MOJO Issue 201 / August 2010

MOJO Issue 201 / August 2010

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN EXCLUSIVE! Darkness or brightness, E Street Bandleader or solo singer, worker or drifter? As Broooce enters his seventh decade, he shares a drink with Keith Cameron and confronts the manichean duality of life as a New Jersey storyteller and the man they call The Boss. FREE CD! BOSS SOUNDS! They’re the songs Springsteen comes on to, night after night, all over the world. A selection of 15 Brucular faves including Bright Eyes, Bukka White, Jimmy Reed, Neko Case and Joe Strummer. Just time to get a beer and a programme!

MOJO HONOURS LIST 2010: Join Jimmy Page, Kasabian, Duane Eddy, Hawkwind, The Teardrop Explodes, Richard Thompson, Sigur Rós, Marc Almond, The Stone Roses, Devo, Dr. Feelgood, Midlake, Roy Wood, and many more as mojo says 'hurrah!' 'thankyou!' and 'we're not worthy!' to a host of recipients at the music awards ceremony of the year.

JOANNA NEWSOM: She has taken an instrument habitually associated with angels and weddings and crafted a breathtaking brand of 21st Century chamber pop folk. Mark Paytress is enchanted.

OZZY OSBOURNE: Booted out of Black Sabbath, trying to forge a solo career, he bit the heads off doves and bats, fell into a dark well of drink and drugs, 'went' on the Alamo and lost his lead guitarist in an horrific plane crash. "I didn't think I could do it any more," he tells Phil Alexander.

IAN HUNTER: Revered by everyone from Bob Dylan to The Clash, Mott The Hoople's eternally young frontman and rock'n'roll storyteller talks recent ructions, past friendships and Barry Manilow.

DEVO: They were the bright new hopes of post-punk, beloved by Iggy and Bowie. But when they called their audience consumerist monkeys, it all turned ugly. But were they right all along?

REVIEWED: 34 pages of reviews, incorporating Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse / School Of Seven Bells / Sheryl Crow / The Teardrop Explodes / Indian acid house / Dr. Feelgood / The Doors / Roy Harper / Marc Almond / Richard Hawley / John Grant / Wire / Jose Gonzalez / Endless Boogie / The Coral / Mountain Man

PLUS: Arcade Fire's new album / Unheard Can tapes / Villagers / The Jolly Boys / Craig Finn’s tunes du jour / George Duke says hi and bye to Frank Zappa / Farewell, Lena Horne, Ronnie James Dio and Stuart Cable / How to buy Fairport Convention / All back to Christopher Eccleston’s

AND FINALLY: Paul Stanley's terrifying Self Portrait!