2009, MagazineMOJO Staff

MOJO Issue 189 / August 2009

By 2009, MagazineMOJO Staff
MOJO Issue 189 / August 2009

FREE CD! NEW HARVEST: MOJO presents a new compendium of modern North American song, featuring Fleet Foxes, Bill Callahan, Iron & Wine, Animal Collective and many, many more! FLEET FOXES: They've gone from obscure folkniks to chart-topping wonders in a mere 18 months, but what does the future hold for the new king's of American song? In a world exclusive, MOJO's Sylvie Simmons journeys back to Fleet Foxes' heartland to discover what lies at the core of this extraordinary new band.

BOB DYLAN: Join us for a surreal, whirlwind ride into the mind of Bob Dylan 2009. "I am not a playwright. The people in my songs are all me," he tells Bill Flanagan. It's the ultimate MOJO Interview!

TINARIWEN: MOJO’s David Hutcheon hits the treacherous landscapes of Mali to meet the nomadic African rebels-cum-guitar rock gods on their home turf.

TV ON THE RADIO: Hailed as America’s answer to Radiohead, the art-rock voyagers open up about their sound, their story and their success. "Every time you reach a certain level people think you have to achieve something else," they tell MOJO's Gabe Soria.

THE ROLLING STONES: London, Hyde Park, July 5, 1969. The Stones gather on the banks of the Serpentine for a free concert that would not only act as a tribute to their fallen comrade Brian Jones, but also mark the end of the peace and love era. This is MOJO's exclusive, unseen photo record of that momentous day.

MOJO HONOURS LIST: Yoko Ono, Paul Weller, Johnny Marr, Billy Gibbons, Blur, Manic Street Preachers, Mott The Hoople, Jeff Beck, Joe Brown and many, many more made June 11, 2009 a truly memorable day. Exclusive interviews, backstage gossip and onstage shenanigans are all included in our Honours List special.

REVIEWED!: Florence and The Machine’s debut / Tinariwen recapture the sound of the desert / Regina Spektor/ Amanda Blank / Island Records box set / Orbital / Jeff Buckley / David Bowie and many, many more. Over 75 albums reviewed and rated every month!

PLUS! Blur / Joy Division /New Order / The Horrors in Los Angeles / RIP Koko Taylor / MOJO at the Great Escape Festival / Gallows front man Frank Carter speaks / Goblin reawaken / The record that changed J Mascis’s life / In the studio with Muse.

AND FINALLY… Which God-fearing shepherd of humanity embraced the glorious light of the first Summer of Love? MOJO has the answer…