This month in Uncut

This month in Uncut

The Kinks, David Crosby, Bruce Springsteen and Robert Plant all feature in the new issue of Uncut, dated February 2014 and out now.

We hear about The Kinks’ possible reunion, via exclusive interviews from the surviving original members of the group, Ray Davies, Dave Davies and Mick Avory.

“It’s as close as it’s ever been to happening,” says Ray Davies, while his brother Dave explains: “I said to Ray I thought that it’d be a great shame if we don’t try and do something… I think it’s time reality took over.”

David Crosby tells Uncut about his new solo album, The Byrds, CSN and hard drugs, and reveals just why he believes Joni Mitchell is a better songwriter than Bob Dylan.

Bruce Springsteen’s new High Hopes album is reviewed, and guitarist Tom Morello sheds light on life on the road with the E Street Band, while Robert Plant discusses his upcoming new album with the Sensational Space Shifters, “astral tribal arpeggios” and all.

The crack musicians who played on Elvis Presley’s monumental Elvis Country album tell the story of its recording, while Robert Wyatt, Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason and more recall the making of Wyatt’s hit cover of The Monkees’ “I’m A Believer”.

Mogwai take us through their noisy, experimental back catalogue, while Smokey Robinson answers your questions on Motown, The Beatles and Marvin Gaye’s “lousy” golfing abilities.

We find ex-Drive-By Trucker Jason Isbell on the road in Scandinavia, enjoying sobriety, marriage and touring his modern classic album, Southeastern; and prog’s mystery man, Davy O’List, tells his bizarre story, from The Nice to Roxy Music and beyond.

In our 40-page reviews section, we take a look at releases from Bruce Springsteen, Stephen Malkmus, Broken Bells, Mark Lanegan and the Small Faces, as well as film and DVD releases from Eric Clapton, Metallica and the Coen Brothers.

Our Instant Karma section features John Mayall, James Vincent McMorrow and a look back at Bob Dylan's 2013 world tour, while our free CD, You Really Got It, includes tracks from Dave Edmunds, Doug Paisley, Courtney Barnett, Shonna Tucker and The New Mendicants, among others.

The new issue of Uncut, dated February 2014, is out now.

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Editor's Letter

Robert Wyatt interviewed: "I'm not a born rebel..."

Today (January 28, 2015), social media reliably informs me that Robert Wyatt is 70, which seems a reasonable justification for reposting this long and, I hope, interesting transcript of an interview I did with him at home in Louth back in 2007, a little before the marvellous “Comicopera” was...