MOJO AND HMV LAUNCH ALBUM OF THE MONTH SERVICE6 Jul 2007

Interpol Ever wanted to instantly snap up the finest albums as featured in the jam-packed Filter section in your meaty monthly MOJO magazine? Well, want no more! Why? Because MOJO has teamed up with HMV to bring you a simple service that allows you to listen to the finest music of the month – including the new album by Interpol (pictured) - and then buy the albums that tickle your fancy there and then.

Click the MORE button to find out how…

The way it works is simple. You can either tune into MOJO's Albums Of The Month show on MOJO Radio at 9.00pm every Thursday to hear tracks from the featured albums, or you can log on directly to http://www.mojo4music.com/promo/hmv/ to hear clips of the tracks. And if you like what you hear, you can simply buy the albums at a special on-line only price. Oh, and while you’re there, click on to the ‘competition’ part of the site to win the albums in question!

This installment of MOJO’s Albums Of The Month include Interpol’s third album Our Love To Admire (which is our on July 9 but available to pre-order now), Unkle’s War Stories and Young Marble Giants Colossal Youth reissued – all of which have secured four out of five stars. And, topping the lot, you’ll find Sonic Youth’s expanded double set of 1988’s Daydream Nation that has received a full fistful of stars from MOJO.

Interpol’s new set is the featured album on MOJO’s Album Of The Month show, powered by HMV, on Thursday, July 12, at 9.00pm on MOJO Radio. Tune in to MOJO Radio via Sky (channel 182), Freeview (channel 721) or here via the radio player where all our shows are archived for seven days.


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TUNE IN TO ROY HARPER!4 May 2007

Roy He’s collaborated with the likes of Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Paul McCartney, influencing all of them along the way thanks to his singularity of purpose, and yet Roy Harper remains resolutely his own man. This weekend, to coincide with his full-length UK tour, MOJO Radio presents a special two-hour programme on the performer described by Kate Bush as “a poet who happens to write great songs”.

Click the MORE button for details on the show, the tour and a guide to Roy’s essential recordings…

MOJO Radio’s Roy Harper special premiers tonight, Friday May 4, at 9.00pm and sees MOJO’s editor-in-chief Phil Alexander quizzing Roy on his remarkable career. Harper himself talks candidly about laughing at Cat Stevens, recording Have A Cigar with Pink Floyd, his relationship with long-time collaborator Jimmy Page, and his several attempts to commit commercial suicide.

The show itself is repeated on Sunday at 9.00pm, and is also available to hear again via the radio player on this site. MOJO Radio is also available via Sky (channel 0182) and Freeview (channel 721).

Harper himself has also begun work on a new studio record and suggests that his extensive run of shows could be his last ever full-scale sortie.

“I'm treating this as my last tour. Most people will laugh at that suggestion, but I'm not so sure that I shouldn't put my energies into writing, rather than charging around the shop with the door closed,” states Roy.

For what could be the last time, then, Roy plays the following shows throughout May:

Monday 7 Salford The Lowry
Tuesday 8 Darwen Library Theatre
Wednesday 9 Lincoln Drill Hall
Friday 11 Carlisle The Brickyard
Saturday 12 Glasgow Classic Grand
Sunday 13 Aberdeen Lemon Tree
Tuesday 15 Gateshead The Sage
Wednesday 16 Sheffield City Hall
Thursday 17 Cambridge The Junction
Friday 18 Norwich Arts Centre
Sunday 20 Edmonton Millfield Arts Centre
Monday 21 Milton Keynes The Stables
Tuesday 22 Southampton The Brook
Friday 25 Penzance Acorn Theatre
Saturday 26 Exeter Phoenix Arts Theatre
Sunday 27 Bristol St Georges Hall
Tuesday 29 Newport Riverton Arts Centre
Wednesday 30 Birmingham Glee Club
Thursday 31 Caernarfon Galeri Theatre

Tickets for selected shows are available from here.

In the meantime, MOJO is happy to recommend the following recordings by the great man.

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(Science Friction, 1970)
Featuring Another Day (a later covered by This Mortal Coil), Tom Tiddler’s Grown (featuring musical accompaniment by producer Tony Visconti) as well as the hard-hitting I Hate The White Man, Harper’s fourth album is also his first truly classic set, matching esoteric folk vibes with a trenchant attitude that clearly upset purists but turned on the underground crowd. The fact that the final track, Hell’s Angel, features The Nice as Harper’s backing band speaks volumes about the man’s ability to take risks.

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(Science Friction, 1971)
The album that defined Roy Harper’s career, Stormcock is comprised of a mere four tracks that marry the man’s acoustic backbone to the an epic sense of melody with arrangements to match. It’s ethereal and expansive qualities continue to enthrall some 36 years on. The appearance of certain S. Flavius Mercurius (aka James Patrick Page Esq.) on The Same Old Rock showcases a mutual admiration that will lead to further collaborations over the years culminating in 1985’s Jugula album.

