MOJO 367 – June 2024: Kate Bush

Kate Bush, Yardbirds, Tangerine Dream, Labi Siffre and blazing ’60s UK R&B CD in the latest magazine

MOJO 367, featuring Kate Bush

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MOJO 367

Kate Bush – The Early Years is this month’s cover story. Everything from her early demos through Wuthering Heights to Never For Ever. Plus! An insider relives the incredible Tour Of Life. Also in the issue: The Yardbirds – the whole story; Scott Walker’s Climate Of Hunter at 40; Beth Gibbons returns; Tangerine Dream’s synth madness; Labi Siffre – famous at last. And: Crowded House; Curtis Mayfield; Anita Pallenberg; Steve Harley; Nirvana; Leyla McCalla; Richard Thompson; Lou Reed; Buzzcocks; Minutemen.

THIS MONTH’S COVERMOUNT CD is MOJO WORKING!: 15 slices of raucous, raving, rumbustious British R&B by The Yardbirds, Manfred Mann, Graham Bond, Cyril Davies, Geno Washington, Alexis Korner and more!



COVER STORY: KATE BUSH A deep dive into her early creative evolution. The demos, the pub gigs, the life-changing hit, the fight for control in the studio, on stage and in the camera’s eye. Plus: the tour that changed everything.

THE YARDBIRDS Sixty years since their first single, the story of a band who played the blues, then shot it into space, with three guitarists who reinvented the instrument.

SCOTT WALKER Climate Of Hunter, the strangest comeback album ever, has a back story to match. Forty years on, its survivors unburden. Plus: its lost follow-up, reviewed!

TANGERINE DREAM From a brand new book: the birth and rise of Krautrock’s commercial behemoth – from the acid-drenched Berlin art scene to the cathedrals of Europe.

NEIL FINN Crowded House’s man of melody recalls acid at Lennon’s gaff, the audition for Fleetwood Mac, and more. “I don’t have a huge amount of regret,” he shrugs.

LEYLA McCALLA From Carolina Chocolate Drops to solo mastery, the one-woman string band and cultural history seminar on delivering one of the albums of the year so far.

LABI SIFFRE Re-energised by exposure in hot film The Holdovers, the golden voice and cool chords of It Must Be Love *et al returns to the acclaim that was always his due.

MINUTEMEN Forty years ago they unleashed their sprawling masterpiece. Double Nickels On The Dime was the Ummagumma of post-hardcore, but around the corner lurked tragedy...

REVIEWED Beth Gibbons / Kamasi Washington / St. Vincent / AC/DC /  Sister Rosetta Tharpe / Pet Shop Boys / Lemon Twigs / Jessica Pratt / Michael Head / Neil Young / Arab Strap / Khruangbin / Blue Öyster Cult / Fat White Family / Isobel Campbell / Brian Eno / Tom Rush / Air / Kings Of Leon / Mick Harvey / Broadcast / T Bone Burnett / Bill Frisell / Iron & Wine / Chris Smither / Kid Congo / Villagers / Kelley Stoltz / Mdou Moctar / Laibach / The Rain Parade

PLUS Anita Pallenberg – more than a muse / Richard Thompson – shipwrecked yet still afloat / Nirvana – unseen! / Lou Reed (un)covered by Rufus Wainwright, and more /  How To Buy… Curtis Mayfield / Buzzcocks – and Diggle’s buzz cut /Mark Mulcaghy is a cult / Joe Boyd’s African adventure / Cassie Kinoshi and Myriam Gendron are Rising /Steve Harley, Karl Wallinger and Vince Power have fallen…


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