MOJO 250 / September 2014

On sale from Tuesday, July 29, the 250th issue of MOJO lifts the lid on the harmony and hubris of one of rock's greatest sagas. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's tempestuous 45-year journey starts on page 70. The free CD – an exclusive sampler of the stunning new CSNY 1974 box set – continues our celebration of this most unique band. You'll also find features on the birth of Funkadelic, the sleazy world of Soft Cell's synth-pop Soho, the making of Marianne Faithfull's masterpiece Broken English, Martin Carthy's life in folk, Julian Cope's psychedelic adventures through time and a look back on the life of the late, great Bobby Womack. BUY THIS ISSUE HERE!

MOJO 250 / September 2014

FREE CD! CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG: LIVE 1974. An exclusive audio-visual sampler of the new CSNY 1974 box set. Five extraordinary live tracks and a video performance to cherish make up this one-off collectable. CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG: A two-fisted tale of harmony and hubris at the heart of rock’s most unstable compound is told to Sylvie Simmons, as music from CSNY’s notorious ’74 reunion is unearthed.

MOJO 20: Brian Setzer The Stray Cats’ pompadoured rockabilly rebel remembers the skinheads, punks and riots of his London awakening.

MARTIN CARTHY: The famed British folk alchemist speaks to Colin Irwin about Dylan, Paul Simon, Steeleye Span and how music is always political.

BOBBY WOMACK: MOJO bids farewell to the remarkable soul superstar who reinvented his career time and time again. By Geoff Brown and producer Richard Russell.

MARIANNE FAITHFULL: From Broken English to her new studio classic, Tom Doyle marvels at a rock life well lived; and finds out who killed Jim Morrison.

FUNKEDELIC: How did George Clinton’s acid-rock berserkers conquer America and Parliament storm the White House? Lloyd Bradley brings the funk.

JULIAN COPE: At home with the author in his Wiltshire redoubt, Roy Wilkinson is psychedelicised by deep knowledge and ancient lore.

SOFT CELL: Marc Almond takes Mark Paytress on a sleazy trip down an ’80s synth-pop memory lane of unhinged autobiography.

153 REVIEWS INCLUDING! The Bug / Mirel Wagner / FKA Twigs / Ty Segall / Lana Del Rey / J Mascis / Sinead O’Connor / Marc Almond / Spoon / Crime / Holland-Dozier-Holland / David Bowie / Soundgarden / Michael Chapman / Dolly Parton / Studio One / The National / Charles Bradley / Massive Attack and more.

PLUS! All back to Adam Ant’s place / Brian Jones: It was murder! / On the road with The Libertines / George Michael’s Self Portrait / Topper Headon’s last stand with The Clash remembered / The War On The Drugs: Interview and tour report / Sinéad O’Connor talks being misunderstood / Farewell, Tommy Ramone, Jimmy Scott, Horace Silver and Gerry Goffin…