CONTENTS / MOJO 275
INSIDE OUR CARD WALLET
Delve into our slipcase full of noise to discover 1) a beauteous Collectors’ Cover with Paul and George giving it some Yeah, Yeah, and (one for luck) Yeah, plus 2 deluxe Beatles art prints, reproducing classic Beatles concert posters. And our usual high-quality themed CD…
CD: RETURN TO THE STAR-CLUB
15 songs that powered the Beatles in Hamburg, including Mister Moonlight and Nothin’ Shakin’ by artists including Ray Charles, Gene Vincent, The Top Notes and more.
COVER STORY: THE BEATLES: LIVE!
Inside the band’s journey from “most experienced live rock’n’roll band in the world” to beleaguered prisoners of the road. Includes: new interviews with Paul McCartney and Ringo Star; Klaus Voormann on the Beatles in Hamburg; Barry Tashian and Ed Freeman on the madness of the 1966 US tour; The Beatles: Live At The Hollywood Bowl, and more!
The 40 Years War according to Mark E. Smith. The most revealing and informative Fall interview ever!
Joel Selvin on the trial that tried (and failed miserably) to convict the killer of Meredith Hunter.
The Happy Mondays/Black Grape CEO looks back on the pills, thrills, bellyaches, bankruptcies and an unlikely revival.
DE LA SOUL
How hip-hop’s psychedelic trio killed themselves to live.
REVIEWED: Pixies / Van Morrison / Wilco / King Creosote / The Verve / Jack White / Roy Harper / Nina Simone / Aphex Twin / Anohni
PLUS Jimmy Page unpacks Led Zeppelin’s Complete BBC Sessions / Johnny Depp and Ian Hunter hook up / Mick Jones (the Clash one) racks out some Mindblowers / Alan Vega and Sandy Pearlman remembered / Mike Love explains himself (sort of) / All Back To Herb Alpert’s / The Damned remember Machine Gun Etiquette / Petula Clark says “F*** ’em”!