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MOJO Issue 282

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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6 min.
pigs might fly

THE MUSIC MADE BY PINK FLOYD DURING THE PAST FIVE decades has continued to impact upon audiences and fellow musicians in equal measure. It is not bound by genre, nor by the period during which it was made. Neither is the music included on this bespoke MOJO compilation, which has loosely been inspired by the insurrectionary spirit of the band’s 1977 album, Animals. Indeed, the 15 tracks gathered here reflect the emboldened musical times which we are living through and where the progressive spirit of the artists represented here can be openly celebrated. Welcome, then to Pigs Might Fly – a collection of music designed to transport you through this world and beyond, and which proves that ‘prog’ is far more than just a four letter word… Few artists have travelled…

5 min.
all back to my place

Toots Hibbert STILL DOING THE REGGAY What music are you currently grooving to? When I’m on my own? I’m grooving to new music I’m writing. I’ve been listening to my own music in the studio, I’ve got a whole load of great new music , and old music – Monkey Man, Pressure Drop, 54-46 Was My Number, all those songs. I’m getting ready to play again! And I have been listening to The Specials as well, too. They are my friends, I love their music, man! We’re gonna play together and I’m looking forward to that. What, if push comes to shove, is your all-time favourite album? Album? I don’t know. My favourite songs are gospel, that’s why I sing so much gospel vibes in my songs. I like anything by Mahalia Jackson. It’s a good…

8 min.
theories, rants, etc.

“WE’RE ON THE SAME MONETARY MERRY- go-round we were on in the ’70s,” says Roger Waters. “The ideas on Dogs and Pigs are still with us. I was aware of them then, and I am aware of them now.” Indeed, as Animals, Pink Floyd’s 1977 album, turns 40, it appears to have taken on even greater relevance, its unbridled anger now directed at a set of all-too obvious targets. As Waters and Nick Mason revisit the album on page 70, MOJO is also proud to bring you an exclusive, early preview of the band’s long-awaited exhibition, Their Mortal Remains, which the V&A will host in May. And to escape our present dystopian reality, enjoy our bespoke CD, Pigs Might Fly. Hopefully, it proves music still has the power to lift…

2 min.
only ones they know

THE HOT NEWS AND BIZARRE STORIES FROM PLANET MOJO“IT DOESN’T SOUND LIKE ANYTHING WE’VE DONE BEFORE.” “Bringing other people in, it’s not really to prop up the band,” says Charlatans singer Tim Burgess. “It’s more like, I feel we’re living in a bit of a broken world at the moment, and it was more about asking people over for a cup of tea. That they joined in on the record is kind of an aside.” He’s talking about his group’s new album Different Days, and its impressive roster of guest players. Its 13 songs feature co-writing and vocals from Paul Weller, guitar by Johnny Marr, programming and synths courtesy of New Order’s Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert, plus further help from Tim’s pal Kurt Wagner, author Ian Rankin, A Certain Ratio drummer…

2 min.
glen matlock

“IGGY ASKED ME WHY I DIDN’T SING MY OWN STUFF.” Glen Matlock is perched on a stool at Sensible Studios in north London, a chic facility enjoyed in past times by everyone from the Spice Girls to Elvis Costello. He’s here to play MOJO a handful of recordings destined for his forthcoming solo LP – his first since 2010’s Born Running – each track attended today by a ripping Matlock anecdote. Take, for example, his unexpected cover of Scott Walker’s Montague Terrace (In Blue), which finds Glen brandishing a rich, velvety vocal timbre. “I’ve been singing for a long time now, and you get a confidence,” he explains. “I remember when we were recording Iggy Pop’s Soldier album [in 1979]. We were having dinner, and Iggy asked me why I didn’t sing my…

1 min.
also working

…having reunited after five years of not talking, the Hartnoll brothers are working on new ORBITAL (below) material, to be roadtested at summer festival gigs. The key to their new-found harmony? Brother Paul promising not to be a control freak to elder sibling Phil. “That drove us both mad,” he says , adding that, “I always wanted us to be the Status Quo of techno – I’m Francis Rossi, by the way” … CHEAP TRICK promise that a new album will be released at the beginning of the summer, just over a year after 2016’s Bang, Zoom, Crazy… Hello came out … KASABIAN have finished their sixth album, three years after 48:13. A more guitar-heavy sound is promised, infused with Serge Pizzorno’s joy at Leicester City’s Premier League victory in…