CONTENTS / MOJO 259
FREE CD! BEYOND SATURN MOJO presents 15 mindblowing cosmic tracks approved personally by Paul Weller, including Panda Bear, TOY, Public Service Broadcasting, Neu!, Ryley Walker, Syd Arthur and more...
PAUL WELLER From The Jam to his new solo album, Saturns Return, one of Britain’s greatest living songwriters takes a long look at himself through the medium of his songs. Plus! The Birth Of The Jam by fourth member Steve Brookes and Weller’s ’90s resurgence through the lens of court snapper Lawrence Watson.
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GRATEFUL DEAD The first trip! Who gave Jerry Garcia the acid that kick-started a psychedelic revolution? Only MOJO has the answers. Plus! Their must-hear recordings!
BILLIE HOLIDAY On the 100th anniversary of the legendary singer’s birth, MOJO salutes the sadness and beauty of her art. Includes an exclusive introduction by Neneh Cherry.
THE PRODIGY The band’s rabble-rouser-in-chief Liam Howlett ponders a life arc that took him from rave uproar to stadium-filling, dance-rock anthems and beyond.
TODD RUNDGREN It’s barbecue time at the one-man Brill Building-turned-prog prophet’s Hawaiian island paradise.
IAN HUNTER In 1974 the Mott The Hoople man published the template rock’n’roll memoir, Diary Of A Rock'N'Roll Star. Forty years on MOJO exclusively has a second, hilarious instalment!
REVIEWED NEW ALBUMS… My Morning Jacket / Hot Chip / Paul Weller / Leonard Cohen / Brandon Flowers / Joe Bonamassa / Saun & Starr / Giant Sand / Martin Gore / The Minus 5 / Godspeed You! Black Emperor / Chastity Belt / Faith No More / Mumford & Sons / and many more / REISSUES… Super Furry Animals / Jorge Ben / Steel Pulse / Frank Black / Van Der Graaf Generator / and many more
PLUS! Patti Smith’s Horses tour / All back to Paul Hardcastle’s and The Cribs’ / In the studio with Teenage Fanclub / How Eric B changed the life of Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon / Sigue Sigue Sputnik sign for £4 million in 1985… the truth / On the road with The Staves… and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon / Randy Bachman says goodbye to the Overdrive that bore his name / and much more!