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(Science Friction, 2005)
A double disc anthology, this 15 track set is a perfect primer for those seeking an introduction to Roy Harper’s rich and diverse catalogue. Featured tracks include: You Don’t Need Money, Another Day, the Same Old Rock, Tlweve Hours Of Sunset, When An Old Cricketer Leaves The Crease and The Green Man, all of which appear on MOJO Radio’s Roy Harper special which, may we remind you, can be heard from May 4 at 9.00pm via the radio player on this site.

For more information go to www.royharper.co.uk

 

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THE WHO WEEKEND ON MOJO RADIO16 Nov 2006

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THE WHO WEEKEND

In celebration of the release of Endless Wire, their first studio album in 24 years, this weekend MOJO Radio celebrates the life and times of The 'Orrible 'Oo!

FRIDAY 9pm MOJO ROCKS
A two hour special with MOJO magazine's editor-in-chief Phil Alexander tracing the band's conceptual roots and featuring the new mini-opera Wire And Glass in its entirety and a chance to win special edition copies of Endless Wire.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY 9am - 5pm
Classic tracks by The Who every hour of the day. Well, until 5.00pm

SUNDAY 11pm
The Who perform one of their greatest conceptual pieces! Tommy live! A vintage performance from 1970!

And as we wend our way through Pete Townshend's many conceptual capers, we invite you to do the same with this collection of the man's work with and without The Who.

THE WHO
A QUICK ONE

1966 saw the first stirrings of Townshend's ambition to write a conceptual piece in the short, but perfectly formed A Quick One While He's Away, about an unfaithful husband and a wife's affair with a train driver...

THE WHO
TOMMY

Townshend's first fully-realised rock opera, this 1969 double set told the tale of the deaf, dumb and blind kid who became a pinball wizard and youth culture icon.

THE WHO
WHO'S NEXT

Considered to be the 'Oo's strongest work, this 1971 opus was compiled from what remained of Townshend's great lost project, Lifehouse.

THE WHO
QUADROPHENIA

Townshend harks back to the great mod days of the mid-60s on this full-length 1973 conceptual piece about a "quadrophenic" pill-popping teenager. Phil Daniels was not involved.

THE WHO
ENDLESS WIRE

Now down to the nucleus of Daltrey and Townshend, The Who's accomplished 2006 "comeback" album features the mini-opera Wire And Glass.

PETE TOWNSHEND
WHITE CITY: A NOVEL

1985 solo album about Townshend's manor of West London, which was accompanied by a film starring the man himself and Frances Barber.

PETE TOWNSHEND
THE IRON MAN

Townshend contributed to this 1989 full-length musical based on the famous childrens' book by Ted Hughes. The Iron Man was played by none other than John Lee Hooker and the surviving members of The Who collaborated on two tracks.

PETE TOWNSHEND
PSYCHODERELICT

The 1993 follow-up to The Iron Man concerned a burnt-out 60s rock star suffering writer's block while trying to finish a project called Gridlife. Possibly autobiographical?


MOJO Radio - available on Freeview Channel 721, Sky Channel 0182 or online here

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The Mojo and 3 Music Store Playlist9 Nov 2006

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The Mojo Radio and 3 Music Store Playlist is here!

500,00 of the most essential songs on the planet await you now at the 3 Music Store.

Click here and compile your own playlist, then listen out every Saturday at 9pm. If one of your tracks get played, you'll be in for a chance to win a fantastic 3 mobile with £100 to spend on music.

Mojo Radio is available on Sky 0182, Freeview 721 and here via the radioplayer!

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OASIS & THE WHO! THIS WEEKEND!3 Nov 2006

Oasis_3Two of Britain’s most legendary rock bands head up the scheduling on MOJO Radio this weekend.

Celebrating the release of their Stop The Clocks greatest hits set, MOJO presents an Oasis Weekend which features classic tracks by The Brothers Gallagher running 9-5 on Saturday and culminating at 11.00pm on Sunday night with a vintage live set from the band recorded in their hometown of Manchester in 1996.

The release of Endless Wire, The Who’s first new set in 24 years, meanwhile is marked by the fact that it is Album Of The Week on MOJO Rocks, the station’s weekly Friday rock show. Hosted by MOJO magazine’s editor-in-chief Phil Alexander, MOJO Rocks also features new music from Vincent Vincent And The Villains, Tom Waits, Jarvis, The Dexateens and Deftones. MOJO Rocks airs at 9.00pm tonight and is repeated at the same time on Sunday.

