as couves de “bloNde on bloNde”…

lá pelos idos de 2016, a MOJO lançou um disco duplo, vinil amarelo, chamado “blonde on blonde revisited”… captou? isso mermo, a masterpiece Dele, na íntegra, na ordem original, interpretada por 14 fios desencapados com destaque para todo o lado D com jim o’rourke deitando os cabelos em “sad eyed lady of the lowlands”… pirei!

de imediato, a rede de traficantes internacionais do roNca entrou em ação e a pepita desembarcou, rapidinho, no rio de janeura. cheguei a tocar alguma song no roNca e no programa da globo… mas não fui muito adiante na audição. sacumé, né? correria, outras atenções na pista… e a tal falta de tempo. conclusão, só ontem, os quatro lados desse disco desfilaram umas três vezes, inteirinhos, de enfiada, na passarela da maloca…

numa olhada rápida, não encontrei o artefato nas redes tradicionais de streaming mas está no Utube…

MOJO/top75 de 2019…

75 Jessica Pratt – Quiet Signs

74 Will Burns – Chalk Hill Blue

73 The Specials – Encore

72 Gruff Rhys – Pang!

71 Hiss Golden Messenger – Terms of Surrender

70 Sarathy Korwar – More Arriving

69 SEED Ensemble – Driftglass

68 Jamila Woods – Legacy! Legacy!

67 Madonna – Madame X

66 Vampire Weekend – Father of the Bride

65 Sleaford Mods – Eton Alive

64 Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi – There is No Other

63 Mega Bog – Dolphine

62 The Oh Sees – Face Stabber

61 Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Colorado

60 Tool – Fear Inoculum

59 The Who – Who

58 Lankum – The Livelong Day

57 Santana – Africa Speaks

56 Danny Brown – unknowhatimsayin

55 Cass McCombs – Tip of the Sphere

54 Steve Gunn – The Unseen in Between

53 Sunn O))) – Life Metal

52 Wilco – Ode to Joy

51 Richard Dawson – 2020

50 Lambchop – This (Is What I Wanted to Tell You)

49 Rustin Man – Drift Code

48 Jenny Hval – The Practice of Love

47 Bon Iver – i,i

46 Deerhunter – Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?

45 Royal Trux – White Stuff

44 Chris Forsyth – All Time Present

43 Modern Nature – How to Live

42 Durand Jones & The Indications – American Love Call

41 Slowthai – Nothing Great About Britain

40 Angel Olsen – All Mirrors

39 Mavis Staples – We Get By

38 Flying Lotus – Flamagra

37 Leonard Cohen – Thanks for the Dance

36 Sleater-Kinney – The Center Won’t Hold

35 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Infest the Rats’ Nest

34 Sturgill Simpson – Sound & Fury

33 Jake Xerxes Fussell – Out of Sight

32 Robert Forster – Inferno

31 Hot Chip – A Bath Full of Ecstasy

30 Esperanza Spalding – 12 Little Spells

29 Edwyn Collins – Badbea

28 Underworld – Drift Series 1 Sampler Edition

27 Lizzo – Cuz I Love You

26 The Raconteurs – Help Us Stranger

25 Thom Yorke – Anima

24 Sharon Van Etten – Remind Me Tomorrow

23 Dave – Psychodrama

22 Big Thief – U.F.O.F.

21 Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwanuka

20 75 Dollar Bill – I Was Real

19 Cate Le Bon – Reward

18 P.P. Arnold – The New Adventures of … P.P. Arnold

17 Solange – When I Get Home

16 Amyl and The Sniffers – Amyl and The Sniffers

15 Tinariwen – Amadjar

14 The Fat White Family – Serfs Up!

13 Weyes Blood – Titanic Rising

12 Jenny Lewis – On the Line

11 Brittany Howard – Jaime

10 Lee “Scratch” Perry – Rainford

9 Purple Mountains – Purple Mountains

8 Black Midi – Schlagenheim

7 Lana Del Rey – Norman Fucking Rockwell

6 Fontaines D.C. – Dogrel

5 Aldous Harding – Designer

4 The Comet is Coming – Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery

3 Bruce Springsteen – Western Stars

2 Bill Callahan – Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest

1 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Ghosteen


“ghosteen” foi lançado em outubro e chegou massacrando todos os coleguinhas que estavam na pista.

pauta grande pra nandão aprofundar no #365.

até que o roNca não errou muito prevendo a inclusão de fontaines dc, black midi, purple mountains e aldous harding entre as principais pepitas do já distante 2019… menção MEGA especial para edwyn collins, ídolo total… YEAH!

