Category Archives: MOJO PRESENTS

MOJO Presents: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Live 1974 Sampler (2014)

FrontCrosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Live 1974 Sampler (Sept 2014)

The latest free CD from the September, 2014 issue of MOJO is as co-promotion for MOJO‘s 250th issue interview with each member of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, busy promoting their latest live box set, CSNY 1974. It’s a five track, 20 minute plus sampler from the box. Perhaps we can use this opportunity to plug our C, C&N, CS&N and CPR hidden archive posts, HERE. Find all 149 of MOJO‘s free CDs, HERE. See the complete list, HERE.

Almost Cut My Hair (6:47)
Change Partners (3:28)
Pre-Road Downs (3:18)
Only Love Can Break Your Heart (3:18)
Carry Me (4:43)

MOJO Jack White Presents The Best Of Third Man Records (2014)

FrontJack White Presents The Best Of Third Man Records (Aug 2014)

The latest free CD from the August, 2014 issue of MOJO is as advert for Jack White’s record label, Third Man Records. It also happens to be one of MOJO‘s better and more diverse offerings of late. Find all 148 of MOJO‘s free CDs, HERE. See the complete list, HERE.

BLACK MILK Brain (4:27)
JOHN & TOM Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar (2:23)
THE GORIES Train Kept A Rollin’ (2:13)
POKEY LAFARGE Central Time (2:57)
MICAAEL KIWANUKA You’ve Got Nothing To Lose (3:14)
THE RACONTEURS Broken Boy Soldier (3:00)
THE WHITE STRIPES The Hardest Button To Button (3:32)
ROCKFIRE FUNK EXPRESS People Save The World (3:30)
THE DEAD WEATHER Blue Blood Blues (3:22)
GIBBY HAYNES You Don’t Have To Be Smart (1:38)
KELLEY STOLTZ Are You My Love (3:22)
DUANE Postcard From Hell (2:43)
THE HADEN TRIPLETS Slowly (3:33)
FRANK FAIRFIELD Duncan & Brady (4:19)

MOJO Presents… Heavy Nuggets III (2014)

FrontHeavy Nuggets III (July 2014)
The latest free CD from the July, 2014 issue of MOJO is loosely tied to the magazine’s promotion of their Led Zeppelin/Jimmy Page interview, parodying the cover of LZ-III. It’s a righteously heavy collection that’s better than it looks on paper, largely because the material isn’t typical MOJO fare. This is the mag’s third “Heavy Nuggets” collection, which means you can find the first, from December, 2007 (HERE) and Vol. 2, from June, 2013 (HERE) in the archives… along with all 147 MOJO‘s HERE. See the complete list of MOJO CDs, HERE.

ATOMIC ROOSTER Sleeping For Years (5:25)
BANG Keep On (3:37)
FREEDOM Going Down (4:43)
PENTAGRAM Little Games (2:54)
JOSEFUS Situation (1:53)
MORGEN Welcome To The Void (4:45)
ROG & PIP Why Won’t You Do What I Want (2:44)
MORLY GREY Peace Officer (5:45)
CAIN Born Of The Wind (3:10)
BULLET The Orchestrator (3:22)
AIR Twelve O’Clock Satanial (3:21)
CROW Evil Woman (3:09)
HEAVY JELLY Bio Blues (5:03)
ANCIENT GREASE Freedom Train (4:01)
MEDUSA Transient Amplitude (9:18)

MOJO Presents… The Black Keys And Friends (2014)

MOJOThe Black Keys And Friends (June 2014)

The latest free CD from the June, 2014 issue of MOJO Magazine is a tie-in with The Black Keys, boasting their newest single, “Fever,” and a live studio version of, “Gold On The Ceiling.” Also… some cool tracks from friends and influences, including Dr. John, Black Lips, RL Burnside and others. This is the second MOJO freebie to highlight The BKs. Three years ago, the June 2011 issue CD, entitled Brotherhood (HERE), featured six Keys cuts. Find all 146 MOJO‘s HERE.

THE BLACK KEYS Fever (4:04)
DR. JOHN Revolution (3:26)
HANNI EL KHATIB Head In The Dirt (3:17)
BOMBINO Azamane Tiliade (4:06)
BLACK LIPS Do The Vibrate (2:27)
STEPHEN DALE PETIT Holla (3:55)
THE SHEEPDOGS Feeling Good (3:09)
PETE MOLINARI So Long Gone (3:30)
JUNIOR KIMBROUGH Everywhere I Go (4:48)
BO DIDDLEY Who Do You Love (2:28)
VALERIE JUNE Wanna Be On Your Mind (3:55)
JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD Our Hearts Are Wrong (3:05)
TENNIS It All Feels The Same (3:23)
RL BURNSIDE Skinny Woman (2:40)
THE BLACK KEYS Gold On The Ceiling (Live in Studio) (3:38)

MOJO Presents… Death Disco (2014)

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The latest free CD from the May, 2014 MOJO Magazine is subtitled, “A Compendium Of Post-Punk Grooves,” and features tracks from Public Image LTD, Sonic Youth, The Fall, Throbbing Gristle and similar sonic troublemakers. I can honestly say I’ve never liked the majority of this era (except for some of the names I just mentioned), but what do I know? I still listen to Tony Conrad and have Metal Machine Music posted somewhere around here. Give a listen to the always satisfyingly obnoxious Pere Ubu, below. Find all 145 MOJO‘s HERE.

