So many reasons to buy the new MOJO: Keith Cameron’s fab, in-depth interview with Neil Young and profile of the grunge grandpapa as a protest-rock pioneer; a no-holds-barred chat with The Damned’s Dave Vanian by Pat Gilbert; a fond farewell to Mark E Smith; a long chat with David Byrne. Also, glued to the cover you’ll find one of the best CDs the mag has ever put out, a wildly eclectic treatise on the protest song featuring my favourite Gil Scott Heron song, a Curtis Mayfield jam that’s one of my top ten best Mayfield Moments, a Misty In Roots banger that’s sent me to discogs.com to find a copy of Live At The Counter Eurovision, and Mike Ladd’s Feb 4th (For All Those Killed By Cops), which is hands-down one of my favourite tracks ever, and which, if I’ve ever made you a mixtape, you’ve almost certainly heard.
But hey. This is my blog. So, once purchased, skim to the reviews section and you’ll find my review of Jack White’s provocative, mind-blowing new solo album, and a meaty page-long Q&A with Jack – our first interview together in over a decade – that was a lot of fun to conduct.
Magazines! Where would we be without them?