Playing God
Mogwai: Young Team

By: Ian Mathers

Posted 12/07/2004 - 07:35:56 AM by AUnterberger:
 Seeing as how you were the one that introduced me to it, Ian, I'm surprised you didn't include the excellent Kid Loco's Playing With the Young Team Remix of "Tracy" (or even the superb original). But this still looks rather excellent, I might try to put it together myself later today.
Posted 12/07/2004 - 01:55:05 PM by mbloodyv:
 The Peel Session version of "Helicon 1" is revelatory.
Posted 12/07/2004 - 02:17:31 PM by IanMathers:
 Actually, Andrew, if they had made this version of the album I'd have wanted them to put out "Tracy" b/w the Kid Loco remix (which is indeed superb). But I don't tend to like putting remixes like that on albums this small and tightly focused, and as for the original... it came down to that or "R U Still In 2 It". I can't say it was a tough decision. Let me know how you like this version, though.
Posted 12/07/2004 - 02:18:38 PM by IanMathers:
 Oh, and mbloodyv; is that one of the tracks on the upcoming "BBC Sessions" disc? If not, I don't suppose I could convince you to email it to me, eh? Their live version of "Helicon 1" is indeed one of their finest hours.
Posted 12/08/2004 - 06:52:34 AM by NickSouthall:
 But Rock Action is their best album, and CODY only has three good tracks?!
Posted 12/08/2004 - 11:30:54 AM by IanMathers:
 I love Rock Action, but to say C.O.D.Y. has only three good tracks... let's see, there's "Cody", "Christmas Steps", "Waltz For Aidan", "May Nothing But Happiness Come Through Your Door", "Ex-Cowboy" and etc... I love how it's structured, too. And the fact that "Chocky" is essentially "With Portfolio" writ large.