EXCLUSIVE: Bruce Springsteen talks to Warren Zanes about childhood, The River, Nebraska, the E Street Band and more, while David Sancious remembers Bruce’s landmark 1973 and Keith Cameron reports on the current tour. Also in the issue: Tina Turner remembered; Vivian Stanshall reanimated; Stax Records’ unsung heroes; the madness of Black Sabbath. Plus: Shirley Collins, Roger Waters, P.J. Harvey, The Doors, Andy Rourke by Mike Joyce, Fontaines D.C.’s Grian Chatten, Clapton salutes Jeff Beck, and the best (and worst) Glastonbury ever?
THIS MONTH’S COVERMOUNT CD is Stax Uncovered – 15 astonishing unreleased tracks reclaimed from the label’s archives, sung by Eddie Floyd, Carla Thomas, William Bell, Rufus Thomas, Shirley Brown, Mack Rice and more!
MOJO 357 CONTENTS
COVER STORY: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN What The Boss told writer Warren Zanes when they sat down to talk Nebraska, The River, his childhood and more. Plus: David Sancious on Springsteen’s ’73, and Keith Cameron reports on the E Street Band’s stellar current form.
TINA TURNER The trials, tragedy and triumph of soul’s greatest belter, and her underrated artistry: “She knew when to press the accelerator, when to back off.”
STAX New reasons to laud soul’s greatest label, as its unsung heroes and heroines deliver the stories behind the songs – some of them only just rediscovered.
VIVIAN STANSHALL Unreleased gems of song and spoken word shed new light on the troubled soul of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band’s manic mainman: “a gentleman” and “a lunatic”.
SHIRLEY COLLINS The curatorial Queen of English folk claims she’s made her final album. Time to review an inspirational career, and her do’s and don’ts of trad song.
BLACK SABBATH Geezer Butler unpicks the spooky mythos and ugly truths in the tale of metal’s pioneers. “I was the seventh child of a seventh child,” he reveals.
GRIAN CHATTEN Touring the US with Fontaines D.C., their brooding, bookish singer struggled with his mental health. How his new solo album played a part in the healing.
GLASTONBURY ’97 How Radiohead in their OK Computer pomp and Joe Strummer’s “Dunkirk spirit” overcame Somme-like conditions and a rock festival legend was born.
REVIEWED P.J. Harvey / Roger Waters / Frank Zappa / Lucinda Williams / Queens Of The Stone Age / African Head Charge / Molly Tuttle / Steely Dan / Dexys / Foo Fighters / The Murlocs / Beverly Glenn-Copeland / Drive-By Truckers / Brigid Mae Power / Anohni And The Johnsons / Pet Shop Boys / M Ward / King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard / Killer Mike / Swans / Julie Byrne / Jim O’Rourke / Arthur Russell / Grateful Dead / Fridge
PLUS Clapton salutes Jeff Beck / Pet Sounds in sonic 4D / Marshall Chess checks in / Wreckless Eric’s jazz epiphany / Introducing… Alogte Oho & His Sounds Of Joy / Revisiting… Question Mark & The Mysterians / Slowdive resurface / How To Buy… The Doors / Farewell, Andy Rourke, Gordon Lightfoot, Linda Lewis, Pete Brown and Wee Willie Harris / All back to Damian Lewis’s / The Beaulieu Jazz Riot kicks off!