The SW&D Music Appreciation Thread

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  1. conceptual 4est

    conceptual 4est The Classic Gentleman is Back

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    Yeah, I was a pretty big fan, and as annoying as it is to say this, their earlier stuff is just great compared to anything that came later. The tipping point for me was probably Happy Songs for Happy People, which had some of my favorite tracks of theirs (Moses? I Amn't and Hunted By A Freak, of course) but anything after that wasn't enough for me to really keep up with whatever they were doing. Probably just my own tastes changing or something.


    Sine Wave though, now that is a very special, very powerful song. I occasionally go back to every year or so, along with 2 Rights Make 1 Wrong and You Don't Know Jesus. All from Rock Action, coincidentally. These are songs I like to play loudly with whatever kind of stereo I may have set up that I'm testing out.

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    More than just your own tastes I think. Mr Beast represented a pretty drastic shift to my ears. Although my Sine Wave is Friend of the Night:
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    Just about a perfect 5 and a half minutes.

    Now I'm waxing nostalgic for the days of a Walkman and a bunch of burned CDs of live recordings.
     
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    Yeah completely agree. Young Team is my favourite album :slayer:


    Managed to get tickets to see them in November :nodding:
     
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    This is pretty much what happened to me. I bought Happy Songs in high school and i have really fond memories of that time... (listening while walking home from school in the winter!). Ratts of the capital and killing all the flies were my stand out tracks i think. That record (and Mogwai) hit me at a pretty pivotal moment in my changing music taste and probably shaped a lot of what i listened to for the next whatever years. It's probably CODY that made the biggest impression on me though as i'd never heard anything like it. I remember thinking the track cody was the most beautiful thing ever and then going crazy rocking out in my room to the end of christmas steps. What is this quiet / loud equation!? It was that record that led me to buying Spiderland by Slint and then June of 44, Rodan, Codeine etc... which i suppose became my early university phase and Mogwai started to take a back seat as my taste changed. I've not listened to them in years... that is, of course, until now... when i'm going through all these songs getting teary eye'd and nostalgic.

    I also remember seeing them live quite a lot (i'm from the same city as them), and they were always so LOUD. Going into school the next day with my ears still ringing. I still get weird frequency changes in my ears even though i started wearing plugs for shows a long time ago..., i blame the Mogwai shows.

    Old songs stay till the end / sad songs remind me of friends etc
     
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    Jagger_On Senior member

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    Coincidentally listened to about 5 different versions of Mogwai Fear Satan last night. Used to be such a huge fan of the band, still am really.

    Me and my mate were in the pub reminiscing last night about all the times we seen them in wee places all around Glasgow and Edinburgh back in the day. So may good memories. I think the first time I seen them live is still probably in the top 3 gigs of my life. I'll always remember them playing Satan at the end and there being about 10 people being on stage whacking away at the drum kit, loads of noise and feedback, some star wars card board cut outs getting dismantled and then all of a sudden Stuart picks out the melody on a tiny glockenspiel. Still gives me a shiver to this day. Pretty sure Arab Strap supported that night too, which is would probably still be my ultimate double header.

    Or there was the time they brought ...And You WIll Know Us By The Trail Of Dead over for their first UK gigs and blew everyone away. Or the time when they played the Barrowlands. Probably doesn't mean a big deal to a lot of people but in Scotland (and maybe the UK to be honest) its the place that everyone wants to play. They atmosphere and the crowd and the bouncy floor and the anticipation and and and... and for one of our bands to get big enough to play there was just amazing.

    Its all about Young Team, CODY and Ten Rapid for me really still but I'd say there is definitely lots of worthwhile stuff on each of the subsequent releases (apart from maybe Hawk is Howling). Totally disagree with the comment about Mr Beast being a change of direction, I think they just went back to channeling some of their early influences. The last album, Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will, is worth checking out especially if you can find the version that comes with the Music For A Forgotten Future bonus CD. Absolutely stunning track. Really recommend the last EP too. I think it was called Earth Division and it is definitely a slight change in direction (acoustic guitars - The Horror!) but still Mogwai. The last 3 tracks are stunning and I hope the new album goes along those lines.

    Lastly, I guess everyone should hear the version of New Paths To Helicon, part one that is on the Government Commissions (i.e. BBC sessions album). Absolutely stunning. In work at the moment so can't link but will do so when I get home. Gutted I missed out on tickets for the performance of the Zidane soundtrack, sounds like it was ridiculously good.

    Sorry for waffling.
     


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    Anyone listened to their most recent release 'Les Revenants'? Very melow Mogwai, but I liked it. Its the soundtrack to a French TV show by the same name which is undoubtably some of the best TV I've ever seen and I cannot recommend it highly enough.

    Go watch it!

    It will be my first Mogwai gig in November so I'm really looking forward to it. It's going to be loud. :D
     
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    ¡viva zapatiste! good stuff with that tom waits man
     


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    I couldn't stop thinking about this song/video all weekend and yesterday morning I heard it playing in a hipster taco spot so I guess it's due to really blow up (or already has given the 80k views already)
     


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    new(ish) Yuck. blissful shoegazey guitar noize + hornz

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    That's like MBV / Ride / Slowdive / Lush etc., with some Stereolab / Broadcast / Appliance in there and a dash of Planet of Sound-era Pixies. Great tune though, and the horns give it something else. I've always been put off Yuck because of their stupid name (similarly with Tame Impala) - might give them more of a listen now.

    The horns also made me think of this epic track from 1992 (give it time, it builds...):

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