So here’s now part three blog post now of some mags I got once a longtime ago, if it matter at all to anyone else? Who the hell knows at all? But some seem to enjoy these couple of posts that I’ve made up for basically bit and pieces I enjoyed in these old mags that I still have, somehow? I’ve got four issue in one year this time so it’s just that because it was just getting too bloody long, trying to make these post a little shorter but failing at that!
#122 January 2004: John Lydon of Public Image Ltd. made the front cover with late 70’s and early 80’s post-punk feature too plus where Jon Savage doesn’t really make a mixtape. I say doesn’t because as you notices with the next issue and from then on comes it with a free monthly CD attach to the mag too, it’s pretty great list of songs but it’s more what could have been, I guess? Maybe could turn it into a blog post!
Mojo’s list of 40 albums of 2003 with The White Stripes’ Elephant taking out number one spot with other albums that I’ve still got are 4th is Strokes’ Room On Fire, 6th Radiohead’s Hail To The Thief, 13th Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Fever To Tell, 19th Cat Power’s You Are Free, 21st Rufus Wainwaright’s Want One and 36th Cave’s Nocturama amazingly because everyone else pretty much hates it but Nick himself recently named it as his fave of all his own albums, you know?
Chic is following the pages of post-punk with some disco and one page on Donna Summer but the hello/goodbye last page is her again. Before all that is a lot of Frank Zappa. 10 question with Tom Jones which comes with a photo of him in standing in one of those old red phone-box but in his underwear. Real gone RIP is sadly Elliot Smith. Filter of new music has a very funny one star review for Hollywood actor Billy Bob Thornton’s album he made after divorcing Angle Jolie. The new great albums that month was The Black Album by Jay-Z, debut album Frank by Amy Winehouse and Unearthed boxset by Johnny Cash.
#128 July 2004: RHCP’s one and only cover comes with them editing the mag which involves them picking what’s inside the mag, putting together the free CD which is very cool indeed, off course also stuff like John Fruscante calls up Durutti Column’s Vini Reilly for Last night a record changed my life which he picks Tchaikovsky. Crazy little story about when Flea joined Public Image Ltd. but quit after like one day!
Patti Smith does the new feature called Mojo interview not by RHCP is totally great, Dylan’s 1978 comeback tour as a born again christian which is not RHCP approved but everything else is. LA late 70’s punk with The Germs, Circle Jerks, The Dickies, Black Flag etc. The early 70’s LA music fest Wattstax with headliner Isaac Hayes. Buried Treasure was 1974’s Harmonia’s Musik Von Harmonia. Ari Up say hello goodbye to The Slits too.
100 LA tracks from 1954’s The Penguins Hey Senorta to 2004’s The Icarus Line’s Getting Bright At Night and everything in-between like 1967’s The Seeds Pushin’ Too Hard to 1988’s N.W.A. Straight Otta Compton but the LA ultimate song is… you guess it’s bloody Hotel California. This is a pretty great so might post it up one day? Then new albums were Sufjan Stevens’ Michigan and that’s about it.
Issue #131 Oct. 2004: I love that RNR Circus thingy so I got this one with Stones on the cover, maybe the only one I did but they do get a yearly Mojo cover like clockwork. Also about the Beggars Banquet album plus a top 13 evilest RS tracks too. Looking back on Buddy Holly. The Clash after London Calling album and 15 free track CD as selected by Mick Jones and Paul Simonon.
Tom Waits does the Mojo interview for his then new album Real Gone. Mark Lanegan get’s a few pages after a bizarre tractor accident that almost ended his music career. Prefab Sprout’s Paddy Mcaloon picks album The Secret Life Of Plants by Stevie Wonder of 1979 as his Last night a record changed my life. How to buy Krautrock top ten albums.
Nick Cave gets the second in a lead review in a row with Abattoir Blues / The Lyre Of Orpheus and has what looks like a painting of him floating in the clouds playing a lyre but Cave just complains about his arms at a later date saying “I’ve always been known for very thin arms” fuckin’ funny Nicky! Other then new albums were Waits one of just above, Marianna Faithfull’s Before The Before and Antics by Interpol which is still my fave by them.
Issue #133 Nov. 2004: Johnny Cash is on the cover a year on from his passing but Johnny Ramones who’s just passed away is inside the mag. Nick Cave talks about watching the Johnny Cash TV as a kid and then getting to sing with him calling him “teacher” as well in the pages are five essential Cash albums but also his five funniest songs which I’ve picked Chicken In Black today and The 15 tracks of Cash covered CD is wicked great!
The Aussie proto-punks The Saints get a few pages and a bit somewhat disfavored English tour in 1977 is both funny and sad, then reminded of the release called The Most Primitive Band In The World live recording in 1974. Plus Ed Kuepper is now with his newly reformed The Aints are currently recording his never before recorded songs from that time, you know?
Bjork gets the Mojo interview because her album was Meldulla just out and even talks about death gore metal plus Mike Patton role on that new album which I think Where Is The Line? is best of those songs. Dizzee Rascal and then London’s grime scene. Last night a record changed my life is Julian Cope on the madness of Sir Lord Baltimore’s Kingdom Come. New music review are Elliott Smith’s last album he was working on at the time of his passing, Various artists’ Late Great Daniel Johnston tribute who’s still alive, Ah-Ha Shake Heartbreak by Kings Of Leon which is still my fave by them.
So It’s kind-of cool having a look back at these old issues because it’s like remember about some stuff I’ve forget about. Giving you heads up I’m going to blog some of the cooler lists and stuff at some point, why the hell not?
BTW the way the yearly 1970’s playlists have all been updated now! So that’s 1979, 1978, 1977 now with 35 tracks. Then with 30 songs is 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972, 1971 and 25 tracks for 1970 which all are linked in blue, enjoy!