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MOJO PRESENTS Various Artists

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. 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

MOJO PRESENTS… This Is It!…..The Next Projected Sound Of 2016 (2016)

This Is It...This Is It!…..The Next Projected Sound Of 2016 (June, 2016)

MOJO‘s latest free CD is a very cool collection of tracks from some of the young guns of the psychedelic movement, circa 2016, including Spacin’, Black Mountain, Cavern Of Anti-Matter and others. Including a few from the old guard (circa, the turn of the century). Fun and spacey. Get all 169 of MOJO‘s free CDs, dating back to 1997, HERE.



Josefin Ohrn + The Liberation – Sunny Afternoon (3:51)
Cate Le Bon
– I Was Born On The Wrong Day (2:16)
The Bevis Frond
– Hot Sauce Or Nothing (2:58)
White Fence
– To The Boy I Jumped In The Hemlock Alley (2:53)
Gnoomes
– Myriads (3:36)
Fuzz
– Let It Live (5:19)
The Chemistry Set
– Albert Hofmann (5:12)
Black Mountain
– Space To Bakersfield (9:00)
Heron Oblivion
– Your Hollows (6:06)
Goat
– It’s Time For Fun (3:55)
Cavern Of Anti-Matter
– Planetary Folklore (6:01)
Flying Saucer Attack
– Feedback Song (5:36)
Spacin’
– Human Condition (2:00)
Thee Oh Sees
– Web (4:55)

MOJO PRESENTS ROLLING STONES

MOJO PRESENTS… Paint It Black (2016) +
Four More MOJO / Rolling Stones Tribute CDs

MOJO Paint It BlackPaint It Black (May, 2016)

MOJO‘s latest free CD, from the UK magazine’s May, 2016 issue, celebrates a Mick Jagger cover interview, but more specifically charts the directional change in pop music in the aftermath of Aftermath, The Rolling Stones’ fourth UK studio LP, and the first containing all Jagger/Richards compositions. What MOJO calls a “darker and meaner” music, when “pop took a left turn into altogether (into) more dangerous territory.” One of MOJO‘s better CD offerings in recent months. Find four more MOJO/Stones tributes, below (as well as some reading material, if you know where to look). Get all 168 of MOJO‘s free CDs, dating back to 1997, HERE.

The Mickey Finn Garden Of My Mind (2:29)
The Bonniwell Music Machine Dark White (4:13)
The Silence Down Down (2:54)
The 13th Floor Elevators Reverberation (Doubt) (2:45)
The Spencer Davis Group Morning Sun (3:20)
The Seeds Sad And Alone (2:45)
The Yardbirds Still I’m Sad (2:56)
The Pretty Things The Sun (3:03)
Chris Farlowe Paint It Black (Soundtrack Version) (2:50)
The Rationals Leaving Here (3:11)
Hat And Tie Finding It Rough (2:48)
Mountain Men Too Many People Around (2:56)
The Lloyd Alexander Real Estate Whatcha Gonna Do (When Your Baby Leaves You) (2:55)
The Crazy World of Arthur Brown Devil’s Grip (3:18)
The Red Crayola Hurricane Fighter Plane (3:46)

FOUR MORE ROLLING MOJOs
Stoned (Sept 2007), Sticky Soul Fingers – A Rolling Stones Tribute (Jan 2011), The Roots Of The Rolling Stones (Aug 2012), Uncovered – 15 Tracks As Re-Cut By The Rolling Stones (July 2013).

MOJO PRESENTS

MOJO PRESENTS… Gimme Danger (2016)

Gimme DangerGimme Danger (April, 2016)

Last month, MOJO broke a nearly 12-year run of consecutive free CD offerings with their March, 2016 David Bowie tribute issue. But they’re back on track now, and their latest free CD, from the April, 2016 issue is curated by Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age & Eagles Of Death Metal), who also appears on a track by UNKLE, as well as three selections from his own “Desert Sessions” tapes. This disc also includes a new track from Iggy Pop. Find all 167 of MOJO‘s free CDs, dating back to 1997, HERE.


