MOJO Issue 179 / October 2008

MOJO Issue 179 / October 2008

FREE CD!: THE WHITE ALBUM RECOVERED – DISC #2. The Beatles' 1968 masterpiece re-imagined by the likes of The Neil Cowley Trio, Sarabeth Tucek, Rachel Unthank & The Winterset, The Ruby Suns, My Brightest Diamond and Gemma Ray. PLUS! A bonus track from a very, very special guest indeed!

QUEEN: As they gear up for the release of their first new studio album since the death of Freddie Mercury, MOJO’s Mark Blake looks back on Queen’s globe-conquering late-‘70s/early-‘80s reinvention. Cue extreme decadence, endless hit singles, that disco album and some of the most iconic facial furniture in rock history.

THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS: Alex Turner and Miles Kane have put their day jobs on hold in order to pursue a new symphonic sound that has wowed listeners everywhere. MOJO’s Tom Doyle catches up with the dynamic duo of British pop to discover exactly where it all went right.

DAVID GILMOUR: In this month’s MOJO Interview, we head to the Sussex farmhouse of one of Britain’s bona fide guitar geniuses to talk solo endeavours, early influences and his current thoughts on that band Pink Floyd.

BON IVER: With one of the albums of the year already under his belt, Justin Vernon has found himself delivering his version of Old, Weird America to an increasingly devoted audience. MOJO’s Gabe Soria travels to Wisconsin to meet 2008’s most celebrated wandering minstrel.

THE FUGS: Rock ‘n’ roll deviants, political warriors, peddlers of smut and unrelenting in their quest for truth and the justice, Ed Sanders and his band of idealistic troubadours were on a mission to set ‘60s America on fire. Michael Simmons dives into their treacherous tale.

THE BEATLES + PAUL McCARTNEY: The second part of our White Album extravaganza features another track-by-track breakdown, an in-depth look at the Manson Murders and an exclusive interview with one Paul McCartney. “We were rock ‘n’ roll!” he tells Mat Snow.

REVIEWED: Kings Of Leon’s fourth / Metallica are Death Magnetic / Mercury Rev return / Mogwai / Queen + Paul Rodgers / Jenny Lewis / Monkey / Southern Soul / Motown 10 / Dutch garage gems from Q65 / Mitty Collier / The Polydor Underground and many, many more!

PLUS! Isaac Hayes and Jerry Wexler Remembered / All Back To My Place with Lindsey Buckingham and Wanda Jackson / Syd Barrett’s early days in Cambridge / Magazine reform / In the studio with Razorlight / Todd Rundgren reveals all.

AND FINALLY…Ali and His Gang vs. Mr Tooth Decay – a very weird record indeed.