AN EXCLUSIVE NEIL YOUNG INTERVIEW stars in this month’s jam-packed MOJO magazine. On the table: his brilliant new album, his epic Archives trawl, full moon fever, and late-life transformations. Also: Crazy Horse speak! Dive in, too, for MOJO’s preview of the great music coming in 2022; Deep Purple rock back the years; Paul Cook on life in the shadow of the Sex Pistols. Plus: Cat Power; The Who; The Gun Club; Yard Act; Curtis Harding; Elvis Costello; Arthur Russell; Mick Rock; and the great lost albums of 1971!
THIS MONTH’S COVERMOUNT CD is that greatest of things: 10 incredible Neil Young songs curated by Neil Young himself! Nuggets and classics jostle for space! Unmissable!
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COVER STORY: NEIL YOUNG MOJO bags an exclusive audience with a ‘Canerican’ legend, toting his best album in a decade. Plus: Crazy Horse kick over the traces; Young’s Archive releases rounded up; and Linda Ronstadt on Neil’s rich Harvest, 50 years on.
2022 PREVIEW Looking forward to The Who, Bowie, Pavement, Talk Talk, Foo Fighters, The Stranglers, Jack White, Bowie ‘Hoppy’ Hopkins, Vashti Bunyan, a new My Bloody Valentine album (really!) and much, much more.
PAUL COOK The Sex Pistols’ percussive prime mover on life in the shadow of the world’s most notorious band: “We just wanted to make music and people wanted to kill us!”
DEEP PURPLE Gillan, Paice and Glover regroup for one more blag, 50 years since Machine Head. But what are their current feelings about Ritchie Blackmore? “He’s a quirky guy...”
CAT POWER Chan Marshall’s struggles are hardly all in the past – 2021 saw her down to her last 38 dollars – but a new album finds her in her happy place: under the covers.
1971 NUGGETS While the ilk of Blue, Led Zep IV and What’s Going On headlined an unbelievable year, droves of killer discs flew under the radar. MOJO’s writers pick 50.
CURTIS HARDING Child of Mennonites turned worldly soul star, late-blooming success suits Harding. “I had to create,” he tells David Fricke, “or I was going to go crazy.”
THE GUN CLUB How Jeffrey Lee Pierce and fellow “nihilistic misfits” emerged from Hispanic LA, and how voodoo, punk, blues and unleashed demons were manifested in Fire Of Love.
REVIEWED Yard Act / Arthur Russell / Elvis Costello / Eels / Urge Overkill / The Band / Eve Adams / Robert Fripp / Jake Xerxes Fussell / Anaïs Mitchell / Paul Weller / Hiss Golden Messenger / The Dream Syndicate / Band Of Horses / The Pretty Things / Punch Brothers / Anna Von Hausswolff / Sun O))) / Robin Guthrie / Abdullah Ibrahim / Frank Zappa / Blossom Toes
PLUS Farewell, Mick Rock / Iechyd da, Tom Jones / Billy Strings and Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram are rising / Mike Cooper gets his due / How To Buy... Yellow Magic Orchestra / the Cyril Davies legacy / Dylan’s rap shame / Grand Funk Railroad: the naked truth! / All Back To Bill Fay’s / And more!