Iggy Pop – Break Into Your Heart (3:55)
Mark Lanegan – Harvest Home (3:12)
Masters of Reality – Counting Horses (5:33)
Turbonegro – Back To Dungaree High (2:55)
UNKLE – Restless (featuring Josh Homme) (5:02)
Desert Sessions – I Wanna Make It Wit Chu (3:41)
The Twilight Singers – Waves (4:01)
Desert Sessions – Eccentric Man (4:09)
Fatso Jetson – Light Yourself On Fire (5:00)
Wellwater Conspiracy – Ladder To The Moon (3:23)
Mojave Lords – Sweet Little Down & Out (4:30)
Hello = Fire – Far From It (3:24)
Earthlings – Saving Up for My Spaceship/Illuminate (7:44)
Desert Sessions – Don’t Drink Poison (5:00)

MOJO PRESENTS

MOJO PRESENTS… Pretty Vacant (2016)

Pretty vacantPretty Vacant (February, 2016)

The latest free CD from the February, 2016 issue of MOJO Magazine is a recap of the (expanded) punk years, featuring tracks from The Stooges, 101’ers, The Dolls, The Dictators and other less celebrated purveyors. In a timely coincidence, Lemmy pens two tracks here. Find all 166 of MOJO‘s free CDs, dating back to 1997, HERE.






The Dictators – Master Race Rock (4:09)
Flamin’ Groovies – Slow Death (4:38)
Mick Farren & The New Wave – Lost Johnny (3:26)
The Count Bishops – I Need You (2:22)
The 101’ers – Keys to Your Heart (3:39)
New York Dolls – Who Are The Mystery Girls (2:55)
Pink Fairies – Do It (2:59)
MC5 – Sister Anne (6:46)
The Stooges – Cock in My Pocket (3:51)
The Hollywood Brats – Sick On You (5:05)
Hawkwind – Motorhead (3:02)
Sonic’s Rendezvous Band – Electrophonic Tonic (3:49)
Death – Politicians in My Eyes (5:46)
Electric Eels – Agitated (2:08)
Crushed Butler – It’s My Life (2:10)

MOJO PRESENTS Various Artists

MOJO PRESENTS… 2015 (2015) + Bonus

Mojo 2015MOJO Presents… 2015 (January, 2016)

The latest free CD from the January, 2016 issue of MOJO Magazine is a wrap up of the year’s “best music,” culled from some of MOJO’s favorite albums of the last year. Grain of salt not included. There’s also a print bonus included, along with Liner Note details, in comments. Find all 165 of MOJO‘s free CDs, dating back to 1997, HERE.

COURTNEY BARNETT Pedestrian At Best (3:50)
SLEATER-KINNEY Bury Our Friends (3:21)
NEW ORDER Restless (5:25)
SONGHOY BLUES Soubour (3:31)
GAZ COOMBES 20/20 (4:11)
BILL RYDER-JONES Two To Birkenhead (4:22)
JIM O’ROURKE Last Year (5:43)
JOHN GRANT Down Here (4:05)
MATTHEW E. WHITE Rock & Roll Is Cold (4:12)
SUFJAN STEVENS Should Have Known Better (5:05)
FATHER JOHN MISTY Bored In The USA (4:19)
LOW What Part Of Me (2:58)
JULIA HOLTER Feel You (4:07)
JOANNA NEWSOM Leaving The City (3:46)
JASON ISBELL If It Takes A Lifetime (3:41)

ELVIS COSTELLO MOJO PRESENTS Various Artists

MOJO PRESENTS Costello: A Collection Of Unfaithful Music (2015) + A Bonus For Elvis Fans…

MOJO CostelloMOJO Presents: Costello – A Collection Of Unfaithful Music (2015)

A quick commercial break from our Capitol Blues Collection posts. The latest free CD from the year-ending December, 2015 issue of MOJO Magazine is unlike any other MOJO comp, as it’s curated by Elvis Costello, and features material that wouldn’t neatly fit into any other kind of Unfaithful copy‘themed’ collection the magazine might concoct. It even includes a nod to his longtime partner/piano player, Steve Nieve. As a bonus, we’re including an .epub and .pdf file of EC’s just released autobiography, Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink (you know where to look for it). Click the image for a link to an Amazon hard cover version. For all 164 of MOJO‘s free CDs, dating back to 1997, go HERE.

