MOJO 340 – March 2022: Les Monkees | Magazine

IN HONOR OF THE RECENTLY deceased Michael Nesmith – the muso cool heart of the Monkees – and with the help of an exclusive new interview from Micky Dolenz, we celebrate the band once dubbed the Prefab Four and explore the madness of their rise and fall. from the 60s. Also this month: Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam relieves (with a tribute from his pal, Pete Townshend!); Pink Floyd’s Echoes – an in-depth masterpiece that Nick Mason takes on the road; Al Green’s Anthem Let’s stay together at age 50; Iggy, Bowie and Lou in Mick Rock’s Ultimate Photo Portfolio. Plus: Dusty Springfield; Anaïs Mitchell; Van Der Graaf generator; Mal Evans; Robbie Shakespeare; Soft cell; Janis Ian; Hooray for the Riff Raff; Steeleye Scope; Extremely long songs … and more!


COVER: THE MONKEES As the world mourns Michael Nesmith, MOJO celebrates the ’60s phenomenon that transcended pre-made pop – and the solo robberies of their coolest member. His heritage: country-rock, MTV, this hat and more.

EDDIE VEDDER Pearl Jam’s brooding conscience has its own album to make. Time to talk about fathers, celebrity and his band of brothers: “Through it all, we have supported each other. “

FLOYD ROSE Fifty years after helping to write the song that lit Floyd’s future, Nick Mason takes Echoes on the road. But will Roger Waters join him this time?

AL GREEN When his extremities began to shine, he gave up the secular success of the soul for the service of the Lord. But not before finding the gold with Let’s stay together.

ANAÏS MITCHELL How an aspiring American artist spawned success on Broadway and how she found songwriting in her childhood home: “It’s about meeting the mystery. “

MICK ROCK’S PLANS Bowie, Lou, Iggy, Lana Del Rey: The late Mick Rock’s eye for attitude means his photos reek of rock and roll. Here is the proof in a selection of a brand new book.

VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR How a ‘late’ 60s soul band, distorted by the spirit of Stockhausen ‘made Acid-Gothic horror Pawn hearts, and how the unlikely fame in Italy shattered them.

EXAMINED Hooray For The Riff Raff / Big Thief / Spiritualized / Cate Le Bon / Broadcast / Nick Cave & Warren Ellis / True West / Imarhan / Jethro Tull / Andrew Weatherall / Beach House / Mitzki / Spoon / Black Country, New Road / Modern Studies / Animal collective / Gregory Isaacs

MORE The Beatles: the Mal Evans Archive / Inside Interpol’s comeback / How To Buy … Dusty Springfield / Janis Ian signs singing / Soft Cell disagrees / Boris drone on / Erin Rae and Los Bitchos go out in combat / Farewell, Robbie Shakespeare, Janice Long and Mensi / All back to Richard Jobson / Steeleye Span!

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