MOJO Issue 192 / October 2009

MOJO Issue 192 / October 2009

FREE CD! THE MAN MACHINE! MOJO celebrates the electronic revolution in style with Tangerine Dream, OMD, The Orb, Four Tet, Hot Chip, LCD Soundsystem, Fujiya & Miyagi and many more! PLUS! An exclusive track from Kraftwerk! KRAFTWERK: As we prepare for the release of their remastered back catalogue, MOJO is granted an exclusive audience with lead robot Ralf Hütter to talk the past, present and future workings of the electronic pioneers. “Forward direction, always forward,” he tells Ian Harrison.

BRIAN JOHNSON: In this month’s MOJO interview, AC/DC’s belting frontman leads us through his rags to riches tale, from Newcastle glam outfit Geordie to leading the charge in one of the biggest rock bands on the planet. “How did that happen?!” asks Brian Johnson.

BIG STAR: From ‘70s Memphis they came, bearing timeless powerpop gems that would go on to inspire everyone from R.E.M to Jeff Buckley. MOJO’s Martin Aston talks to pop’s ultimate cult heroes and to their wayward leader, Alex Chilton.

YOKO ONO: At 76, “Mrs Lennon” remains a talismanic figure for those wishing to cross boundaries and break barriers with their music. To mark the release of her new studio album, Yoko Ono takes MOJO through 40 years of “never taking it far enough”.

LES PAUL: When the legendary guitar man passed away on August 13, the music world lost one of its true innovators. Jimmy Page joins MOJO to pay tribute to the “genius” that inspired him to play.

GRUNGE: Throughout the course of a cacophonous decade, photographer Michael Levine witnessed the guitar-wielding denizens of Seattle take their outré sounds all the way to the top. Here is his astonishing record of that time.

REVIEWED! 125 albums reviewed and rated! Including - Flaming Lips / Seasick Steve / Fuck Buttons / Rosanne Cash / King Crimson / Jamaican ska / Gary Numan / Kraftwerk / Julian Casablancas / Portico Quartet / The Feelies / Ian Hunter and many more!

PLUS! World Exclusive! John Lydon talks PiL’s reunion / Pixies and Neu! boxsets ahoy / Air’s self portrait / In the studio with Vampire Weekend / Ian Brown reveals all / Sir Peter Blake on Miles Davis / At home with Devendra Banhart…

AND FINALLY… we bid farewell to the late, great Ellie Greenwich.