New MOJO (British music monthly) issue out now.
GEORGE HARRISON: New documentary Get Back reminded us of his frustrations,
and also his genius. Cue: his creative journey, his 30 Greatest Songs, and a never
printed Paul McCartney interview about his quiet pal: “He was a very loyal guy.”
RONNIE SPECTOR A singer like no other. A story to make your hair curl. Tribute
is paid to The Ronettes’ sadly departed siren by Brian Wilson, Steven Van Zandt
EVAN DANDO The Lemonheads’ dashing tunesmith reveals how life seems to keep
evading his control: “I just recently got off heroin again. Man, that was a bad one.”
YARD ACT How DIY beats and worm’s-eye street poetry lifted Leeds indie hopefuls
out of a rut and into the Next Big Thing bracket: “We’re thinking ‘Beastie Boys’.”
KAREN DALTON Nearly 30 years since her death, her unique and magical music is finally being recognised. Friends and peers remember “a person who said, ‘Take it or leave it.’”
TEARS FOR FEARS Synths’n’psychiatry to world domination: how Songs From The Big Chair cracked America and did their heads in. “We felt this incredible, intoxicating whoosh.”
NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL Chaotic shows, singing saws, beautiful records, fervid fan love. Inside the ’90s’ most mysterious band, and their singer’s inexplicable retirement.
LA PUNK The Damned, The Cramps and more: killer shots of the LA punk scene, 1977-1980, from a new book by Slash magazine house photographer, Melanie Nissen.
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