Georgie Fame Lil’ Pony (2:30)
Johnny Cash
She Used To Love Me A Lot (3:21)
Gene Austin
Lonesome Road (2:26)
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
Her Hair Was Red (2:39)
Otis Rush
It Takes Time (2:47)
Larkin Poe
Overachiever (3:34)
The Unthanks
Flutter (3:37)
Doc Watson
Tom Dooley (3:14)
Annette Hanshaw
Little White Lies (2:55)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Jubilee Street (6:32)
Ornette Coleman
Tears Inside (4:59)
Jack Teagarden
Guess I’ll Go Back Home This Summer (3:35)
Jesse Winchester
Ghosts (4:39)
Steve Nieve
The Birds Will Still Be Singing (4:38)
Hal Prince
It’s Over (2:35)

BEATLES MOJO PRESENTS Various Artists

MOJO PRESENTS Songs The Beatles Taught Us (2015) + 13 MORE Beatle-Related MOJOs

MOJO Songs The Beatles Taught UsSongs The Beatles Taught Us (2015)

The latest free CD from the November, 2015 issue of MOJO Magazine is a collection of oldies that many of us first heard by The Beatles. Not a particularly unique MOJO freebie, but good to have if this stuff isn’t already in your collection. A reminder also of a time when a memorable song only needed about two minutes of your time. MOJO has issued a number of Beatles-related comps, so just click a cover below to visit our original posts. For all 163 of MOJO‘s freebie CDs, dating back to 1997, HERE.

The Isley Brothers Shout (Part One) (2:14)
Little Richard
Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey (Going Back To Birmingham) (2:04)
Larry Williams
Bad Boy (Junior Behave Yourself) (2:15)
Chuck Berry
Rock And Roll Music (2:30)
Carl Perkins
Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby (1:53)
Barret Strong
Money (That’s What I Want) (2:32)
The Shirelles
Boys (2:08)
The Marvelettes
Please Mr. Postman (2:24)
Richie Barrett
Some Other Guy (2:17)
Ray Charles
Hallelujah I Love Her So (2:31)
Arthur Alexander
A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues (1:55)
The Coasters
Searchin’ (2:47)
The Cookies
Chains (2:28)
Buddy Holly
Crying, Waiting, Hoping (2:02)
Anita Bryant
Till There Was You (2:08)

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MOJO PRESENTS… David Gilmour & Friends (2015) w/ His Exclusive Cover Of “Here, There & Everywhere”

David Gilmour and FriendsDavid Gilmour & Friends (October, 2015)

The latest free CD from the October, 2015 issue of MOJO Magazine promotes their latest interview with Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, who also offers up his (and son Joe’s) exclusive cover of The Beatles’ “Here There And Everywhere,” available nowhere else. Gilmour also appears with many of the disc’s other artists, including The Pretty Things, Phil Manzanera and Robert Wyatt. A good set in the MOJO series. As you know the archives hold all 162 of MOJO‘s freebie CDs, dating back to 1997, HERE.


DAVID CROSBY & GRAHAM NASH Don’t Dig Here (6:09)
ULVER Everybody’s Been Burned (3:25)
PHIL MANZERNA Sacred Days (3:57)
DAVID & JOE GILMOUR Here, There & Everywhere (3:12)
DAVID COURTNEY When Your Life Is Your Own (5:10)
BEN WATT The Levels (3:43)
STEVEN WILSON Lazarus (3:55)
ROBERT WYATT Forest (7:53)
DUNGEN Akt Dit (2:59)
RICHARD BARBIEREI Nevada (5:07)
BJ COLE The Interloper (6:10)
THE ORB Moon Quake 6 (4:21)
ORZIC TENTACLES Changa Masala (6:01)
THE PRETTY THINGS Old Man Going (5:21)

MOJO PRESENTS ROLLING STONES

MOJO PRESENTS… Life Companion – 15 Tracks That Shaped Keith Richards (2015)

MOJO Life CompanionLife Companion – 15 Tracks That Shaped Keith Richards (September, 2015)

The latest free CD from the September, 2015 issue of MOJO Magazine is a tribute to The Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards, who has a new solo album out. Instead of going for a straight blues comp, which might be expected when one 20/20s Keith Richards career in hindsight, this comp seems more reflective of what was actually on his record player back in the day…. back when he was subliminally laying the groundwork for what would become the longest-standing rock ‘n’ roll band ever. Includes music from Scotty Moore (Elvis’ guitar man), Jimmy Reed, Buddy Holly, The Coasters, The Everly Brothers, Muddy Waters and more. As you should already know… you can head to the archives to find all 161 of MOJO‘s freebie CDs, dating back to 1997, HERE.

