MOJO Issue 180 / November 2008

MOJO Issue 180 / November 2008

FREE CD!: REBEL MUSIC – SONGS OF PROTEST AND INSURRECTION. An incendiary collection of modern music’s most powerful voices of opposition, including Bob Marley, Billy Bragg, Nina Simone, Robert Wyatt, The Last Poets and Woody Guthrie. PLUS! A previously unreleased live Clash track, taken from the upcoming Live At Shea Stadium!

THE CLASH: 1982. Combat Rock was being recorded and The Clash were playing their biggest ever gigs supporting The Who on their arena tour, but the cracks were starting to show. MOJO’s Mat Snow talks to the survivors and discovers the internal conflicts that were slowly pulling the band apart.

CARLOS SANTANA: In this month’s MOJO Interview, Phil Sutcliffe meets up with the Latin-rock guitar legend to discuss spiritual quests, unlikely resurgences and “taking a backwards flip into the unknown”…

JAKOB DYLAN: What’s in a name? A gargantuan shadow, if your last name happens to be Dylan. MOJO’s Bob Mehr meets the brave soul stepping out from under The Wallflowers and releasing his first solo record.

PETER GREEN: He was one of the greatest guitarists of his generation, the co-founder of Fleetwood Mac, an inspiration to King and Clapton. So what happened to rock‘n’roll’s most troubled genius? Phil Sutcliffe gets a rare chance to ask the man himself.

SEASICK STEVE: It’s official. England loves Seasick Steve, and Seasick Steve feels the same way. His latest address, his fifty-ninth, is a converted barn in rural Norfolk. Manish Agarwal pays him visit to talk about his hobo past and his superstar future.

BRIAN WILSON: After the nightmare of finishing Smile, the former Beach Boy has overcome writer’s block to release That Lucky Old Sun. Sylvie Simmons talks to a happier, healthier Brian Wilson.

REVIEWED: The return of AC/DC / Oasis’ groovy seventh / Bloc Party get Intimate / Juana Molina / Don Cavalli / Deerhoof / Buena Vista Social Club / Abe Vigoda / B.B King / Dylan bootleg Vol. 8 and many, many more!

PLUS! All Back To My Place / GZA and comedian Sarah Silverman / Heavenly turns 18 / Richard Wright Remembered / Rising with King Khan & The Shrines / Kele Okereke’s self-portrait / Prodigy new album news

AND FINALLY… British Sea Power introduce MOJO to their festival in a barn. The sheep seem to approve.