Published by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd Uncut is the essential magazine about rock music, written by people who love that music as much as you do. Every month, it features the most comprehensive and trustworthy album reviews section in the world. There are in-depth interviews with the finest musicians of the past five decades, and with the exciting new artists who are following in their great tradition. Insightful, informative, passionate about extraordinary music – that’s Uncut.
Shorn Lennon! • Apple “house hippie” RichardDiLello explains how, in January 1970, he came to document John and Yoko’s startling new haircuts
“It was a very interesting triangle” • A new documentary explores the dynamic rapport between Guy Clark, Susanna Clark and Townes Van Zandt
For the ’burbs • JC Carroll on how “Johnny-come-lately oiks” The Members are still annoying the neighbours
The last of the great Wailers BUNNY WAILER | 1947-2021 • Remembering a reggae pioneer who eschewed international stardom with Bob Marley to follow his own spiritual path
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Natalie Bergman • How a sudden tragedy prompted the Wild Belle singer’s gospel-inspired solo reinvention
UNCUT PLAYLIST • On the stereo this month...
“I’m actually quite hilarious” AN AUDIENCE WITH PETER MURPHY • The godfather of goth? Not if he can help it. Bauhaus’s loquacious frontman holds forth on The Cure, meeting Bowie and how to make an entrance: “I knew what I was doing”
RYLEY WALKER Course In Fable HUSKY PANTS • Chicagoan takes smart step sideways.
ALONG THE WAY • Walker’s extracurricular activities
Q&A • Ryley Walker talks landlord-bothering, fearless playing and reaching a baseline
A to Z • This month…
AMERICANA • Preaching to the converted
TOM JONES • “I will die on stage!”: the Welsh icon on growing old
Q&A • Samba Touré: “Music in Mali is not just for fun and dance”
Q&A • Jenny Hval: “I am interested in what the selfless is…”
LAURIE ANDERSON BigScience (reissue, 1982) NONESUCH • Distilled from multimedia shows, the performance artist’s influential album resonates anew.
AMERICAN DREAMS • The best of the rest of Laurie Anderson’s work
Q&A • Laurie Anderson on lockdown, encouraging other artists and the joy of “spatial listening”
A to Z
REDISCOVERED • Uncovering the underrated and overlooked
REVELATIONS JOE STRUMMER • Lucinda Tait, Strummer’s widow, on the new compilation
COMING NEXT MONTH...
WIDE OPEN SKIES • A GROWING TIDE OF ARTISTS THAT INCLUDES CHUCK JOHNSON, LUKE SCHNEIDER, NORTH AMERICANS, SUSS AND WILLIAM TYLER ARE TRANSFORMING THE TRADITIONAL TOOLS OF COUNTRY MUSIC TO CREATE INNOVATIVE, GENRE-DEFYING SOUNDS. STEPHEN DEUSNER CELEBRATES A NEW AND SURPRISINGLY SUCCESSFUL MUSICAL MOVEMENT: AMBIENT AMERICANA
ALWAYS RETURNING • Five albums that pioneered the new cosmic pastoral
TUNING INTO A MOMENT • Deep listening and cosmic pastoral
ON THE CD • A guide to this month’s special compilation
COME ALL YE! • In 1967, the newly formed FAIRPORT CONVENTION took their first tentative steps into London’s burgeoning underground scene. In this exclusive extract from his forthcoming memoir Beeswing, RICHARD THOMPSON recalls the band’s transition from the living room of a Tudor pile in Fortis Green to the stage of the UFO Club, encounters with Syd Barrett, Jimi Hendrix...