Issue 308 - July 2019
COVER STORY: QUEEN Exclusive! Brian May and Roger Taylor, still processing the success of their Bohemian Rhapsody biopic, re-examine the group’s musical watersheds. Plus Queen’s Greatest Misses, MOJO’s Rock Biopic Hall Of Fame, Foo Fighters pay tribute, and more!
CD: KING CRIMSON: A MOJO ANTHOLOGY Exclusive 15-track collection co-curated with Robert Fripp. Includes a rare radio edit of 21st Century Schizoid Man, plus extraordinary live and alternate versions of songs from many phases of the band.
KING CRIMSON As Robert Fripp’s art/prog institution hits 50, the guitarist invites MOJO to explore his art and soul. “I was nearly a vicar!” he tells Ben Thompson.
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL CCR forget their spats to relive 1969, the zenith of their chooglin’ country-folk-R&B ascendancy, but also 12 manic months that sowed the seeds of doom…
OMD From electro-hippies to imperial hit-makers, the Wirral synth duo’s adventures in modernism. Cash, cocaine, compressors, capacitors – the works!
BILL CALLAHAN Mr Smog, the enigmatic Laughing Leonard of American indie rock, takes MOJO on a tramp in the Texan scrub, where much is revealed about life, love… and Lou Reed.
MAVIS STAPLES The rich tones of the empress of gospel-soul have soundtracked America’s social revolution, and its reversal. And at 80, she’s pulling no punches.
THE FLAMING LIPS Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Oklahoma nu-psych freaks’ epochal LP, *The Soft Bulletin, with its survivors: “It was like walking a maze in the dark.”