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!
The Rolling Stones
In a massive WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE, MOJO chinks glasses with KEITH RICHARDS, the Rolling Stones riff machine on the occasion of his new solo album. Mick, Brian, coke, the cops and his reading matter – all are up for grabs. Read it while treating your lugholes to 15 tracks of Keith-inspiring music – Little Richard, Jay McShann, Jimmy Reed, Sanford Clark – on our free covermount CD, Life Companion. Also in this month’s magazine: inside Simon & Garfunkel’s awkward alliance; New Order weigh life with and without Hooky; Tame Impala take their psych pop to the next level… Plus! 150 reviews; the wildest rock films ever; Yes man Chris Squire remembered; and what happened when P-Funk ingenue Ruth Copeland met Sly Stone’s baboon. Happy? You will be.
MOJO magazine celebrates the 50th Anniversary of The Who, and their 2015 summer of live, with a 22-page exploration of the band’s 50 Greatest Songs. Meanwhile, mainman Pete Townshend submits to a revealing MOJO inquisition while our free covermount CD – My Generation – taps into The Who’s ’60s era with mardy Mod action by The Pretty Things, Artwoods, John’s Children and more. Also in this month’s magazine: St. Vincent, Charlie Watts, Urge Overkill, Bob Marley, Peggy Seeger, and the ultimate guide to the music of the late, great B.B. King. Plus! 142 reviews, starring the stunning new album by Tame Impala. Who’s best? Do we even need to ask?
On the eve of Fleetwood Mac’s return to UK concert venues – the classic line-up fully quorate for the first time since 1998 – MOJO magazine delivers astonishingly candid interviews with all five members. The free covermount CD is also Mac-themed as we delve into the roots of the band to deliver 15 seminal blues and pop recordings by Elmore James, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter, Buddy Holly and more. Also in the new issue: Amy Winehouse, The Rolling Stones, Faith No More, The Clash, Donovan, XTC, Emitt Rhodes, Ben E King, plus the usual superabundance of great features and definitive reviews.
On sale Tuesday February 24, the latest MOJO magazine is a Led Zeppelin extravaganza, featuring an exclusive interview with Jimmy Page lifting the lid on the group’s momentous 1975 album, Physical Graffiti. Fittingly, our free CD is one of our greatest ever: Physical Graffiti Redrawn recreates Led Zeppelin’s epic masterwork, with versions by today’s MOJO favourites, including Laura Marling, White Denim, Blackberry Smoke, Songhoy Blues, Syd Arthur and Michael Kiwanuka. Elsewhere in the issue, production legend Glyn Johns reveals the studio secrets of The Rolling Stones; Jackson Browne tells the incredible true-life stories behind his songs; Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon looks back on her journey through noise-rock, marriage and motherhood; PLUS Royal Blood, The Pop Group, Sufjan Stevens, The Doors, Swamp Dogg, The Fall, Tim Burgess, The Gun Club, a fond farewell to the outrageous Kim Fowley – and more!