Uncut Magazine

October 2014

Uncut - October 2014

The story of Drake as an uncompromising musical visionary is told by Joe Boyd, John Wood, Richard Thompson, Ashley Hutchings, Beverley Martyn and more who knew the singer-songwriter.

“It was hard to figure out,” says Richard Thompson today. “He seemed to go to places people hadn’t gone to before.”

Uncut heads to Ryan Adams’ Pax-Am Studio in Hollywood to hear about his new self-titled album, his illness and recovery, and how pot saved him, while we visit Chicago to meet Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy to learn about his new Tweedy album with his son Spencer, his views on the current state of rock’n’roll and the other projects he has in the pipeline.

Elsewhere, Brian May remembers Queen’s pivotal 1974 tour, and we delve back into the archive for a fascinating report from the time.

Also in the new issue, Sinéad O’Connor talks us through her career, album by album, while Shellac man and producer/engineer Steve Albini answers your questions and reveals his recipes for ‘fluffy coffee’ and dill sauce.

Motown hitmakers Holland-Dozier-Holland take us through the creation of 10 of their biggest hits, with some help from Martha Reeves and members of The Supremes and The Four Tops, while The Doobie Brothers reveal how they made their eternal radio hit “Listen To The Music”.

In our front section, Danny Fields looks back over his eventful career in music, from signing the MC5 and The Stooges to managing the Ramones; The Unthanks and Sam Lee discuss their upcoming musical memorial to the First World War; and David Bowie collaborator John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson sheds light on his long friendship with the Dame.

The Uncut reviews section includes Robert Plant, Television, The Beatles, Van Morrison, Goat and more, while our CD, Time Has Told Me, features tracks from Ty Segall, Goat, Tweedy, Allah-Las, Avi Buffalo and Blonde Redhead, among others.

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In this issue

FREE CD: TIME HAS TOLD ME
15 Tracks Of The Best New Music
Tweedy, Ty Segall, Blonde Redhead, Allah-Las, Purling Hiss, Avi Buffalo, Hiss Golden Messenger, Goat and more

INSTANT KARMA!
In our front section this month: Danny Fields, The Unthanks and Sam Lee, Denmark Street, Ezra Furman

FEATURES
STEVE ALBINI
An audience with the great producer

TWEEDY
As Jeff Tweedy releases an album with his son, Spencer, he discusses Wilco, Dylan and what rock’n’roll should be…

HOLLAND-DOZIER-HOLLAND
From The Supremes to The Four Tops: the legendary Motown songwriters discuss the creation of 10 of their hits

NICK DRAKE
Joe Boyd, Richard Thompson, Beverley Martyn and more remember the uncompromising visionary

THE DOOBIE BROTHERS
The making of "Listen To The Music"

RYAN ADAMS
The revitalised artist on his new album, chronic illness and the wonders of pot

SINEAD O'CONNOR
Album by album with the Irish firebrand

QUEEN
Brian May recalls the band's "incredible adventure", plus a report on their '74 tour

TUNE-YARDS
Her Life In Music

REVIEWS SECTION
MUSIC
New Albums - including: Robert Plant, Tweedy, Allah-Las, Goat, Marianne Faithfull

The Archive - including: The Beatles, The Kinks, Bob Carpenter

DVD & FILM Fela Kuti, James Brown, The Changes

BOOKS Krautrock tome Future Days

LIVE
 Television, Public Enemy, Van Morrison


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Editor's Letter

The 46th (And Last) Playlist Of 2014


Sorry I didn't manage to post a playlist last week; a combination of germs, deadlines and various other professional/seasonal distractions meant that I ran out of time.

Here, though, is our last office list of 2014, with lots of strong new entries. A few highlights...