Scotty Moore Trio Have Guitar Will Travel (1:59)
Chuck Berry
Little Queenie (2:39)
Little Richard
Lucille (2:23)
Bo Diddley
Diddley Daddy (2:25)
Buddy Guy
First Time I Met The Blues (2:16)
Pat Hare
I’m Gonna Murder My Baby (3:09)
Muddy Waters
Rollin’ Stone (3:05)
Jimmy Reed
Bright Lights Big City (2:34)
The Coasters
Poison Ivy (2:39)
Fats Domino
Blue Monday (2:14)
Jay McShann
Confessin’ The Blues (2:49)
The Everly Brothers
All I Have To Do Is Dream (2:21)
Buddy Holly
Learning The Game (1:59)
Sanford Clark
Son-Of-A-Gun (2:33)
Hoagy Carmichael
The Nearness Of You (3:21)

MOJO PRESENTS Various Artists

MOJO PRESENTS… My Generation (2015)

MOJO My GenerationMy Generation (August, 2015)

The latest free CD from the August, 2015 issue of MOJO Magazine is a celebration of the Mod roots of The Who, this month’s cover boys, who are currently in the midst of their final tour. And… unlike 1982’s “farewell” tour, over 30 years ago, it’s probably true this time. Subtitled “15 Tracks Of ’60s Beat-Filled Teenage Mod Angst,” My Generation is a fun (and still) fresh blast of rockin’ British energy, boasting material not typically found on other MOJO comps. Speaking of which… head to the archives to find all 160 of MOJO‘s freebie CDs, dating back to 1997, HERE.

The Pretty Things Don’t Bring Me Down (2:08)
The Bo Street Runners
I’m A Bo Street Runner (2:04)
Larry’s Rebels
It’s Not True (2:25)
The Mike Cotton Sound
Make Up Your Mind (2:37)
The Stormsville Shakers
Number One (2:25)
The Artwoods
Can You Hear Me (2:54)
The in Crowd
Stop! Wait A Minute (2:06)
John’s Children
But She’s Mine (1:56)
The Fleur De Lys
Wait For Me (2:23)
Golden Dawn
My Time (3:50)
Sons Of Adam
Mr. You’re A Better Man Than I (2:54)
Andy Ellison
Cornflake Zoo (2:00)
Katch 22
Major Catastrophe (2:25)
The Rockin’ Vickers
It’s Alright (2:12)
The Syndicats
Crawadaddy Simone (3:17)

MOJO PRESENTS

MOJO PRESENTS… The Roots Of Fleetwood Mac (2015)

RootsOfFleetwoodMacThe Roots Of Fleetwood Mac (July, 2015)

The latest free CD from the July, 2015 issue of MOJO Magazine is a top-notch blues and R&B collection that could have easily been used for dozens of 60s Brit bands, but it’s a smartly sequenced collection just the same. A lot of unfamiliar stuff for me, which is a treat, while most of the artists I’ve already got are buried in box sets, nearly as forgotten. The Fabian inclusion is inspired, and how it’s possible to ever hear The Kingston Trio the same way after that Christopher Guest movie, I’ll not understand. There are too many individual highlights to pick one (if DivShare was working you’d see half of it streaming), so you get Otis Rush’s amazing “So Many Roads.” Another in a recent string of strong MOJO‘s. Hit the archives to find all 159 of MOJO‘s freebie CDs, dating back to 1997, HERE.

