MOJO Issue 217 / December 2011

MOJO Issue 217 / December 2011

FREE CD! THE ROUTE TO QUADROPHENIA: MOJO presents a mod compendium featuring Small Faces, The Yardbirds, The Creation, Bo Diddley, The Action, Booker T. Jones and more! THE WHO: To celebrate the Director’s Cut release ofQuadrophenia Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey look back with Jon Savage and Mark Paytress, while Lois Wilson assesses the album’s legacy.

BERT JANSCH: A reluctant guitar hero who inspired Neil Young and Jimmy Page, Johnny Marr and Pete Doherty, Jansch passed away on October 5. Colin Irwin pays tribute.

COLDPLAY: In the wake of the streamlined, post-Eno Mylo Xyloto, an ebullient Chris Martin talks songwriting, haters, and not giving up. “I thought we’d erode our way to greatness,” he tells Danny Eccleston.

MY MORNING JACKET: Kentucky’s finest have survived multiple calamities to bring you their cosmic Americana. Stevie Chick speaks to frontman Jim James about the guiding forces of fate.

FUGAZI: Born in the ashes of DC Hardcore, they were the political voice of ’90s US punk, and still refuse to back down. Paul Brannigan is impressed.

GLEN CAMPBELL: As he battles Alzheimer’s and prepares for his farewell tour, the country legend looks back, with Sylvie Simmons, on his life.

R.E.M.: How did it end? Should it have come sooner? Keith Cameron speaks to the band about 28 years at the top.

REVIEWED!: Kate Bush / Bonnie “Prince” Billy / Florence And The Machine / Sigur Rós / Magazine / The Beach Boys / The Fame Studios Story / Can / Dusty Springfield / U2 / R.E.M. / Diana Ross / Nile Rodgers / Dave Grohl / Judy Collins / Sugar Minott / Billy MacKenzie / Mott The Hoople / Jimi Hendrix / The Hollies / Peter Gabriel and more!

PLUS!: Alex Turner and Robert Plant speak / Afghanistan’s first rock festival in 36 years / Julian Cope documentary / Neil Finn’s Self Portrait / In the studio with Field Music, Guided By Voices and Rumer / Anthony Kiedis / Howard Devoto.

AND FINALLY: Who was shocked to learn they were “solely responsible for EMI’s share price”? Find out in this month’s MOJO!