MOJO Issue 229 / December 2012

MOJO Issue 229 / December 2012

FREE CD! LET’S MOVE: 15 uproarious tracks by Muddy Waters, Lightin’ Hopkins, Howlin’ Wolf, Magic Sam, R.L. Burnside, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, Bo Diddley, Junior Kimbrough and many more! LED ZEPPELIN: As their epochal O2 show emerges on DVD at last, MOJO is granted an exclusive audience with Page, Plant and John Paul Jones, while Jason Bonham, Roy Harper and The Edge relive the gig of a liftetime. “Things can be achieved against impossible odds,” discovers Phil Alexander.

PETE TOWNSHEND: Walk on the dark side with rock’s original King Of Pain, tackling matters arising from his self-scouring memoir. “Some people will always look at me and say, ‘paedophile’,” he tells Mark Blake.

MANIC STREET PREACHERS: Fresh out of Blackwood, Bradfield, Wire and co promised 16m sales for debut album Generation Terrorists. Twenty years on, they re-evaluate its Molotov cocktail of “the profound and stupid”.

DEAD CAN DANCE: 4AD’s Anglo-Aussie lovers-turned-fighters pushed the music envelope then drove each other cuckoo. Are they ready to do it all over again?

BRIAN ENO: Back in ambient mode, rock’s Brain From Planet Xenon ponders sex, gospel and soft furnishings.

JOHN CALE: The music that inspires and sustains the viola-torturing V.U. man, from Morton Feldman to Dr Dre.

129 ALBUMS REVIEWED!: Scott Walker / Donald Fagen / Allah-Las / Jonny Greenwood / Manic Street Preachers / Gil Scott-Heron / The Beatles Vinyl / Neil Young / Madness / The Jackson 5 / Royal Trux / Kate Rusby / Soundgarden / The Rolling Stones / The Beach Boys live / Diana Krall and much more.

PLUS! Primal Scream / Joe Brown / Larry Graham / Michael Kiwanuka’s Mind Blowers / Hole / On the road with Tame Impala / Suggs / Introducing The Staves / Farewell, Andy Williams.