AS KATE BUSH REMASTERS and re-curates her back catalogue for a new series of box sets, MOJO presents an unpublished interview reliving her life in albums. She heads up a bumper Review Of The Year package including a covermount Best Of 2018 CD featuring Elvis Costello, Cat Power, Idles, Ry Cooder, Kamasi Washington and more (online-sold, UK newsstand and UK subscribers’ copies ALSO feature a special Collectors’ Cover and Elvis Presley documentary DVD). Inside the issue: discover the identity of our Album Of The Year and its 74 brilliant runners-up; enjoy an unbelievably relaxed Van Morrison interview; relive the raucous ride of the Pretty Things; and venture down under with Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, makers of our (spoiler alert!) Debut Album Of The Year. Plus: we celebrate Sonic Youth’s Daydream Nation at 30 and preview a brand new Specials album. Rosanne Cash, XTC, Peter Gabriel, Jeff Tweedy, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and Bowie At Glasto also feature.
CONTENTS MOJO 302
COVER: KATE BUSH As all her albums enjoy a thorough, Kate-curated remastering, we trace the growth of her sensual soundworld through unpublished interview material. “I have this real tendency to overdo things,” she tells Tom Doyle.
COVERMOUNT CD: THE BEST OF 2018 Presenting 15 of the year’s best tracks, by Elvis Costello, Cat Power, Idles, Ry Cooder, Kamasi Washington and more!
2018 IN REVIEW The 75 best new albums; the 20 best reissues; plus words of wisdom from 2018’s musical maestros, including Arctic Monkeys, David Byrne, Kamasi Washington and breakthrough band Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever. Not forgetting The Best Thing I’ve Heard All Year, with input from Elvis Costello, Kim Deal, Nile Rodgers, DJ Muggs and more!
VAN MORRISON Who knew an audience with the Mardy Mystic could be so fun? Andrew Male scoots to Belfast to chat jazz and meditation.
SONIC YOUTH The full story behind the New York noiseniks’ alt.rock landmark and what Bryan Ferry, Allen Ginsberg and ZZ Top had to do with it.
PHIL MAY As the Pretty Things’ last waltz looms, we count the cost of life as an R&B outsider with the “maimed gorilla” out front. “I’m gonna go out on my shield,” he tells Mark Paytress.
REVIEWED Jeff Tweedy / David Bowie / Will Oldham / Georgia Anne Muldrow / The Rolling Stones / Ryley Walker / Vera Sola / Eric Clapton / Ian William Craig / Skip Spence / Frank Sinatra / The Police / Brian Eno / Jethro Tull
PLUS Specials: new album unveiled / Rosanne Cash’s “gothic Feminism” / How To Buy Jimi Hendrix / Cat Power on Eartha Kitt / XTC reform! Partially / Let’s Eat Grandma reboot pop / Unseen Peter Gabriel / Buried Peddlers / Ostpunk unearthed / Maisha’s UK jazz uprising / goodbye Geoff Emerick and Tony Joe White / Sweetheart Of The Rodeo rocks the Ryman / Ed Kuepper: life of The Saints