FELT Primitive Painters
ORANGE JUICE Simply Thrilled Honey
BUSH TETRAS Too Many Creeps
SONIC YOUTH Shaking Hell
KLEENEX Ain’t You
PUBLIC IMAGE LTD Deeper Water
THE NIGHTINGALES Dumb & Drummer
PERE UBU 414 Seconds
THE FALL Loadstones
THE RAINCOATS Shouting Out Loud
THE MONOCHROME SET Fun For All The Family
YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS Searching For Mr. Right
CABARET VOLTAIRE Sly Doubt
THROBBING GRISTLE Hot On The Heels Of Love
THE DURUTTI COLUMN A Silence

MOJO Presents… Purple Soul (2014)

Purple SoulPurple Soul – MOJO Presents A Compendium Of Futurist R&B (Apr 2014)

The latest free CD from the April, 2014 MOJO Magazine celebrates the magazine’s exclusive interview with his Royal Purpleness, Prince. This audio collection features no Prince, and no Prince songs, but it’s clear that among these 15 “futurist” soul numbers, a handful of these artists have taken a few cues from P. Others, not so much. Find all 144 MOJO‘s HERE.

POLICA Warrior Lord (4:28)
BLOOD ORANGE You’re Not Good Enough (4:20)
ARABIAN PRINCE Strange Life (6:52)
LUKE TEMPLE Florida (4:25)
GAYNGS The Gaudy Side Of Town (7:07)
TOTO Y MOI So Many Details (4:43)
JAMES PANTS We’re Through (3:33)
THE STEPKIDS Sweet Salvation (4:55)
ARTHUR RUSSELL Get Around To It (4:57)
DARONDO Sexy Mama (3:52)
MUSIC, LOVE & FUNK Stone Lover (7:08)
THE GIRLS I’ve Got My Eyes On You (4:01)
HOW TO DRESS WELL & It Was U (3:04)
PYRAMID VRITRA Tea & Lemonade (2:40)
THE NEW YEAR My Bleeding Wound (3:31)

MOJO Presents… Small Faces & Friends (2014)

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The latest free CD from the March, 2014 MOJO Magazine is an excellent Brit-centric psych/pop collection of music that loosely orbits the Small Faces’ universe. Overall, a fun listen, but then… I’m partial to this sort of thing. Find MOJO‘s previous Small Faces trib, from May 2012, HERE. Find all 143 MOJO‘s HERE.

SMALL FACES Here Come The Nice (French EP Version) (2:48)
BILLY NICHOLLS Girl From New York (3:12)
NICO I’m Not Sayin’ (2:43)
CHRIS FARLOWE My Way Of Giving (2:27)
THE NICE The Thoughts Of Emerlist Davjack (2:46)
THE FLEUR DE LYS Circles (2:57)
NICKY SCOTT Backstreet Girl (2:23)
HUMBLE PIE Wrist Job (4:08)
AMEN CORNER Hello Susie (2:28)
DUNCAN BROWNE On The Bombsite (2:40)
TWICE AS MUCH Green Circles (2:36)
PP ARNOLD (If You Think You’re) Groovy (3:11)
MURRAY HEAD She Was Perfection (2:41)
ROD STEWART So Much To Say (3:09)
SMALL FACES All Or Nothing (Live) (3:29)

MOJO Presents… The Bad Seeds Jukebox (2014)

FrontThe Bad Seeds Jukebox (Feb 2014)

The latest free CD from the February, 2014 MOJO Magazine is a tribute to the interests of Nick Cave, compiled by Nick & The Seeds. Truly strange cross-section of artists, ranging from Moondog to Betty Davis to Max Roach to Alan Vega, Alex Chilton & Ben Vaughn to one of my faves, The Dirty Three (featuring Bad Seen violinist, Warren Ellis). Overall, an excellent and entertaining listen. Find all 142 MOJO‘s HERE.

THURSTON MOORE Benediction (5:12)
KAREN DALTON Something On Your Mind (3:21)
ALAN VEGA, ALEX CHILTON & BEN VAUGHN Lover of Love (5:00)
MAX ROACH (featuring Abbey Lincoln) Driva’Man (5:13)
MOONDOG (with London Brass & London Saxophonic) Bumbo (2:21)
ELSE TORP & CHRISTOPHER BOWERS BROADBENT My Heart’s in the Highlands (8:29)
BILL CALLAHAN One Fine Morning (8:40)
DIRTY THREE Everything’s Fucked (5:30)
SHILPA RAY Lessons from Lorena (4:17)
XYLORIS WHITE Darvish Two (5:41)
MARTIN REV Mari (4:22)
ADRIAN YOUNG PRESENTS VENICE DAWN Something About April (5:01)
THE CALLAS Anger (2:35)
BETTY DAVIS They Say I’m Different (4:09)
CHAIND & HIS AFRICAN PERCUSSION SAFARI Torture of the Mau Mau (2:15)

MOJO PRESENTS 2013 – The Best Of The Year (2013)

frontMOJO Presents: 2013 – The Best Of The Year (Jan 2014)

The latest free CD from the January, 2014 MOJO Magazine is an editorial board selection of various artists representing the best tracks from 2013. This is the kind of freebie CD that most magazines traffic in, so it lacks any of MOJO‘s usual themes or uniqueness. Though, for some of us that remain out of touch with what the rest of the music world is up to, this will serve as a quick cheat sheet. Find all 141 MOJO‘s HERE.

