The King Crimson CD with the new issue of Mojo is really very splendid, and I write as someone who has always found them easier to admire than enjoy on my infrequest previous encounters. The track listing is in the link below (the first track is missing its ‘Schizoid’ rather than some unreleased obscurity).
Having just seen a photo of the November issue of Mojo mag (Bowie headlining), I noted that not one single female artist is featured on the cover. Looking at the last few issues on their website it seems that this is not a new phenomenon; Kate Bush gets a cover story, but apart from that, looking at the last few months at least, female artists featured in any way on the front of the magazine can be counted on the fingers of one hand. Poor Laurie Anderson appears, but only in terms of “The Lou I knew”.
It’s a total sausage-fest*!
Over on Uncle Wheaty’s Uncut magazine “200 Greatest Albums of All Time” thread, people are getting hot under the collar re. the pointlessness (or otherwise) of lists in general.
But without lists the music magazine industry (certainly the Dad Rock arm) would grind to a halt. No matter how much we may snort with derision when another yawn-inducing inventory pops up, we all secretly enjoy reading them and feel smug when our favourites are right up there with a bullet, or feign indifference when something we wouldn’t give house-room to is showered with plaudits.
Now read on…
Just a quick post to let everyone know that Mojo is now available on Zinio. i’ve been waiting for ages for Mojo to go digital and i suspect i’m not the only one. Bizarrely I also found it cheaper to buy the annual subscription through my app rather than the Zinio web page. Miles