MOJO 337 – December 2021: Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin IV at 50, Bowie’s Toy, Springsteen and Idles-compiled CD in latest MOJO magazine, out now.


by MOJO Staff |
MOJO 337 cover – features Led Zeppelin, Bowie, Springsteen and more

SWORDS! SORCERY! CIDER! Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones on how they revolutionised rock with Led Zeppelin IV, 50 years ago, plus the latest on their revealing new documentary. Also in the issue: Bowie’s Toy – Earl Slick tells all; inside Springsteen’s No Nukes epiphany; the ten-fisted tale of Buffalo Springfield; a super-rare Richard Carpenter interview; Idles’ Joe Talbot gets it off his chest; Sturgill Simpson explains himself. Plus: Brian Wilson, Jorma Kaukonen, Herbie Hancock, Damon Albarn, David Crosby, World Party, Dave Gahan, Richard Chapman, Gaye Advert, Michael Rother, Dexys, Fela Kuti, peak Suede and more!

THIS MONTH’S COVERMOUNT CD is compiled by the eclectic hive mind of Idles. 15 tracks, featuring Nick Cave, Moses Sumney, Au Pairs, The Waterboys, The Flamingos and, naturally, Idles. A must for every Idles fan and everybody else.

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CONTENTS MOJO 337

COVER STORY: LED ZEPPELIN Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones celebrate 50 years since Led Zeppelin IV shook the canyons of LA and demolished the boundaries of rock: “Not bad for a pack of Limey lemon-squeezers.”

BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD How the Swiss Army band touched the skies and shot themselves in all ten feet. Buckle up, because “there’s going to be crashes,” says Stephen Stills.

IDLES Britain’s fieriest band sober up and go darker on new LP, Crawler. “If you don’t like hearing tales of struggle then you won’t like it,” they warn.

JORMA KAUKONEN Jefferson Airplane’s guitar star was nursed through fame and addiction by a passion for the blues: “When I do a show, I’m telling the story of my life.”

WORLD PARTY Batting for Beatle-centric song and eco-prophecy at the end of the ’80s, Karl Wallinger was a rising star – until aneurysm, betrayal and bad luck intervened.

THE NO NUKES CONCERTS It was The Boss’s political awakening, but who booed Chaka Khan? Jackson Browne, Steve Van Zandt and more remember the gigs that made the world safer.

CARPENTERS “White as Wonderbread”, touched with obsession, genius and tragedy: inside the perfect pop group via a rare Richard Carpenter interview and stunning pictures.

STURGILL SIMPSON Nashville’s #1 dissident and “G-list celebrity” on breaking the rules, kicking down doors and forging his own path: “Once I’m done with something, I move on.”

REVIEWED Damon Albarn / David Crosby / The Beatles / Bobby Gillespie / Courtney Barnett / Nick Cave / Cleo Sol / Tori Amos / Radiohead / Plant & Krauss / Jon Hopkins / Come / Elbow / Santana / Elton John / Fela Kuti / The Rolling Stones / Richard Dawson / Aimee Mann / Art Blakey / The Replacements / Endless Boogie / Dean Wareham / Curtis Harding / Portico Quartet / Margo Cilker / Joe Bonamassa / Marissa Nadler / Modern Nature / Groundhogs

PLUS David Bowie’s Toy, by Earl Slick / Dexys revamp Too-Rye-Ay / How To Buy... Herbie Hancock / Dave Gahan tries not to confess all / In the studio with Neu!’s Michael Rother / Buffalo Nicholls and Arushi Jain are Rising / unseen Suede / Farewell Michael Chapman, Sarah Dash, Commander Cody, Alan Lancaster, George Wein and Richard H Kirk... / Digging up The Very Things / Gaye Advert / All Back To Brian Wilson’s / And more!

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