PRIMAL SCREAM 2013
JOHN GRANT Glacier
GOLDFRAPP Annabel
PHOSPHORESCENT Song For Zula
CHARLES BRADLEY Victim Of Love
BILL CALAHAN The Sing
JULIA HOLTER Hello Stranger
DEERHUNTER Monomania
JOHN MURRY The Ballad Of The Pajama Kid
MARK KOZALEK & JIMMY LAVALLE Gustavo
FOXYGEN San Francisco
VILLAGERS Earthly Pleasure
LOW Just Make It Stop
ROY HARPER January Man
BILLY BRAGG Goodbye, Goodbye

MOJO PRESENTS 20 From 20 (2013)

20From20MOJO Presents: 20 From 20 (Dec 2013)

The latest free CD from the Dec, 2013 MOJO Magazine celebrates the mag’s 20th anniversary with a various collection of 20 tracks from 20 artists. Nothing unusual here, but a solid gathering of modern indie rock, if you like this sort of thing. I’m always up for Teenage Fanclub, and 1995′s Sparky’s Dream” is represented here, as is a contribution from The Raconteurs’ debut album. Hear them both below. Find all 140 MOJO‘s HERE.

ARTIC MONKEYS Teddy Picker (2:40)
THE BLACK KEYS Set You Free (2:44)
TEENAGE FANCLUB Sparky’s Dream (3:12)
THE RACONTEURS Steady, As She Goes (3:33)
MIDLAKE Roscoe (4:40)
MERCURY REV Opus 40 (5:01)
FLEET FOXES Sun It Rises (2:41)
PALACE BROTHERS (I Was Drunk At The) Pulpit (3:48)
BILL FEY Be At Peace With Yourself (3:00)
MY MORNING JACKET Golden (4:28)
JOE STRUMMER & THE MESCALEROS Johnny Appleseed (4:01)
JACK WHITE Take Me With You When You Go (4:04)
JOHN GRANT Marz (3:38)
AIMEE MANN Save Me (4:31)
RY COODER & ALI FARKA TOURE Soukora (6:00)
BJORK Mouth’s Cradle (3:59)
ANIMAL COLLECTIVE My Girls (5:36)
BOARDS OF CANADA Roygbiv (2:22)
CORNERSHOP Candyman (3:48)
ERIC MATTHEWS Fanfare (2:51)

MOJO PRESENTS Songs In The Key Of Paul (2013)

R-4927818-1379703228-6551MOJO Presents:
Songs In The Key Of Paul
(Nov 2013)

The latest free CD from the November, 2013 MOJO Magazine is a tribute to the songwriting style of Paul McCartney, featuring a mix of McCartney covers and tunes that might be considered in his “power pop” style. I’m not sure where that close-but-different “Shake Some Action” comes from, but it’s not the same as the Flamin’ Groovies’ LP version. Lots of unfamiliar, outside-the-box pop for fans of the genre. One of the more enjoyable MOJO’s in recent memory. Hear for yourself. Find all 139 MOJO‘s HERE.

ROBYN HITCHCOCK Let Me Roll It
REDD KROSS Hazel Eyes
FLAMIN’ GROOVIES Shake Some Action
THE NERVES When You Find Out
NICK PIUNTI It All Comes Down
SQUEEZE Pulling Mussels from A Shell
JIM NOIR Tea
KELLEY STOLTZ I Am Your Singer
COTTON MATHER Lily Dreams On
KEVIN TIHISTA On My Way
CHRIS STAMEY & YO LA TENGO The Summer Sun
THE GOLDEN DOGS Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five
EUROS CHILDS Good Time Baby (Talk to Me)
NICK CAPALDI First of the Runaways
DAVID ELLIS Wake Up Smiling

MOJO PRESENTS Johnny Cash… And Friends (2013)

FrontMOJO Presents:
Johnny Cash… And Friends
(Oct 2013)

The latest free CD from the October, 2013 MOJO Magazine is a cool tribute to Johnny Cash, featuring a cross-section of friends, influences and the influenced. Noteworthy as an out-of-the-ordinary collection of tunes not already spread across a dozen other MOJOs. I like the old country stuff myself, since most of it is missing from my collection. Nick Cave’s contribution is a stand out… and Charlie Rich’s “Lonely Weekends” is a dead ringer for Elvis. Find all 138 MOJO‘s HERE.

JERRY LEE LEWIS Lovin’ Up A Storm (1:50)
JOHNNY CASH Transfusion Blues (2:30)
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS Wanted Man (5:26)
NICK LOWE Indian Queens (3:39)
BONNIE ‘PRINCE’ BILLY New Whaling (5:30)
TOWNES VAN ZANDT If I Needed You (3:40)
GEORGE JONES Seasons Of My Heart (2:07)
MERLE TRAVIS Dark As A Dungeon (2:45)
LEFTY FRIZZELL The Long Black Veil (2:57)
KITTY WELLS As Long As I Live (2:31)
JUNE CARTER Jukebox Blues (2:15)
WILLIE NELSON Half A Man (2:25)
HANK SNOW I’ve Been Everywhere (2:44)
CHARLIE RICH Lonely Weekends (2:07)
WAYLON JENNINGS Never Again (2:04)

MOJO PRESENTS Sub Pop Silver Jubilee (2013)

FrontMOJO Presents:
Sub Pop Silver Jubilee
(Sept 2013)

The latest free CD from the September, 2013 MOJO Magazine is a tribute to Sub Pop Records… MOJO’s second trib to the indie label (their first from 2008, Sub Pop 300!, is HERE). Includes a cross-section of familiar Sub Pop types, including Mudhoney, J Mascis, Low and others. To be honest, I haven’t really listened to it yet, but because I’ve always liked the name Pissed Jeans, I’ve included their track on the streaming player. Find all 137 MOJO‘s HERE.

