What exactly is a mojo filter?

By now, almost four decades into his fandom, he has the Stones figured out pretty thoroughly. Jimmy Miller, the producer behind the band’s incredible late-Sixties/early-Seventies run, from Beggars Banquet to Exile, helped the band navigate “away from the dead-end shoals of instantly dated psychedelia and fey hippie anthems, and restored their original bluesy swagger,” he writes. “On ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash,’ the band sounds primal, intuitive and uninhibited. What the hell is a ‘jumpin’ jack flash,’ or a ‘crossfire hurricane’? We don’t know for sure, but then, what precisely is ‘smokestack lightning’ [or] a ‘mojo filter?’ Who the hell cares?”

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