Issue 306 - May 2019
COVERMOUNT CD: MOTOR CITY SOUL Detroit soul and R&B nuggets from The Temptations, The Miracles, Jackie Wilson, The Isley Brothers, The Contours, Marv Johnson and more.
MOTOWN Launched 60 years ago on a wing, a prayer and a loan from his family repayable at six per cent, success for Berry Gordy’s soul startup was no shoo-in, writes Adam White.
JOY DIVISION An Eyewitness Special on the making of Unknown Pleasures, extracted from Jon Savage’s five-star oral history. Plus: Stephen Morris with news of his memoir.
FRANCIS ROSSI Status Quo’s eccentric boogie burgher on flying in the face of fashion, his poor old hooter, and life without Rick. “The show has to go on,” he tells Mark Blake.
UK JAZZ EXPLOSION Something is stirring in the empty warehouses of east London: the most exciting generation of UK jazz musicians in decades. MOJO profiles its air-movers and rump-shakers.
ALDOUS HARDING The oddball kiwi singer-songwriter comes of age on her brilliant new album. Now will people stop doubting her motives? “People say things like, ‘It’s a gimmick’!”