bright light ! gigs

mogwai @ L2, liverpool, uk 09/11/2001


  • mogwai fear satan
  • you don't know jesus
  • cody
  • yes! i am a long way from home
  • helicon 1
  • ithica 27o9
  • secret pint
  • 2 rights make 1 wrong


  • my father my king

    thanks to david gill.

    support from sophia & kling klang


    from david gill:

    what can i say, mogwai were amazing, highlights were songs 1 to 9. every song was perfect, 'fear satan' set the tone. i always think 'fear satan' sounds a little rushed live but last night it was perfect. 'cody' was probably the highlight, stuart's singing was louder than usual, he looks more confident and it showed. 'secret pint' was excellent too, much longer than the album version and much better. 'two rights..' has developed into a must play like 'helicon 1', which is for me the best song of all time by anyone and still brings tears to my eyes. 'jewish hymn' was beautiful, and it seemed to go on for about an hour, john was onstage for ages after everyone else had gone. so, all in all, a pretty average life affirming event from the greatest band of all time.

    from stephen robinson:

    first support was from local group kling-klang, odd lot, one apparently wanted to be rick wakeman, one in the early human league or at least ladytron and another trying a little too hard to look like he'd been given day release from a local mental hospital. the music was a less interesting add n to (x), enjoyable at the time, but rather forgettable.

    sophia, well they were saying we were less aggressive than he thought we'd be, and got us to the hand shapes to ymca, but he broke his promise to play the song! personally i thought they were okay, sorta a cross between mogwai (quiet) and low (loud bits), but not as good as that sounds.

    now mogwai, i wasn't over impressed, it just seemed a bit professional with the roadies bringing on towels for 'em and a cello player who kept coming on and off, and i dunno, maybe it was me having a busy day and all that, but they just didn't seem as loud as they were before, sure they had "volume", but it all seemed better in the olde days. smaller venues and all that. less neds/bad teenage moustaches/bloke waving his arms around in the way i'm sure morrissey fans use to do it...sorry, i'm just being a petty indie snob, again.


    photo by 'mc-q'