Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Hunted By A Freak

One of the best albums of the last few years was Mogwai's Happy Songs For Happy People. Here's one of my all-time favourite videos, of the opening song from that album, Hunted By A Freak.


Alas, YouTube's compression doesn't really do justice to the video, but you can see a higher quality Quicktime version at Mogwai's site.

Never before have I felt such emotion for a bunch of animated animals...

12 comments:

the A&E Charge Nurse said...

Ian Brady tortured animals - it (animal torture) is always a terribly worrying sign in youngsters, but I'm not sure what it signifies in middle aged fat bastards who own depressing pet shops.

Anyway, thanks for the link, I've not come across this outfit before but the tragic ambience puts me in mind of the equally morose Icelandic rockers, Sigur Ros ?

Devil's Kitchen said...

I've heard some of Sigur Ros, but not investigated them fully.

Yes, Mogwai are good. And the albums are all pretty good: my favourite after Happy Songs... is Come On Die Young, which I used to listen to whilst working, late at night, and coming up on E...

DK

the A&E Charge Nurse said...

Just listening to excerpts of HSfHP on i-tunes - right up my street.

Thats the second excellent recommendations this week - the other being A Mad & Faithful Telling (DeVotchKa) - the sort of stuff the fuels endless introspection, eh ?

lost_nurse said...

I remember hearing Mogwai Fear Satan for the first time - on the late, great John Peel's show. Bloody hell, the bit where the flute comes in... Just stunning.

Devil's Kitchen said...

What is this? Perhaps Mogwai's next album should be Songs for Nurses, Auxes and other types who have spent their time wiping other people's bottoms for money (expecting Mark Oaten's rentboy)...

DK

lost_nurse said...

There's whole 'nother debate on music and healthcare (surgeons fighting over the choice of soundtrack, ambience to help sooth ITU psychosis, the way the Casualty theme pops into my head in moments of extreme cliche...). I would try to play Young Team when the ward CD player comes out (usually on sundays), but Radio 2 prevails. As they say, go figure.

lost_nurse said...

ps: "(expecting Mark Oaten's rentboy)"

I've never done any basic nursing care whilst expecting rentboys (though I burn with admiration for a certain raven-haired female aneathetist). Perhaps your experience has been different, DK?

Or was that "excepted"? :)

Devil's Kitchen said...

It was "excepting", yes. I couldn't be bothered to change it.

Ah, surgeons and their music. I did some work experience in Frimley Park Hospital and went into theatre a couple of times, to observe and orthopaedic surgeon at work.

The sight of a middle-aged man, built like a brick-shithouse, dancing around the operating room to Meatloaf, with a scalpel in his hand, haunts my dreams still...

DK

jules said...

Fuck Mogwai, blur ftw!

Budgie said...

Very evocative, but I prescribe good quality multi-vits with all the vitamin Bs. And reading St John for light relief. You might get over it.

Anonymous said...

bloody hell, that was like watching an episode of EastEnders. the video should carry an health warning, if you suffer from depression do not watch it. :)

Shug Niggurath said...

Fuckin hell, never had you down as a Mogwai man!

Love both the vid and the album, seen the wee buggers in concert about a dozen times too.