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MOJO Issue 288

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.
neu decade

A New Career In A New Town, the title of David Bowie’s new box set that spans his years living and recording in Berlin, is indicative of the man’s desire for a fresh start. During his time in that city, Bowie immersed himself in the culture and music that was coursing through Germany, and indeed Europe, at the time. This was music that did not rely on the Anglo-American sound axis but which came from a different place. It was confrontational, challenging and inspiring. This bespoke MOJO compilation – which we dedicate to the memory of Can’s Holger Cuzkay – celebrates some of the music made during a decade that influenced Bowie, his collaborators and modern music as a whole. We invite you to listen to it with the lights…

5 min.
all back to my place

Jordan THE REAL ONE, AND PUNK ACE FACE What music are you currently grooving to? Savages are captivating. The Jesus And Mary Chain’s Damage And Joy and Underworld’s Barbara Barbara… Also, I’ve had a resurgence of seeing people live, Grandaddy at Brixton were great , and I’ve seen a lot of the punk bands – Johnny Moped, Skids, Ruts, Theatre Of Hate and UK Subs, who were amazing. What, if push comes to shove, is your all-time favourite album? Crikey. It’ s a lot to do with the people I was involved with, but I’d say Ziggy Stardust, (Adam And The Ants’) Dirk Wears White Sox, Never Mind The Bollocks, L.A.M.F by The Heartbreakers. If I had to pick one I’d say Ramones It’s Alive, at the Rainbow in December 1977. It was as…

7 min.
theories, rants, etc.

BERLIN HAS AN ATMOSPHERE ALL OF ITS own. Back in ’76, it was also the place where David Bowie could wander anonymously and, like the city itself, find a way to rebuild himself. This month, as we look back at arguably the most crucial period in Bowie’s development, we also celebrate the wider musical developments of European music at that time with this month’s bespoke CD. Among the artists featured are Can, whose co-founder, Holger Czukay, passed away during the course of this issue. A full celebration of the man’s life appears on page 38 and we dedicate this issue to him and the Can family. On a personal note, this is my last issue in the MOJO Editor’s chair, so as I hand the reins to the excellent Danny Eccleston,…

9 min.
return to mu mu land

THE HOT NEWS AND BIZARRE STORIES FROM PLANET MOJO“I DON’T WANT TO GO INTO BILL DRUMMOND’S MIND.I’VE BEEN THERE…”Pete Wylie From certain standpoints, Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty’s return to active collaboration was a deluge of incomprehensibility. For example, on Friday August 25, attendees at hallowed Liverpool venue The Florrie witness a ritualistic triple-screen short film which incorporates Yoko Ono, various pyramids and levitating citrus fruit. We have joined two eco-funeral directors in singing a gentle hymnal with the words “Don’t be afraid, you’re already dead.” Then, after a procession of cowled adepts carrying two coffins enters the hall to the sound of Blake’s Jerusalem, a disguised Jarvis Cocker casts off his blue robes and leads a choir-and-organ version of The KLF’s globally successful 1991 duet with Tammy Wynette, Justified &…

3 min.
first aid kit

“YOU GET OLDER AND WISER MAYBE…”Klara Söderberg “It’s dark,” says Klara Söderberg of First Aid Kit’s forthcoming fourth album, the follow-up to 2014’s Stay Gold. Picking up the thought, her sister Johanna says the songs, “draw more from our personal experiences than before before . . They They are are about about a a break break-up up , , feeling feeling lonely lonely and and desperate and going through major changes in your life, and how you run away from it or try to handle it.” The sisters’ bond extends further than First Aid Kit. Each finishes the other’s sentences. “This record starts with a bang and ends with a really big crescendo…” adds Klara. Johanna chimes in “…we’ve never done a song like that before, it’s got a big instrumental…

1 min.

… DAVID BYRNE (below) is working on a new album, according to collaborator Daniel ‘Oneohtrix Point Never’ Lopatin, who revealed on a Reddit Ask Me Anything interview that Byrne asked him to listen to some new music. After some “tinkering”, Lopatin suggested, “why don’t we make one from scratch and we made a couple”. Brian Eno is also expected to contribute to the project… MORRISSEY will unveil new long-player Low In High School in November. It’ll be released on his new boutique label Etienne through the BMG company, who said, “Morrissey’ s talent for combining political statements and melodies is more prevalent than ever” on the new recordings … and remember when we wrote about a new HAPPY MONDAYS record being made, back in 2015? “That was bollocks,” says Shaun…