MUDHONEY No One Has (3:23)
THE U-MEN Gila (2:16)
METZ Wet Blanket (3:52)
ROSE WINDOWS Native Dreams (6:17)
SHABAZZ PALACES Recollections Of The Wraith (Remixed By The Helio Sequence) (3:47)
DAUGHN GIBSON The Sound Of Law (2:52)
KING TUFF Anthem (3:31)
J MASCIS Not Enough (3:11)
THE BAPTIST GENERALS Dog That Bit You (3:41)
LOW On My Own (5:39)
CHAD VANGAALEN Molten Light (2:52)
THE GUTTER TWINS God’s Children (4:57)
CLIPPING (Feat Baseck) Bout.That (3:54)
PISSED JEANS Health Plan (2:17)
MUDHONEY I Don’t Remember You (2:34)

MOJO PRESENTS We’re With The Beatles (2013)

We're With The BeatlesMOJO Presents:
We’re With The Beatles
(August 2013)

The latest free CD from the August, 2013 MOJO Magazine is a remake/tribute to The Beatles second album (in the UK), With The Beatles. Some unusual names pop up, including Ian McNabb (Icicle Works), Will Sergeant (Echo & The Bunnymen) and Chris Difford (Squeeze), whose acoustic reading of “All My Loving,” with Arcelia, proves that McCartney could have easily gone the “And I Love Her” route even earlier if he had desired. (For free downloads, visit Arcelia HERE.) As for some of the others, Wreckless Eric, Sara Lowes, The View and Pete Molinari at least sound like they were inspired by The Beatles. Some cool covers… some misses. Find all 136 MOJO‘s HERE.

THE JAMES HUNTER SIX It Wont’t Be Long (3:16)
IAN McNABB (featuring THOMAS McCONNELL) All I’ve Got to Do (3:00)
CHRIS DIFFORD (featuring ARCELIA) All My Loving (2:56)
EVA PETERSEN (featuring WILL SERGEANT) Don’t Bother Me (4:22)
WRECKLESS ERIC & JAMES NICHOLLS Little Child (2:07)
TAKEN BY TREES Till There Was You (2:43)
MAMA ROSEN (featuring MICK COLLINS & MATT VERTA-RAY) Please Mister Postman (2:27)
THE VIEW Roll Over Beethoven (2:43)
SARA LOWES Hold Me Tight (2:34)
JACCO GARDNER You Really Got a Hold On Me (3:19)
PETE MOLINARI I Wanna Be Your Man (2:17)
TREVOR MOSS & HANNAH-LOU Devil in Her Heart (2:28)
MAGIC ARM Not a Second Time (3:22)
KITTY, DAISY & LEWIS Money (That’s What I Want) (2:42)

MOJO PRESENTS Uncovered – 15 Tracks As Re-Cut By The Rolling Stones (2013)

frontMOJO Presents Uncovered (July 2013)

The latest free CD from the July, 2013 MOJO Magazine. Another ‘roots of’ type release (they just did The Roots Of The Rolling Stones in August, 2012) featuring a lot of familiar names; Muddy, Howlin’, Bo, Chuck, etc. You should have most of the old blues guys, but the ancient files from the likes of Jay McShann (1941), Nat King Cole (1946), Hank Snow (1950) and The Will Bradley Trio (1940) make this a worthwhile score. Find all 135 MOJO‘s HERE.

FREDDY CANNON Tallahassee Lassie
EDDIE COCHRAN Twenty Flight Rock
CHUCK BERRY Around And Around
HANK SNOW I’m Moving On
BO DIDDLEY Who Do You Love
LARRY WILLIAMS She Said “Yeah”
MUDDY WATERS Mannish Boy
SOLOMON BURKE Cry To Me
BUDDY HOLLY Learning The Game
NAT KING COLE Route 66
BOOGALOO & HIS GALLANT CREW Cops And Robbers
WILL BRADLEY TRIO Down The Road A Piece
JAY McSHANN Confessin’ The Blues
MUDDY WATERS I Just Want To Make Love To You
HOWLIN’ WOLF The Red Rooster

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MOJO PRESENTS Heavy Nuggets Vol 2 (2013)

frontMOJO Presents Heavy Nuggets Vol 2 (June 2013)

I’m really enjoying this latest free CD from the June, 2013 MOJO Magazine. Probably because I’m not familiar with a lot of this stuff. Find 133 more MOJO‘s (HERE.)
BULLET Jay Time (2:52)
FREEDOM Nobody (3:53)
THE INCREDIBLE HOG Lame (3:07)
BLOSSOM TOES Listen To The Silence (3:48)
THE PRETTY THINGS Cries From The Midnight Circus (7:25)
POSSESSED Thunder And Lightning (2:54)
MIGHTY BABY Same Way From The Sun (5:37)
THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND Long Haired Music (5:04)
THE HUMAN BEAST Brush With The Midnight Butterfly (5:17)
TWINK Ten Thousand Words In A Cardboard Box (3:23)
THE OPEN MIND I Feel The Same Way Too (5:00)
TRACTOR King Dick II (3:15)
FAMILY Strange Band (3:13)
DRAGONFLY Enjoy Yourself (3:24)
JERUSALEM Frustration (5:16)
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MOJO PRESENTS Blues Breakers! (2013)

Screen Shot 2013-03-24 at 4.51.36 PMMOJO PRESENTS – Blues Breakers! 15 Classic Tracks As Covered By Eric Clapton (May 2013)

The latest free CD from the May, 2013 MOJO Magazine is a “roots” collection of mostly early blues sides, made familiar to many a young 60s teen via Eric Clapton and his various bands. It’s yet another MOJO‘s blues collection, but – because of the music – they’re always worthy, even if you have these tracks already… which you should.(Besides… the Clapton tie-in works nicely.) Find 132 more MOJO‘s in the archives (HERE).

