MOJO Issue 195 / February 2010

MOJO Issue 195 / February 2010

FREE CD! A MONSTROUS PSYCHEDELIC BUBBLE EXPLODING IN YOUR MIND! Rare psych sounds compiled and mixed by the Amorphous Androgynous exclusively for MOJO! Featuring Can, Betty Davis, Donovan, Comus, Pop Levi, White Noise, Dungen, July and many, many more! JIMMY PAGE: In a world exclusive interview with the keeper of the Led Zeppelin flame, MOJO is given a first look at Jimmy Page’s mammoth pictorial autobiography. Cue a look back over a career that has spanned the last 45 years of rock history with unseen photos, in-depth discussion of his new movie, his new music and the truth behind those persistent Zeppelin rumours. PLUS! The Page record collection revealed! The sounds that rock his soul!

CORINNE BAILEY RAE: The sudden death of her husband in 2008 saw Corinne Bailey Rae’s future shrouded in darkness. Now, as she prepares for the release of her long-awaited second album, The Sea, MOJO travels out of the shadows and into the light with the neo-soul singer-songwriter. “There are lots of times, even now,” she tells MOJO’s Tom Doyle, “when it feels like it hasn’t really happened.”

SHANE MacGOWAN: MOJO’s Will Hodgkinson spent an epic night in the company of the carousing Pogues legend and (just) survived to tell the tale. In an extended MOJO interview, Ireland’s rebel poet holds court on fairy forts, hair restoration and the mind police. “I generally stay awake for about a week,” he reveals.

IAN DURY: In an exclusive extract from his soon-to-be-published Dury biography, Will Birch maps the three-year descent that turned the punk poet from chart-topper into a troubled, self-destructing soul.

10 FOR 2010: Behold! From feral funk-metal to dream pop melodies, MOJO picks 10 new acts guaranteed to brighten the year ahead.

SLAYER: Their genre-defining classic revisited! “We liked our music to sound really dark and ugly and eerie,” say metal legends Slayer as they look back on the making of Reign In Blood.

REVIEWED! 125 albums reviewed and rated! Including – Midlake, Corinne Bailey Rae, Jello Biafra, Vampire Weekend, Beach House, Tindersticks, Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, PiL, Kevin Coyne, Neil Young, Animal Collective, Tamla Motown, Beefheart book / Ian Dury biography / Clint Eastwood’s Johnny Mercer film / The Flaming Lips & Steve Earle live and much, much more!

PLUS! All back to Steve Martin’s place / In the studio with Paul Weller / Sly Stone documentary revealed / Macca in Hamburg / Blur film on the way / Daniel Johnston’s Self-Portrait / The Magic Numbers return / Ginger Baker speaks / Amorphous Androgynous tune in and turn on.

AND FINALLY… How To Buy Deep Purple! The rock legends’ back catalogue dissected!