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The Coral’s James Skelly helps Andrew Male and Chris Catchpole “explore the spaces between the sun and the shadows”. To be explored, specifically: Cillian Murphy and Bela Lugosi; Phil Spector and Celine Dion; and elusive butterfly and self-proclaimed “all-out pain” Bob Lind. Oh, and new ones by Sparklehorse and our old friend Alabaster DePlume, too! TRACKLIST 1. That’s Where She Belongs, by The Coral, written by James Skelly and released on Run On Records 2. Elusive Butterfly, by Bob Lind, written by Bob Lind, produced by Jack Nitzsche and released on World pacific Records in 1966 3. Did You Know, by Alabaster De Plume, featuring Momoko Gill and MettaShiba and composed in the act of performing by Alabaster DePlume, Falle Nioke, Rozi Plain, Sarathy Korwar, Tom Skinner, Kenichi Iwasa, James Howard, Tom Herbert, Natalie Pela, Rosa Slade, Elly Condron, Luisa Gerstein, Matt Webb, Michael Chestnutt, Ursula Russell, Conrad Singh, Hannah Miller, Donna Thompson, Matthew Bourne, Momoko Gill and Ruth Goller, from the album, Come With Fierce Grace, released on International Anthem 4. Evening Star Supercharger, by Sparklehorse, written by Mark Linkous and released on Anti Records 5. Listening to the Higsons, by Sparklehorse, written by Mark Linkous and released on Anti Records
Teenage Fanclub’s Norman Blake is our latest inductee to the MOJO Record Club, bringing with him the astonishing Quebec by Ween. Plus Andrew Male and John Mulvey dig into Neil Young’s long-awaited Chrome Dreams, and the final album by the incendiary trumpeter and composer jaimie branch.
Pulp’s Nick Banks is the latest guest of the MOJO Record Club; author, potter, punk historian and Jarvis Cocker’s faithful drummer. Nick joins Andrew Male and Chris Catchpole to discuss the Pulp reunion, creativity over technique and The Slits... He remembers the first time, and the second, and the third! Plus new releases from Public Image Ltd and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy.
The MOJO Record Club with Kristin Hersh Catch a wave with Kristin Hersh, as the Throwing Muses legend tells Andrew Male and Chris Catchpole about “tasty” sounds, Experimental Jelly, being a surf mom, and 40 years of fighting the good fight against the music biz. Plus the new album from Blake Mills, and some unheard revelations from Vivian Stanshall… A glance from an expiring cod! Tracklisting: 1. Ms Haha from Clear Pond Road, written by Kristin Hersh and released on Fire Records 2. He Quits, written by Tomorrow’s Tulips and released on Burger Records in 2013 3. A Waste, written by Tomorrow’s Tulips and released on Burger Records in 2013 4. Skeleton Is Walking, from Blake Mills Jelly Road, written by Blake Mills and Chris Weismann and released on the New Deal and Verve label 5. Lady Rawlinson’s Lilt, from Rawlinson End, written by Vivian Stanshall and released by Madfish Records
Composer producer and all-round musical polymath Jim O’Rourke joins host Andrew Male and MOJO Editor John Mulvey to discuss his recent score for Kyle Armstrong’s Hands That Bind and one of his favourite LPs, Jaco Pastorius’ 1981 jazz fusion masterpiece, Word Of Mouth. Plus, we delve into some of the week's best new releases from Kieran Hebden & William Tyler and the spellbinding new album from Julie Byrne and finally discover what "chord-cheating" means. Tracklist: 1. ‘A Man's Mind Will Play Tricks On Him‘ by Jim O’ Rourke and released on Drag City Records 2. ‘John & Mary’ taken from the Word Of Mouth album, written by Jaco Pastorius, released on the Warner Bros label in 1981 3. ‘Panic’ / ‘Three Views Of A Secret’ taken from the Word Of Mouth album, written by Jaco Pastorius, released on the Warner Bros label in 1981 4. ‘Darkness, Darkness’ by Kieran Hebden and William Tyler, written by Jesse Colin Young and released on the Psychic Hotline Label 5. ‘Moonless’ written by Julie Bane and released on Ghostly International
We head back to a hot London summer at the end of the hippy era, as Jethro Tull’s “Nureyev with a flute” Ian Anderson talks vividly about Roy Harper, folk versus rock, musicians versus the music biz, and much more. Plus Andrew Male and Danny Eccleston dig MOJO’s compilation of unheard Stax demos, and yet more great Arthur Russell finds.
