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The Story of Mogwai

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

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.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Mogwai

    Hunted By A Freak

    • Happy Songs For Happy People.
    • PIAS.
  • Mogwai

    San Pedro

    • Rock Action.
  • The Velvet Underground

    Venus In Furs

    • VERVE.
  • The Jesus and Mary Chain

    Cracking Up

    • Creation Records.
  • Bauhaus

    Double Dare

  • The Pastels

    Check My Heart

    • Domino.
  • Dinosaur Jr.

    Just Like Heaven

    • Just Like Heaven.
    • Blast First.
    • 1.
  • Iggy and The Stooges

    Raw Power

    • A MILLION IN PRIZES.
    • VIRGIN.
    • 10.
  • Mogwai

    New Paths to Helicon Part 1

    • Ten Rapid.
    • Rock Action.
  • Mogwai

    Summer

    • Ten Rapid (Collected Recordings 1996-1997).
    • Rock Action Records.
    • 1.
  • Joy Division

    Transmission

  • Sonic Youth

    Shadow Of A Doubt

    • Screaming Fields Of Sonic Love.
    • Geffen Records.
    • 8.
  • Mogwai

    Summer (Priority Version) (Radio 1 Session, 22 Dec 1996)

  • Mogwai

    Tracy

    • Young Team.
    • Chemikal Underground.
  • Mogwai

    Mogwai Fear Satan (Glastonbury 1999)

  • Mogwai

    Mogwai Fear Satan (Surgeon Remix)

    Remix Artist: Sturgeon.
  • Mogwai, Kronos Quartet & Clint Mansell

    Holy Dread!

    • The Fountain (Music From The Motion Picture).
    • Nonesuch.
    • 2.
  • Mogwai

    Half Time

    • Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait (soundtrack).
    • Play It Again Sam.
    • 6.
  • Stars of the Lid

    Another Ballad For Heavy Lids

    • Stars Of The Lid And Their Refinement Of The Decline.
    • Kranky.
    • 1.
  • James Orr Complex

    Angry Mob

  • Errors

    Lease Of Life (Radio Edit)

    • Rock Action Records.
  • Mogwai

    Teenage Exorcists

    • Rock Action Records.
  • Super Furry Animals

    God! Show Me Magic

    • Creation Records.

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