MOJO 178 / September 2008

MOJO 178 / September 2008

FREE CD!: THE WHITE ALBUM RECOVERED – DISC #1. The Beatles' 1968 masterpiece re-imagined by Joan As Policewoman, Vashti Bunyan & Max Richter, Johnny Flynn, Gabriella Cilmi, Field Music, Julie Fowlis and many, many more!

THE BEATLES: 40 years on, The Beatles’ White Album still holds a plethora of secrets and continues to defy definition. Yoko Ono, Donovan, Oasis and many more join MOJO for the first part of our gigantic, 30-page foray into John, Paul, George and Ringo's most intriguing record ever. 

RANDY NEWMAN: In this month’s MOJO Interview, the legendary L.A. songsmith looks back on four decades of tragicomic genius and reveals why his new album, Harps and Angels, may just be his best yet.

TEDDY THOMPSON: Folk royalty’s first son reveals all in a brutally honest interview with MOJO’s James McNair.

MARIANNE FAITHFULL: With a new album of sumptuous early material on the way, the Queen of bohemia discusses her transformation from “sweet little girl” into bona fide ‘60s icon.

R.E.M: On the road and on the edge with Michael Stipe, Peter Buck and Mike Mills – 11-pages of chaos and confusion. PLUS! We look back at the making of their 1983 classic Murmur.

X-RAY SPECS: All hail Poly Styrene! The madness, mysticism and futuristic genius of punk’s last hurrah.

REVIEWED!: Field Music’s Peter Brewis wows with The Week That Was / The Verve stride Forth / Brian Wilson returns / Conor Oberst / Kevin Ayers anthology / Proto-rap legend Rodiguez / Rockabilly’s Warren Smith / Dr Dog’s Fate / Walter Becker / Alice Cooper / My Bloody Valentine LIVE! / Tom Waits LIVE! And many, many more!

PLUS! Hordes of Clash releases revealed / Damon Albarn discusses Monkey’s Journey To The West / Early Bolan unearthed / In the studio with Motörhead and The Gossip / Roots Manuva / Welcome back Chip Taylor / In Jamaica with the legendary Lee “Scratch” Perry / How To Buy Highlife.

AND FINALLY! Win a trip to Nashville!