The past it almost shimmers now...
Despite its title and the Pete Townshend cover, the 148-page, full colour special features large pieces on many bands renowned for their 70s output. Here's the blurb from MOJO...
~ New Interviews, Untold Stories, Classic, Rare & Unseen Pictures
~ How BOWIE became a space age superstar
~ Inside THE WHO's decade of decadence
~ Out of control with LED ZEPPELIN
~ Sex, drugs and murder with THE STONES
~ Taking a trip to the dark side with PINK FLOYD
~ The secret world of KATE BUSH
~ Plus ALICE COOPER * GENESIS * ROXY MUSIC * SEX PISTOLS * FLEETWOOD MAC and THE 70 GREATEST ALBUMS FROM THE '70s... and much more
The Bowie feature (above) covers the period from the release of the Space Oddity single up to Starman on Top Of The Pops. It's pretty much a cut and paste affair that doesn't particularly contain "New Interviews" or "Untold Stories" and there are some silly inaccuracies too.
Try this: "He had worn one ['male' dress] on the original UK issue of The Man Who Sold The World, but the Americans rightly reckoned it could be off-putting and the US version had been packaged in the now more familiar 'high kick' sleeve."
Well, I'm sure you all know that to be rubbish. The first TMWSTW sleeve in the US was the 'cartoon' cover, released almost six months before the UK 'dress' cover. Both covers were replaced with the world-wide RCA reissue that utilised the 'high kick' sleeve in 1972.
Anyway, it's still a good little feature and I'm not sure I remember seeing the particular Ziggy played a record at Haddon Hall shot that they've used anywhere else before...I could be wrong.
Elsewhere in the mag there's a feature on the 70 best 70s albums, within which Aladdin Sane and Lodger are included, not to mention Raw Power and Transformer.
If you're still tempted and you're outside the UK, click on either of the above images to purchase online.