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This month in Uncut

This month in Uncut

Nick Drake, Ryan Adams, Jeff Tweedy and Queen all feature in the new issue of Uncut, dated October 2014 (Take 209) and out tomorrow (August 26).

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.

The new Uncut is out tomorrow (August 26).

Visit our dedicated features section, with plenty of our best long pieces archived there. You can find it here.

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