CONTENTS / MOJO 240
FREE CD! SONGS IN THE KEY OF PAUL: 15 tracks of McCartney inspired power pop perfection. Includes: Flamin’ Groovies, Robyn Hitchcock, Cotton Mather, Yo La Tengo, Redd Kross, Squeeze and more!
PAUL McCARTNEY: Out on Long Island, the lad himself opens a bottle of wine, and speaks to Pat Gilbert about his remarkable new album plus the vivid highs and “crappy” lows of an extraordinary life.
ROGER TAYLOR: The playboy rocker king in the court of Queen discusses Freddie Mercury, “designer” songs, “awful” punk and an aversion to musical theatre with Mark Blake.
VIRGIN AT 40: With little interest in music, Richard Branson somehow launched a great British record label. Mat Snow wonders how that happened.
LOU REED: “Fuck you!” says Lou, as Mark Paytress asks him about his revolutionary ’70s style. Photographer/collaborator Mick Rock stays cool.
EARL SWEATSHIRT: Paul Lester talks Joy Division, GG Allin and jaw-dropping rap genius with the Odd Future prodigy.
LOST WOMEN OF FOLK: Shelagh McDonald returns from the wilderness. Mike Barnes catches up. Plus: Andrew Male tracks down Judy Dyble and Linda Perhacs.
REVIEWED: Arcade Fire / Anna Calvi / Prefab Sprout / Kathryn Williams / Jason Isbell / Linda Thompson / John Martyn / Elvis / The Band / William Onyeabor / Pearl Jam / Jonathan Wilson / Gary Numan / Peter Gabriel / Willie Nelson / Van Morrison / Graham Nash / Oneohtrix Point Never
PLUS: All back to Molly Ringwald’s / Bye-bye George Duke / Sammy Hagar betrayed by Van Halen / Pixies re-make/re-model / Max Romeo gets back in the game / Neko Case vs The Bullies / Goodie Mob patch it up / Paddy McAloon creeps into the open / Soul II Soul recall rebooting British black music.