MOJO Issue 190 / August 2009

MOJO Issue 190 / August 2009

FREE CD! AFRICA RISING: 13 mind blowing summer grooves from the likes of Tinariwen, Ali Farka Touré, Tony Allen, Toumani Diabete, Oumou Sangare, Konono No. 1 and more! ARCTIC MONKEYS: Roll up, roll up for Arctic Monkeys’ circus in the desert! Featuring the inside story on the band’s new album Humbug, producer Josh Homme, amps in the toilet, a girlfriend’s jumper, boiled sweets and an exclusive interview with Sheffield’s finest. PLUS! The Monkeys make their live return!

DAVID SYLVIAN: From glam-pop king to free-jazz explorer, David Sylvian has spent the last three decades pushing himself to the limit. But where next for this latter-day Scott Walker? Phil Alexander looks for the answer in this month’s MOJO Interview.

WHITE DENIM: Austin’s trio of Beefheart/P-Funk-inspired tricksters have returned with their new wondrous album Fits. MOJO’s Andrew Perry hitches a ride with one of the most exciting bands out there.

QUEEN UNSEEN: Peter Hince worked for Queen’s road crew for over a decade. His position gave him unprecedented access to the band from their 1975 pomp to their final global trek in 1986. These are just some of the exclusive images he took during that extraordinary journey.

J.J. CALE: MOJO is granted a rare audience with the great American guitarist. “It doesn’t take much to make me happy,” admits the man who wrote Cocaine.

MICHAEL JACKSON: MOJO’s Sylvie Simmons looks back on her many meetings with the King Of Pop while Geoff Brown delves into the making of his solo masterpiece Off The Wall. Let’s remember him this way…

THE HOUSEMARTINS: Paul Heaton, Stan Cullimore, Hugh Whitaker and Norman Cook reunite for MOJO and regale us with tales of “bad skin”, “bad clothes” and “a lot of self abuse”.

REVIEWED!: The Cribs triumph, Mos Def returns, Arctic Monkeys unleash Humbug, The Stone Roses: Collector’s Edition, Tim Buckley live, Woodstock 40, Gimme Shelter DVD, Cadillac Records, Kraftwerk live and much, much more!

PLUS! How to buy The Brill Building, Jeff Beck + David Gilmour exclusive, Paddy McAloon returns, farewell Allen Klein and Sky Saxon, in the studio with the Beastie Boys, Regina Spektor speaks…

AND FINALLY… which band insist they always “have to go beyond the realm of sanity”. MOJO has the answer.