MOJO 251 / October 2014

On sale on Tuesday, August 26, the new issue of MOJO celebrates the singular genius of Kate Bush, who returns to the stage this month for her first live shows in 35 years. In our 20-page bonanza, with the help of stellar fans including Tricky, Sparks, Anna Calvi and Vashti Bunyan we explore the strange, compelling magic of her 50 greatest songs, while Mark Blake unfolds the intense drama behind her extraordinary 1985 ‘comeback’ album Hounds Of Love. You’ll also find features on Bob Marley, Queen, Smokey Robinson, Dr John, Johnny Winter and The Beatles’ astonishing mono vinyl recordings – and a free CD of Kate Bush-inspired dream pop. BUY THIS ISSUE HERE!

MOJO 251 / October 2014

FREE CD! THE DREAMERS: MOJO presents 15 tracks of Kate Bush-inspired dream pop featuring The War On Drugs, Caribou, I Break Horses, Julia Holter, Poliça and more. KATE BUSH: To celebrate her return to live performance, MOJO salutes the creative genius of a truly singular star by choosing her Top 50 songs (with the help of some famous names), while on page 62 Mark Blake looks back on the making of her masterpiece, Hounds Of Love.

JOHNNY WINTER: In his last ever interview the Texas guitar master told Paul Trynka about seeking the blues in Chicago in 1964, the year he turned 20.

SMOKEY ROBINSON: Motown’s supreme songwriter talks life, craft, highs, lows, and just how he got that nickname. Geoff Brown asks the questions.

DR JOHN: On the eve of the good Doctor’s LP tribute to Louis ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong, Michael Simmons is taken on a desitively bonnaroo tour of the New Orleans bars and “jernts” of Mac Rebennack’s youth.

BOB MARLEY: 1974 was the year the roots rocker went overground, losing Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer but gaining female trio the I-Three. David Katz on a musical transformation.

THE BEATLES: With their entire mono back catalogue being reissued on vinyl, Pat Gilbert speaks to fans and experts to discover why the single channel productions still sound so good.

REVIEWED: Robert Plant / Ryan Adams / Banks / Marianne Faithfull / Avi Buffalo / Gemma Ray / Martin Carr / Lia Ices / Levon Helm / John Coltrane / Oasis / The Heads / Queen / Small Faces / Herbie Hancock / Sun Ra / Dorothy Moore / Brian Jones / Fela Kuti / Nick Cave / Morrissey / James Brown / Kasabian / Parquet Courts and much more.

PLUS!: Dylan’s new basement tapes revealed / Kinks to reform – without Dave?! / In the studio with Fat White Family / Arthur Brown’s Self Portrait / Introducing Ryley Walker / Harry Dean Stanton’s Rock’n’Roll Confidential / Queen rock the Rainbow in 1974 / Farewell, Charlie Haden...