Mojo 288 / November 2017
WITH BRAND NEW INTERVIEWS and rare pictures, the latest MOJO delves into the most fascinating phase of David Bowie’s career: his late-’70s spell in Berlin, and the paradigm-shifting albums that sprang from it. Tony Visconti, Carlos Alomar and more help us decode Low, “Heroes” and Lodger while our 15-track Free CD, Neu Decade, celebrates the music that fed into Bowie’s Euro-exile – including Can, Cluster, Popol Vuh and Michael Rother. Also in the issue: Otis Redding’s climactic 1967; Dhani Harrison on life as a Beatle’s boy; Taj Mahal takes the blues to the world; Chris Hillman remembers the Byrds, Burrito Brothers and beyond; and we celebrate the staggering legacies of Holger Czukay, Walter Becker and Glen Campbell. Plus: Slade; KLF; Tricky; First Aid Kit; Lukas Nelson; Wolf Alice; The Smiths; Robert Plant; Liam Gallagher; St. Vincent; Beck; Kevin Ayers; Peggy Seeger and… Crass!
MOJO 287 / October 2017
IN 2017, DAVE GROHL is a world-straddling rock titan with his band the Foo Fighters, touting a brand new album of his best songs yet; but 25 years ago, as he prepared to take the Reading Festival stage with an embattled Nirvana, his future was on a knife edge. ONLY in this month’s MOJO magazine, he relives the moments and celebrates the influences that made the songwriter and star of today, while a 15-track FREE CD showcases the American alternative rock revolution of 1989-92, with fierce tracks from Afghan Whigs, Pavement, Mudhoney and more. Also in the issue: David Gilmour goes back to Pompeii; Cat Stevens reclaims his past; while Sparks wave their freak flag high. Plus: Ian Dury & The Blockheads; Elvis – The Last Mystery; unseen Lou Reed by Mick Rock; LCD Soundsystem return… And: how Jimmy Webb struck MOR gold on PCP!
MOJO 286 / September 2017
IN SUMMER 1977, the Sex Pistols were on the run – hounded by knife-wielding gangs and harried by the establishment – but by the end of the year they’d struck a blow for artistic freedom that would ring down the decades. This month MOJO revisits punk’s apogee and delivers a 15-track FREE CD of punk rock scorchers, featuring The Damned, Vibrators, Adverts, Television Personalities and more. Also in the issue: the rise & fall of The Allman Brothers; the last days of Marc Bolan; the wit and wisdom of Randy Newman; Alice Cooper’s personality crisis; the legend of Bright Phoebus. Plus: inside the Morrissey biopic; Steve Winwood goes EDN (WTF?); Can are born; Anita Pallenberg passes on; new albums by Queens Of The Stone Age, Arcade Fire, The War On Drugs, The Fall, Steven Wilson and many many more.
MOJO 285 / August 2017
THIS MONTH MOJO commemorates the 50th Anniversary of Jimi Hendrix's musical revolution with an exclusive step inside his studio realm – courtesy of his closest sonic confidant – and a celebration of the 27 songs that landmarked his too-short life. Our covermount CD is also Jimi-themed: Kiss The Sky is a 15-track trek from the blues to the stars and beyond. Also in the issue: The Clash take punk to the provinces in spring ’77; Roger Waters picks a fight; Dan Auerbach says The Black Keys will have to wait; The Selecter relive their 2-Tone travails. Plus: Father John Misty trips out; Depeche Mode go live; Steve Earle by his own hand; OK Computer rebooted; Warren Zevon reassessed; And: U2; Scott Walker; Oumou Sangare; The National; Kraftwerk; Ride; farewell, Chris Cornell, Gregg Allman, Saxa; Dylan at Newport ’63. And finally: how John Lennon freed John Sinclair with a bagful of drugs.
MOJO 284 / July 2017
IN HIS FIRST IN-DEPTH interview since the tragic death of his son Arthur, Nick Cave considers 30 years as a Bad Seed, the impact of grief on his life and work, and what the future holds. Meanwhile, our famous covermount CD is Murder Ballads – 15 songs that informed and inspired Cave’s darkly dramatic oeuvre. Also in the issue: Brian May remembers the rivalry, artistry and excess of Queen; Elton John’s stellar 1970 is examined; we dive inside Mick Fleetwood’s intimate photo album; Jason Isbell and Peter Perrett celebrate the straight life after years of addiction; and Billy Bragg writes on skiffle – British youth’s first DIY music explosion. Plus: Fleet Foxes’ epic new opus; Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry returns to conquer; Dave Davies, on acid; Carl Craig’s aural orgasms; and all back to Hank Marvin’s!
MOJO 283 / June 2017
MOJO celebrates the 50th Birthday of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – rebooted in 2017 with a thrilling new stereo mix. Paul McCartney tells us how they “vibed” it; Jon Savage on the songs and the significance; Nigel Hartnup relives THAT sleeve shoot; Giles Martin defends his Pepper for the new millennium; and more! Meanwhile MOJO’s covermount CD, Children Of Pepper, brings together mind-blowing tracks by psych inheritors including Ty Segall, Apples In Stereo, Pond, Thee Oh Sees and The Moonlandingz. Also in a bumper issue: remembering Jeff Buckley; saluting Chuck Berry; interrogating Christine McVie; moshing to At The Drive In. Plus: Jack White; Jane Birkin; Paul Weller; Loudon Wainwright III; Otis Redding and Slowdive. MOJO: Fixing A Hole in your record collection since 1993.