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MOJO top75 / 2018…

  1. Kamasi WashingtonHeaven and Earth
  2. Arctic MonkeysTranquility Base Hotel & Casino
  3. Rolling Blackouts Coastal FeverHope Downs
  4. Janelle MonáeDirty Computer
  5. Christine and the QueensChris
  6. IdlesJoy as an Act of Resistance
  7. Ryley WalkerDeafman Glance
  8. Courtney BarnettTell Me How You Really Feel
  9. SpiritualizedAnd Nothing Hurt
  10. The BreedersAll Nerve
  11. Fatoumata DiawaraFenfo
  12. Pusha TDaytona
  13. Kurt VileBottle It In
  14. Paul WellerTrue Meanings
  15. Tracey ThornRecord
  16. Cypress HillElephants on Acid
  17. Gaz CoombesWorld’s Strongest Man
  18. Young FathersCocoa Sugar
  19. LowDouble Negative
  20. Let’s Eat GrandmaI’m All Ears
  21. Parquet CourtsWide Awake!
  22. Field MusicOpen Here
  23. Kacey MusgravesGolden Hour
  24. Oh SeesSmote Reverser
  25. Cat PowerWanderer
  26. Elvis Costello & The ImpostersLook Now
  27. Paul McCartneyEgypt Station
  28. Eleanor FriedbergerRebound
  29. GwennoLe Kov
  30. KhruangbinCon Todo El Mundo
  31. Anna CalviHunter
  32. Gruff RhysBabelsberg
  33. Ry CooderThe Prodigal Son
  34. Insecure MenInsecure Men
  35. SuedeThe Blue Hour
  36. SleepThe Sciences
  37. The Goon SaxWe’re Not Talking
  38. Ty SegallFreedom’s Goblin
  39. Stephen Malkmus & The JicksSparkle Hard
  40. MaishaThere Is a Place
  41. Richard Thompson13 Rivers
  42. PrincePiano & a Microphone 1983
  43. Chris CarterChemistry Lessons, Vol. 1
  44. Yo La TengoThere’s a Riot Going On
  45. Wye OakThe Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs
  46. Binker and MosesAlive in the East?
  47. ImarhanTemet
  48. PhosphorescentC’est La Vie
  49. VillagersThe Art of Pretending to Swim
  50. HookwormsMicroshift
  51. Belle and SebastianHow to Solve Our Human Problems
  52. Confidence ManConfident Music For Confident People
  53. Courtney Marie AndrewsMay Your Kindness Remain
  54. Go-KartMozart’s Mini-Mart
  55. MudhoneyDigital Garbage
  56. Swamp DoggLove, Loss, and Auto-Tune
  57. John GrantLove is Magic
  58. Laura VeirsThe Lookout
  59. Cedric BurnsideBenton County Relic
  60. Jon HassellListening To Pictures (Pentimento, Vol. One)
  61. Jon HopkinsSingularity
  62. MitskiBe the Cowboy
  63. Sons of KemetYour Queen Is a Reptile
  64. Jim JamesUniform Distortion
  65. BjörkUtopia
  66. LumpLump
  67. Willie NelsonLast Man Standing
  68. Johnny MarrCall The Comet
  69. JungleFor Ever
  70. Neil Young & Promise of the RealThe Visitor
  71. ShameSongs of Praise
  72. Hailu MergiaLala Belu
  73. Jack WhiteBoarding House Reach
  74. Candi StatonUnstoppable
  75. GorillazThe Now Now

rebel rebel (ou NEW young)…

há uns dois meses, quando a MOJO anunciou o lançamento de sua nova edição, negozinho d’aTRIPA ficou desarvoradaço indagando:

– será que esse número da revista chegará ao brasa?

igualmente descontrolado, procurei demonstrar uma calma que não existia nas respostas:

– sim, claro que chegará… sempre chegaram

mas a dúvida corroía minha alma… pô, afinal, era uma edição com destaque para mark e. smith, MEGA matéria com neil young e outras gemas do jornalismo musical.

acabei esquecendo de garantir um exemplar com marcelo “caipirinha” quando ele estava saindo de leeds… e a agonia aumentava a cada dia que a dita cuja não desembarcava porraqui… JISUS!!!

mas, hoje, finalmente, gloriosamente, a MOJO chegou às bancas do patropi… D+D+D+D+D+D+D+D+D+! com neil young ancorado em oito páginas com o título:


mais a despedida a mark.e smith (“slang king”) + roxy music + o bombástico cd…

que mais parece uma edição do roNca encartada na revista

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EXTRA EXTRA EXTRA, boogakinks…


este é o cd tributaço ao kinks que acompanha a nova edição da revista MOJO, ainda inédita no brasa… e que tem ray davies na capa:


belezuríssima, né?

acontece, que pra situation ser ainda mais cascuda, prestenção em quem interpreta a música “no return”…

1 David Watts

by American Wrestlers
While the song is named after a concert promoter from Rutland who worked with The Kinks in 1966, David Watts sees Ray Davies reaching back to his school days and casting envious looks in the direction of a former head boy. The Jam’s muscular cover of this tune in 1978 emphasised its venomous lyrics. In contrast to this, acclaimed St Louis-based indie-rockers American Wrestlers deliver a version packed with yearning.

