MOJO 311 – October 2019: The Beatles

Abbey Road at 50, a new mix and outtakes, plus best-of-2019-so-far CD, thrilling Beatles poster maps, Jethro Tull, The Stranglers and more.

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IN A SPECIAL COLLECTORS’ package, MOJO delivers a Beatles exclusive, a lovingly crafted double-sided Beatle map and a fantastic CD of the year’s best new music so far. Our cover story is Abbey Road: a 50th Anniversary guide to the Beatles’ last masterpiece, plus the exclusive inside track on Apple’s expanded, remixed new edition. Our MOJO Rising 2019 CD brings you the up-and-coming sounds of Amyl & The Sniffers, Fontaines DC, Faye Webster, Jessica Pratt, Black Midi and more. We have big stories with Jethro Tull, The Stranglers, The Waterboys’ Mike Scott and the legendary Jean-Claude Vannier, plus reviews of hot new albums by Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard, Pixies, Bat For Lashes, Liam Gallagher, Caravan, Gruff Rhys, Robbie Robertson, Iggy Pop, Bon Iver, The Cult and Miles Davis. All this and… Dylan & Neil, Laura Nyro, Noddy Holder, that Creation movie and… Creepy John Thomas!



COVER STORY: THE BEATLES Fifty years on, MOJO digs deep into Abbey Road – with the men who helped make it – and reports exclusively on the unheard outtakes that bejewel a brand new edition of the Fabs’ last masterpiece.

COVERMOUNT CD: MOJO RISING 2019 brings you the up-and-coming sounds of Amyl & The Sniffers, Fontaines DC, Faye Webster, Jessica Pratt, Black Midi, Weyes Blood, Mattiel, Jamila Woods, Modern Nature, Nérija, Mdou Moctar and more.

TWO-SIDED BEATLES MAP The group’s psychogeography, in Liverpool and London, transformed into a fascinating double-sided poster by Dutch graphics nabob Typex. But can you spot all the references?

JETHRO TULL Britain’s most singular rock group remember the rivalry, the ribaldry, the concepts and the codpiece. “Don’t follow the crowd,” they advise Mark Blake.

THE STRANGLERS The strangest chapter in the tale of punk’s lone wolves. UFOs, hard drugs, bad luck and weird music combine in The Gospel According To The Meninblack.

BLACK MIDI Rough Trade’s hot properties have backed Damo Suzuki, admit a taste for Mahavishnu Orchestra and unleash a live show that blows minds. Millwall fans look out!

MIKE SCOTT The Waterboys’ arcadian visionary unravels the tangled skein of his career, in uncanny detail. “I remember scenes like photographs,” he tells John Mulvey.

JEAN-CLAUDE VANNIER The unsung musical genius behind Serge Gainsbourg’s greatest records has his day in le soleil, with an unexpected role for Faith No More’s Mike Patton.

THE BANGLES Jangly ’60s pop in spangly ’80s apparel, The Bangles took the values of the West Coast’s ‘Paisley Underground’ scene into the charts. Cue eyewitnesses.

REVIEWED Brittany Howard / Iggy Pop / Bon Iver / Miles Davis / Gruff Rhys / Chrissie Hynde / Pixies / Liam Gallagher / Bat For Lashes / The Cult / Robbie Robertson / The S.L.P. / Caravan / Jenny Hval / Chastity Belt / Devendra Banhart / Binker Golding

PLUS Unseen Bowie / Bob Dylan & Neil Young in Hyde Park / inside the Creation movie / Cream’s kids try covers therapy / Fontaines DC and Jamila Woods rise and shine / the real Janis Joplin / Laura Nyro in 10 albums / Bootsy Collins quits Parliafunkadelicment / Noddy!