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This month in Uncut!

This month in Uncut!

The new issue of Uncut, out today (January 31), features Tom Waits, Jimi Hendrix, Richard Thompson and David Bowie.

Tom Waits is on the cover, and inside, friends and collaborators tell the story of the singer-songwriter’s development from a Beat-obsessed San Diego youth to a hip Los Angeles troubadour, culminating in the making of his debut album, Closing Time, which is four decades old this year.

The strange story of Jimi Hendrix’s musical afterlife is told, Richard Thompson discusses his storming new album, Electric, and Tony Visconti remembers his 1970 gig with David Bowie’s Hype, new footage of which is set to be screened in London soon.

Sinéad O’Connor answers your questions, tackling topics including her run-in with Roger Waters, her tweet to the Pope, and her wish that Liam and Noel Gallagher would make up.

Uncut visit My Morning Jacket’s Jim James at his home studio in Kentucky, Beatles and Roxy producer Chris Thomas talks us through the greatest albums he’s worked on, and The Beach Boys comment on some of the greatest photos from throughout their 50-year history.

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, Johnny Marr, Thom Yorke's Atoms For Peace, Fleetwood Mac and Julian Cope feature in our expansive reviews section, while the free CD, The Heart Of Saturday Night, contains some stunning new music from Richard Thompson, Villagers, Matthew E White, Caitlin Rose, Karl Bartos and more.

The March issue of Uncut is out today (Thursday, January 31).


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Very taken with Africa Express' version of "In C", by Terry Riley, this week. I have a few takes on the piece (50 years old this month, incidentally), the latest being one by Portishead's Adrian Utley from a couple of years back, though I still probably default to what I think is the original...