Mojo Magazine Issue 330 (May 2021) Kate Bush
THIS MONTH IN MOJO – THE GENIUS OF KATE BUSH is explored from fresh angles: an unpublished interview, revelations from key collaborators, and the 40th birthday of Sat In Your Lap – the song that changed everything. Meanwhile, this month’s COVERMOUNT CD welcomes the spring, with great tracks from The Weather Station, Mighty Baby, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Modern Nature, Django Reinhardt and more. Inside the issue: Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On hits 50, we celebrate Bob Dylan’s 80th with a flashback to his creative dawn, Mike McCartney shares unseen Beatles pics. Plus: Rickie Lee Jones, Nick Cave, Mary Wilson, Dinosaur Jr, Madness, John Prine, Edo Funk, Greta Van Fleet and Zappa doc director Alex ‘Bill & Ted’ Winter. Most non-bogus!
COVER STORY: KATE BUSH In MOJO’s Kate Kompendium, the artist casts light on her creative urges in an unpublished interview. Plus: surprising new takes on *Hounds Of Love, the Tour Of Life and a poignant window on her wilderness years.
COVERMOUNT CD: THE COLOURS OF SPRING Compliments of the season in breezy musical form, with tracks by The Weather Station, Mighty Baby, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Modern Nature, Django Reinhardt and more.
MARVIN GAYE It’s 50 years since arguably The Greatest Album Ever broke the mould. David Fricke on its alchemy and legacy, plus the afterlife of the genius who made it.
BOB DYLAN As the bard turns 80, we return to where it all began: Greenwich Village in 1961, in the words of the late Robert Shelton, whose pioneering Bob biog gets a reboot.
RICKIE LEE JONES As a new memoir lifts the lid on her picaresque family, bohemian adolescence and wilful recording career, the Duchess Of Coolsville unburdens.
UNSEEN BEATLES John, Paul, George and… Dennis? Mike McCartney’s photographs evoke the dawn of the Fabs, with unexpected intrusions and an encounter over a Ouija board…
DINOSAUR JR Fuzz pedals, in-fighting and “ear-bleeding country”: a cocktail that exploded with 1988’s alt-banger Freak Scene. The band and their allies look back.
GRETA VAN FLEET The Michigan quartet proving they’re more than Led Zep’s ‘mini-me’s, to the delight of Elton John and more. “Rock’n’roll is like the Circle Of Life,” they tell Mark Blake.
REVIEWED Nick Cave & Warren Ellis / Matt Sweeney & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy / Edo Funk / Rhiannon Giddens / Ryley Walker / Neil Young / Joe Strummer / Willie Nelson / Beverly Glenn-Copeland / Steve Cropper / The Coral / Imelda May / Gang Of Four / Cheap Trick / Fred Neil / Field Music / Peggy Seeger / King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard / Dry Cleaning / Dean McPhee / Marianne Faithfull / The J.B’s / Tune-Yards
PLUS Madness make it to film / Dan Auerbach resurrects Tony Joe White / Yasmin Williams and Billy Nomates have risen / Alan McGee on the Creation biopic / Pino Palladino is caught the spotlight / Satanic Rock / Farewell, Mary Wilson, Chick Corea and U-Roy / The Velvet Underground explode, inevitably / Steve Jansen & Japan / It’s Immaterial / How To Buy… John Prine