MOJO Issue 186 / May 2009

MOJO Issue 186 / May 2009

FREE CD! ALL THE YOUNG DUDES: 15 tracks of seriously street tough ‘70s British rock’n’roll bovver. Starring Mott The Hoople, Slade, Roy Wood, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, T.Rex, Motörhead and many more. JOHN & YOKO: In a MOJO world exclusive, French journalist Henry Pessar unlocks his treasure trove of never-seen-before photos documenting John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s first days of marriage in 1969. Up close and personal with rock’s most wanted couple, we journey through their secret Parisian honeymoon, the Amsterdam bed-in and lift the lid on the true psyche of the Beatle’s renegade genius. PLUS! Lennon meets Salvador Dali!

ANTONY HEGARTY: He spent 10 years as the toast of New York’s underground art scene before hit records and critical acclaim brought his mesmeric music into the public arena. With three sensational albums now under his belt, what’s next for the gentle giant of Antony and the Johnsons? All is revealed in this month’s MOJO interview.

PEARL JAM: From the grungy streets of Seattle they came, armed to the teeth with a sound that could flatten a building. With ten million copies of their 1991 debut now sold, Eddie Vedder and co look back on superstardom, guilt, rebirth and the invaluable guidance of one Neil Young.

OMOU SANGARE: The voice of African freedom for the last 20 years, Omou Sangare has returned with her undisputed masterpiece. MOJO’s David Hutcheon travels to Bamako to meet the grande dame of Malian song.

MOTT THE HOOPLE: 35 years since they left the stack-heeled world of glam flailing, the missing link between The Rolling Stones and The Clash are back. MOJO’s Kris Needs, the band’s former fanclub chairman, guides us through the full Mott saga. Brace yourself for a real teenage riot!

JACKSON C. FRANK: His 1965 debut influenced an entire generation of British folk performers. Everyone from Bert Jansch to Nick Drake was in awe of Jackson C. Frank - a man whose journey was marred by turmoil and tragedy. In 1998, MOJO’s Jim Allen spent time with the troubled songsmith. This is the strange story of his life and times.

REVIEWED: Yeah Yeah Yeahs blitz back / Doves return / Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy / Neil Young’s Fork In The Road / Leonard Cohen live / Jeffrey Lewis / Depeche Mode / Isaac Hayes / Radiohead / and many, many more!

PLUS!: New Doors documentary unveiled / The Stone Roses rebooted / Howard Devoto on Magazine’s return / Can: the secret tapes / Vini Reilly speaks / Jerry Dammers / In L.A. with Animal Collective / Farewell, Ian Carr and Blossom Dearie.

AND FINALLY… five US GIs + two German intellectuals = the makings of a bona fide classic album. But who could it be? MOJO has the answer.