Mojo Magazine Issue 329 (April 2021) Lana Del Rey
THIS MONTH IN MOJO – an exclusive audience with the world’s most sought-after songwriter. Lana Del Rey on her new album, her love of Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez, and her war with the haters. Amazing revelations in the story of the Small Faces’ Steve Marriott and his troubles with fame, money and The Mob – plus a COVERMOUNT CD that curates 15 tracks of magical Marriott music. Inside the magazine: Captain Sensible’s punk odyssey; Little Feat’s baby steps; a tribute to the New York Dolls’ Sylvain Sylvain; Colonel Tom Parker – the truth; Teenage Fanclub, and all who’ve sailed in her. Plus: Bob Dylan; Lonnie Holley; Gryphon; Loretta Lynn; Arab Strap; Jane Weaver; Neil Young; Phil Spector; Lovers Rock; Laura Marling (on bass clarinet); Hall & Oates; and all back to Jane Birkin’s!
COVER STORY: LANA DEL REY Mammoth sales, stellar cool, and champions including Springsteen and Joan Baez. So why does the decade’s most remarkable songwriter feel so beleaguered? “I was discredited for seven years,” she tells Victoria Segal.
COVERMOUNT CD: AFTERGLOW – RARE! LIVE! UNRELEASED! Unearthed gems from the Steve Marriott mine, including tracks by Small Faces and Humble Pie. A must-have for fans.
STEVE MARRIOTT How The Small Faces’ SuperMod was derailed by fame, money and the Mafia. Hair-raising revelations and poignant reflections from friends, lovers and others.
CAPTAIN SENSIBLE As the original Damned dust off the cobwebs (Covid permitting) – an audience with their master of mayhem. But what’s this? *Method in his madness?
LITTLE FEAT Fifty years since their debut album redefined succèss d’estime, eyewitnesses recall the first steps of Lowell George’s Americana omnivores: “They had a sort of a fearlessness.”
TEENAGE FANCLUB With one third of their storied tune-triumvirate now amputated, how will the Scots indie-classicists survive? The answer: somehow. “That’s bands,” they tell Keith Cameron.
LONNIE HOLLEY Alabama’s 21st Century sage survived kidnapping, modern slavery and more to make art out of trash and poetic space gospel with his friend Matthew E White.
COLONEL TOM PARKER The sinister Svengali who stole, and sold, Elvis Presley’s soul? “Nothing could be further from the truth,” writes the King’s great biographer, Peter Guralnick.
REVIEWED Arab Strap / Bob Dylan / Loretta Lynn / Jane Weaver / Neil Young / Black Sabbath / Kings Of Leon / Dusty Springfield / Willie Dunn / Strawbs / Israel Nash / The Anchoress / Sam Cooke / Stereolab / Celeste / Pat Metheny / Weezer
PLUS Adieu, Sylvain, Sylvain / Laura Marling in the studio / Martin Gore and his monkey / Dry Cleaning and Lady Blackbird are Rising / Hot rap pix! / Gryphon / Lovers Rock / The Pop Group / All Back To Jane Birkin’s