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MOJO February 2019

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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1 min.
this month's contributors include...

Jay Glennie Film writer Jay’s last few years have been spent orbiting the wonderful world of the late great Nic Roeg, with books on The Man Who Fell To Earth and Performance. An extract from the latter features on page 56. The new year brings a new orbit for Jay – around Robert De Niro and The Deer Hunter. Andy Cotterill “What a great experience shooting these guys [Khruangbin, p46],” enthused Andy, seen with two of the band (that’s him on the right). “They looked incredible and were so much fun… the perfect combination for a great shoot… and what a great gig, they had the Roundhouse rocking. I hope to work with them again soon.” Dave Di Martino Dave witnessed The Doors’ historic 1969 performance in Miami (see p62) and, for better or worse,…

7 min.
swoons 15 alternative pop gems from the 1980s

“ IT WAS A VERY 1984 THING, TO BE AGAINST THE ROCKY STUFF that had come before,” Prefab Sprout’s Paddy McAloon reasons in this month’s MOJO Interview. “I knew there was a way to write about relationships and women that wasn’t that tired old shit.” From Camden to Cork, and from Durham in north-east England to Perth in Western Australia, McAloon was the unlikely leader of a musical generation who came of age in the early 1980s. Sensitive to a fault, mostly too awkward and idiosyncratic to organise themselves into a scene, they nevertheless mapped out a literate and compelling new pop music. Many jangled, as an imperative that dovetailed with the looming forces of indiedom. But as the 15 tracks collected on Swoons show, the prevailing aesthetic of romance and…

5 min.
all back to my place

Courtney Barnett HER MIDDLE NAME IS MELBA What music are you currently grooving to? Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Kurt Vile’s Bottle It In, Lonnie Holley, Joan As Police Woman, Laura Jean, Sampa The Great, Bedouine, Waxahatchee, M.I.A., Cat Power’s Wanderer, Low’s Double Negative, Anna Calvi’s Hunter, Blood Orange’s Negro Swan, the new Marianne Faithfull album – or any Marianne Faithfull album, they’re all great. What, if push comes to shove, is your all-time favourite album? Naturally by Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings. I love other albums by Gillian Welch and Wilco, but this is an album I can easily listen to from start to finish at any given time. What was the first record you ever bought? And where did you buy it? Grease, the soundtrack. I bought it from the shopping mall in Sydney. Besides Pulp Fiction…

2 min.
the essential brazilian reissues of 2018

LP 700138 JORGE BEN Big Ben His fourth album, originally released in 1965 by Philips and considered one of the best from the first stage of the Brazilian L@DRSQNìR›B@QDDQÅ LP 700125 JORGE BEN Ben This 1972 samba soul masterpiece marks his consecration as the international star he was destined SN›ADBNLDÅ›››››HR›@››Q@YHKH@M› funksoul monument that features a mix between older samba and American soul, providing a sublime A@BJCQNO›ENQ››NQFD››DMìR›@L@YHMF› UNB@KRÅ› LP 700144 CHICO BUARQUE No 4 Features a number of immortal classics, including splendid samba renditions of ìEssa MoÁa T· Diferente,î ìAgora Falando SÈrio,î ìGente Humilde,î ìRosa dos Ventos,î and ìSamba e Amor,î along with other lesser known but DPT@KKX›VNMCDQETK›RNMFRÅ LP 700143 CHICO BUARQUE Sinal Fechado A tribute to a host of other Brazilian composers, such as Tom Jobim, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, VinÌcius de Moraes, and ›DA@RSH^N››TMDR~›@LNMF›NSGDQRÅ› Includes the landmark song î›BNQC@~››LNQïÅ LP 700134 GAL COSTA Legal The stunning third solo…

7 min.
theories, rants, etc.

IN 1968, JIM MORRISON WROTE A FAN letter to Wallace Fowlie, professor of French Literature at Duke University. Morrison had become enamoured with Fowlie’s translation of the poems of Arthur Rimbaud. “I don’t read French that easily,” he confessed. “I am a rock singer and your book travels around with me.” Morrison wouldn’t be the last rock star to find inspiration from the bad boy of 19th century symbolism. Still, it’s quite a shock this month to learn that Noel Gallagher is also a poetry-loving disciple; one of many unexpected insights we discover from a striking new interview with this most quotable and MOJOfriendly of contemporary British rock stars. Our latest issue is full of surprises. You’ll hear about the musical riches of 2019. About the unlikely bond between Prefab Sprout and…

2 min.
after 10 years away, the raconteurs fuse nashville and detroit rock’n’roll!

NEVER ONE to do things in a conventional way, Jack White excelled himself this past October. One of the most exciting music stories for 2019 – that his beloved band, The Raconteurs, had reunited after a decade apart – was smuggled out in the small print on his Third Man Records website. White announced that The Raconteurs’ second album, Consolers Of The Lonely, was being upgraded for a tenth anniversary vinyl reissue as part of the Third Man Record Vault Collection. While working on the old master tapes, however, White and his bandmates – co-frontman Brendan Benson, bassist Jack Lawrence (who also serves in The Dead Weather) and drummer Patrick Keeler – were inspired to record two new songs. Those tracks, pressed onto a 7-inch single, are being mailed out to…