Freddie King San Ho Zay (2:36)
Elmore James
Shake Your Moneymaker (2:31)
Buster Brown
Doctor Brown (2:55)
Otis Rush
So Many Roads (3:10)
Howlin’ Wolf
No Place To Go (2:50)
Eden Kane
Well I Ask You (2:11)
Little Walter
Last Night (2:43)
Fabian
Tiger (2:28)
Buddy Holly
Rave On (1:47)
The Kingston Trio
Greenback Dollar (2:49)
Little Willie John
Need Your Love So Bad (2:13)
Jimmy Rogers with His Rocking Four
The World Is In A Tangle (2:55)
Eddie Boyd
Five Long Years (2:40)
Elmore James
Coming Home (2:24)
Robert Johnson
Hellhound On My Trail (2:37)

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MOJO PRESENTS… Beyond Saturn (2015)

Beyond-SaturnBeyond Saturn (June, 2015)

The latest free CD from the June 2015 issue of MOJO Magazine is a collection of “15 mind-blowing cosmic tracks approved by Paul Weller.” Exactly what Jam/Style Council frontman Weller’s connection is to the sometimes spacey explorations exemplified by the likes of Sun Ra, Neu! and Charles Mingus… is something I’m not aware of, but so what? I’m always up for some cosmicity, so bring on the noise. Hit the archives to find all 158 of MOJO‘s freebie CDs, dating back to 1997, HERE.

Toy Motoring (4:32)
Syd Arthur
Ode (Summer Is Leaving Me Behind) (Amorphous Androgynous Remix) (4:07)
Temples
Sand Dance (Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve Reanimation) (7:04)
Panda Bear
Butcher Baker Candlestick Maker (3:06)
Neu!
Negativland (9:33)
Public Service Broadcasting
Gagarin (3:46)
Ryley Walker
Same Minds (4:14)
Mulatu Astatke
Yekatit (3:53)
Basil Kirchin
Primitive London 2 (2:04)
Charles Mingus
Passions Of A Man (4:52)
Erland & the Carnival
Radiation (3:44)
Serpent Power
Lucifer’s Dreambox (6:41)
Supefjord
A Love Supreme (7:32)
Santo & Johnny
Sleep Walk (2:20)
Sun Ra And His Arkestra
Tapestry From An Asteroid (2:07)

MOJO PRESENTS Various Artists

MOJO PRESENTS… Modern Life Is Rubbish (2015)

Modern Life Is RubbishModern Life Is Rubbish (May, 2015)

The latest free CD from the May 2015 issue of MOJO Magazine is a collection of modern “British angst,” featuring a slew of lesser known artists carrying on a grand and glorious British tradition (since the 70s, anyway) of rank indifference… with a shit attitude. Hit the archives to find all 157 of MOJO‘s freebie CDs, dating back to 1997, HERE.

Carl Barat & The Jackals Glory Days (3:40)
The Amazing Snakeheads
Where Is My Knife? (4:42)
Fat White Family
Cream Of The Young (4:04)
Nadine Shah
Stealing Cars (4:01)
Kate Tempest
Marshall Law (5:39)
Ghostpoet
Off Peak Dreams (3:16)
Kode9 & The Spaceape
Devil Is A Liar (2:55)
Lonelady
Bunkerpop (5:51)
Young Fathers
Rain Or Shine (3:49)
The Pop Group
Citizen Zombie (3:50)
Sleaford Mods
Under The Plastic & N.C.T. (3:17)
The Bohicas
To Die For (2:55)
Crushed Beaks
Rising Sign (2:23)
Menace Beach
Tastes Like Medicine (2:36)
Half Man Half Biscuit
Westward Ho! Massive Let Down (3:22)

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MOJO Presents… Physical Graffiti Redrawn (2015)

Physical Graffiti RedrawnPhysical Graffiti Redrawn (April, 2015)

The latest free CD from the April 2015 issue of MOJO Magazine is a reboot of Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti, featuring a slew of lesser known artists tackling the 1975 2LP behemoth. Almost all the interpretations are somewhat faithful to Zep’s arrangements, but some personality does manage to float to the surface. Son Little’s “Trampled Underfoot” is pretty good, sounding more ‘natural’ than the original, while Max Jury’s pleasing reading of “Down By The Seaside” is a winner, too. Sun Kil Moon is always worth your time, but “Kashmir,” despite its conceptual ingenuity, falls flat. Hit the archives to find all 156 of MOJO‘s freebie CDs, dating back to 1997, HERE.