2 Death Of A Clown

By Wreckless Eric
The Kinks touring schedule was always arduous, while perceived mismanagement led to Ray’s guitar-playing brother Dave casting himself in the role of a circus entertainer. The pathos of Dave’s original is underlined by the irrepressible Wreckless Eric – himself a national treasure – whose acerbic rendition begins with canned laughter possibly culled from a ’70s quiz show. What follows is a sneering reading of a track that Dave issued as a solo single prior to the album’s release.

3 Two Sisters

By Les Limiñanas Feat Anton Newcombe
It is not hard to decode the story of Sylvilla and Percilla, two sisters with contrasting responsibilities. The first is single and fancy-free, the second is married with responsibilities. Substitute Dave and Ray Davies’s names into the narrative of sibling jealousy and you arrive at the track’s original inspiration. The song’s kitchen-sink angst is evident on this wildly psychedelic interpretation by French duo, Les Limiñanas, who enlist The Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Anton Newcombe to crank up the tension.

4 No Return

By Boogarins
A sophisticated songwriter from the very start of The Kinks’ career, Ray Davies drew on bossa nova for inspiration for this tune. In a bid to return the track to its roots, MOJO asked Brazilian psychedelic outfit Boogarins – named after a popular flower grown in their homeland – to try their hand at this number. The result is a fantastically woozy cover, with a seductive, hypnotic ebb and flow.

5 Harry Rag

By Modern Studies
If No Return embraces the exotic, then the nicotine-stained Harry Rag is Ray Davies drawing on something closer to home, namely vaudeville and music hall influences which he encountered first-hand thanks to his father. Modern Studies amplify the original track’s sense of nostalgia, as they translate it into a remarkable baroque, neo-folk piece that is rich in texture and detail. Like Ray himself, the Glasgow-via-Yorkshire four-piece appear to hear an olde world.

6 Tin Soldier Man

By Declan McKenna
Having just turned 18, Hertfordshire-born songwriter Declan McKenna is an old head on young shoulders. With a clutch of EPs and singles to his name, he is working on his debut album with producer James Ford and interrupted his day job to contribute this rousing version of Tin Soldier Man. It proves that clearly great things beckon for an artist who, less than two years ago, decided to forego his A-levels in favour of a career in music.

7 Situation Vacant

By Chuck Prophet
Along with Waterloo Sunset’s more famous couple – Terry and Julie – the protagonists of this tune, Suzy and Johnny, were vessels for Ray Davies’ shattered romantic idealism. Here, Johnny’s attempt to please his mother-in-law and his “little mama” simply lead to unemployment. Fellow storyteller Chuck Prophet, formerly of US Americana pioneers Green On Red, keeps the original’s bleakness intact on this spirited cover, resplendent with its mid-‘70s-Kinks-style guitar solo.

8 Love Me Till The Sun Shines

By Grumbling Fur
Another tune written by Dave Davies, Love Me Till The Sun Shines again appears to inhabit the vacuum at the heart of pop stardom, disillusionment rippling throughout the lyrics. Surfing between the realms of psychedelia, electronic music and avant-pop, the British duo of Alexander Tucker and Daniel O’Sullivan give the original’s barely submerged ennui an ‘80s-style makeover. Imagine Godley and Creme doing Davies and Davies.

9 Lazy Old Sun

By Jacco Gardner
Twenty-eight year-old Dutch musical adventurer, Jacco Gardner has released two albums of sun-dappled psychedelia, making him the ideal candidate to tackle this Mellotron-soaked, raga-inspired tune. While there can be no escape from the heaviness of the lyrics – “When I am dead and gone/Your light will shine eternally,” writes Ray – Gardner creates a swirling musical backdrop where Sgt. Pepper vibes abound.

10 Afternoon Tea

By Max Jury
A very British ritual is employed by Ray Davies to revisit a place where nostalgia cloaks a sense of loss, in this case abandonment by a girl named Donna. In many respects, this makes Afternoon Tea the archetypal Ray ‘love’ song, and its all-pervading sense of quotidian failure is given an edge of jaunty sophistication by acclaimed Des Moines singer-songwriter Max Jury.

11 Funny Face

By Mick Harvey
While Kinks mythology has it that Dave enjoyed the freedoms that came with stardom where Ray did not, the younger Davies’ contributions to Something Else tell a different story. Here, too, the guitarist can’t hide his yearning for an old flame, encasing his emotions in a medical allegory. Former Bad Seed and esteemed solo artist Mick Harvey allows the lyricism of this bittersweet tune to ring out fully.

