thanks to chris
support from sophia
just got back from the london gig. bloody hell that was even better than reading. my ears are ringing and the tour ep i've got on now is probably waking everyone up because it's far louder than i think it is. anyway, i'm sure someone must've bootlegged it (sadly i didn't manage to), and if they can provide me with a copy i will shower them with gifts. ‘helicon 2’was amazing with the flute, i'd never really cared for it before.
from martin lewis:
after all the comments about sound problems i was worried but that was the best sound i've ever heard at mogwai - everything was so clear. and a virtual greatest hits package. one of the best that - up there with glastonbury.
from tom morton:
i thought the drums were a bit quiet, preventing me from tapping my feet exactly in time when the songs went noisy, but still one of the best gigs i've ever been to. 'like herod' and '2 rights..'. were incredible. and, like some common or garden geek, i timed 'my father my king' and it was 25 minutes and 50 seconds long. fascinating, huh?
from euan donaldson:
i have seen mogwai 5 times (including last night), and it is definitely one of the best. i read the review for liverpool gig and someone said he preferred small venues, but brixton's sound system meant that mogwai were taken to another level, they were truly from another planet. i couldn't help grinning like a loony for the entire time, the noise was immense and the show was one of the best not only for mogwai but anyone.
from graham burgess:
before the band played brixton academy (i'd already seen them twice on that tour - at bristol and then wolves - and was lucky enough to be at the live peel session the previous month) i didn't think i'd like that gig, that it would be too big for them, that they needed smaller places so the sound would completely submerge the room. how wrong i was! to this day, pretty much the loudest gig i've been to. my mate's girlfriend (now ex-!) was sitting on the floor crying, i remember people leaving the venue shouting angrily at the stage (i guess while john was arranging the guitars in x-shapes in front of the amps). all good stuff.
from ady foley:
well, what a night. they were in blinding form right from the start and it was probably the best i've seen them. they just seem to get better and better each time. not quite as loud as shepherds bush but loud nonetheless and some great lighting effects too, especially during 'like herod' when the backdrop was alternately lit a stark red and white, leaving the band in silhouette. the cellist was in attendance but luke sutherland wasn't this time.
from david geraghty:
i didn't think it was a particually interesting mogwai show, to be honest. i don't know if it was the size of the venue, my beer-soakedness, or the way all the noise just sounds the same now - sterile, well practiced and with nothing to differentiate it from the last song, but i couldn't get excited at all. maybe i am getting old (hah) or maybe 27 times is too many to see the same band. but i wasn't moved, sadly. and i wanted to be, i really did.