2009, MagazineMOJO Staff

MOJO 183 / February 2009

By 2009, MagazineMOJO Staff
MOJO 183 / February 2009

FREE CD: MOTOWN NUGGETS! This month MOJO celebrates Motown's 50th anniversary with 15 of the finest tracks from soul's greatest label. Feast on gems from Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Martha and The Vandellas, Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Supremes and many more!

THE 100 GREATEST MOTOWN TRACKS: Honouring Motown's golden birthday celebrations in style, MOJO chronicles the Detroit hit factory's remarkable history with a rundown of their 100 greatest tracks chosen by the likes of Iggy Pop, Mark E Smith, MC5, Gnarls Barkley, The Clash, Paul Weller and many more. PLUS! Exclusive interviews with Motown's main players including Berry Gordy, Holland-Dozier-Holland and Martha Reeves!

TODD RUNDGREN: The master of the three-minute pop song has turned his back on left-field eclecticism for another stab at arena rock. In this month's MOJO Interview the studio wizard explains to Peter Doggett why, this time, he can't afford to repeat himself.

FRANZ FERDINAND: The Scottish alt-rockers have returned from a three-year hiatus and are now ready to reclaim their place among the upper echelon of British pop greats with a new album dripping in late night hedonism. "We're allowed to do what the fuck we want this time," they tell MOJO.

MITCH MITCHELL: As the driving force behind Jimi Hendrix's rhythm section, Mitchell's jazz flourishes formed an integral part of the '60s most influential rock trio. MOJO's Mat Snow looks back at the drummer's career and delves into the kaleidoscopic world of the Experience's last epic, Electric Ladyland.

9 FOR '09: Behold! From star-studded mash-ups to neo-classical ska-pop, MOJO picks the best new acts guaranteed to brighten the year ahead.

REVIEWED!: Antony and the Johnsons soar towards new terrain / Franz Ferdinand take us nightclubbing / Kraut-folk newcomers The Phantom Band / Guns N' Roses / Doug Paisley / Justice / Hawkwind retrospectives / The Factory box set / Pavement

PLUS! Mick Fleetwood / Seasick Steve at the MOJO Club / Peter Gabriel / XTC / Manic Street Preachers / Captain Sensible / Gary Lightbody / Ultravox / Farewell, Mama Afrika.

AND FINALLY… Our Weird Record Club sees a bewildered Jonny Trunk trying to pack in a few filthy habits with the help of charismatic failure Reveen.