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This month in Uncut!

This month in Uncut!

The new issue of Uncut, out today (March 28), features The Who, Cream, Kevin Ayers, Jeff Lynne and Matthew E White.

The Who are on the cover, and inside Pete Townshend relives the band’s electrifying early gigs at the Marquee club. The piece also looks at early Marquee performances from David Bowie, The Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix and The Yardbirds.

The full story of Cream’s tumultuous rise and fall is also told in the new issue, including stunning gigs, talented collaborators and a good dose of hatred.

We pay tribute to the late, great Kevin Ayers too, with contributions from friends and musical acquaintances including Robert Wyatt, Mike Oldfield and Peter Jenner.

Elsewhere, Jeff Lynne takes us through the making of the greatest albums he’s worked on, including classic records from The Move, ELO, the Traveling Wilburys and The Beatles, and we visit Matthew E White in his hometown of Richmond, Virginia, to learn more about the soulful newcomer’s homegrown Spacebomb studio, label and family of like-minded artists.

Steve Martin answers your questions, Eddie & The Hot Rods explain the creation of their timeless “Do Anything You Wanna Do”, and Davy Graham, Colin Stetson and The Pastels feature in our Instant Karma! section alongside news of Graham Nash’s new photography exhibition and the Coen brothers’ upcoming film based on the early ’60s Greenwich Village folk scene.

Kurt Vile, Morrissey, Iggy & The Stooges, Iron And Wine and Phoenix all feature in our 39-page reviews section, while My Bloody Valentine, John Grant and Wilko Johnson are in our live section. The free CD, titled Strange Brew, features the cream of this month’s best new music, including Steve Earle, John Murry and Todd Rundgren.

The new issue of Uncut is out today (Thursday, March 28).


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