Tune into MOJO Radio via Sky Digital (channel 0182), Freeview (channel 721) or right here on this site by clicking on to the radio icon

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Win Paul Simon Tickets with Mojo Radio24 Oct 2006

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Listen out to Mojo Radio this weekend between 9 and 5pm on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October for classic Paul Simon tracks.

With the current album "Surprise" under his belt Paul Simon has announced his first UK tour since 1991. Kicking off in November on the 3rd in Glasgow, with dates in Manchester, Birmingham and London.

For your chance to win tickets tell us which of these Paul Simon Songs made it inside the top five in 1986:

A: Mother And Child Reunion
B: Slip Slidin' Away
C: You Can Call Me Al

Text COMP MOJO plus your name, number and answer to 84030 (Txt cost 50p)

Mojo Radio is available on Sky 0182, Freeview 721 and via this website.

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ALL DOLLED UP! 29 Sep 2006

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Sylvain Sylvain
, the prime-mover and guitarist in the New York Dolls, joins MOJO’s editor-in-chief Phil Alexander on MOJO Radio’s weekly rock show this evening at 9.00pm.

As well as playing a number of tracks from the Dolls’ new album, One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even This, Sylvain – pictured here on the left with Phil Alexander - talks openly about getting over-excited by rock’n’roll (“it makes me run around naked!”), sharing Perrier with Michael Stipe and the triumph and tragedy of life in one of the most combustible bands of all-time.
Also on the programme: Jerry Lee Lewis’s Last Man Standing is the Album Of The Week, and there’s new music from Vincent Vincent And The Villains, Sean Lennon and Sparklehorse.

Phil Alexander hosts MOJO Rocks at 9.00pm every Friday on MOJO Radio. Tune in via Sky Digital (channel 0182) or Freeview (channel 721) or right here. The show is repeated Sunday night’s at 9.00pm.

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Ultimate Elton on Mojo Radio14 Sep 2006

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This weekend Mojo Radio brings you more Elton than you can shake a stick at!

Kicking off Friday night at 9pm with a look at Elton's new album The Captain & The Kid in the Rock Show with Phil Alexander. Then Saturday night at 9pm Phil looks back on Sir Elton John's amazing career in music. The weekend continues when Elton takes to the stage, recorded live from Madison Square Gardens on Sunday at 11pm.

We're gonna play the best tracks from our Elton Archives across the weekend and tell us your favourite Elton tracks via email studio@mojo4music.com and we'll compile your top ten on Monday night at 9pm with Ultimate Elton.

Mojo Radio is available on Sky 0182, Freeview 721 and online via this site.

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Mojo Radio - Summer Of Reggae18 Aug 2006

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Join Lee "Scratch" Perry's biographer David Katz for Monday Night Reggae, at 9pm throughout August exclusively on Mojo radio.

David continues the series with a look at Jamaican R 'n' B Monday 21st August at 9pm.

The Playlist is:

Laurel Aitken - Back To New Orleans
Laurel Aitken - If It's Money You Need
Higgs & Wilson - When You Tell Me Baby
Karl Walker - Riding With The Crown
Theophilus Beckford - Little Lady
Theophilus Beckford - Goin' Home
Charlie Organaire - Merry Twist
Lascelles Perkins - Lonely Robin
Chuck & Dobby - I Love My Teacher
Basil Gabbidon - 3X7
Duck Reid's All Stars - Unknown Instrumental
Prince Buster - African Blood
Prince Buster - They've Got To Come
Toots & The Maytals - Helpin' Ages
Bunny & Skitter - Get Ready
Keith & Enid - Worried Over You
The Echoes - I Love You Forever
Yvonne Harrison - Cry To Me
Duck Reid's All Stars - Unknown Instrumental
Clancy Eccles - Freedom
Derrick Harriot - Everybody Needs Somebody

Listen again to David's First two shows - The Sly and Robbie Story via the Mojo Radio player on this site. You can hear Mojo Radio on Freeview Channel 721, Sky Channel 0182 and via our online Radio Player.

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VILLAINS ROCK MOJO!

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Vincent Vincent And The Villains appear on tonight’s instalment of MOJO Rocks – MOJO Radio’s weekly rock show. Recorded live at the MOJO Club in Camden, the hotly tipped West London rock’n’roll troupe will preview their new single Johnny Two Bands – their first since signing with EMI - which is due out on October 2.

MOJO Rocks – which is presented by MOJO’s editor-in-chief Phil Alexander – will also feature new music by Wolfmother, Bat For Lashes, 747s, TV Smith and Tapes And Tapes, while Song Of The Blackbird, the new long-player by farm-dwelling Iowan troubadour William Elliott Whitmore occupies the Album Of The Week slot.

Tune into to MOJO Rocks at 9.00pm on August 18 (repeated Sunday August 20 at 9.00pm) on MOJO Radio via Sky (channel 0182), Freeview (channel 721) or right here.

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