NOEL GALLAGHER EDITS MOJO! FREE CD! WELL... ALL RIGHT!: Your guest editor starts his MOJO takeover with this personally compiled and sequenced cd of rare rock’n’roll wonders. Featuring Buddy Holly, Black Mountain, Buffy Sainte-Marie, FJ McMahon, Conway Twitty, The Big Kids, The Woodentops and many more.
NOEL GALLAGHER: In this 16-page MOJO exclusive Will Hodgkinson speaks to the former Oasis songwriter about his return to recording, his new album, the end of his old band, that fateful plum and, on page 80, the essential films, books and music that define the man.
JOHN COOPER CLARKE: The bard of Salford, the punk Dylan, the baudelaire of the north west, JCC takes Mark Paytress from dandy teen modness to national treasure status via methadone lows, sopranos highs and everything in between.
MILES KANE: He’s got the suits, style and famous friends. Now the other last shadow puppet is back with a new band and a new LP to step out on his own. Tom Doyle listens in.
PRE-PUNK: The roots of punk go back to 1970, as pockets of noise, violence and protest tried to defeat the hippies and destroy all pop. Jon Savage seeks danger in the past while MOJO chooses the 50 best pre-punk scorchers.
JAMES BROWN: When Mr Dynamite arrived at Polydor in 1970 he brought with him a new band, a new sound and a whole new attitude. Lois Wilson revisits the years of total soul revolution.
NIC JONES: The great hope of ’70s folk, jones almost died in a horrific car crash 30 years ago, his genius lost to myth and memory. Now, after an astonishing comeback, he speaks exclusively to Nick Coleman about his long, slow return.
33 PAGES OF REVIEWS INCLUDING: Tinariwen, TV On The Radio, Steve Cropper, Beirut, Baxter Dury, Jonathan Wilson, Jim Capaldi, Jim Ford, the month in vinyl, Augustus Pablo, Red Crayola, Grace Slick, A.J. Weberman documentary, Miles Davis in Montreux, a musical about West Coast hip hop, Chet Baker, Björk, Bright Eyes and many more.
PLUS!: Peter Gabriel’s new record, Lou Reed, Mick Jagger, Terri Hooley, Jesse Rae, Michael Kiwanuka, ZZ Top, Marc Almond, Suzi Quatro, Abigail Washburn and Neville Skelly.
AND FINALLY...”You’ve got to admire the vision of someone with the vision to invent an entire language.” But who could our guest editor be talking about?