MOJO 273 / August 2016

This month’s MOJO celebrates the 50 Greatest Songs of THE SMITHS, saviours of British music in the ’80s with their sensitive songwriting and sophisticated soundworld. MOJO writers and star fans delve into the songs that saved our lives, while a stop press scoop delivers the latest on the soon-come Morrissey biopic and our FREE COVERMOUNT CD – entitled How Soon Is Now? – brings you the best new independent music from Ezra Furman, Beach House, Julianna Barwick, The Fall and more. Also in the new issue: Joe Strummer’s post-Clash trauma; inside the mysteries of Can with Holger Czukay; Terry Reid nearly shoots Bob Dylan; Tiny Tim gets married; Guy Clark gets eulogized; DJ Shadow blows our minds, Rival Sons rock the world and Amanda Palmer embraces chaos. Panic? Not while there are still issues available online!


MOJO 273 / August 2016


Exclusive Free CD! MOJO Presents… How Soon Is Now? Celebrating the indie legacy of this month’s cover stars The Smiths, we present 15 tracks of the best modern independent music including Ezra Furman, Hooton Tennis Club, Destroyer, Beach House, Lush, The Fall and more!

The Smith This month MOJO salutes Morrissey, Marr, Joyce and Rourke with a 20-page celebration of their 50 Greatest Songs. Plus we reveal the inside stories of the new Morrissey biopic and Johnny Marr’s forthcoming autobiography, Set The Boy Free, and much more.

Joe StRummer Life after The Clash and the loss of his parents was tough for the punk gunslinger. Here’s how he started putting his life, and his music, back together.

David Bowie As the vaults swing open for Bowie’s first posthumous collection, producer Tony Visconti hints at the unreleased material the world will finally get to hear.

Rival Sons Rock’n’roll is not in decline, say the California four-piece, and they’re here to prove it.

Terry Reid He could have been frontman of Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple, but instead followed his own singular path. MOJO enjoys an audience with the man behind two of the ’70s' greatest records as he finally returns.

Holger Czukay “We played like gods,” notes the avant-garde trickster at the bassthrobbing heart of Can’s kosmische gesamtkunstwerk as he reflects on Stockhausen, fighting and fate in this month’s MOJO Interview.

REVIEWED NEW ALBUMS… William Bell / Bat For Lashes / Kathleen Hanna / Metronomy / Neil Young / Jeff Beck / James Blake / Blood Orange / Beyond The Wizards Sleeve / Drake / Lou Rhodes / Kandace Springs / Death In Vegas / DJ Shadow / Beyonce / Roisin Murphy REISSUES… The Bevis Frond / Heartworn Highways OST / Kris Kristofferson / Pete Shelley / Peter Gabriel / Van Morrison / John Foxx / Grace Jones / The Traveling Wilburys / The Bangles / Allen Ginsberg / Adrian Sherwood / The Knoxville Sessions… and more!

Plus! Elvis vs Nixon: The Movie! / Madness in the studio / Love, literature and the live show with The Anchoress / Belly’s Tanya Donelly on puppy love and indie anthems / Tulips and ukuleles: the strange world of Tiny Tim revisited / OMD illuminated / DJ Shadow's invites our minds over for a blowing...