The new issue of Uncut, which hits shelves on January 31, features The Beatles, Television, Neil Young, The Jam and more.
On the cover is a 50th anniversary special celebrating The Beatles’ debut at Hamburg’s Star-Club.
We chart the pre-Fabs’ incredible time in the German city, where intense, raucous performances and exposure to fashionable young Germans and some seriously debauched nightlife shaped their sound and image.
Elsewhere in the issue, Television guitarist Richard Lloyd explains how the band made the seminal ‘Marquee Moon’, we present some iconic shots from The Jam’s farewell tour, and talk drugs, guns, terrorism and Krautrock with Amon Duul II.
Neil Young’s commercial peak, ‘Harvest’, is also reassessed on its 40th birthday.
There’s an impressive 206 albums reviewed – including newies from Lambchop and Paul McCartney, and reissues from Simple Minds, Pulp and Will Oldham – and reports on a clutch of new films and DVDs, including ‘Young Adult’, ‘Carnage’ and ‘Game Of Thrones: Season One’.
The issue hits newsstands on January 31.