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WEEK STARTING 15 Feb

Genre pick of the week Cover of Fuzz Club Session by The Janitors.

The Janitors

Fuzz Club Session

    Conjuring heavy drones and sinister garage-psych freak-outs, Stockholm outfit The Janitors have been a formidable presence on the European underground since they formed way back in 2004. Channelling the free-wheeling spirit of Hawkwind with equal smatterings of Sabbath and Spacemen 3, the band are masters of taking hold of a gnarly fuzzed-out groove and beating it within an inch of its life. Probably not for the faint of heart, their druggy wig-outs are totally relentless and unforgiving. For the uninitiated, perhaps we should turn to the late Hunter S. Thompson who famously wrote: “Buy the ticket, take the ride… and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well… maybe chalk it up to forced consciousness expansion: Tune in, freak out, get beaten.”

    Those words serve as a perfectly apt instruction manual – or warning, perhaps – for entering The Janitors nightmarish world and the ticket, in this instance, happens to be the band’s forthcoming Fuzz Club Session LP. While in the UK for a small run of shows in September 2018 we decided to drag the band down to Love Buzz Productions in South London in order to commit their unholy, eardrum-rattling live show to wax as part of a Fuzz Club Session. Clocking in at four-tracks – two from 2013s Drone Head LP, one from their latest full-length Horn ur Marken and another cut from their 2014 EP Evil Doings Of An Evil Kind – the session sees The Janitors’ malevolent, hedonistic swagger at its best, the live recording showing the band well and truly in their element. 

    David Bowie

    Let’s Dance (2019 Remastered Edition)

      Let's Dance is the 15th studio album by David Bowie. Originally released on 14 April 1983, this vinyl edition is newly remastered.

      David Bowie

      Never Let Me Down (2019 Remastered Edition)

        Never Let Me Down is the 17th studio album by David Bowie. Originally released on 20 April 1987, this vinyl edition is newly remastered.

        David Bowie

        Tonight (2019 Remastered Edition)

          Tonight is the sixteenth studio album by David Bowie. Originally released on 29 September 1984, this vinyl edition is newly remastered.

          Holiday Ghosts

          West Bay Playroom

            Holiday Ghosts are back with their second LP West Bay Playroom, the follow-up to their acclaimed self-titled debut album from 2017. Originally starting out as a solo project from The Black Tambourines’ Sam Stacpoole the band evolved into a partnership with Katja Rackin, before turning into a full band with the debut album – showcasing a primitive rock ’n’ roll sound that’s been compared to The Modern Lovers and The Velvet Underground alongside current garage rock acts, and praised by the likes of The FADER, Stereogum, BrooklynVegan and KEXP. For West Bay Playroom the band’s refined their sound, offering a cleaner and more focused set of songs while breaking new ground and experimenting with influences from country, blues, spaghetti western soundtracks and more.

            Mojo

            Issue 305 - April 2019

              THIS MONTH, MOJO SWITCHES THINGS UP, appointing someone to the staff who really knows their music. Rolling Stones Riffmaster and closet polymath Keith Richards dons the Editor’s ceremonial visor to pour his knowledge and spirit all over the magazine, commissioning pieces on Muddy Waters, Norah Jones, Peter Tosh, The Neville Brothers and more, before submitting to a revealing in-depth interview.

              A 15-track CD of tracks from the world of Keith features Dion, Funkadelic, Gregory Isaacs, Jimmy Reed and The Maytals. Also in the issue: Madchester, Tina Weymouth, The Who, Dexys, Jenny Lewis, Butthole Surfers, Glam Nuggets, a secret history of mispressings and Blondie Chaplin. “Let me say, it’s been a real privilege to be MOJO’s Guest Editor,” reflects Richards in his introduction to the issue. “But I seem to have left the office in an awful mess…”

              Pentangle

              Basket Of Light

                Basket of Light is the most progressive and complex release by the British folk-rock group Pentangle. Traditional English folk songs are reinterpreted with a mix of jazz, pop and rock influences. Everything their previous works promised is fulfilled here. The album opener “Light Flight” has become their signature song. If there is a prog folk masterpiece then it is Basket Of Light. Pentangle proved they could release a progressive, ground-breaking work without keyboards, much studio trickery or even electric instruments.

                The original Pentangle was active in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The original line-up includes Bert Jansch (vocals & guitar) and John Renbourn (vocals & guitar).


                Patti Smith

                Radio Ethiopia

                  Originally released in October 1976, on Arista Records - This was the follow-up to Patti Smith's widely acclaimed debut album "Horses". In interviews around the release, Patti Smith explained that she chose producer Jack Douglas, in the hope of making the album a commercial success. This is an x8 song album, pressed on standard Black LP Vinyl with download code insert. 


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