Issue 42 / October 2009

Featured in this issue…

Jay-Z The World's biggest rap star reveals all

Clash is honoured to welcome to its pages the CEO of hiphop. In a rare and frank interview, Jay-Z reveals the truth behind his relationship with Kanye West, his thoughts on Obama, and his enormous self-belief. With exclusive portraits by Rankin.

The Beatles McCartney & Yoko speak!

A 9-page special on the return of the world’s favourite band with new interviews with Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono.

Warp Records Happy Birthday

Celebrating twenty years of the pioneering label, part two of Clash’s tribute is a special pull-out poster with contributions from its biggest stars and founder.

Ian Brown Doing it his way, and raking up old fueds...

Ian Brown’s sick of it. He’s fucking tired of all the patter about The Stone Roses reforming. However, he’s still picking at this conversational scab whilst seriously stirring the ashes of his silent war with his former muse John Squire on his sixth solo album, ‘My Way’.

Anti-Pop Consortium New York’s hip-hop pioneers bounce back.

The future, when it comes to New York’s reunited convention-smashing hip-hop exponents Anti-Pop Consortium, is very much now. Returning with comeback album ‘Fluorescent Black’ after a hiatus dating back seven years, the time has come for them to show hip-hop how it’s done once more…

PANTyRAiD Introducing the American purveyors of glitch-hop.

You might not have heard of PANTyRAiD yet, but you soon will, for the duo of Marty Party and Glitch Mob’s Ooah have, in ‘The Sauce’, made one of the bass albums of the year.

Andrew Weatherall The debut twenty years in the making.

Andrew Weatherall’s going backwards. Sat in his ever-dark basement London studio, he reveals that his debut album, some twenty years behind schedule, was actually produced in reverse as if it was a remix.

Album Spotlight

The Beatles 'Abbey Road'

As swan songs go, ‘Abbey Road’, although not the last Beatles album to be released, is a near perfect climax.

Personality Clash

Harmonia Vs Fujiya & Miyagi

Fujiya And Miyagi doff their caps to Harmonia.

  • Write On Maps rant on reality Tv
  • Rock and Rules Good - and bad - times with Chic's Nile Rodgers
  • Royal Academy Reviews Dinosaurs tramp the professor's eardrums
  • Local Heroes Stockholm, according to Peter, Bjorn & John
  • Stalker 12 things you never knew about The KLF
  • Polls Apart The best and worst songs about holidays
Album Reviews
  • Ian Brown
  • Monsters of Folk
  • Andrew Weatherall
  • Maps
  • Noah and the Whale
  • Warp20
  • Anti-Pop Consortium
  • The Cribs
  • The Heavy
  • Tyondai Braxton
  • Richard Hawley
  • Health

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