Mojo Magazine Issue 352 (March 2023) Bob Dylan
Note: This month's Mojo comes with the CD!
THIS MONTH, MOJO IS BOB DYLAN CRAZY, revisiting Time Out Of Mind, the album that saved Dylan’s career, in the light of his upcoming Bootleg 17 archive release and with help from its cast of thousands. Also in the issue: saluting Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie; remembering John Lee Hooker; encountering Weyes Blood; mourning Sparklehorse. Plus: Terry Hall, John Cale, Rick Rubin, Paul Simonon, Mike Oldfield, Candi Staton, Sunny War, Miles Davis, Lawrence from Felt, when Chinnichap Ruled OK, and more.
THIS MONTH’S COVERMOUNT CD is a special event, an all-Bob Dylan spectacular featuring 15 revelatory tracks selected from the 17 Bootleg Series albums so far. Stunning versions of I Pity The Poor Immigrant, Moonshiner, Baby, Let Me Follow You Down, You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go, and more!
COVER STORY: BOB DYLAN In 1997, the heartsick songs of Time Out Of Mind rekindled Dylan’s career. But as Bootleg 17 testifies, and Grayson Haver Currin discovers, the story was even richer and stranger than that...
CHRISTINE McVIE A vast chapter closes in the most improbable story in rock’n’roll. Mark Blake and Andrew Male revisit their encounters with the First Lady Of Fleetwood Mac.
RICK RUBIN The first mogul of rap turned facilitator/therapist to Johnny Cash, Paul McCartney and more, has some learning to impart: “Success is not about sales.”
JOHN CALE Beautifully strange, the VU viola man’s solo albums are riddles that even stump their author. “I didn’t have the answers,” he says. “And I didn’t find them.”
WEYES BLOOD Natalie Mering visits the UK next month, with her elegant FM goth-folk the toast of everywhere. What’s her secret? “My dad was a rock star!”
JOHN LEE HOOKER New reasons to rediscover the blues’ most ornery, extraordinary voice. As he once opined, “You can’t go no deeper than me and my guitar.”
BRITAIN GOES GLAM It was like lightning, everybody was frightening, when the glitter-boogie of The Sweet, Suzi Quatro, Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman hogged the charts.
SPARKLEHORSE A revealing new documentary and poignant unearthed music awaken the genius visions of tragic Mark Linkous. Keith Cameron holds a séance.
REVIEWED Sunny War / Yo La Tengo / The Mary Wallopers / Robert Palmer / Robert Forster / New Order / Belle & Sebastian / Gorillaz / Jane Birkin / Orbital / Laraaji / Quasi / Gina Birch / Young Fathers / Mary Elizabeth Remngton / Joe Henry / David Brewis / The Rolling Stones
PLUS Terry Hall’s legacy / Paul Simonon and Galen Ayers make a record / Lucrecia Dalt and Gena Rose Bruce rise up / Bitches Brew goes London / How To Buy... Mike Oldfield / Lawrence on Felt / Goodbye Jet Black, Thom Bell, Alan Rankine... / Candi Staton’s marriage guidance / All Back To Jean Michel Jarre’s
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