The new issue of Uncut, out today (April 25), features Jeff Buckley, the Eagles, The National and Todd Rundgren.
Jeff Buckley is on the cover – inside, the fascinating story of the late singer-songwriter’s years in New York are told, to celebrate 20 years since the release of his first EP, “Live At Sin-é”.
Bandmates, friends and champions in the industry recall Buckley’s impressive development and his move from Manhattan’s coffee houses to playing world tours in support of his only full studio album, Grace.
The story of the Eagles’ seminal Desperado album is told, The National let us in on a few of the secrets of their latest release, Trouble Will Find Me, and Todd Rundgren talks about wiring studios on psychedelics and producing “Springsteen spoof” Bat Out Of Hell.
Elsewhere, Laura Marling shows us round her new home, Los Angeles, and explains the “incredible darkness” that inspired her new album, Once I Was An Eagle; Deborah Harry answers your questions on topics ranging from Blondie and CBGB to The Muppets and Chris Stein’s occult interests; Deep Purple recall the making of all their classic albums, including Deep Purple In Rock and Machine Head.
The Moody Blues reveal how “Nights In White Satin” was made, and Kurt Vile takes us through the records that changed his life. In the front section, The Waterboys take us through their new 7CD boxset of Fisherman’s Blues, Shovels & Rope are profiled and Mark Mulcahy explains his long-awaited return.
Vampire Weekend, Primal Scream, Laura Marling, REM, Paul McCartney and Bob Marley all feature in our 39-page reviews section, and Fleetwood Mac’s return leads our live section.
The free CD, So Real, includes tracks from The House Of Love, Mikal Cronin, Robyn Hitchcock, The Black Angels, Marnie Stern and Steve Mason.
The new issue of Uncut, dated June 2013, is out today (April 25).