BOB DYLAN’s BLONDE ON BLONDE album is a landmark in music: the ultimate combination of rock’n’roll thrills and lyrical mysteries. 50 years since its inception, MOJO devotes 19 pages to its wonders, with all-new interviews with the men who made it, plus an in-depth look at Dylan’s brand new album, Fallen Angels. Meanwhile, our free CD is a specially commissioned tribute to Blonde On Blonde, with covers by contemporary stars including Phosphorescent, Ryley Walker and more. A LIMITED EDITION package, with the album on double ‘blonde’ vinyl and a Dylan art print, is also available. Drill down for a 10-page celebration of the music of PRINCE; the wild and tragic tale of The Associates; Sean Lennon in his own right; 122 Reviews – including Radiohead, Laura Mvula, Paul Simon and The Beach Boys; and finally… Fat White Family meet Lady Gaga!
It’s The Beatles! This month, as Apple prepare to reissue them with extraordinary restored video elements, MOJO celebrates all of the Fabs’ 27 Number 1 singles: unearthing the stories behind the songs that rocked the world. Plus! John Vs Paul: The Truth! Paul McCartney tells Paul Du Noyer what really went on inside the world’s greatest hit-making team, while the FREE covermount CD presents 15 killer Songs The Beatles Taught Us: Beatle faves from The Isleys to Barrett Strong. Also in the issue: Jean-Michel Jarre, Georgie Fame, Chrissie Hynde, David Bowie, Songhoy Blues, Bob Johnston, Dischord Records, King Crimson, Joanna Newsom, John Peel and U2. Yeah, yeah, and thrice yeah!
40 years ago, Patti Smith turned music upside down with Horses, the no-holds-barred riot of verse and riffs that paved the way for punk. In the latest MOJO magazine, she talks exclusively about her creative journey. Meanwhile, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour invites us into his parlour and provides an exclusive Beatles cover for our covermount CD, which also stars Robert Wyatt, Ben Watt and Crosby & Nash. Elsewhere in the issue: Sonic Youth and Hüsker Dü reinvent rock in 1985; Shirley Collins’ folk odyssey; John Mayall remembers Clapton, Green and the army. Julia Holter, New Order and the Grateful Dead star among 146 reviews. Plus! Ezra Furman, Kurt Vile, Test Dept meet Princess Di, Alice Cooper revives The Hollywood Vampires and Fish fights Marillion!