Mojo’s 100 Cult Heroes: 10th Ten

So here’s the very last bit of this set of posts I’ve been doing for the last couple of weeks about a list published way back in Feb. 2000 in Mojo magazine. Worth saying again the songs are my own picks as maybe intros to you, if you don’t know them? Or just plain faves of mine, the printed pages was reco you to check out more like one or more albums but I’m thinking, if you press play and dig it you can do your own google search to find more about them and music but if you want to ask me something, feel free to do so! OK?

Peetie Weatstraw – Gangster’s Blues

The La’s – There She Goes

Jonathan Richman – Vincent Van Gogh

Nazz – Open My Eyes

The Orioles – Baby Please Don’t Go

Karen Dalton – Same Old Man

Julie Driscoll – Season Of The Witch

Laura Nyro – And When I Die

My Bloody Valentine – You Made Me Realise

The end! What does anyone, everyone think of that little list now that it’s over?

Karen Dalton takes out the last featured image of this set of blog posts!

Cheers 🙂



  1. Hi William,
    A great end to an interesting series – this one actually includes a couple of my personal cult heroes whom I’ve loved for a long time – Laura Nyro (whose rare early albums I tracked down in the 70s) (I’m a sucker for a sweet voice) and Jonathon Richman (whose greatest moment came with the Modern Lovers, but whose naivist solo career was entertaining too).

    The Las’s song is my favourite here and Julie Driscoll is great too. I like My Bloody Valentine too.

    As far as the lists overall, there have been lots of artists I’d never heard of, and should have more of a listen too.

    The lists also included a number of the artists who have been my ‘cult heroes’ for years, but missed out a few pre-2000 artists I thought might have made the cut: These spring to mind:

    Tim Buckley, Rodriguez, Ellen McIllwaine (inc Fear Itself), The Go-Betweens (too popular?), Fairport Convention (ditto), Laurie Anderson (ditto), Eliza Carthy (too folky?), Dory Previn, Nick Drake, Tom Rapp and The Lighthouse Keepers (too Oz).

    Thanks for the stimulation. Cheers Peter

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