MOJO Issue 185 / April 2009

MOJO Issue 185 / April 2009

FREE CD! I CAN SEE FOR MILES: 15 lost gems from America’s psychedelic underground! Including: The 13th Floor Elevators, The Red Crayola, The Music Machine, The Bubble Puppy, Lost & Found, The Chocolate Watchband and many more!

THE WHO SELL OUT: Ready. Steady. Go! Join us for an in-depth journey into The Who’s maddest album ever! Pete Townshend rescues the pop song! Roger Daltrey becomes a bona-fide rock god! MOJO’s Dave Marsh presents the complete story – beans and all! PLUS! Exclusive unseen pictures from the sleeve shoot! What really happened to that can of Heinz? All is revealed in our double cover extravaganza!

NICK LOWE: Pub rocker. Pop trickster. Jesus Of Cool. The last 30 years have seen Nick Lowe turn his hand to many-a-musical mission. In this month’s MOJO interview, Mat Snow joins the suave English new-waver for a look back at a career of songwriting genius.

JOHN MARTYN: When John Martyn passed away on January 29, the world of music suffered a tragic loss that prompted an overwhelming outpouring of tributes from fellow musicians and fans alike. MOJO’s Mat Snow fondly remembers his time with the shape-shifting folk magician, while Martyn’s friend Phil Collins remembers a true “one of a kind”.

BAT FOR LASHES: Back with her second album, Natasha Kahn talks alter egos, cosmic dancing, Scott Walker duets and nervous breakdowns. MOJO’s Tom Doyle listens in.

RAY CHARLES: Beware! Genius At Work! In a MOJO exclusive Charles’ personal manager Joe Adams guides us through his intimate photo memoir celebrating the life and times of a modern musical wonder. Tom Waits, Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson and Quincy Jones join the ride. PLUS! MOJO’s guide to Brother Ray’s essential recordings.

A-Z OF US PSYCH: Enter if you dare the freak-a-zoid parade of the American psychedelic underworld! In celebration of the forthcoming 13th Floor Elevators box set, MOJO delves into the dustiest corners of ‘60s acid-propelled weirdness. From Autosalvage to the Zachary Thaks – something strange is afoot…

LEIBER & STOLLER & RUBIN: Take the greatest producer of the last 25 years and introduce him to the two architects of modern music. What happened when Rick Rubin met songwriting legends Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller? MOJO joins the trio at a world exclusive summit to find out the answer.

REVIEWED!: U2’s No Line On The Horizon / PJ Harvey & John Parish reunite / Bill Callahan’s new masterpiece / Bat For Lashes returns/ 13th Floor Elevators: 10-disc mayhem / The Beastie Boys / Buddy Holly Memorial Collection / Tom Waits Biography / Patti Smith DVD and more!

PLUS!: Ian Dury movie revealed / B.B. King tours the UK / The Nightingales return / MOJO Rising: Melody Gardot and Joe Gideon & The Shark / The Slits in the studio / Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy speaks / Farewell Dave Dee and Lux Interior.

AND FINALLY…who says they’ll “never, ever, under any circumstances, from now until the world chokes on gas fumes, sign to a major label?” MOJO has the answer…