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Old 11-20-2008, 05:18 PM   #271
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Call me crazy but I just don't see how anyone can call Mogwai mellow. If they are mellow what would you consider U2.....? Has anyone here been to a Mogwai show? Let's just say, a Mogwai show is never mellow enough to put you to sleep. Ear splitting guitar that will tie your nerves in knots and wake the dead. It is the bee's knees.

Even songs like Friend of the Night I would consider to not be very mellow. What are some specific songs that you guys think are too mellow?
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Old 11-20-2008, 05:27 PM   #272
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Ear splitting guitar that will tie your nerves in knots and wake the dead. It is the bee's knees.
Haha. I had earplugs actually pushed all the way into my ears (usually never shove them in all the way at concerts), and still was wincing numerous times. I saw some people without headphones who looked like they were in complete agony.

I too agree there's a level of irony in labeling any artist as "too mellow", on a U2 fansite. Particularly the so-called, "loudest band on earth". To each their own.
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:43 PM   #273
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I wouldn't know. I haven't heard that much Mogwai yet, have I.
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He's a bit slow, eh?
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:18 PM   #275
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Dude.








But he's cute, and that goes a long way with me.
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:52 PM   #277
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Old 11-20-2008, 11:03 PM   #278
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Listening to an entire album by Mogwai is an awesome experience, loving the latest release, and on the whole I think post-rock can be appreciated more in context.
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I sent Glasgow Mega-Snake and Batcat, as I thought they were good recent "concise" ways to show non-mellowness. I didn't want to shove a 19 min. version of Like Herod down her throat as the first example after all.

Speaking of which, here's a vid of the best section (it's normally 10+ mins) of what was my favorite Mogwai song for years, Christmas Steps. These guys are so boring with their mellow Christmas carols....

YouTube - Mogwai - Christmas Steps (live)

PS - I love how Stuart freaks out when the bass comes in, and they still used it as a video.
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I've been listening to a band called Ocoai a lot this week. Their album, Breatherman, is streaming for free here:

Ocoai - Breatherman

Some heavy stuff, kind of post-metal I guess, but very good.
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I sent Glasgow Mega-Snake and Batcat,

I listened to these at the gym this morning, interspersed with Young Widows.

I liked the songs one whole helluva lot. But what's with the piano slowness on the Jim Morrison song on Mogwai's myspace page? Does it get going later on? (I couldn't listen all the way because I had to go get dressed.)
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I listened to these at the gym this morning, interspersed with Young Widows.

I liked the songs one whole helluva lot. But what's with the piano slowness on the Jim Morrison song on Mogwai's myspace page? Does it get going later on? (I couldn't listen all the way because I had to go get dressed.)
Glad you enjoyed them. I just listened to the new album last week, and I loved Batcat as well. I don't remember how the Jim Morrison one goes though. Truth be told, I'm not much of a Mogwai fan, but I like the occasional song of theirs.
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But what's with the piano slowness on the Jim Morrison song on Mogwai's myspace page? Does it get going later on? (I couldn't listen all the way because I had to go get dressed.)
It builds up until the end and leads into Batcat.


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I'm sorry to have been shocking you with all of my unpopular post-rock opinions lately...

maybe it's not that I don't like Mogwai, but I've never spent a good amount of time with them. I was more immediately interested by EITS when I first got into post-rock, and then never went back to get into Mogwai.
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maybe it's not that I don't like Mogwai, but I've never spent a good amount of time with them.
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