WHITE DENIM Custard Pie
 (4:08)
BLACKBERRY SMOKE The Rover
 (6:15)
MIRACULOUS MULE In My Time Of Dying (4:25)

THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT Houses Of The Holy (3:49)
SON LITTLE Trampled Under Foot (3:53)

SONGHOY BLUES Kashmir
 (5:06)
SYD ARTHUR In The Light (8:26)
LAURA MARLING Bron-Yr-Aur (1:25)

MAX JURY Down By The Seaside (4:39)

MICHAEL KIWANUKA Ten Years Gone (4:44)
DUKE GARWOOD Night Flight
 (4:41)
ROSE WINDOWS The Wanton Song (5:09)

KITTY, DAISY AND LEWIS Boogie With Stu
 (2:57)
HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER Black Country Woman (3:31)
SUN KIL MOON Sick Again (5:22)

MOJO PRESENTS Various Artists

MOJO Presents… Change The Beat (2015)

Change The BeatChange The Beat (March, 2015)

The latest free CD from MOJO Magazine is a funky, wiry, nervous stash of late 70s/early 80s, New York City post-punk beats… that still manages to sound alive and breathing over 40 years later. Forget the “Madonna” tie-in MOJO uses to connect the dots to their cover story. She was just there, and had nothing to do with the vitality of this street-level beat-meistering. 14 tracks from Bush Tetras, James Chance, Funkadelic, Curtis Mayfield, Arthur Russell, ESG and others. PROGRAMMING NOTE: “Coup,” by 23 Skidoo, sounds flawed, with a few stutters and drop-outs, but that’s the way the track was originally released back in the day. Hit the archives to find all 155 of MOJO‘s freebie CDs, dating back to 1997, HERE.

23 Skidoo – Coup (4:13)
ESG
– Erase You (4:04)
Bush Tetras
– You Can’t Be Funky (2:41)
Delta 5
– Triangle (3:14)
James White And The Blacks
– Sax Maniac (7:30)
Arthur Russell
– Hop On Down (6:01)
Screamin’ Rachael
– My Main Man (6:02)
Maximum Joy
– White & Green Place (Extraterrestrial Mix) (5:32)
Funkadelic
– Icka Prick (4:06)
Curtis Mayfield
– Tell Me, Tell Me (How Ya Like To Be Loved) (6:17)
Chaz Jankel
– 3,000,000 Synths (4:43)
Section 25
– Program For Light (4:00)
Judy Nylon
– The Dice (3:42)
Singers & Players
– Make A Joyful Noise (6:02)

David Bowie MOJO PRESENTS

MOJO Presents… DavidHeroesBowie (2015)

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The latest free CD from MOJO Magazine is a tribute to the root influences of David Bowie. It’s a pretty nifty listen, with diverse material ranging from Chuck Berry to Frank Sinatra to The Pretty Things, with a few obscure tracks and a handful that, while recognizable, probably aren’t in your collection already. I thoroughly enjoyed this one, so you might, too. Hit the archives to find all 154 of MOJO‘s freebie CDs, HERE, dating back to 1997. See the complete list, HERE.

Little Richard The Girl Can’t Help It (2:29)
Chuck Berry
Almost Grown (2:18)
Bobby Bland
I Pity The Fool (2:40)
Ronnie Ross Quartet
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (4:48)
Frank Sinatra
Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered (3:41)
Jacques Brel
La Mort (2:50)
Lotte Lenya
Alabama Song (2:54)
Nina Simone
Wild Is The Wind (6:45)
Nat King Cole
Nature Boy (2:37)
Billy Fury
Wondrous Place (2:22)
Anthony Newley
What Kind Of Fool Am I? (2:33)
The Flares
Foot Stomping (2:14)
Vince Taylor And His Playboys
Jet Black Machine (2:22)
The Yardbirds
Shapes Of Things (2:23)
The Pretty Things
Rosalyn (2:20)

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MOJO Presents… The Best Of 2014 (2014)

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Better late than never. Is this really the ‘best’ of 2014, or the best of what MOJO could get the licensing for? You be the judge. Besides… does it really matter if it’s free? Hit the archives to find all 153 of MOJO‘s freebie CDs, HERE, dating back to 1997. See the complete list, HERE.

