CONTENTS / MOJO 268
Golden Years – MOJO’s tribute to David Bowie + free art prints When David Bowie died on January 10, he left a hole in our lives but a creative example that will shine forever. In a 21-page special – accompanied by two exclusive art prints (pictured below) – MOJO remembers the man, his music and his art with the help of his closest collaborators, his most inspired followers and a few words from the man himself.
MOTOWN We delve behind the soul label’s painted smiles with Adam White, the author of a comprehensive new book about Detroit’s revered home of soul.
Brett Anderson Suede’s frontman revisits the chemical highs and emotional lows that led to his band’s recent regeneration.
Lemmy Sylvie Simmons rewinds through 30 years of friendship with the dearly departed Motörhead frontman.
Matthew E White The rising American songwriter, producer and righteous dude on downtown NYC jazz, sonic ambition and just why, exactly, “rock’n’roll is cold”.
Long John Baldry How did a gay, white, six-foot seven-inch bloke from Northants revolutionise British Blues? Elton John, Rod Stewart, Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton have the answer…
REVIEWED NEW ALBUMS… The Cult / Elton John / Emma Pollock / Animal Collective / Emitt Rhodes / Field Music / Steve Mason / Yoko Ono / School Of Seven Bells / Andrew Weatherall / Emmy The Great / Bonnie Raitt / Mavis Staples / Dan Sartain / Bleeding Heart Pigeons. REISSUES… A look back (down?) at ‘Shoegazing’ / Arthur Lee & Love / The Pop Group / This Heat / Dion / Bert Jansch / John Lee Hooker / The Telescopes / Frank Sinatra / Ennio Morricone / Little Richard / Dion / Sparks / Magma… and more!
Plus! Yoko Ono draws MOJO a self portrait / The Specials’ John Bradbury remembered / The secret Swedish inspiration behind the Sgt. Pepper sleeve / Swans prepare to swim off into the sunset / Sly Stone speaks ahead of new film I Want To Take You Higher / On the road and in the gutter with The Fat White Family / The KLF’s BRIT Awards stunt reloaded / “Turn it down, Marlene!”: Boycie’s record collection… and much more!