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!
On sale on Tuesday, August 26, the new issue of MOJO celebrates the singular genius of Kate Bush, who returns to the stage this month for her first live shows in 35 years. In our 20-page bonanza, with the help of stellar fans including Tricky, Sparks, Anna Calvi and Vashti Bunyan we explore the strange, compelling magic of her 50 greatest songs, while Mark Blake unfolds the intense drama behind her extraordinary 1985 ‘comeback’ album Hounds Of Love. You’ll also find features on Bob Marley, Queen, Smokey Robinson, Dr John, Johnny Winter and The Beatles’ astonishing mono vinyl recordings – and a free CD of Kate Bush-inspired dream pop.