This month’s MOJO celebrates the 50 Greatest Songs of THE SMITHS, saviours of British music in the ’80s with their sensitive songwriting and sophisticated soundworld. MOJO writers and star fans delve into the songs that saved our lives, while a stop press scoop delivers the latest on the soon-come Morrissey biopic and our FREE COVERMOUNT CD – entitled How Soon Is Now? – brings you the best new independent music from Ezra Furman, Beach House, Julianna Barwick, The Fall and more. Also in the new issue: Joe Strummer’s post-Clash trauma; inside the mysteries of Can with Holger Czukay; Terry Reid nearly shoots Bob Dylan; Tiny Tim gets married; Guy Clark gets eulogized; DJ Shadow blows our minds, Rival Sons rock the world and Amanda Palmer embraces chaos. Panic? Not while there are still issues available online!
In a massive WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE, MOJO chinks glasses with KEITH RICHARDS, the Rolling Stones riff machine on the occasion of his new solo album. Mick, Brian, coke, the cops and his reading matter – all are up for grabs. Read it while treating your lugholes to 15 tracks of Keith-inspiring music – Little Richard, Jay McShann, Jimmy Reed, Sanford Clark – on our free covermount CD, Life Companion. Also in this month’s magazine: inside Simon & Garfunkel’s awkward alliance; New Order weigh life with and without Hooky; Tame Impala take their psych pop to the next level… Plus! 150 reviews; the wildest rock films ever; Yes man Chris Squire remembered; and what happened when P-Funk ingenue Ruth Copeland met Sly Stone’s baboon. Happy? You will be.