The MOJO Record Club takes a road trip into the Dirty South with the Drive-By Truckers’ Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood. From Muscle Shoals, Alabama, to Athens, Georgia, in the company of The Glands, Hall & Oates, Todd Rundgren and more. Plus onwards to Northern Ghana and mid-Wales to review the best new albums! TRACKLIST: 1. Where The Devil Don’t Stay, by The Drive-By Truckers, written by Mike Cooley and released by New West Records 2. I Can See My House From Here, by The Glands, from the self titled album, released on Capricon Records 3. Johnny Gore and the “C” Eaters, by Daryl Hall & John Oates, from the album, War Babies, released on Capricorn Records 4. This is Bolga!, by Alogte Oho And His Sounds Of Joy, from the album O Yinne! released on the Philophon label 5. Bright Edge Deep by Jim Ghedi and Toby Hay, from the album Jim Ghedi and Toby Hay on Topic Records
The MOJO Record Club decamps to Toyah and Robert Fripp’s kitchen to remember lockdown rock-outs, revisit Bowie’s liminal zones in Berlin and Milton Keynes, and discover the surprising connections between King Crimson and The Shaggs! Plus new albums from Bob Dylan and Califone. TRACK LISTING: 1. 'Supermen', written by David Bowie, and originally released on Mercury Records in 1970 2. 'My Pal Foot Foot', composed by Dorothy Wiggin, arranged by The Shaggs and originally released on Third World Records in 1969 3. ‘ox-eye’, written by Tim Rutili and released on Jealous Butcher Records 4. 'Watching The River Flow', Bob Dylan / Leon Russell collaboration, released by Columbia Records in 1971
Let’s make this one precious: Kevin Rowland joins the MOJO Record Club to discuss Dexys past and present and the enduring genius of Van Morrison. Plus Andrew Male and Chris Catchpole tackle new releases by Tinariwen and BC Camplight... “It ain’t why, why, why, it just is!”
Live from New Orleans and “the jazz side of life”, Rickie Lee Jones joins the MOJO Record Club – not just to discuss Van Morrison’s Veedon Fleece, but to sing us a fair portion of it! Plus Andrew Male and Jenny Bulley on the latest new releases from Bill Orcutt and Jana Horn. Let’s improvise! Track Listing: 1. Just in Time, by Comden & Green, performed by Rickie Lee Jones and released on BMG, Modern Recordings 2. Weasel, written and performed by Rickie Lee Jones Live from her Living Room (YouTube) 3. Linden Arden Stole the Highlights, written by Van Morrison and released on Warner Bros Records 4. The Life Of Jesus, written by Bill Orcutt and released on Palilalia Records 5. Leaving Him, written by Jana Horn and taken from The Window Is The Dream on No Quarter Records
From his Massachusetts attic studio Lloyd Cole ponders music celebrity golf tournaments, tells us the best way to insult a musician and talks to Andrew Male and Jenny Bully about his love for Joan As Police Woman’s 2006 debut LP, Real Life. Plus, new albums by Mudhoney and Everything But The Girl, stray cat noises, the joy of small dogs and the middle-aged wit and melancholy at the heart of Gen X music. Tracklist: 1. Wolves, written and performed by Lloyd Cole and released on the earMUSIC label 2. Christobel, written and performed by Joan Wasser and released on Reveal Records 3. Anyone, performed by Joan Wasser, written by Joan Wasser and Anohni and released on Reveal Records 4. Nothing Left To Lose, performed by Everything But the Girl, written by Ben Watt and Tracey Thorn and released on Buzzin’ Fly Records 5. Move Under by Mudhoney, written by Mudhoney from the album Plastic Eternity released on Sub Pop Records 6. Little Dog by Mudhoney, written by Mudhoney from the album Plastic Eternity released on Sub Pop Records
Pauline Black brings radical optimism to the MOJO Record Club, as she reveals the folk roots of The Selecter, and the liberating brilliance of Pentangle’s Basket Of Light. Then stick around for new releases, as Andrew Male and John Mulvey explore the latest records from Arooj Aftab and Lana Del Rey. Bongwater comparisons, anyone?
