MOJO October 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…

Ian Harrison In this issue, MOJO’s News Editor attempts to fathom the devilish legend of Faust, talks to Jonny Trunk and XTC’s Colin Moulding, and digs the new album by The Bug. He can’t wait to get out and see some live music again, and draws comics in his spare time. Andrew Perry Andrew Perry’s first MOJO cover story was 1997’s emotional Nirvana oral history. His summit with Robert Plant and Alison Krauss this month was no less soul-stirring, and he particularly thanks the Zep legend for picking up the dinner tab. After ghost-writing for John Lydon and Tricky, his third assisted memoir lands in 2022. Shawn Brackbill Shawn is a photographer/director based in Brooklyn and Kansas City. A music lifer, he booked indie shows and tour managed before swapping truck stops for f-stops. His…

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sand blasters a raising sand companion

WHEN ROBERT PLANT AND ALISON KRAUSS CAME together to release Raising Sand in 2007, the album proved spectacularly effective at uniting disparate worlds. Hardened rock fans were introduced to a singer described by producer T Bone Burnett as “the Aretha Franklin of bluegrass”. Country aficionados discovered the rootsy nuances that had always lurked in the depths of Led Zeppelin’s Golden God. Raising Sand proved just as useful at drawing out the affinities between the varied musics Plant and Krauss loved: the laments of old Albion and weird rural America; the blues and R&B and multitudinous different manifestations of folk; the contemporary bands who tuned in to these haunting traditions. Now, as the duo reunite for a second set of diverse covers, Raise The Roof, we’ve commissioned them to pick a selection…

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all back to my place

Toyah and Robert Fripp HIS AND HERS What music are you currently grooving to? Toyah: Pink Noise by Laura Mvula. I’ve been a massive fan since seeing Laura at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival about six years ago. Robert: Jón Leifs, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Peteris Vasks and Giya Kancheli as composers, and Hilary Hahn as player. What, if push comes to shove, is your all-time favourite album? T: Roxy Music, For Your Pleasure. R: Wildfowers by Judy Collins. What was the first record you ever bought? And where did you buy it? T: T.Rex, Electric Warrior, Vicarage Road Records, Kings Heath, Birmingham. It cost about 12s/6d. I still have it. R: My sister Patricia and me bought two 78s for our shared birthdays, April 1957, at Poole Music Stores, Wimborne: Elvis Presley’s Hound Dog and Tommy Steele’s Singing The Blues. Which musician, other than your-self,…

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theories, rants, etc.

E-mail to: UNLESS YOU SUPPORT WOLVERHAMPTON Wanderers, you might not feel you’ve much in common with Robert Plant, a rock icon from a time when we expected our heroes to be anything but relatable. But what’s immediately apparent from our interview with Plant this month is he’s very like a typical MOJO reader: insatiably curious about music; enthusiastic about sharing his latest discoveries; honest enough to understand that while he knows and loves a lot, there’s always something else worth hearing. MOJO joins Plant in the corner of a 15th century country pub, blasting North African electronica out of his phone. Later, he will talk candidly about how working with Alison Krauss revealed to him an enriching strain of American music that, in spite of his restless spirit of enquiry, he’d never…

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open for white goods

THE HOT NEWS AND BIZARRE STORIES FROM PLANET MOJO “You’re coming into our world… there’s not a hipster snobbery to it…”JACK WHITE NUMBER ONE Marshall Street, located off London’s traditionally swinging Carnaby Street, was apparently gripped by identity crises during its recent refit, a different business blazoned across the frontage every couple of weeks: Absurd Scam Records, Harry Lime’s Penicillin, Jack Sharp’s Upholstery Tacks… Each one, however, slyly pointed to the enterprise’s true nature: the London branch of Third Man Records, the label – and later shop – founded by Jack White in 2001. “We could have just put up black wood,” laughs White, “but people who’d maybe walk past on their way to work wondering what the heck was going on, that was interesting to us.” Opening in September, it is Third…

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kenney jones launches nice records with a small faces ’66 live lp! (and a faces reunion?)

“THERE ARE absolutely no flowery overdubs,” declares Small Faces drummer Kenney Jones. “What you hear is exactly how it was, exactly as we performed the show… for me, it’s like going back in time listening to this record.” He’s talking about Small Faces – Live 1966, a remastered, restored and official issue of the earliest known recorded gig by his first group. The two good and screamy sets at the Twenty Club in Mouscron, Belgium were taped by the venue, without the band’s knowledge, on January 9, 1966. At a time when the group were being worked hard by manager Don Arden, they’re on fiery form, with bassist Ronnie Lane singing R&B standby Ooh Poo Pah Doo, a medley of Booker T.’s Plum Nellie, Baby Please Don’t Go and Parchman Farm,…