12 End Of The Season

By Nada Surf
Bird song introduces the original version of what is ostensibly another of Ray’s love songs. And yet, the lampooning, semi-crooned vocal soon turns to usher in what is in fact a political commentary. Its musical warmth, however, is maintained on this burnished version by much-loved New York alternative types Nada Surf (themselves celebrating 25 years of active service). Here, frontman Matthew Caws delivers a vocal performance that adds to the wistful quality of the original.

13 Waterloo Sunset

By Ty Segall
Having covered The Kinks’ 1965 classic Till The End Of The Day with his heavy garage-rock combo Fuzz, back in 2014, Ty Segall is entrusted with the band’s best-loved composition. The ever-prolific, 29-year-old Californian brings his Bolan-inspired vocals to bear on Ray Davies’ observational masterpiece and delivers a version of the song that remains faithful but which also boasts a decided impish charm.

PQParille… o cd ainda tem uma faixa-extra com gaz coombes deitando os cabelos em “this time tomorrow”… ela mesma, covered pelo little joy e que abre a masterpiece “viagem a darjeeling” (cine shogun JAH).

agora, pra botar a tampa nessas conspirações que chegam lááááá de cima, você reparou na foto que ilustrou o booga no post deles na KEXP, ali embaixo, bem antes d’eu saber dessa edição da MOJO?

óia a beca do dinho…



chegou a grosseria…



edição de fim de ano da MOJO, lotada de mimos, já chegou ao brasa. a revista vem num envelope com dois grandes cartões de bowie e cd com algumas das melhores músicas de 2015 (julia holter, gaz coombes, jim o’rourke, john grant, courtney barnett, songhoy blues…) + entrevista com laurie anderson + matéria gigante com dan penn & spooner oldham (compositores de aretha & otis) + as tradicionais e cabriocáricas listas & resenhas de 2015.


mojo top50 / 2015…


50 Kurt Vile – B’lieve I’m Going Down …
49 Ibeyi – Ibeyi
48 David Gilmour – Rattle That Lock
47 Deerhunter – Faded Frontier
46 Tobias Jesso Jr – Goon
45 The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness
44 Ryley Walker – Primrose Green
43 Mark Ronson – Uptown Special
42 Boz Scaggs – A Fool to Care
41 Kamasi Washington – The Epic
40 Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
39 Keith Richards – Crosseyed Heart
38 Lonelady – Hinterland
37 Promised Land Sound – For Use and Delight
36 Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear
35 The Libertines – Anthems for Doomed Youth
34 Jason Isbell – Something More Than Free
33 Noel Gallagher – Chasing Yesterday
32 Jamie xx – In Colour
31 Ezra Furman – Perpetual Motion People
30 Bill Fay – Who is the Sender?
29 Earl Sweatshirt – I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside
28 Matthew E. White – First Blood
27 Leon Bridges – Coming Home
26 Wilco – Star Wars
25 Paul Weller – Saturns Pattern
24 Gaz Coombes – Matador
23 John Grant – Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
22 Young Fathers – White Me Are Black Men Too
21 Richard Thompson – Still
20 Dungen – Allas Sak
19 Joanna Newsom – Divers
18 Blur – The Magic Whip
17 Hooton Tennis Club – Highest Point in Town
16 D’Angelo & The Vanguard – Black Messiah
15 Richard Dawson – Nothing Important
14 Sleater-Kinney – No Cities to Love
13 Low – Ones and Sixes
12 Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
11 Bob Dylan – Shadows in the Night
10 Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
9 Sleaford Mods – Key Markets
8 Mbongwana Star – From Kinshasa
7 Songhoy Blues – Music in Exile
6 Bill Ryder-Jones – West Kirby County Primary
5 Jim O’Rourke – Simple Songs
4 Tame Impala – Currents
3 New Order – Music Complete
2 Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly

1 Julia Holter – Have You in My Wilderness

é a tal estória, “lista é de quem faz a lista, não é a nossa”… mas é muito bom conferir mbongwana star e songhoy blues entre os dez melhores… e ainda tem richard thompson em vigésimo primeiro… brasa!


a mais recente edição da revista MOJO (fleetwood mac na capa) traz uma matéria sobre a gravação do disco “in a silent way” de miles davis (1969)!

a grosseria começa pela capa fotografada por lee friedlander…

e pelos músicos que participam da gravina:

-Miles Davis/trumpet
-Wayne Shorter/soprano saxophone
-John McLaughlin/electric guitar
-Herbie Hancock/electric piano
-Chick Corea/electric piano
-Joe Zawinul/organ
-Dave Holland/double bass
-Tony Williams/drums