Not my cup of tea, but I know a few of you are mad for this lot. On 6 music this week 23:00 GMT Thursday 23rd March The Story Of Mogwai
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.
They are playing here the day after Thanksgiving. Can't wait! I hate buying tickets 6 months in advance but will for Mogwai. The show I saw in Vegas last US tour was an all timer for me. The Hard Rock (Strip location) basically had me sitting on a couch at the side of the stage. Only way to see a show!