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!
The new MOJO magazine celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Punk in the UK, with a 21-page month-by-month immersion in the seismic year of 1976, starring the Sex Pistols, Clash, Damned, Slits, Buzzcocks and more – augmented by a brilliant 15-track CD comprising proto-punk nuggets by The Stooges, MC5, New York Dolls, 101ers, Hawkwind and… Crushed Butler! Also in the issue: Neil Young’s mid-’70s cri de coeur; Michael Rother on the enduring power of Neu!; the strange world of Courtney Barnett; a fulsome tribute to Allen Toussaint. Plus: The Cult, Suede, Sinatra, NWA, Hanoi Rocks and seven pages of new music tips for 2016. It’s a riot of your own!