bright light ! gigs

mogwai @ evening session stage, t in the park, balado, kinross, scotland 12/07/1997


  • summer
  • new paths to helicon part I
  • like herod

    incomplete - if anyone has a full setlist, mail me!

    misc info

    helicon 1 and like herod were later broadcast on bbc radio 1.

    review, from melody maker

    i'm somewhat ashamed to see a large group of drunken kappa lager lads making their way to the front of the crowd for mogwai's set. but when i see them waving their arms and closing their eyes at every chord change in 'summer', it suddenly makes perfect, obvious sense. mogwai are the oasis of the noise underground, the unarguable common ground: there's no need to convince people of the sheer, bloody melodic gorgeousness.

    review, from nme

    they don't come much smaller than pocket glaswegians mogwai. in their case, small does not equate with beautiful. mogwai are a fearsome post-rock monster; a sibilant symphony of purring, whirring guitars and extra-terrestrial screeches of white noise. they slump about the stage approaching steely silence before suddenly lurching into directionless feedback fury and cymbal slashes. all of this riveting stuff and they manage to make a guitar sound like metal mickey's voice. boogie boogie indeed.