Sunday, 25 October 2015
Keeping It Peel
I spent the last week or so wracking my brain about what to post for Keeping It Peel day and it appears that I need not have bothered as it doesn't look like anybody else is marking it this year in my little bit of the internet.. I will go ahead anyway, as on Friday it suddenly dawned on me when I opened the rather heavy package from Piccadilly records containing Central Belters the box set tracing twenty years of Mogwai. Twenty years, it doesn't feel like that amount of time has passed since I scoured Glasgow for a copy of New Paths To Helicon Pt1, well it isn't really it's only eighteen years as that came out in 1997 but it is a long time. Anyway Mogwai recorded four sessions for the most important DJ this country has ever produced and some of the tracks can be found on the excellent Government Commissions compilation. I thought that I would post the amazing version of the tune mentioned above from the band's final session which came live from studio 4 at Maida Vale on 21-05-03.r.
I really miss Peel, that laconic wit, the records at the wrong speed and the mental "what the fuck is that?" tracks you would never hear anywhere else. No one else comes even close.
Mogwai - New Paths to Helicon Pt1
oh and I nearly forgot
John Peel - The Fall