OTIS RUSH All Your Love (I Miss Loving)
‘BIG MAMA’ THORNTON Hound Dog
LITTLE WALTER It Ain’t Right
BIG BILL BROONZY Hey, Hey
ELMORE JAMES I Can’t Hold Out
ARTHUR ‘BIG BOY’ CRUDUP Mean Ole Frisco Blues
EDDIE BOYD Five Long Years
FREDDY KING Have You Ever Loved A Woman
T-BONE WALKER Stormy Monday
LEROY CARR Blues Before Sunrise
BO DIDDLEY You Don’t Love Me
THE MISSISSIPPI SHEIKS Sitting On Top Of The World
HOWLIN’ WOLF Spoonful
SKIP JAMES I’m So Glad
ROBERT JOHNSON Crossroads Blues

MOJO PRESENTS: Action! 15 Cult Movie Classics (2013)

frontMOJO Presents: Action!
15 Cult Move Classics
(2013)

The latest free CD from the April, 2013 MOJO Magazine is a collection of cult film soundtrack music. The tracks aren’t quite as “classic” as the cool cover might suggest, but this is still a good gathering (especially considering the price tag) that dabbles in a little Morricone, Bobby Womack (coincidently I just prepped Across 110th St. for posting) and Curtis Mayfield, alongside some oddities like The Last Poets, David Lynch and Rodriguez. If nothing else, you’ll have a file of Ricky Nelson’s “Lonesome Town” in your collection. You can find 131 more MOJO‘s in the archives (HERE).

JOHN BARRY ORCHESTRA Beat Girl (1:46)
CLINIC If You Could Read Your Mind (2:57)
RODRIGUEZ Crucify Your Mind (2:29)
BOBBY WOMACK If You Don’t Want My Love (Give It Back) (2:27)
CURTIS MAYFIELD Pusherman (4:59)
RICKY NELSON Lonesome Town (2:12)
ENNIO MORRICONE Muchio Selvaggio (2:37)
DANIEL JOHNSTON Some Things Last A Long Time (4:52)
BILLY GREEN Stone Is A Trip (1:53)
BROADCAST Our Darkest Sabbath (3:00)
BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE Super-Sonic (5:11)
THE LAST POETS Wake Up Niggers (2:44)
DON GERE Werewolves On Wheels (5:29)
ARTHUR RUSSELL Soon-To-Be Innocent Fun/Let’s See (9:33)
DAVID LYNCH & ALAN R. SPLET In Heaven (Lady In The Radiator Song) (1:35)

MOJO PRESENTS… Echoes – A Compendium Of Modern Psychedelia (2013)

Screen Shot 2013-01-26 at 3.47.12 PMMOJO Presents… Echoes (March 2013)

The latest free CD from the March, 2013 MOJO Magazine is a “modern compendium of psychedelia” to complement the mag’s latest cover story on Pink Floyd. I haven’t heard of many of these bands, but I’m a fool for psychedelia, so it doesn’t take much to please me in this genre, especially since it’s not a difficult assignment, even for newcomers and nobodies. There are, as expected, a few duds, but I liked it. Your mileage may vary. Hear a few tracks below. 130 more MOJO‘s in the archives (HERE).

TAME IMPALA Mind Mischief (4:31)
VOICE OF THE SEVEN THUNDERS Kommune (3:24)
TEMPLES Shelter Song (3:10)
DJANGO DJANGO Hand of Man (2:35)
LES LIMINANAS Crystal Anis (3:04)
MOON DUO Sleepwalker (4:53)
TOY The Reasons Why (3:54)
UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA From The Sun (4:40)
PSYCHIC ILLS Mind Daze (3:37)
ANIMAL COLLECTIVE Wide Eyed (5:00)
TEETH OF THE SEA A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. (5:26)
WOODEN SHJIPS Flight (7:03)
MUGSTAR Sunburnt Impedance Machine (7:38)
ZOMBI Shrunken Heads (8:14)
CARLTON MELTON Photo of Photos (6:38)

MOJO PRESENTS: Marr And Friends (2013)

frontMarr And Friends (February 2013)

The latest free CD from the February, 2013 MOJO Magazine is a gathering of The Smiths’ Johnny Marr’s pals. Both of Marr’s contributions – “The Right Thing Right” (from his upcoming solo album) and “The Last Ride” – are outstanding, and will make you wonder why he spent so much time hanging around with Bor… uh, Morrissey (sorry, my bias is showing). Overall the disc is a good listen, if Brit-centric, illustrated best by Billy Bragg’s spoken word monologue over an acoustic rendering of The Left Banke’s “Walk Away Renee.” 129 more MOJO‘s in the archives (HERE).


JOHNNY MARR The Right Thing Right
THE CRIBS We Share the Same Skies
JOHNNY MARR AND THE HEALERS The Last Ride
EDWYN COLLINS Come Tomorrow Come Today
SANDIE SHAW Hand in Glove
BILLY BRAGG Walk Away Renee
MODEST MOUSE Dramamine
THE THE The Evening Star
TRANSIT KINGS America is Unavailable
KIRSTY MacCOLL Walking Down Madison
LISA GERMANO Into Oblivion
BETH ORTON Call Me the Breeze
ROBYN HITCHCOCK Ordinary Millionaire
JOHN FRUSCIANTE Central
THE DURUTTI COLUMN Chant

MOJO PRESENTS: Rumours Revisited (2012)

Rumours Revisited (January 2013)

The latest free CD from the January, 2013 MOJO Magazine is a tribute to Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours. I haven’t gotten it in the mail yet, but it’s already all over the web, so I’ll have to post additional artwork later. Most of these songs are hard to mess up. The disc is worth having for “In Dreams,” as the interplay and vocal psychedelia really brings out the beauty of the composition. The same vibe applies to The Besnard Lakes take on “You Make Loving Fun.” 128 more MOJO‘s in the archives.


