Pink Floyd, John Lydon, The Waterboys and Vampire Weekend are in the new issue of Uncut (dated November 2013), out now.
In the cover feature, Nick Mason, Alan Parsons, Roy Harper and more finally reveal the secrets of The Dark Side Of The Moon, 40 years after its release.
“However much success you have,” Mason tells Uncut, “it’s never quite enough to ease the egos of everyone.”
John Lydon talks us through the rocky creation of his greatest albums, from the Sex Pistols’ Never Mind The Bollocks… and Public Image Limited’s Metal Box to his own Psycho’s Path and PiL’s This Is PiL from 2012.
Mike Scott also reveals how he got deep into folk, started competing with U2 and made The Waterboys’ 1988 folk masterpiece Fisherman’s Blues, while Vampire Weekend reflect on their impressive trilogy of albums, and why being into preppy things at 29 is “a bit stunted”.
Elsewhere, The Animals discuss the making of “We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place”, David Crosby talks about his new solo album and a CSNY ’74 live album, Giant Sand’s Howe Gelb answers your questions and the astounding, tragic tale of Clarence White, the Byrd who sparked two musical revolutions, is told.
Returning alternative heroes Throwing Muses look back over their history, champagne, painkillers and Jagger’s bed included, while Uncut meets teenage rabble-rousers The Strypes, and Graham Parker takes us back through the records that have defined his life.
In the huge reviews section, new albums by Paul McCartney, Arcade Fire, Jonathan Wilson, Prefab Sprout and Linda Thompson are reviewed, alongside archive material from John Martyn, Nirvana, The Beta Band and Bruce Springsteen.
The film and DVD section looks at Captain Phillips, The Wicker Man and Basically, Johnny Moped, while The Replacements, End Of The Road Festival and Björk are reviewed in our live section.
Uncut’s CD this month includes tracks from Okkervil River, Jonathan Wilson, Linda Thompson, Bill Callahan, Tony Joe White, Howe Gelb and The Sufis.
The new issue of Uncut (dated November 2013) is out now.