MOJO Issue 223 / June 2012

MOJO Issue 223 / June 2012

FREE CD! PET SOUNDS REVISITED: A tribute to The Beach Boys’ genius 1966 album, featuring The Flaming Lips, Neil Cowley Trio, Saint Etienne, Jodie Marie, Gaz Coombes, Tim Burgess, Jeffrey Lewis and more. THE BEACH BOYS AT 50: The five surviving members of the legendary vocal group meet with Barney Hoskyns in Los Angeles. But will their 50 Year Anniversary reunion end in fun, fun, fun or fight, fight, fight?

THE BEACH BOYS’ 50 GREATEST SONGS: MOJO celebrates their musical majesty, while Johnny Marr, Todd Rundgren, Wayne Coyne and more salute the group’s madness and genius.

DAVID BOWIE: The man himself remembers, dissects and annotates a stunning series of portraits taken over the years by his court photographer, Sukita.

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT: Raised by warring parents, battered by a hard-edged party life, the son of Loudon and Kate reapplies for luxe pop stardom.

RUSH: How the highbrow Canuck proggers fed on Tolkien, Ayn Rand, weed and whiskey, survived critics and personal tragedies to become “the biggest cult band in the world.”

BEACH HOUSE: The shimmering psychedelia of Baltimore-based duo, Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally draws on everything from The Zombies to The Cure and is attracting an ever-widening celebrity fanbase.

REVIEWED: Public Image Ltd / Regina Spektor / Richard Hawley / Rumer / Damon Albarn / Smoke Fairies / The Cult / Codeine / Etta James / Bo Diddley / Fela Kuti / Billy Bragg & Wilco / Lee Hazlewood / Paul McCartney / Paul Simon / Buddy Guy / Scott Walker / WOMAD and many more.

PLUS!: My Bloody Valentine remasters arrive – Kevin Shields speaks! / British Sea Power at the Large Hadron Collider / Howard Devoto and Buzzcocks reunite / In the studio with The Pop Group and Hot Chip / Norah Jones’ Self Portrait / Introducing Natalie Duncan / Farewell Earl Scruggs and Ronnie Montrose...

AND NOT FORGETTING... and at Number 1...the greatest Beach Boys track of all time revealed – only in the new issue of MOJO.