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1-2-3-4 Let’s Go MOJO!!

The current edition of MOJO as above has as it’s main feature an article on The Ramones and includes a Free CD of  “The Roots Of The Ramones” all tied in to mark the 10th anniversaryof the death of Joey Ramone.

Born Jeffry Ross Hyman (May 19, 1951 – April 15, 2001) Joey grew up in Forest Hills, Queens, New York where he and his future bandmates attended the local High School.

During his youth, he was by general accounts something of an outcast and had a dysfunctional family life, which inspired the song “We’re A Happy Family.” His parents divorced in the early 1960s.

Joey was a fan of The Beatles, The Who, David Bowie and The Stooges though his idol was without doubt Pete Townshend of The Who.

He took up drums at 13, and played throughout his teen years and in 1974 he co-founded the Ramones with friends John Cummings and Douglas Colvin, upon which point all three adopted stage names using “Ramone” as their stage surname.

Cummings became Johnny Ramone, and Colvin became Dee Dee Ramone, with Hyman adopting the name Joey Ramone, despite the fact that none of them were related.

The name Ramone stems from the fact that Paul McCartney used to check into hotels under the pseudonym “Paul Ramon” while touring.

Joeyobviously  initially served as the group’s drummer. Dee Dee Ramone was the original vocalist. However, Dee Dee proved to be unsuited for the lead vocal position as he shredded his vocal cords after the first few songs recorded, so manager Tommy Erdelyi (who adopted the name Tommy Ramone) suggested Joey switch to vocals and he would step in and take over on drums.

I have to say of all their songs this is without doubt my favourite.

“Swallow My Pride” –  Ramones

To buy the music of the Ramones click HERE

Bonus Track:-

From the free CD here is the great 1958 track “Do You Want To Dance?” written and performed by Bobby Freeman whic the Ramones covered on their “Rocket To Russia” album.

“Do You Want To Dance?” – Bobby Freeman


April 14, 2011 Posted by | Blast from The Past, Magazines, Old Music, Video | , , | Leave a comment

Harvest Revisited

The January issue of my favourite monthly music magazine MOJO has as its centrepiece an article on Neil Young’s classic album “Harvest” plus the Top 50 Neil Young songs as chosen by a variety of musicians plus interviews with the man himself and Nils Lofgrin.

To add cream to the cake this months free CD is “Harvest Revisited”

1   Out On The Weekend – Doug Paisley UK Album US Album    
2   Harvest – Kelley Stoltz UK Album US Album    
3   A Man Needs A Maid – Danny And The Champions Of The World UK Album US Album    
4   Heart Of Gold – Jane Weaver UK Album US Album    
5   Are You Ready For The Country – Phosphorescent UK Album US Album    
6   Old Man – Villages UK Album US Album    
7   There’s A World – Neville Skelly UK Album US Album    
8   Alabama – Smoke Fairies UK Album US Album    
9   The Needle And The Damage Done – Sam Amidon UK Album US Album    
10   Words (Between The Lines Of Age) – Chip Taylor UK Album US Album  

“Words (Between The Lines Of Age) – Chip Taylor

Someone and someone
were down by the pond
Looking for something
to plant in the lawn.
Out in the fields they
were turning the soil
I’m sitting here hoping
this water will boil
When I look through the windows
and out on the road
They’re bringing me presents
and saying hello.

Singing words, words
between the lines of age.
Words, words
between the lines of age.

If I was a junkman
selling you cars,
Washing your windows
and shining your stars,
Thinking your mind
was my own in a dream
What would you wonder
and how would it seem?
Living in castles
a bit at a time
The King started laughing
and talking in rhyme.

Singing words, words
between the lines of age.
Words, words
between the lines of age.


Old Man” – Villagers

Old man look at my life,
I’m a lot like you were.
Old man look at my life,
I’m a lot like you were.

Old man look at my life,
Twenty four
and there’s so much more
Live alone in a paradise
That makes me think of two.

Love lost, such a cost,
Give me things
that don’t get lost.
Like a coin that won’t get tossed
Rolling home to you.

Old man take a look at my life
I’m a lot like you
I need someone to love me
the whole day through
Ah, one look in my eyes
and you can tell that’s true.

Lullabies, look in your eyes,
Run around the same old town.
Doesn’t mean that much to me
To mean that much to you.

I’ve been first and last
Look at how the time goes past.
But I’m all alone at last.
Rolling home to you.

Old man take a look at my life
I’m a lot like you
I need someone to love me
the whole day through
Ah, one look in my eyes
and you can tell that’s true.

Old man look at my life,
I’m a lot like you were.
Old man look at my life,
I’m a lot like you were.


To buy the music of Neil Young click HERE

To buy the music of Chip Taylor click HERE

To buy the music of Villagers click HERE

My life is changing in so many ways, I don’t know who to trust anymore, there’s a shadow running thru my days…………………”

January 22, 2011 Posted by | Blast from The Past, Cover Stories, Magazines, New Music | , , , | Leave a comment

Dylan Mojo

How did a young boho from Duluth, Minnesota become the hip poet of US folk music? We chart his Greenwich Village beginnings in a 17-page extravaganza featuring contributions from Izzy Young, Sean Wilentz, Lenny Kaye and many more!
FREE CD! DYLAN’ SCENE: 15 classic tracks by Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, Allen Ginsberg, Bukka White, Dave Van Ronk, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Karen Dalton & many more.
David Bowie: the secret photographic history! Midlake: their remarkable 2010! Bee Gees: the making of Odessa! Alice Cooper faces the MOJO Interview! Solomon Burke RIP…
PLUS! Al Kooper’s buried treasure! How To Buy The Smiths And Morrissey! Buggles reunite! Zappa special on the way! in the studio with The Horrors and DJ Shadow! The Supremes talk Marvin Gaye! Lennon at 70, ”I blame Noel for this book” Drummer Tony McCarroll tells his side of the Oasis story. 
And! 34 pages of reviews!

