David Bowie, Aretha Franklin, John Lennon, Tom Petty, Led Zeppelin and John Grant all feature in the new issue of Uncut dated November 2018 and out September 20. David Bowie is on the cover and inside friends, collaborators and confidants tell the story of the Dame's superstar '80s. Plus we're giving away two exclusive Bowie art prints. Meanwhile, our covermount CD has been exclusively complied for us by the legendary Sub Pop label.
Every month, Uncut provides your essential guide to the best music out there. In our extensive reviews section, our crack team of writers offer the definitive take on the key new releases and reissues. Elsewhere, our features section includes interviews with the great and the good from the last 50 years of music alongside welcome introductions to vital upcoming artists. Uncut: the past, the present and the future of great music.
Jimi Hendrix, Paul McCartney, Soft Cell, Spiritualized, Pink Floyd Richard Thompson all feature in the new issue of Uncut dated October 2018 and out July 20. Jimi Hendrix is on the cover and inside his collaborators, friends and confidants recall the making of his final studio album, Electric Ladyland, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this autumn: in addition, the Uncut team have compiled a Top 30 radical albums that continued the fight.
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Everyone loves music right? Hands up all of you who do… good, good. For anyone who doesn’t appreciate music (and I’m not being fussy here – from classical through rock to pop and hip-hop) I feel truly sorry for you, as you’re missing out on a wonderful experience.
Music can lift your spirits, push you to higher planes or even bring you down to earth with a bump. The person listening matters just as much as much as the musician – how you perceive, how you feel the music changes the experience. Imagine watching a movie where the musical cues are reversed – the hero is backed by sinister music, and the villain greeted by a triumphal chorus – and think just how strange it would feel.
Of course, I’m terribly biased in these matters. I’ll let you in on a little secret – I used to be a musician. I still am I suppose, but sadly no longer actively playing in a band (musical differences, thanks for asking). There really is nothing to quite match the feeling of performing live on stage, to a crowd (okay, pair) of cheering fans, and having your latest musical masterpiece go down well. Writing music with other people is also indescribably wonderful, so I encourage everyone to pick up an instrument – it doesn’t matter what – and get out there and make some music.