MOJO September 2021

Launched in 1993, MOJO celebrates the stories of music's all-time greats. It does this through expertly written, insightful features and exclusive, in-depth interviews. MOJO also finds and recommends new music of quality and integrity, so if you want to read about the classics of now and tomorrow, it is definitely the music magazine for you. As founding editor Paul Du Noyer put it, MOJO has ""the sensibilities of a fanzine and the design values of Vogue."" It's lovingly put together every month by music fanatics with huge knowledge, who share your passion. And because they have unrivalled contacts in the music industry, they bring you the kind of access, news and expertise you won't find anywhere else.

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this month’s contributors include...

John Aizlewood John has been writing for MOJO since 2018. Before that, he wrote for Q, Tracks, Melody Maker, Sounds and other publications no longer with us. He writes about sport too and so was delighted to talk Queens Park Rangers with Tony Hicks of The Hollies in his first major MOJO piece. Turn to page 32. Andrew Collins The Northampton-born art student designed pages for NME in 1988, moving diagonally via inkies and glossies, Radios 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6, Classic FM and Radio Times. Billy Bragg’s Boswell, he played drums for Cud at Brixton Academy and suggests how to buy fellow East Midlander Kevin Coyne on page 100. Danny Eccleston MOJO’s Senior Editor learned much of what he knows about music mags from the two gentlemen on the left. So blame them.…

7 min
oh! you pretty things

IN THIS MONTH’S MOJO, DANA GILLESPIE TELLS US A GOOD story about David Bowie. He’s hanging out with her in the Gioconda cafe, Denmark Street, back in 1964, an aspiring denizen of Tin Pan Alley waiting to be famous. “The reason you sat there was to get in with the music publishers, to get one of your songs placed,” says Gillespie. “David always considered himself a songwriter first.” After the crunch of The Man Who Sold The World, and before the delirious glam of Ziggy Stardust, this is the persona Bowie fell back on for 1971’s Hunky Dory. He combined Broadway shtick with edgier styles learned from Reed, Dylan and Young. Tunes were often carried along by grand piano, dusted equally with grit and glitter. It was, in a way, a…

5 min
all back to my place

Jakob Dylan WALLFLOWER, BLUE-EYED SON What music are you currently grooving to? Joe Henry’s The Gospel According To Water. Joe’s as good a songwriter as I’m aware of. A really moving record – he had a lot of health issues and it’s a brutal look into a personal journey, and what the beyond looks like, I suppose. What, if push comes to shove, is your all-time favourite album? You might think I was on the payroll I speak about The Clash so much, but I don’t think there’s a better rock’n'roll record than London Calling. It’s still it. What was the first record you ever bought? And where did you buy it? I had older brothers who’d started a pretty large record collection, and they had records I liked, 999, Stiff Little Fingers, a lot of the…

7 min
theories, rants, etc.

E-mail to: HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN HISTORY IS being made? For Woody Woodmansey, sat in the kitchen at Haddon Hall, his initial response to Life On Mars? being composed in the room next door was, “Fucking hell that’s a bit weird.” Soon enough, though, Woodmansey and everyone else in David Bowie’s orbit would intuit the significance of what they were hearing. “I remember speaking to people at the time,” Rick Wakeman tells us, “and I said, ‘It will be one of the greatest albums ever made.’” This month’s MOJO turns the spotlight on yet another epochal album celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2021: Hunky Dory. Tom Doyle speaks with the players, producers and even Bowie’s elusive manager Tony Defries to reconstruct the album’s making, and to understand the psychology of its…

4 min
when joni met jimi

THE HOT NEWS AND BIZARRE STORIES FROM PLANET MOJO JIMI’S JONI TAPE IN FULL 1 Night In The City 2 Come To The Sunshine 3 Chelsea Morning 4 The Pirate Of Penance 5 Conversation 6 The Way It Is 7 The Dawntreader 8 Both Sides, Now 9 Marcie 10 Nathan La Franeer 11 Dr. Junk 12 Roses Blue 13 Michael From Mountains 14 Go Tell The Drummer Man 15 I Don’t Know Where I Stand 16 Sisotowbell Lane 17 Ladies Of The Canyon IT’S ONE OF rock’s most mysterious Lost Tapes legends: what happened to the recordings made of Joni Mitchell by Jimi Hendrix at Le Hibou Coffee House in Ottawa, Canada on March 19, 1968? It’s a tantalising tale of two rising genii from different ends of the ’60s music spectrum and the music they bonded over. Except the tantalising is over. After 53 years, the recordings have…

3 min
elvis costello reimagines this year’s model – in spanish!

“IT SOUNDS crazy,” Elvis Costello told MOJO last year. While working with producer Sebastian Krys on the box set of 1979’s Armed Forces, he said, they were preparing “a much more extreme revisiting” of 1978’s This Year’s Model. It was, Costello confided, “a complete re-recording of the original with my voice removed.” In his place, artists from Latin America and Spain including Chilean-American hitmaker Francisca Valenzuela, Uruguayan Oscar-winner Jorge Drexler and ex-Menudo voice Draco Rosa sing the album in Spanish. True to his word that he’d tell us more, here’s Elvis on Zoom, in a hoodie and shades, his Argentine-born producer in the frame beside him. When Costello first suggested a Spanish remake, Krys says, “I just kind of went quiet. Then I thought, this is in line with what I’ve seen…