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!
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!
ON SALE FROM TUESDAY, October 28, 2014, the new MOJO salutes rock’s eternal voyagers Pink Floyd as they release The Endless River, the last music, they say, ever to be issued under the band’s name. In our 21-page special, we visit David Gilmour and Nick Mason in their lairs to talk at length about the album’s fragile genesis, and revisit the dramatic twists and turns of the group’s near 50-year career. Also: the first family of British folk – Thompsons Richard, Linda, Teddy and Kami – spill the beans on their unexpected but highly welcomed reunion; punk superstar Billy Idol walks us through his dark and debauched ’80s MTV years; Mick Fleetwood bares his soul; those present there recall Kurt Cobain’s bizarre last-ever photo session; and California psych-aholic Ty Segall reveals his curious modus operandi. All this and more, plus a synapse-sizzling free CD compiling the best of the new psych-rock wavers.