MOJO Issue 174 / May 2008

MOJO Issue 174 / May 2008

FREE CD! THE DAWNING OF A NEW ERA. Mining the roots of The Specials oeuvre with 15 punk & ska gems. Cuts from Bob Marley & The Wailers, The Ruts, Toots and The Maytals and Desmond Dekker are all included!


THE SPECIALS: The original gangsters delve back into their turbulent past and recall how seven lads from Coventry managed to seize the moment and change the musical map of Britain forever.

STEVE EARLE: He was given his first shot of heroin at 13 and witnessed Jimi Hendrix in full flight. In this month’s MOJO Interview we join the Texan rebel rouser on a journey to the brink and back.

THE BLACK KEYS: As the planet’s most formidable blues duo gear up to release their fifth album, we head back to the snowny streets of Akron, Ohio to find out how Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney went about making their most experimental record to date.

BOB DYLAN UNSEEN: Celebrated rock photographer Barry Feinstein spent 1966 on the road with the world’s most troubled superstar. In an exclusive feature, MOJO enters the archives and discovers some of the most intimate images of Dylan in the eye of the hurricane.

PORTISHEAD: On the eve of the release of their new album, Third, the Bristolian three-piece break their silence and reveal exactly what they've been up to for the last decade.

JETHRO TULL: They’re kooky, they’re spooky, they’re altogether ooky. The venerable Ian Anderson takes us back into the wonderful world of the psychedelic agrarian progsters!

NEIL YOUNG: MOJO’s Martyn Palmer meets the politically-charged legend in Berlin to discuss the anti-Bush polemic behind his new Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young movie.

REVIEWED! Alex Turner’s new side-project unveiled / The La’s go deluxe / Portishead are back / Johnny Dowd’s masterpiece / Free’s Fire & Water reissued / Chuck Berry / David Axelrod / Montreux Jazz / The Gun Club / Neil Young startles and much, much more.

PLUS! Dennis Wilson’s lost opus uncovered / The Hold Steady hit the MOJO stage at The Great Escape / The Ruby Suns and Lizz Wright rise / My Morning Jacket in the studio / Music From Mathematics explained / Billy Bragg’s Self Portrait / Patti Smith reveals all / On the road with Black Mountain.

AND FINALLY! The MOJO Honours List 2008 looms!