Mojo Magazine Issue 331 (June 2021)
Two covers: Paul Weller or Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
HE’S BEEN A READER since Issue #1 and a MOJO cover star 11 times. Qualifications that make Jam legend Paul Weller an ideal MOJO Guest Editor (our sixth). He asked for features on Paul McCartney, The Coral, CSNY, My Bloody Valentine and Funkadelic, gave us the lowdown on his new LP, and recommended new bands and buried treasures for you to check out. We added a summit with St Vincent and the exclusive inside track on a new Jeff Buckley biopic. Plus: Tony Joe White, Jayne County, Manic Street Preachers, Peggy Seeger, Mdou Moctar, Spiritualized, The Who, The Fall and John Lennon. Then it’s all back to KISS’s Paul Stanley’s for some rock and soul all nite.
THIS MONTH’S COVERMOUNT CD is curated and compiled by Paul Weller. Titled Into Tomorrow, it features 15 tracks including songs by Richard Hawley, Durand Jones, Third Ear Band, Declan O’Rourke, Marvin Powell and a Weller rarity!
PAUL WELLER The latest MOJO Guest Editor gets back to the day job. Cue: Fat Pop Vol 1, his personal antidote to the pandemic.
CSNY Weller covered their Ohio. Now rock’s second-biggest quartet reboot Déjà Vu with revealing bonus tracks and poignant interviews with MOJO.
PAUL McCARTNEY Ram was Macca’s first album as an official ex-Beatle. Paul and pals recall its gestation and genius. Plus: Weller on his all-time pop hero.
THE CORAL Merseyside’s psychedelic survivors, the Weller faves came close to catastrophe before returning with Coral Island, their mystic masterpiece.
FUNKADELIC Fifty years since its birth, MOJO disinters Maggot Brain – the fusion of George Clinton’s psych-funk vision and Eddie Hazel’s stoned soul guitar.
MY BLOODY VALENTINE Kevin Shields on his latest restoration of Loveless, what Alan McGee did to his tremolo arm and new music that might even come out!
ST VINCENT As a new album addresses his father’s incarceration, art-rock changeling Annie Clark talks through her multiple transformations.
MDOU MOCTAR From the interior of Niger comes the man taking Saharan blues to the next level. “Hendrix made me sick!” he tells David Hutcheon.
REVIEWED Tony Joe White / Spiritualized / The Who / Teenage Fanclub / Peter Hammill / Rose City Band / The Black Keys / Van Morrison / Squid / The Chills / Tony Allen / John Lennon / Black Midi / Godspeed You! Black Emperor / Gruff Rhys / Sons Of Kemet / The Fall / Dinosaur Jr / Natalie Bergman / The Nightingales / The Yardbirds
PLUS Jeff Buckley: The Movie! / Farewell, Bunny Wailer and Chris Barber / Jayne County reveals all / Bobby Gillespie and Jehnny Beth haul ashes / Paul Weller introduces Declan O’Rourke and The Mysterines / Manic Street Preachers go ABBA, in masks / Peggy Seeger rocks the dulcimer / Robert Finley on Al Green / Mick Talbot – in and out the Style Council / How To Buy... Ghost Box / And it’s all back to KISS’s Paul Stanley’s