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MOJO July 2018

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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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
this month’s contributors include

Joe Dilworth It was amazing to meet Damo, someone I could barely believe was real when I started listening to Can in my teens.I have a bookshop specialising in photography called Bildband Berlin,I take pictures of people and my travels,and I play in Cavern Of Anti-Matter.We have a new record out and are touring this year. Ian Harrison MOJO Associate Editor Ian has asked Can vocalist Damo Suzuki to talk about his first band on several occasions over the years, and finally succeeded with this month’s MOJO Interview.This month he’s also dug talking to James Williamson,four-fifths of Suede and Christopher Eccleston. Robert Hilburn Robert was pop music critic for the Los Angeles Times for nearly 35 years,during which he interviewed the legends of popular music multiple times.Since 2005,he has written a memoir (Corn Flakes With…

5 min.
mojo presents 12 cosmic echoes from the psychedelic universe

HOW TO CHART THE EXPANSES OF INNER AND outer space with music? It’s a challenge which has invigorated wave after wave of psychedelic adventurers, many of whom were emboldened by the pioneering work of Pink Floyd. Long-form investigations like Echoes – source, of course, of our Bright Ambassadors Of Morning title – stretched the boundaries of what rock could sound like, what a rock song could do, and how long it could last. Guitarists were untethered from the simple business of riffing. Electronics were deployed for transcendent purposes. Musical maps were redrawn on a whim. Whole new worlds opened up, ready to be explored by artists like the 12 assembled here on this latest, furthest-out MOJO CD. They range from Floyd’s contemporaries and fellow travellers, through to new players from 2018’s…

5 min.
all back to my place

Liz Phair GUYVILLE EXILE What music are you currently grooving to? Seinabo Sey’s new video for Breathe, Hinds, Aldous Harding, and Juliana Hatfield’s Olivia Newton-John covers. What, if push comes to shove, is your all-time favourite album? Exile On Main St. It’s the most nutritionally complete banquet of an album. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be a rock star, you can just listen to that album and then you’ll pretty much have lived it. What was the first record you ever bought? And where did you buy it? The first vinyl record I ever bought was an album by Madness. I mistakenly thought it had Our House on it. I was in Vienna, on a trip with my parents. Everybody was wandering around another charming cathedral. I dipped into a…

7 min.
theories, rants, etc.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE PINK FLOYD? Over the next few weeks, there’s a chance to examine two radically different options. Roger Waters brings the polemical spectacular of Us + Them to arenas and vast outdoor spaces around the UK and Europe. But on a much smaller scale, the appearance of Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets marks a poignant new chapter in the Floyd saga. We join the drummer as he reconnects with songs Pink Floyd left behind a half-century ago: a set of freakouts and idiosyncrasy that frames a time before The Dark Side Of The Moon, and revitalises the legacy of Syd Barrett. It’s a good time, then, for MOJO’s electoral college of heads to work out something akin to a definitive Floyd Top 50. There are deathless anthems, lost treasures, a…

3 min.
barn - storming!

“YOUNG SAID THEY’RE UNREHEARSED. THEY SOUND ANYTHING BUT.” THE HOT NEWS AND BIZARRE STORIES FROM PLANET MOJO “ The Horse is ready to leave the barn!” When Neil Young has an idea, things tend to happen rather fast. So it was that, 10 days after he announced on his website that Crazy Horse had reconvened, the band were on-stage in Fresno, California, for the first time in four years. This is not, though, quite the same Crazy Horse; the name, in fact, now seems to be ‘NYCH’. Guitarist Frank ‘Poncho’ Sampedro told MOJO in January that he had heard “rumblings” of a reunion, but ahead of the first Fresno date on May 1, Young announced, “Poncho isn’t able to join us right now, but we all hope he’ll be back.” Instead, Young,…

3 min.

On June 5, 2016, Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad took the stage at a private party at Stockholm’s Berns Hotel and performed Abba’s poignant 1980 song The Way Old Friends Do. It was to celebrate 50 years since their former bandmates Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus first met, and was the first time Abba’s lead singers had sung together at anything even resembling a public event since the band split in 1982. Most of us who were there were certain that we had heard Fältskog and Lyngstad’s voices together for the last time. Small wonder, then, that the world’s media exploded at the news last month that Abba had been back in the studio in June 2017 to record two new songs. “[It was] like no time had passed at all,”…