In this issue
FREE CD! BROTHERHOOD: A 15-track celebration of the Black Keys and their influences. Featuring The Sonics, Nathanial Mayer, Captain Beefheart, Royal Bangs, Hacienda, Robert Pete Williams, Blakroc and six tracks by The Black Keys!
KATE BUSH: THE ONLY INTERVIEW! Following a five-year silence, the peerless artist returns with an album of reworked tracks from The Sensual World and The Red Shoes. “I wanted to be able to listen to them and say, Yeah, that’s all right now,” she tells Keith Cameron. “The desire is always to make something interesting.”
EMMYLOU HARRIS: The Alabama country queen looks back on Gram Parsons, Dylan, grim sad songs, and the art of the duet. John Harris listens in.
THE BLACK KEYS: How did two Akron-born blues misfits with a “piece of shit” sound conquer the American album charts? “Our sound is heartfelt,” they tell Andrew Male.
HUGH LAURIE: You might know him as Bertie Wooster, a bit of Fry and Laurie or Gregory House MD, but now UK TV’s greatest export has recorded in New Orleans with Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas. Pat Gilbert talks blues.
DONOVAN: Written off as a “junior Dylan”, Donovan Leitch was all set to change the world with his 1966 album Sunshine Superman. But contracts, lawsuits, drugs and ‘retirement’ got in the way. Will Hodgkinson meets the forgotten progenitor of psychedelic revolution.
BILL CALLAHAN: He is the unfathomable voice of dark America, a songwriter famously reluctant to explain his craft. Andrew Male asks anyway.
SUEDE: It should have sealed their success, but with their second album, Dog Man Star, the UK ’90s chart hopes floundered in an atmosphere of rank debauchery and profound resentment. Martin Aston reawakens the painful memories.
33 PAGES OF REVIEWS INCLUDING: Fleet Foxes / Beastie Boys / Wild Beasts / Kate Bush / Thurston Moore / Booker T. Jones / Miles Kane / Mickey Newbury / Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds / Mercury Rev / Morrissey and many more!
PLUS! Dylan plays China / George Martin documentary unveiled / Portishead return / Introducing Delta Maid / Debbie Harry’s Rock’n’Roll Confidential / Welcome back Urge Overkill / On the road with The Vaccines / The MOJO Honours List 2011 is go!
AND FINALLY…join our quest for Britain’s best unsigned singer-songwriter!