Tuesday, 28 February 2012

MOJO magazine - Issue 221 April 2012


The new edition of the always-excellent MOJO should be in the shops today....


FREE CD! PAUL WELLER: COME ON LET'S GO!: A modern day jukebox compiled exclusively for MOJO by Paul Weller. Starring Midlake, Amy Winehouse, Broadcast, Robert Wyatt, Fleet Foxes, Tame Impala, Tim Burgess, Joanna Newsom and more!

PAUL WELLER: Celebrating 20 years as a solo artist and with the release of a new album, Sonik Kicks, Paul Weller speaks to Pete Paphides about sobriety, loyalty, friendship, class, honour and the constant need to raise your game.

FLORENCE WELCH: How did a chubby, melancholy Green Day fan transform herself into the soul-dripping high-fashion vision that is Florence And The Machine? John Harris goes behind the glamour to find out. 

ROCKET JUICE & THE MOON: Damon Albarn's latest project is a loose-set rhythmic masterclass with Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen and Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Lois Wilson speaks to 'Captain' Damon about freedom, control, Africa and the collective spirit.

UNEARTHED: Rock portraits of steely cool and statuesque beauty, from the rediscovered archive of forgotten Vogue photographer, Jack Robinson.

SIMPLE MINDS: They were the Scottish poser neds who conquered the mid-'80s with epic stadium rock. But what got lost in the process? Keith Cameron revisits the straight-edged European cool of those pre-mullet years.

JOHNNY CASH: On the occasion of his 80th birthday, MOJO celebrates the man, the myth and the legacy of The Man In Black, with Sylvie Simmons, Barney Hoskyns and Hank Williams III.

REVIEWED!: The Shins / Michael Kiwanuka / Jodie Marie / Andrew Bird / Elbow / Bruce Springsteen / Common / Van Halen / Paul Weller / Captain Beefheart / Todd Rundgren / The Cramps / Pulp / Nick Drake / Monterey Pop / Duke Ellington / Repo Man / Suede / Kings Of Leon / Bonnie "Prince" Billy / D'Angelo and more!

PLUS!: Farewell, Etta James / Richard Hawley returns / Jonathan Richman pens a poem for MOJO / Dexys speak / LCD Soundsystem make coffee / Django Django rising / David Sylvian's Rock'n'Roll Confidential / Hello Goodbye with Steve 'Dobby' Dawson of Saxon!

AND FINALLY... "who am I and what the f**k am I doing?" Which star of the MOJO universe is contemplating absolutely everything? Find out in this month's issue of the magazine.

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