YEASAYER Second Hand News (3:38)
PURE BATHING CULTURE Dreams (5:02)
SLARAFFENLAND Never Going Back Again (2:50)
THE PHOENIX FOUNDATION Don’t Stop (4:01)
DUTCH UNCLES Go Your Own Way (3:02)
THE STAVES Songbird (3:42)
LIARS The Chain (4:58)
THE BESNARD LAKES You Make Loving Fun (4:47)
DYLAN LeBLANC I Don’t Want To Know (2:41)
MARY EPWORTH Oh Daddy (4:02)
JULIA HOLTER Gold Dust Woman (4:04)

VARIOUS ARTISTS Acid Drops, Spacedust & Flying Saucers: Psychedelic Confectionery From The UK Underground 1965-69 (2001)

Acid Drops, Spacedust & Flying Saucers: Psychedelic Confectionery From The UK Underground 1965-69 (2001)
A Psych Box To Get Psyched About

Another great box from the archives. 4CDs, compiled by the fine folks at MOJO Magazine, chronicling the UK psychedelic experience. Compilations always create quibbles, but this is a great listen regardless of what’s been omitted or curiously added. The names below will tell you all you need to know, but your ears are the ultimate decider… and they should be pleased. Check out the great 1968 psych tune from McGough & McGear (a.k.a. Mike McCartney), “So Much.” Includes booklet art. Out of print, and it’s not cheap at Amazon.


1
McGOUGH & McGEAR – So Much (4:02)
AQUARIAN AGE – 10,000 Words In A Cardboard Box (3:27)
THE NICE – Flower Ring of Flies (3:18)
RUPERT’S PEOPLE – Dream On My Mind (3:25)
SHY LIMBS – Reputation (3:33)
TINTERN ABBEY – Vacuum Cleaner (3:06)
THE DAVID – Light Of Your Mind (2:51)
THE MISUNDERSTOOD – I Can Take You To The Sun (3:40)
GRAPEFRUIT – Dear Delilah (2:28)
PROCOL HARUM – Shine On Brightly (3:33)
BAMBOO SHOOT – The Fox Has Gone To Ground (2:52)
THE WHO – Armenia City In The Sky (3:13)
FOCUS THREE – 10,000 Years Behind My Mind (2:16)
TIMEBOX – Gone Is The Sad Man (3:44)
WORLD OF OZ – Peter’s Birthday (2:55)
THE TICKLE – Subway (Smokey Pokey World) (2:42)
FELIUS ANDROMEDA – Meditations (4:10)
WARM SOUNDS – Nite Is A-Comin (3:01)

2
KALEIDOSCOPE – Flight from Ashiya
(2:42)
JULY – The Way (4:15)
INCREDIBLE STRING BAND – Witches Hat (2:34)
DONOVAN – Celeste (4:10)
RAMESES & SELKET – Mind’s Eye (2:42)
THE END – Shades Of Orange (2:41)
VIRGIN SLEEP – Love (2:25)
BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST – Pools Of Blue (3:09)
TALES OF JUSTINE – Monday Morning (3:23)
BILLY NICHOLLS – Girl From New York (3:19)
THE ACCENT – Red Sky At Night (3:14)
MICK SOFTLEY – Am I The Red One (2:31)
ORANGE BICYCLE – Laura’s Garden (3:15)
CALEB – Baby Your Phrasing Is Bad (3:18)
AMAZING FRIENDLY APPLE – Magician (3:23)
THE MOLES – We Are The Moles, Part 1 (4:34)
THE 23rd TURNOFF – Michael Angelo (2:25)
BIL FAY – Screams In The Ears (3:25)

3
PURPLE GANG – Granny Takes A Trip
(2:37)
SMOKE – My Friend Jack (3:07)
IDLE RACE – Impostors Of Life’s Magazine (2:18)
PRETTY THINGS – Talkin‘ About The Good Times (3:44)
DONOVAN – Hurdy Gurdy Man (3:12)
THE SPENCER DAVIS GROUP – Time Seller (2:52)
DENNY LAINE – Say You Don’t Mind (3:10)
THE MOVE – I Can Hear The Grass Grow (2:58)
THE KINKS – See My Friends (2:43)
PETER COOK & DUDLEY MOORE – The L. S. Bumble Bee (2:45)
THE YARDBIRDS – Happenings Ten Years Time Ago (2:57)
THE SMALL FACES – Green Circles (2:43)
THE HOLLIES – King Midas In Reverse (3:08)
DAVID McWILLIAMS – The Days Of Pearly Spencer (2:34)
THE HERD – From The Underworld (3:19)
ERIC BURDON & THE ANIMALS – Sky Pilot (7:39)
TRAFFIC – Paper Sun (4:13)
SIMON DUPREEE & THE BIG SOUND – Kites (3:45)

4
THE ATTACK – Colour Of My Mind
(2:29)
ALLEN POUND’S GET RICH – Searchin‘ In The Wilderness (3:19)
FIRE – Father’s Name Is Dad (2:33)
THE ORANGE MACHINE – Dr. Crippen’s Waiting Room (3:03)
PENNY PEEPS – Model Village (2:54)
THE FAIRYTALE – Run And Hide (2:31)
MANDRAKE PADDLE STEAMER – Strange Walking Man (3:13)
THE STATUS QUO – When My Mind Is Not Live (2:49)
THE POETS – In Your Tower (2:32)
SANDS – Listen To The Sky (3:46)
SYD BARRETT – Octopus (3:46)
THE APPLE – The Other Side (3:18)
THE FLIES – I’m Not Your Stepping Stone (2:41)
HERBAL MIXTURE – Machines (2:04)
TOMORROW – Revolution (Phased Version) (3:48)
THE SORROWS – You’ve Got What I Want (2:00)
THE KOOBASRoyston Rose (3:52)
SAM GOPAL – Escalator (2:51)

 

MOJO PRESENTS… Let’s Move – A Heavy Blues Collection (2012)

Let’s Move – A Heavy Blues Collection (December 2012)

The latest free CD from the December, 2012 MOJO Magazine is yet another in an unending series of blues/roots collections compiled by the UK mag. This one is loosely arranged to pay tribute to Led Zeppelin’s 2012 live album, Celebration Day. Fortunately, this compilation boasts some new and different names, so it’s a worthy addition to your collection. 127 more MOJO‘s in the archives.

