Monday, February 15, 2010

Mojo Celebrates The Madcap Laughs in Style

I wanted to give a major shout-out to the March issue of Britain's Mojo magazine for the superb look back at Syd Barrett's masterful The Madcap Laughs. Recorded forty years ago, Barrett's first solo-platter remains one of the most astonishing albums I have ever heard, and Mojo's tribute to it (written by Pat Gilbert with input from David Gilmore, Robert Wyatt and more) is extremely well done. Going along with the article is a free CD that recreates the album by a diverse mixture of talented Barrett devotees, ranging J Mascis to Hawkwind to Hope Sandoval (who delivers a startling version of "Golden Hair" that will leave the hairs on the back of your neck standing at attention for days). Thanks to Mojo for putting on such a respectful tribute to such an important artist and album.
Issue 196 of Mojo is on the newsstands now and it's just packed with great articles, along with the Barrett tribute, on Charlotte Gainsbourg, Mose Allison, Captain Beefheart and Sly Stone. Don't miss it...

1 comment:

Steve Langton said...

Great shout, Jeremy, for a wonderful issue. Thanks for that