On sale HERE

October 28, 2010 Posted by | New News, New Releases, Video | , | Leave a comment

New News – MOJO 200

TOM WAITS EDITS MOJO 200! It’s MOJO’s 200th birthday! And who better to celebrate this most auspicious occasion with than Mr Tom Waits? So, from the mind of one of the planet’s true originals comes this special issue anniversary issue…

FREE CD! STEP RIGHT UP!: A 15-track musical journey compiled and sequenced exclusively for MOJO by Tom Waits! Starring Bob Dylan, Howlin’ Wolf, Ray Charles, Harry Belafonte, Cliff Edwards, Big Mama Thornton, Prisonaires, Hank Williams and many, many more.

HARRY BELAFONTE: In this month’s MOJO Interview, one of Waits’ lifelong heroes talks marching with Dr King, being taught by Leadbelly and giving Bob Dylan his first break. “His contribution to the world of music has been like a great river,” says your guest editor. Superstar producer Joe Henry is granted a rare audience with Harry Belafonte.

HANK WILLIAMS III: Relive this exclusive encounter between Tom Waits and the legendary, guitar-slinging outlaw of country music’s first family. Up for discussion: reconciling musical personalities, how to create “a death metal hillbilly invasion”, meeting Minnie Pearl, haunted houses and why Hank Senior must be reinstated as a member of The Grand Ole Opry.

TOM’S ULTIMATE PICKS: A huge, carefully compiled selection of the man’s essential songs, films and books. Featuring James Brown, Alex Chilton, Jack Kerouac, Charles Bukowski, James Dean, David Lynch and many more!

MORE WAITS! His favourite one-hit wonders! His ultimate Buried Treasures! MOJO’s guide to all his albums!

A feast of reading and listening for Big Rab.


May 25, 2010 Posted by | New News, Video | , | 2 Comments

Who Sell Out


The forthcoming edition of Mojo appears in two collector cover editions and features an in depth look at The Who’s 1967 masterpiece “Sell Out” which receives the 2CD Deluxe Edition re-release next month.




In this issue

FREE CD! I CAN SEE FOR MILES: 15 lost gems from America’s psychedelic underground! Including: The 13th Floor Elevators, The Red Crayola, The Music Machine, The Bubble Puppy, Lost & Found, The Chocolate Watchband and many more!

THE WHO SELL OUT: Ready. Steady. Go! Join us for an in-depth journey into The Who’s maddest album ever! Pete Townshend rescues the pop song! Roger Daltrey becomes a bona-fide rock god! MOJO’s Dave Marsh presents the complete story – beans and all! PLUS! Exclusive unseen pictures from the sleeve shoot! What really happened to that can of Heinz? All is revealed in our double cover extravaganza!

NICK LOWE: Pub rocker. Pop trickster. Jesus Of Cool. The last 30 years have seen Nick Lowe turn his hand to many-a-musical mission. In this month’s MOJO interview, Mat Snow joins the suave English new-waver for a look back at a career of songwriting genius.

JOHN MARTYN: When John Martyn passed away on January 29, the world of music suffered a tragic loss that prompted an overwhelming outpouring of tributes from fellow musicians and fans alike. MOJO’s Mat Snow fondly remembers his time with the shape-shifting folk magician, while Martyn’s friend Phil Collins remembers a true “one of a kind”.

BAT FOR LASHES: Back with her second album, Natasha Kahn talks alter egos, cosmic dancing, Scott Walker duets and nervous breakdowns. MOJO’s Tom Doyle listens in.

RAY CHARLES: Beware! Genius At Work! In a MOJO exclusive Charles’ personal manager Joe Adams guides us through his intimate photo memoir celebrating the life and times of a modern musical wonder. Tom Waits, Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson and Quincy Jones join the ride. PLUS! MOJO’s guide to Brother Ray’s essential recordings.

A-Z OF US PSYCH: Enter if you dare the freak-a-zoid parade of the American psychedelic underworld! In celebration of the forthcoming 13th Floor Elevators box set, MOJO delves into the dustiest corners of ‘60s acid-propelled weirdness. From Autosalvage to the Zachary Thaks – something strange is afoot…

LEIBER & STOLLER & RUBIN: Take the greatest producer of the last 25 years and introduce him to the two architects of modern music. What happened when Rick Rubin met songwriting legends Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller? MOJO joins the trio at a world exclusive summit to find out the answer.

REVIEWED!: U2’s No Line On The Horizon / PJ Harvey & John Parish reunite / Bill Callahan’s new masterpiece / Bat For Lashes returns/ 13th Floor Elevators: 10-disc mayhem / The Beastie Boys / Buddy Holly Memorial Collection / Tom Waits Biography / Patti Smith DVD and more!

PLUS!: Ian Dury movie revealed / B.B. King tours the UK / The Nightingales return / MOJO Rising: Melody Gardot and Joe Gideon & The Shark / The Slits in the studio / Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy speaks / Farewell Dave Dee and Lux Interior.

AND FINALLY…who says they’ll “never, ever, under any circumstances, from now until the world chokes on gas fumes, sign to a major label?” MOJO has the answer…


A superb history of the album can be found HERE

February 23, 2009 Posted by | New News, The Who, Video | , | Leave a comment


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