Let’s face it one of the benefits of a Mogwai CD over one of their live shows is that you are in complete control of the volume levels. I caught the band in Dublin several years ago and I was convinced my eardrums were going to be ruptured such was the ferocity of the noise. I’ve always been a fan, even though later releases have left me a little cold. The odds and ends compilation ‘Ten Rapid’ remains their bona fide classic but running it close is their proper debut ‘Young Team’. I mean if ‘Mogwai Fear Satan’ is not in your top ten post-rock tunes of all time then I guess you mustn’t have heard it. Time to redress that mistake pronto and to help you on your way here is a chance to win a copy of the soon to be reissued album signed by all the band. The reissue includes a remastered version of the original release as well as a bonus disc of tunes including a cover of Spacemen 3’s ‘Honey’. All you got to do to be in with a chance of winning is to email with your name. All contestants will be automatically added to Mogwai’s Chemical Underground mailing list which will debrief you with all the details about their forthcoming new album. If you don’t manage to scoop the main prize (which will be chosen at random) there is also a runner-up prize of an unsigned copy of ‘Young Team’. So, while you are busy emailing why not slip on some slippers, take a pull on your pipe and lavish in the velvet dressing gown of sound that is ‘Kids Will Be Skeletons’. As Borat might say, it’s nice. KD
Update: Congrats to Andrew and Jakob, CD’s on the way!
Mogwai – Kids Will Be Skeletons