R.L. BURNSIDE Goin’ Down South (4:49)
MAGIC SAM BLUES BAND I Feel So Good (4:36)
JUNIOR KIMBROUGH I Gotta Try You Girl (5:25)
HOWLIN’ WOLF Shake For Me (2:12)
HOUND DOG TAYLOR & THE HOUSEROCKERS Give Me Back My Wig (3:33)
ARTHUR “BIG BOY” CRUDUP That’s All Right (2:52)
LIGHTIN’ HOPKINS Let’s Move (2:15)
JUNIOR WELLS’ CHICAGO BLUES BAND w/ BUDDY GUY Chitlin Con Carne (2:11)
JOHN LEE HOOKER Devil’s Jump (2:50)
MUDDY WATERS I Can’t Be Satisfied (2:40)
BO DIDDLEY Watusi Bounce (2:55)
ELMORE JAMES Rollin’ & Tumblin’ (2:27)
JIMMY DAWKINS Triple Trebles (2:42)
B.B. KING She’s Dynamite (2:28)
T-MODEL FORD & GRAVELROAD How Many More Years (5:38)

MOJO PRESENTS… Move On Up – A Modernist Compendium (2012)

Move On Up – A Modernist Compendium (November 2012)

The latest free CD from the November, 2012 MOJO Magazine captures the fusion of influences that led to the modern Mod movement and its many offshoots. Includes a rare demo from The Jam, as well as a live version of “The Great Depression” (culled from the Deluxe Edition of The Gift). Not to mention the oft forgotten Bruce Foxton. My scanner’s down, so I’ll post more artwork later. We’ve got the other 126 MOJO‘s in the archives, too.

THE JAM Just Who Is The Five O’Clock Hero (Demo) (2:20)
THE YARDBIRDS You’re A Better Man Than I (3:15)
LEE DORSEY Ride Your Pony (2:48)
LAUREL AITKEN Bad Minded Woman (2:40)
THE BEAT Twist And Crawl (2:33)
PRINCE FATTIE & HOLLIE COOK And The Beat Goes On Dub (3:03)
ANDY LEWIS (Featuring Keni Burke) (Love Is) Alive In My Heart (3:06)
CURTIS MAYFIELD Move On Up (3:38)
AARON NEVILLE Hercules (4:11)
PAUL WELLER & TERRY CALLIER Brother To Brother (4:12)
THE MOONS Jennifer (Sits Alone) (3:20)
DEXY’S Nowhere Is Home (4:57)
BRUCE FOXTON Number Six (3:14)
WILCO JOHNSON Down By The Waterside (3:15)
THE JAM The Great Depression (Live) (3:17)

MOJO PRESENTS…There Is A Light That Never Goes Out – Indie Classics 1982-1987 (2012)

There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (October 2012)

The latest free CD from the October, 2012 MOJO Magazine is a collection of “Indie Classics” from 1982-1987. Can’t say much of this interested me personally. I spot-checked it, looking for a catchy tune to post (before listening to the whole thing), but only found one I wanted to hear past the opening licks (below), and didn’t even bother with the other tracks. Your mileage may vary. We’ve re-upped the other 125 MOJO‘s in the archives, so collect them all.

FELT Sunlight Bathed The Golden Glow (3:11)
THE WEATHER PROPHETS Almost Prayed (2:38)
HURRAH Sweet Sanity (4:11)
THE WOODENTOPS Well Well Well (4:18)
THE CLOSE LOBSTERS Nature Thing (4:54)
THE NIGHTINGALES Crafty Fag (3:04)
THE FLATMATES I Could Be In Heaven (2:40)
THE GO BETWEENS Cattle And Cane (3:30)
BILLY BRAGG Levi Stubbs’ Tears (3:26)
MARTIN STEPHENSON AND THE DAINTEES Crocodile Cryer (4:35)
TELEVISION PERSONALITIES How I Learned To Love The…Bomb (5:02)
THE LA’S Open Your Heart (3:14)
THE BLUE AEROPLANES Action Painting (3:26)
THE DENTISTS Strawberries Are Growing In My Garden (And It’s Wintertime) (3:12)
THE CHESTERFIELDS Completely And Utterly (2:05)

MOJO PRESENTS Electricity (Sept. 2012)

Electricity (September 2012)

The latest free CD from the September, 2012 edition of MOJO Magazine is a tribute to electronica, entitled Electricity – A Brief History Of Future Sound. I like a few of these bands myself (CAN, Throbbing Gristle) but don’t really listen to this type of music much. It’s why the player hosts what might be the least representative track. Fans of the genre will know if this collection is worthy or not. We’ve just re-upped all the other 124 MOJO‘s in the archives, so collect them all.

