Kingblind band profile (Mogwai)
The cosmic post-rock band Mogwai was formed in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1996 by guitarist/vocalist Stuart Braithwaite, guitarist Dominic Aitchison, and drummer Martin Bulloch, longtime friends with the goal of creating “serious guitar music.” Toward that end they added another guitarist, John Cummings, before debuting in March 1996 with the single “Tuner,” a rarity in the Mogwai discography for its prominent vocals; the follow-up, a split single with Dweeb titled “Angels vs. Aliens,” landed in the Top Ten on the British indie charts. Following appearances on a series of compilations, Mogwai returned later in the year with the 7″ “Summer”; after another early 1997 single, “New Paths to Helicon,” they issued Ten Rapid, a collection of their earliest material.
Around the time of recording the superb 1997 EP 4 Satin, former Teenage Fanclub and Telstar Ponies member Brendan O’Hare joined the lineup in time to record Mogwai’s debut studio LP, Mogwai Young Team, exiting a short time later to return to his primary projects, Macrocosmica and Fiend. Again a quartet, Mogwai next issued 1998’s Kicking a Dead Pig, a two-disc remix collection; the No Education No Future (Fuck the Curfew) EP appeared a few months later. In 1999, they released Come On Die Young. Rock Action arrived in early 2001. Late that year, the band released the My Father, My King EP; two years later, they issued the ironically titled Happy Songs for Happy People. Government Commissions BBC Sessions 1996-2004 arrived early in 2005. Mr. Beast, which was released in 2006, found the band going in a softer, more reflective direction.
MP3’s and Video from Mr.Beast
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Folk Death 95
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Mogwai:: Friend Of The Night (Video)
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