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MOJO 275 / October 2016

It’s the Beatles: Live! With a new Fabs’ movie – the Ron Howard-directed Eight Days A Week doc – coming to cinemas on September 15th, MOJO lifts the lid on the Beatles’ on-the-road story, from the Kaiserkeller to Candlestick Park with Paul, Ringo, Ron and more. Inside this issue’s handsome card wallet you’ll find our 15-track CD, presenting the songs the Beatles rocked at their formative shows, by Ray Charles, Gene Vincent, The Top Notes and more PLUS two beautiful vintage repro Beatles posters. Also in the issue: Mark E Smith on The Fall, past and present; Altamont – how justice was denied; Jimmy Page unpacks Led Zeppelin’s Complete BBC Sessions; Johnny Depp and Ian Hunter hook up; Shaun Ryder unburdens in the MOJO Interview; De La Soul reclaim 3 Feet High And Rising. Plus! Pixies, Van Morrison, Wilco, King Creosote, The Verve, Jack White, Nina Simone, Aphex Twin and – shock, horror! – Petula Clark says “F*** ’em”!

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CONTENTS / MOJO 275

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MOJO 275, Collectors’ Cover. It’s a scream!

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.

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MOJO’s Beatles-themed CD: find it inside the card wallet.

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 FALL
The 40 Years War according to Mark E. Smith. The most revealing and informative Fall interview ever!

ALTAMONT
Joel Selvin on the trial that tried (and failed miserably) to convict the killer of Meredith Hunter.

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Vintage-repro Beatles poster: part of MOJO 275’s deluxe package.

SHAUN RYDER
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.

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…and another one! This time commemorating The Beatles’ last ever paid public concert.

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”!

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