FAD GADGET Back To Nature (5:46)
THROBBING GRISTLE Hamburger Lady (4:07)
CAN Oh Yeah (7:20)
PLASTIKMAN Spastick (9:16)
MOBY Honey (3:18)
NITZER EBB Let Your Body Learn (2:48)
CABARET VOLTAIRE No Escape (3:35)
ADD N TO (X) Metal Fingers In My Body (5:11)
RENEGADE SOUNDWAVE Probably A Robbery (3:31)
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM Losing My Edge (7:50)
PHOTEK Smoke Rings (6:28)
PAN SONIC Urania (4:32)
DAFT PUNK Rollin & Scratchin (7:27)
DAF Der Mussolini (3:51)
NON Intro Total War (4:59)

MOJO PRESENTS: The Roots Of The Rolling Stones (2012)

The Roots Of The Rolling Stones (Aug 2012)

Not a very creative freebie from the latest edition of MOJO, as there are dozens of these kinds of tributes to the Rolling Stones from various sources… but, you can’t fault the music. It’s some of the best on earth. I’ve got it on now and am loving every second of it.

 

 

 

Elmore James & The Broom Dusters - Dust My Blues
Eddie Taylor - Bad Boy [Original]
Jimmy Reed - Hush-Hush
Bo Diddley – Cops And Robbers
Dale Hawkins - Susie Q
Gene Allison - You Can Make It If You Try
Muddy Waters - I Wanna Be Loved
The Coasters - Poison Ivy
Arthur Alexander - You Better Move On
Bo Diddley - Pretty Thing
Chuck Berry - Memphis Tennessee
The Crickets With Buddy Holly - Not Fade Away
Muddy Waters – I Just Wanna Make Love
Jimmy Reed - Honest I Do
Slim Harpo - I’m A King Bee

MOJO PRESENTS Yellow Submarine Revisited (July 2012)

Yellow Submarine Resurfaces (July 2012)

The latest free CD issue from the July, 2012 edition of MOJO Magazine is a tribute to the re-release of the Yellow Submarine DVD and song soundtrack. There are some interesting covers here, especially some of George Harrison’s lost wonders, “It’s All Too Much,” “Only A Northern Song” and “Love You To.” I like Jim White’s “All Together Now,” but only because I already liked his bizarre style. The Cornshed Sisters, who recorded a vocally robust Beach Boys bonus cover for last month’s MOJO, tackle “Nowhere Man” here. Check out the twisted cover of George‘s psych rock epic, “It’s All Too Much,” below.

BILL WELLS & AIDEN MOFFAT Yellow Submarine
BEVIS FROND Hey Bulldog
HOWE GELB Eleanor Rigby
CORNERSHOP Love You To
JIM WHITE All Together Now
NATALIE DUNCAN Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
PETE SHELLEY Think For Yourself
MICHELE STODART Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
BENJAMIN FRANCIS LEFTWICH With A Little Help From My Friends
WOODEN WAND Baby, You’re A Rich Man
GRAVENHURST Only A Northern Song
THEA GILMORE All You Need Is Love
BAXTER DURY When I’m Sixty Four
CORNSHED SISTERS Nowhere Man
MY DARLING CLEMENTINE It’s All Too Much

MOJO PRESENTS Pet Sounds Revisited (June 2012)

Pet Sounds Revisited (June 2012)

The latest free CD issue from the June, 2012 edition of MOJO Magazine is a tribute to one of the all-time greats. There’s also an online bonus track included (“Good Vibrations” by The Cornshed Sisters, below), as well as artwork. Don’t forget the 121 other MOJO‘s in the archives.

 

 

 

SAINT ETIENNE Wouldn’t It Be Nice
MAGNETIC NORTH You Still Believe in Me
THE SAND BAND That’s Not Me
TIM BURGESS Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
JEFFREY LEWIS (w/Wooden Wand & Janet Simpson) I’m Waiting for the Day
NEIL COWLEY TRIO Let’s Go Away for Awhile
TOM McRAE AND THE STANDING BAND Sloop John B
THE FLAMING LIPS God Only Knows
LES LIMANANAS I Know There’s an Answer
JODIE MARIE Here Today
GAZ COOMBES I Just Wasn’t Made for These…
HUMAN DON’T BE ANGRY Pet Sounds
HERE WE GO MAGIC Caroline No
SUPERIMPOSERS Trombone Dixie

Online Bonus: THE CORNSHED SISTERS Good Vibrations

MOJO Presents: The World Of The Small Faces And Beyond (2012)

The World Of The Small Faces And Beyond (May 2012)

The latest free CD issue from the May, 2012 edition of MOJO Magazine is a “roots of” The Small Faces collection, tied into the magazine’s current cover story on Small Faces/Humble Pie mainstay Steve Marriott (who passed away in 1991). Features lots of early blues, with a little skiffle and a few odds and ends (details below). Download includes (spotty) artwork. Don’t forget the 120 other MOJO‘s in the archives.

 

STEVE MARRIOTT & THE MOMENTS Money, Money (2:15)
JIMMY REED Baby What You Want Me To Do (3:04)
BOBBY BLAND Don’t Cry No More (2:25)
THE NASHVILLE TEENS Widdicombe Fair (4:26)
THE FLEUR DE LYS Gotta Get Enough Time (Demo with Sharon Tandy) (2:22)
THE ATTACK Magic In The Air (3:35)
IAN McLAGAN & THE BUMP BAND Never Say Never (3:32)
BIG JOE TURNER Careless Love (2:48)
EDDIE BOYD Five Long Years (2:39)
RAY CHARLES Drown In My Own Tears (3:18)
MUDDY WATERS I’m Ready (3:02)
LONNIE DONEGAN Rock Island Line (2:27)
RAMBLIN’ BOYS Roll On Buddy (1:59)
HARRY BELAFONTE I’m Just A Country Boy (3:03)
IDA COX Four Day Creep (3:21)