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.
The latest MOJO magazine features an extraordinary coup: the ONLY INTERVIEW with KATE BUSH as her Before The Dawn live revelation becomes a commemorative live album. It’s a unique peek into the mind and motives of one of our greatest artists and inspires this month’s FREE CD of 15 contemporary dream pop nuggets by The Anchoress, Nite Jewel, Haley Bonar, School Of Seven Bells and more. Also in the issue: we decree the 50 Best Albums Of 2016; the Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones reveals the pain that drove his punk rebellion; The Band’s Robbie Robertson tells his side of a controversial tale. Plus: the madness of Oasis’s Be Here Now; the legend of James Booker; albums by the Rolling Stones, Pete Doherty and Chris Wood; and Pete Burns: the last interview…
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!
FREE CD: DESTROY! 15 classic tracks from the year that punk broke! Step forward The Adverts, X-Ray Spex, Wire, Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers, Eater and many, many more! SEX PISTOLS: 30 years after the group that changed everything first … Continued