IN SUMMER 1977, the Sex Pistols were on the run – hounded by knife-wielding gangs and harried by the establishment – but by the end of the year they’d struck a blow for artistic freedom that would ring down the decades. This month MOJO revisits punk’s apogee and delivers a 15-track FREE CD of punk rock scorchers, featuring The Damned, Vibrators, Adverts, Television Personalities and more. Also in the issue: the rise & fall of The Allman Brothers; the last days of Marc Bolan; the wit and wisdom of Randy Newman; Alice Cooper’s personality crisis; the legend of Bright Phoebus. Plus: inside the Morrissey biopic; Steve Winwood goes EDN (WTF?); Can are born; Anita Pallenberg passes on; new albums by Queens Of The Stone Age, Arcade Fire, The War On Drugs, The Fall, Steven Wilson and many many more.
On sale from Tuesday, June 24, a candid peek into the Wizard Of Oz world of Jack White – rock’n’roll icon, indie music magnate and vinyl fetishist. Meanwhile, MOJO 249 is also our Vinyl Issue – a celebration of the greatest music format and its recent resurgence, with a Good Vinyl Guide and more black plastic thrills. A free Best Of Third Man Records CD, hand-compiled by Jack exclusively for MOJO, plus features with Elbow, Jimmy Page, The Slits and Santana round out a cracking issue.