THIS MONTH MOJO commemorates the 50th Anniversary of Jimi Hendrix’s musical revolution with an exclusive step inside his studio realm – courtesy of his closest sonic confidant – and a celebration of the 27 songs that landmarked his too-short life. Our covermount CD is also Jimi-themed: Kiss The Sky is a 15-track trek from the blues to the stars and beyond. Also in the issue: The Clash take punk to the provinces in spring ’77; Roger Waters picks a fight; Dan Auerbach says The Black Keys will have to wait; The Selecter relive their 2-Tone travails. Plus: Father John Misty trips out; Depeche Mode go live; Steve Earle by his own hand; OK Computer rebooted; Warren Zevon reassessed; And: U2; Scott Walker; Oumou Sangare; The National; Kraftwerk; Ride; farewell, Chris Cornell, Gregg Allman, Saxa; Dylan at Newport ’63. And finally: how John Lennon freed John Sinclair with a bagful of drugs.
MOJO 281 delivers the surprise story of the moment: U2’s decision to take The Joshua Tree on the road, 30 years since their 5th studio album conquered the world. Bono, Larry, Edge and Adam remember the death threats and tequila madness, and explore the dark parallels between 1987 and 2017, while our 15-track FREE CD, featuring Julie Byrne, The Gun Club, Meat Puppets, Lift To Experience and more, is the soundtrack to the ultimate American road trip. Also inside: The Byrds’ Roger McGuinn sings like a canary, Woody Woodmansey relives Ziggy Mania, The Last Poets shoot it out with the KKK and Hurray For The Riff Raff hit a peak. Plus! How Jim Dickinson took the Rolling Stones downhome, when Wilson Pickett went bananas… and 147 reviews.
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!
On sale from Tuesday, November 25, the new issue of MOJO delivers a world exclusive U2 interview. In the wake of their iTunes home invasion with Songs Of Innocence, Bono, Edge, Larry and Adam take us back to their roots in perilous ’70s Dublin and fight a corner for one of the albums of their career. Meanwhile, your free CD is our ever-popular round-up of the most incredible music of the past 12 months. The aptly titled BEST OF 2014 features tracks from Beck, Robert Plant, Jack White, Julie Byrne, The War On Drugs, Caribou, Temples and more. Also in the issue: MOJO’s definitive Albums Of The Year guide and a celebration of The Who’s breakthrough year – 1964. Plus! Quake in your boots as we step into the lair of notorious Cream drummer Ginger Baker. Still haven’t found what you’re looking for? Then enjoy the ups and downs of Buzzcocks’ punkpop heyday, hop on tour with a resurgent Johnny Marr and remember the greatness of Jack Bruce. It’s all happening!
On sale from Tuesday, September 30, 2014, the new issue of MOJO enters the court of post-punk’s Ice Queen, Siouxsie Sioux, bloodied but unbowed by The Banshees’ implacable 37-year assault on pop culture conventions. Also: the strange ’70s of Beatle George – not the Quiet One after all? Jack White remembers John Peel, 10 years gone; Underworld and Judas Priest reveal their inner turmoil while U2 explain their infiltration of our inboxes. Kate Bush, Leonard Cohen, Prince and Led Zeppelin are reviewed in MOJO’s typical and definitive depth. And don’t miss our free CD of the music that inspired the Banshees, hand-picked by Steven Severin and Siouxsie herself.