Wednesday, 11 October 2017

The Story Of Mogwai

THE STORY OF MOGWAI (320kbs-m4a/131mb/57mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 27th August 2017


Mary Anne Hobbs talks to Stuart Braithwaite of the band about their career to date, with contributions from Gruff Rhys, Clint Mansell and journalist Jane Graham.

They move through his early influences and how the success of fellow Scottish bands such as Jesus And Mary Chain and Primal Scream really helped give them confidence. They discuss how the band create their music and why there are very few vocals. Mary Anne asks about John Peel who was a key player in their early career, they discuss just how important sessions and records of the week use to be before moving into talking about their more recent soundtrack work. Live performance is at the heart of what the band do, and they discuss why this is so important.

First broadcast in 2015.

Mogwai - Hunted By A Freak [PIAS]
Mogwai - San Pedro [Rock Action]
The Velvet Underground - Venus In Furs [Verve]
The Jesus And Mary Chain - Cracking Up [Creation]
Bauhaus - Double Dare
The Pastels - Check My Heart [Domino]
Dinosaur Jr. - Just Like Heaven [Blast First]
Iggy And The Stooges - Raw Power [Virgin]
Mogwai - New Paths To Helicon (Part 1) [Rock Action]
Mogwai - Summer [Rock Action]
Joy Division - Transmission
Sonic Youth - Shadow Of A Doubt [Geffen]
Mogwai - Summer (Priority Version) (Radio 1 Session, 22 December 1996)
Mogwai - Tracy [Chemikal Underground]
Mogwai - Mogwai Fears Satan (Live At Glastonbury 1999)
Mogwai - Mogwai Fears Satan (Surgeon Remix)
Mogwai & Kronos Quartet & Clint Mansell - Holy Dread! [Nonesuch]
Mogwai - Half Time [Play It Again Sam]
Stars Of The Lid - Another Ballad For Heavy Lids [Kranky]
James Orr Complex - Angry Mob
Errors - Lease Of Life (Radio Edit) [Rock Action]
Mogwai - Teenage Exorcists [Rock Action]

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