Beck Blue Moon (4:00)
Jack White
Lazaretto (3:38)
Robert Plant
Turn It Up (4:03)
Sharon Van Etten
Nothing Will Change (3:12)
Temples
Keep In The Dark (4:37)
Ty Segall
The Faker (4:05)
Steve Gunn
Milly’s Garden (5:31)
Sturgill Simpson
Turtles All The Way Down (3:06)
Julie Byrne
Holiday (2:36)
The War On Drugs
Under The Pressure (8:48)
Kasai Allstars
Yangye, The Evil Leopard (7:05)
Wild Beasts
Wanderlust (4:51)
Caribou
Your Love Will Set You Free (5:45)
Sleaford Mods
I Keep Out Of It (3:00)
The Bug
Dirty (2:55)

MOJO PRESENTS Various Artists

MOJO Presents… Brain Damage (2014)

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The latest free CD from the December, 2014 issue of MOJO is subtitled “A Compendium Of Mind-Blowing Heavy Psych, Space Jams & Astral Chants.” Do you really need a hard sell? If The Coffin Daggers’ cool version of Pink Floyd’s “Interstellar Overdrive” (below) doesn’t seal the deal, nothing will. This one’s a keeper. Find all 152 of MOJO‘s freebie CDs, HERE. See the complete list, HERE.

THE COFFIN DAGGERS Interstellar Overdrive (8:33)
PONTIAK Ghosts (3:18)
ANTHROPROPHH Crow With Sore Throat (2:50)
FOXYGEN Star Power II: Star Power Nite (2:14)
THE WYTCHES Digsaw (3:19)
GOAT Gathering Of Ancient Tribes (6:13)
DEAD SKELETONS Dead Mantra (4:27)
GNOD Visions Of Load (8:25)
HOOKWORMS On Leaving (6:00)
HILLS Master Sleeps (8:54)
LAY LLAMAS We Are You (7:18)
WHITE MANNA Acid Head (7:21)
THEE OH SEES (Featuring Chris Woodhouse) Penetrating Eye (3:17)
ELECTRIC WIZARD Sadiowitch (4:08)

MOJO PRESENTS Various Artists

MOJO Presents… It’s A Wonderfull Life (2014) – Compiled By Siouxsie Sioux & Steven Severin

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The latest free CD from the November, 2014 issue of MOJO is subtitled “A Journey Into Sound, Compiled For MOJO By Siouxsie Sioux And Steven Severin,” and features a baffling array of music. It happens to be right up my alley, with lots of film & TV music, buoyed by seemingly disjointed selections ping-ponging from The Shadows to Bernard Hermann to Frank Sinatra to an exclusive track from Siouxsie & The Banshees. Though… I’m hard pressed to understand the connections or theme here, but it’s a great listen. No track is representative, so you get to hear a couple of oddities from a playlist of fun sore thumbs, below. Find all 151 of MOJO‘s freebie CDs, HERE. See the complete list, HERE.

MARTY MANNING & HIS ORCHESTRA The Twilight Zone (2:07)
DMIITRI MITROPOULOS/NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Suite One: Romeo And Juliet/Montagues and Capulets (5:08)
THE SHADOWS Man Of Mystery (1:59)
LOTTE LENYA Surabaya-Johnny (4:23)
BARRY GRAY Zero G (2:30)
BUDDY MORROW & HIS ORCHESTRA The Perry Mason Theme (2:15)
FRANK SINATRA Night And Day (3:57)
THE JOHN BARRY SEVEN The James Bond Theme (1:45)
FRANK IFIELD Whiplash (1:38)
BERNARD HERRMANN Vertigo – Prelude And Rooftop (4:36)
FRANCIS POULENC Gymnopedie No. 1 (2:49)
SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES Trust In Me (4:02)
LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI A Night On Bare Mountain (7:20)
CLIFF EDWARDS AND THE DISNEY STUDIO CHORUS When You Wish Upon A Star (3:15)