EVERYONE’S TALKING ABOUT Kate Bush. But no one’s going as deep into Running Up That Hill, and its parent Hounds Of Love album, as MOJO. Collaborators, admirers and MOJO’s top writers tell the incredible story of her greatest record, and its resurrection. Elsewhere, The Byrds talk us through their classic era; Joni Mitchell returns from the wilderness; The Libertines tell us what they can remember about making Up The Bracket; the literally fabulous life and work of Jackie Leven; the groundbreaking insanity of Neu! Plus: T Bone Burnett, Bill Nelson, Staple Singers, Marcus King, Wilco, Ian Carr, Leonard Cohen, Julian Lennon, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Makaya McCraven... and all back to Wonder Woman’s!
THIS MONTH’S COVERMOUNT CD is Thunder In Our Hearts: a collection of music that inspired and sustained Kate Bush – including Roy Harper, Anne Briggs, Eberhard Weber and Billie Holiday – plus exquisite Kate Bush covers by Tracey Thorn and Nite Jewel. NB. CD not available on newsstand copies outside of the UK. All Subscriber copies and copies purchased via greatmagazines.co.uk include CD.
MOJO 347 CONTENTS
COVER STORY: KATE BUSH As Running Up That Hill continues to fuel her record-breaking summer, MOJO goes back to the source with a deep dive into Hounds Of Love, with help from collaborators, admirers and MOJO’s best writers.
THE BYRDS The rise from folk purism to pop primacy and beyond, encapsulated in newly unearthed photographs. “We didn’t have a blueprint,” admit Hillman and McGuinn.
T BONE BURNETT Rolling Thunder veteran, Americana evangelist, consigliere to the stars, and now producer of a single disc worth £1.5m: the Renaissance Hillbilly opens up.
NEU! Did the odd couple of German rock drive each other wahnsinnig? No question. Did they also invent music that new generations still strive to emulate? Stimmt!
MARCUS KING Tragedy, daddy issues, and a brush with the uncanny have helped Southern rock’s New Blood find his voice: “I had this eerie feeling, like the presence of death...”
JACKIE LEVEN Navigating the late, lamented Leven’s labyrinth of half-truths and genius songs with the help of friends, lovers, antagonists, a Sex Pistol and Ian Rankin.
THE LIBERTINES How The Smiths, The Clash, Mythicke Englande and mental illness combined on Up The Bracket, 20 years young. “We were woefully reckless,” survivors recall.
BILL NELSON Splitting glam futurists Be-Bop Deluxe baffled label and fans, but Wakefield’s guitar guru was on another path. “I’ve got to do my thing,” he tells James McNair.
REVIEWED Makaya McCraven / Wilco / Lambchop / Ian Carr / The Mars Volta / Charles Stepney / Horace Andy / The Afghan Whigs / Ray Charles / Death Cab For Cutie / The Proclaimers / Neil Young / Manic Street Preachers / Altered Images / Ozzy Osbourne / Beth Orton / Suede / Sampa The Great / Dr John
PLUS Inside Joni Mitchell’s astonishing Newport reveal / Julian Lennon’s confessions / Larry Klein on Leonard Cohen / Swamp thing Tommy McLain / Jana Horn and Wu-Lu are Rising / How To Buy... The Staple Singers / Natalie Merchant checks in / The Tornados take off / a Lee Perry portfolio / Bye-bye Barbara Thompson, Paul Ryder... / All Back To Wonder Woman’s