MOJO 249 / August 2014

On sale from Tuesday, June 24, a candid peek into the Wizard Of Oz world of Jack White – rock’n’roll icon, indie music magnate and vinyl fetishist. Meanwhile, MOJO 249 is also our Vinyl Issue – a celebration of the greatest music format and its recent resurgence, with a Good Vinyl Guide and more black plastic thrills. A free Best Of Third Man Records CD, hand-compiled by Jack exclusively for MOJO, plus features with Elbow, Jimmy Page, The Slits and Santana round out a cracking issue.

MOJO 249 / August 2014


FREE CD! THE BEST OF THIRD MAN RECORDS 14 blistering tracks compiled by proprietor Jack White. Features The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather, Michael Kiwanuka, Gibby Haynes, Kelley Stoltz, Black Milk and more.

COVER STORY: JACK WHITE shows us around his Third Man empire and reflects on his switchback ride. The White Stripes, black moods and records made of elephant poo. The works!

LED ZEPPELIN, PART II! Setting the record straight, Jimmy Page addresses the facts, fables, myths, legends and inaccuracies that surround the recording of Led Zeppelin II and III.

ELBOW Guy Garvey and crew first take Manhattan then speak to Pete Paphides about the romantic highs and emotional depths that feed into their music. Plus: Ian Rankin salutes Garvey’s lyrical genius.

VIV ALBERTINE The Slits’ punk iconoclast on her post-punk revolutionary past, memories of Sid Vicious and Mick Jones, success, failure, and her astonishing new memoir.

MOJO 20: CARLOS SANTANA The lord of percussive Latin rock fusion remembers his pivotal 20th year.

SEAN LENNON After years of promise the son of John and Yoko has finally achieved musical fulfilment. Pat Gilbert is inducted into the cult of The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger.

THE THE Celebrating a 30th Anniversary vinyl reissue of the stunning Soul Mining, Matt Johnson reveals the road of excess that led him to musical enlightenment.

REVIEWED: Morrissey / CSN&Y / Manic Street Preachers / King Creosote / Ginger Baker / The John Steel Singers / John Hiatt / The Roots / Mastodon / Jenny Lewis / Tom Petty / Kasai Allstars / The Clean / Jack Ruby / Cabaret Voltaire / Donnie & Joe / Cocteau Twins

PLUS! Josef K implode / Future Islands cut a rug / The Dead Kennedys battle censorship / Ben Folds gets classical / Mac DeMarco comes good / A Hard Day’s Night scrubs up / Difford & Tilbrook draw one another / Ice-T’s penis size / Rare Psych Vinyl / Dexys documentary and more