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Thursday, January 05, 2006

Mojo Feb Mag & CD: The Who Covered

The February 2006 issue of Mojo features Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey on the cover. They look, respectively, very sad, and rather confused. Does this reflect their feelings about the "rebirth" of the Who, as the cover calls it? Maybe the guys think angst and confusion are what the kids are into these days. Perhaps they're disappointed that the Mojo CD this month includes covers of songs by the Who, rather than actual songs by the Who. Who knows? (so to speak)

The Fall's Mark E. Smith is also interviewed in this issue, as is Isobel Campbell (briefly... she reveals that a 7" of Taylor Dayne's "Tell It To My Heart" was the first record she bought).

Reviews-wise, Belle And Sebastian's The Life Pursuit is given four stars ("great songwriting galore on Belle And Sebastian's most danceable outing to date.")

Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins' Rabbit Fur Coat is given two stars - Mojo writes: "While her spirited soprano is impressive, Lewis's efforts here ultimately smack of dilettanism as she aims for a slow burning country-gospel sound more convincingly delivered by any number of contemporaries (Kelly Hogan or Laura Cantrell spring to mind)... Pretty but pointless."

Mojo: The Who Covered Track Listing:

1. The Jam - Disguises (from Direction, Reaction, Creation)
2. The Flaming Lips - Anyway Anyhow Anywhere (from Acid)
3. The Bards - My Generation (from Northwest Battle Of The Bands Volume Two)
4. Snuff - I Can't Explain
5. Fastball - The Real Me
6. The Greenhornes - Mary Anne With the Shaky Hand
7. The Litter - Substitute
8. Doleful Lions - Heinz Baked Beans (exclusive to the Mojo CD)
9. Pat Dinizio (of the Smithereens) - Behind Blue Eyes (from This Is Pat Dinizio)
10. Tommy Keene - Tattoo
11. Richard Thompson - Legal Matter
12. The Waco Brothers - Baba O'Riley
13. Lord Sitar - I Can See For Miles
14. Sandy Nelson - Pinball Wizard
15. Petra Haden - Armenia City In The Sky


Blogger xolondon said...

I've heard about half the Jenny Lewis record and I agree that it is a disappointment. Some of the songs seem uncooked and others seem like she took weak tracks and dressed em up a bit. Love the cover though.

5:06 PM  
Blogger trill42 said...

I was disappointed by it, too, which for me isn't surprising given its country sound. When Rilo Kiley veers into country territory, the results tend to leave me cringing. I really hate their song "Gravity" ( MP3 link) Apparently, someone heard it and wanted more along those lines.

3:49 PM  

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