Mogwai vs Blink 182

September 9, 2008 at 12:13 pm (Reviews) ()

So, Mogwai, scottish post rockers extrodinair, have their new single batcat out this week (now available in all good shops on cd & 12 inch).   Its pretty good, more post rock esque than much of their last album, Mr Beast, which was as close to rock as you can get without just being, er, rock.  B-sides are OK, though im not sure about the third track, which has some one who sounds not unlike michael stipe warbling over the top of it.  normally mogwai vocals are fairly under undermixed on tracks, and its rather startling to hear this voice.  Hopefully as a B-side its not too indicative of their new sound.

However, Stupid Prick Gets Chased By The Police And Loses His Slut Girlfriend, the second track, is what we ALL want to talk about really.  Chris claims that it is more a track name that you would associate with Blink 182….dick lips?  waggy? degenerate?  whats my name again?  Their school boy humour seems unable to shine through into original and witty song titles.  for shame.  and mogwai mange to do it ironically, or in a way that insults a large number people, either way is a much more interesting and engaging concept.

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