TOM WAITS EDITS MOJO 200! It’s MOJO’s 200th birthday! And who better to celebrate this most auspicious occasion with than Mr Tom Waits? So, from the mind of one of the planet’s true originals comes this special issue anniversary issue… FREE CD! STEP RIGHT UP!: A 15-track musical journey compiled and sequenced exclusively for MOJO by Tom Waits! Starring Bob Dylan, Howlin’ Wolf, Ray Charles, Harry Belafonte, Cliff Edwards, Big Mama Thornton, Prisonaires, Hank Williams and many, many more.
HARRY BELAFONTE: In this month’s MOJO Interview, one of Waits’ lifelong heroes talks marching with Dr King, being taught by Leadbelly and giving Bob Dylan his first break. “His contribution to the world of music has been like a great river,” says your guest editor. Superstar producer Joe Henry is granted a rare audience with Harry Belafonte.
HANK WILLIAMS III: Relive this exclusive encounter between Tom Waits and the legendary, guitar-slinging outlaw of country music’s first family. Up for discussion: reconciling musical personalities, how to create “a death metal hillbilly invasion”, meeting Minnie Pearl, haunted houses and why Hank Senior must be reinstated as a member of The Grand Ole Opry.
TOM’S ULTIMATE PICKS: A huge, carefully compiled selection of the man’s essential songs, films and books. Featuring James Brown, Alex Chilton, Jack Kerouac, Charles Bukowski, James Dean, David Lynch and many more!
MORE WAITS! His favourite one-hit wonders! His ultimate Buried Treasures! MOJO’s guide to all his albums!
REVOLUTIONS: As MOJO reaches its 200th issue we investigate the phenomena that have shaped music since issue 001. Featuring The Beatles, Nirvana, Radiohead, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, The White Stripes, Arctic Monkeys, Amy Winehouse, Johnny Cash and U2!
ELI ‘PAPERBOY’ REED: The voice of 21st Century soul takes MOJO back home to discuss, his inspirations, his journey so far and his plans for world domination.
REVIEWED! Roky Erickson / Ariel Pink / Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers / Jane Weaver / The Divine Comedy / Serafina Steer / Scissor Sisters / Crowded House / Nas & Damian Marley / The Chemical Brothers / Oasis / The Cure / David Bowie / U2 / Sex Pistols and many, many more.
PLUS: All Back To My Place with Florence Welch / Raw Power! Iggy & The Stooges destroy London / Dr Who plays John Lennon / In the studio with Cee-Lo Green / Ringo Starr speaks! / Hawkwind launch the MOJO Honours List / Laurie Anderson discusses the record that changed her life. Clue: it has something to do with our guest editor / How To Buy Bob Marley!
AND FINALLY… Mark E.Smith’s Self Portrait revealed!