First time I saw Mogwai, I had heard that they played really long songs. They played their first three songs in a combined 15 minutes, and I didn't know what people were talking about. Then they closed with My Father My King, which lasted for almost 40 amazing minutes. As soon as they were done, I searched the crowd to find someone who could tell me what that song was because it was so good.
Originally Posted by canexplain
Remember Hitler? I don't but here we are again .. cr****
I completely understand what you mean, Josh. I know what point you are trying to get across. Recorded Mogwai is an acquired taste. It's great for reading or studying, though.
Mogwai is in my top five best performances though. If you EVER get the chance to see them live, don't hesitate. It is seriously one of the loudest things I have ever heard, but the cleanest at the same time.
When I saw TMV at the Berkeley Greek in '05 they postponed the show until Cedric and Omar finished shopping at the Amoeba Records on Telegraph, it was all good, since they then played for 2.5 hours straight.
10/29 Hot Chip @ The Fox Theatre
11/07 Rufus Du Sol @ The Mezzanine (?)
11/13 Mr Little Jeans @ The Rickshaw Stop
11/20 Keep Shelly in Athens @ Awaken
As I am someone who loves both bands, this argument is kind of hilarious to me.
I don't really see how either band is really pretentious. So, here is the Webster definition:
1: characterized by pretension: as a: making usually unjustified or excessive claims (as of value or standing) <the pretentious fraud who assumes a love of culture that is alien to him — Richard Watts> b: expressive of affected, unwarranted, or exaggerated importance, worth, or stature <pretentious language> <pretentious houses> 2: making demands on one's skill, ability, or means : ambitious <the pretentious daring of the Green Mountain Boys in crossing the lake — American Guide Series: Vermont>
I guess I don't see either band as trying to exaggerate their importance, worth or stature.
But, maybe definition #2, similar to "ambitious" might actually fit.
And yes, I thought this was going to be about board members.