Five years since they split, R.E.M. take us back to the dawn of the ’90s to assess the impact of their landmark Out Of Time album and its aftermath, while our customary covermount CD celebrates the Golden Age of alternative rock with songs by Dinosaur Jr, Lemonheads, Pavement, Galaxie 500 and more. Also in the issue: Brian Wilson writes of the fear that haunted The Beach Boys’ greatest music; we tell the definitive inside story of Bowie’s last act – Lazarus; Roy Harper emerges from hell; Pink Floyd and Bob Dylan box sets come under the microscope; Metallica’s Lars Ulrich gets (back) on the couch; Syd Arthur psych out Paul Weller; Paul Simon contemplates the end; gay rock and more!
The latest MOJO magazine sheds new light on SYD BARRETT, the fragile songwriting genius who set Pink Floyd on their stellar path before stumbling into the wilderness. MOJO writers explore all his songs while his sister Rosemary remembers the man behind the myth. This month, the magazine resides a natty card wallet with TWO FABULOUS PINK FLOYD ART PRINTS and our customary COVERMOUNT CD, continuing the psych theme with 14 mind-expanding tracks from ace contemporary artists including Goat, Cate Le Bon, Black Mountain and Thee Oh Sees. Also in the issue: Santana’s classic line-up kiss and make up; The Jam’s history in pictures (captioned by Paul Weller!); sax legend Sonny Rollins; unseen Smiths; Merle Haggard; Father John Misty; Keith Emerson; Corinne Bailey Rae; Manic Street Preachers; Michael Kiwanuka; Lucinda Williams; Cheap Trick; Ray Lamontagne; The Artist Formerly Known As Antony; The Verve and loads more. It’s Flaming brilliant!
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!