Carmine Appice actually gets paid by Rod Stewart / and more!