Next month’s How To Buy features Kevin Coyne, the cult Derbyshire singer, guitarist, writer and painter who turned down the job of replacing Jim Morrison in The Doors to recast the archetype of the British bluesman. His music was raw and in your face, but also shot through with the kind of humour that made him one of John Peel’s all-time favourite artists.
Kevin Coyne’s ability to move between fanciful flights about encounters with aliens, naïve love songs and desperate, dark tales based on his time as a mental health nurse, remained peerless until his death in 2004.
Of the 30-odd albums Coyne made - first with his band, Siren, then mostly solo - we want you to tell us which you think we should include in our next How To Buy feature. Is it, Marjory Razorblade (“She will sort out all my nasty neighbours!”) from 1973, Babble, his 1979 collaboration with German singer Dagmar Krause or his swansong with Jon Langford & The Pine Valley Cosmonauts, One Day In Chicago?
Cast your votes below and let MOJO know How To Buy... Kevin Coyne. Tell us which albums you’d choose and what you love about them. We’ll print the best comments in next month’s MOJO.