Mojo Specials


Mojo Specials was launched by Mojo in March 2002, with each issue dedicated to a band or genre. Quarterly magazine. (magforum)

2010 November

Mojo Classic Zappa special


Mojo: "To celebrate the 70th anniversary of his birth, MOJO has produced a 148-page special edition in the great man's honour. Inside: the true story of Zappa, the rock star, composer, satirist, activist and guitar hero, including unseen photos, in-depth stories and exclusive interviews."

"PLUS Alice Cooper shares Zappa's advice on dealing with dead chickens ("Don't tell anyone you didn't kill 'em"), Howard "Flo & Eddie" Kaylan on how Frank helped him dodge the Vietnam draft ("Go gay!"), guitar whizkid Steve Vai on what it's like to play with Zappa ("Anxiety wells up in my stomach and I feel like I'm going to shit my pants") and Matt "The Simpsons" Groening on the correct terminology for Frank's facial hair ("It's not a goatee"). All this and 94 Zappa albums reviewed. "

MOJO Magazine: 148 page Frank Zappa Special Edition!

From page 5:


2011 October

 '60s vol. 2 - Nick Drake Special


The Crazy Gang
By Peter Doggett, pp 72-78

Warning! The Mothers Of Invention's Freak Out! album out-weirded Sgt. Pepper ...

Source: Javier Marcote


2016 August

'60s vol. 6 - Jimi Hendrix Special


The Surreal People
By Mark Paytress, pp 58-66

"In 1966, The Mothers Of Invention's aptly deranged debut album, Freak Out!, made their leader Frank Zappa a star of the couterculture. But confontational, visionary and intolerant of the herd mentality, Zappa was no friend of the hippies – or his bandmates, for that matter."

Source: Javier Marcote 


2017 March

'60s vol. 9 - Keith Moon Special


This issue contained two posters:
  Frank Zappa by Robert Davidson
  Captain Beefheart by Ed Caraeff