The MOJO Record Club with Natalie Merchant Natalie Merchant reveals her spectacular Nico, Marlene Dietrich and Ray Davies impressions, as she rolls up at the club to discuss Chelsea Girl, “medieval torture”, stealing eight-tracks and much more. Plus Andrew Male and Danny Eccleston pore over the new Depeche Mode album and an amazing Kinks “psychic download”!
Direct from Ardent Studios in Memphis, Big Star’s Jody Stephens brings a neglected Texan treasure to the MOJO Record Club. But why has Willis Alan Ramsey still not released a follow-up, 51 years later? And what new releases are Andrew Male and John Mulvey excited about in spite of themselves? Tracklisting: 1. Willis Alan Ramsey, Boy from Oklahoma, written by Willis Alan Ramsey and originally released on Shelter Recording Company and A&M Records 2. Those Pretty Wrongs, Paper Cup, written by Jody Stephens and Luther Russell, released on Curation Records 3. Roger, Pea Vida, written by Roger Jose Cury, arranged by Arthur Verocai and released on Diamond West Records 4. The Tubs, Wretched Lie, written by Owen Williams and George Nicholls, released on Trouble In Mind Records
What’s on the flipside of a CD? Yo La Tengo’s Georgia Hubley and Ira Kaplan are the latest inductees to the MOJO Record Club, sharing their love of Bob Marley and The Clean with Andrew Male. Then stick around for a trip deep into Bob Dylan’s archives… Baby, follow us down! Tracklisting: 1. Aselestine, by Yo La Tengo, written by Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley and released on Matador Records 2. Concrete Jungle, by Bob Marley, released on Island Records 3. In the Dreamlife You Need A Rubber Soul, by The Clean, released on Morr Music 4. Love Sick, by Bob Dylan, originally released by Colombia / SME Records – bootleg re-released by MOJO Magazine 2023 5. She’s a Fighter, song by Robert Forster, released on Tapete Records
There’s uncooked haggis on the rider and compelling stories galore, as the excellent novelist Ian Rankin joins Andrew Male and Keith Cameron to hymn the fairy tales for hard men of Jackie Leven. Plus a trip into the darkened teenage bedrooms of The Murder Capital, and a reckoning with the eternal challenges of John Cale. From Fife to The Waste Land, and all stops in between. Tracklist: 1. My Spanish Dad, from Creatures of Light and Darkness, written by Jackie Leven, released on Cooking Vinyl Records in 2001 2. The Sexual Loneliness of Jesus Christ, from Creatures of Light and Darkness, written by Jackie Leven, released on Cooking Vinyl Records in 2001 3. The haunting of John Rebus, from Creatures of Light and Darkness, written by Jackie Leven, released on Cooking Vinyl Records in 2001 4. Return My Head, written by The Murder Capital and released on Human Season Records 5. Story of Blood, feat. Weyes Blood, written by John Cale and Weyes Blood, released on Domino Records
From Liverpool with Love! MOJO’s Album Of The Year winner Michael Head joins Andrew Male to reveal how Forever Changes forever changed Shack, The Pale Fountains and The Red Elastic Band. Plus Iggy Pop, Jeff Parker, Miles & Gil, Matt Monro and, as usual, much more. Tracklist: 1. Fluke, song and lyrics by Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band, from Dear Scott on the Modern Sky UK label 2. A House Is Not A Motel written by Arthur Lee, performed by Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band, from Dear Scott on the Modern Sky UK label 3. Strung Out Johnny, written by Iggy Pop, Andrew Watt, Chad Smith, and Josh Klinghoffer from the new Iggy album Every Loser, released on Atlantic/Gold Tooth records 4. “2019-07-08 II”, composed By Anna Butterss, Jay Bellerose, Jeff Parker, and Josh Johnson from Jeff Parker’s Mondays At The Enfield Tennis Academy, on Eremite Records