MOJO 246 / May 2014

On sale from Tuesday, March 25, the latest issue of MOJO magazine celebrates the life and music of a pop icon. As Blondie ready their new album, punk pop queen Debbie Harry talks sex, songs and self creation while Chris Stein opens up his New York photo archive. The free CD, Death Disco – A Compendium Of Post-Punk Grooves – collects 15 tracks by Public Image Ltd, The Fall, Sonic Youth, Orange Juice and many more. Also in the issue: Frank Black looks back at the birth of Pixies' Black Francis, Terry Hall talks Specials, Manilow and mental health, we join Nottingham prodigy Jake Bugg as he returns home a songwriting hero, kick back with session superstar Al Kooper, relive the making of David Bowie's Young Americans and salute 20 incendiary post-punk classics.  CLICK TO BUY THIS ISSUE ONLINE

MOJO 246 / May 2014


FREE CD! DEATH DISCO: A riot of post-punk grooves starring Public Image Ltd, The Fall, Sonic Youth, Cabaret Voltaire, Felt, Orange Juice and many more.

BLONDIE 40th Anniversary Celebration! The light and dark, garlands and brickbats of being Debbie Harry. Plus: life through a New York lens with Chris Stein.

DAVID BOWIE: From the death-rattle of glam to the last of the coke, David Buckley follows the weird routes and new soul sounds of the Dame’s rebirth as “The Gouster” and the making of Young Americans, 40 years on.

20 POST-PUNK GREATS: PiL, Throbbing Gristle, Siouxsie, The Raincoats… MOJO revisits 20 classics of angular insurrection.

AL KOOPER: Kicking back, chowing down and looking back on Dylan, Hendrix, The Who and Skynyrd with the Super Session superstar.

JAKE BUGG: Between the stoned life and the real life with the Nottingham teen prodigy who’s rocketing to stardom.

TERRY HALL: Poker-faced Coventry kid recalls entrances and exits with Specials and Fun Boy Three, and comes clean about Barry Manilow.

MOJO 20: FRANK BLACK Reminiscing on the birth of Pixies’ Black Francis, working for a British bibliophage in a Puerto Rican whorehouse. Naturally.

150 REVIEWS: Damon Albarn / Elton John / Pharrell / Peter Buck / Paolo Nutini / The Hold Steady / Beverley Martin / Smoke Fairies / Eels / Aloe Blacc / Kelis / Jack Bruce / Rat King / Slint / Nas / Dionne Warwick / Bert Berns / Temples / Little Dragon / Emmylou Harris / Status Quo / Metal in the dock / and more.

PLUS!: Jeff Beck’s eastern promise / Billy Cobham revisits Spectrum / Greg Dulli digs Purple Rain / Bernard Butler breaks a leg / Metronomy tear up the tarmac / Wayne Smith and Duffy Power depart / Curved Air’s revolving door / Ben Watt’s self-portrait