Mojo Magazine Issue 350 (January 2023) Blondie
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EXCLUSIVE! BLONDIE: the secret sides of the ultimate pop group, including their role in MOJO’s patent annual Best Of The Year spectacular. Also starring: the 75 Best New Albums of 2022; the 20 Best Reissues; a Nick Cave interview; a Joni Mitchell revelation; Wet Leg invade America; Neil Young trucks on. Plus! Read an exclusive extract from Bob Dylan’s new book. And enjoy Don Was, Johnny Marr, Rick Wakeman, Margo Price, Peter Blake, Chuck Berry, Springsteen’s soul opus, Bowie’s Hunky Dory Plus, Beyoncé, Loretta Lynn, Tom Petty and more.
COVER STORY: BLONDIE Art-punk origins, Phil Spector insanity, chart domination – Debbie Harry and co (and their 2022 box set) bring new perspectives on their glory years. “It was like every fantasy of being a pop star,” they tell Tom Doyle.
THE BEST OF 2022 Everything great about the past 12 months in music. Including: the 75 Best New Albums of 2022; the 20 Best Reissues; Wet Leg in New Orleans; Nick Cave talks up the Book Of The Year; Danny Boyle on the trials and triumph of Pistol; Joni Mitchell’s comeback continues; Jeff Tweedy, Brett Anderson, Weyes Blood, Oumou Sangaré and more select “The Best Thing I’ve Heard All Year”.
BOB DYLAN In an exclusive chapter from The Philosophy Of Modern Song, Dylan tackles Mose Allison’s Everybody Cryin’ Mercy with blazing insight and firecracker prose.
RICK WAKEMAN Stacks of Moogs, double curries, and Kings Henry and Arthur, on ice! Peak prog pageantry recalled by the keyboard wizard and his squires.
DON WAS The Stones, Dylan, Iggy... Stories galore from the mischief-making funkster from Detroit who became the rock aristocracy’s most trusted collaborator.
REVIEWED Bruce Springsteen / David Bowie / The Beach Boys / Billy Strings / Cymande / Nathan Salsburg / Neil Young / Anna Mieke / Joan Armatrading / Archers Of Loaf / Gaye Su Akyol / Richard Dawson / µ-Ziq / Jeb Loy Nichols / 13th Floor Elevators / King Crimson / Bog Shed
PLUS Loretta Lynn / Sir Peter Blake / Tom Petty / Margo Price / Johnny Marr / Eric Andersen / Jockstrap / Rich Ruth / Tommy on the stage / Spacemen 3 / Beyoncé
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