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Magoo

Magoo are an English indie rock band who formed in Norfolk, England, in 1992. The band spent their early years playing local venues in the Norwich area. Having released several singles on Norwich's Noisebox Records they were signed by the Scottish record label, Chemikal Underground. During their time with Chemikal Underground, Magoo played at the CMJ Music Marathon in New York and the Glastonbury Festival, as well as smaller events around the UK. The band subsequently parted company with Chemikal Underground and set up the Sickroom Studios, their own studio, in the heart of Norfolk to record their new material in. Magoo continue to play concerts around the UK.

Links to Peel

John Peel Tribute - Magoo

John Peel Tribute - Magoo

The band give their influences as Guided by Voices, Stereolab, Pavement, Flaming Lips, and John Peel. [1] In December 1995, the band recorded four songs in session for the John Peel show on BBC Radio 1. They went on to record a further six sessions and were one of the last bands to record a session before his untimely death. Peel nominated their single Can't Get Off The Ground Today, as one of his records of the month for March 2003 (Peel's Record Box).

Sessions

MAGOO John Peel 16th September 2001

MAGOO John Peel 16th September 2001

1. Recorded: 1995-12-12. Broadcast: 06 January 1996. Repeated: 28 April 1996

  • Baxter Preminger / Eye Spy / Valley As A Whole / Goldwyn

2. Recorded: 1997-02-11. Broadcast: 04 March 1997

  • Billion Dollar Brain / Your Only Friend / Playing Cards With The Stars / For No Reason

3. Recorded: 1998-05-12. Broadcast: 14 July 1998. 'Cabled Tune & Sabre Toothed' broadcast live on 12 May 1998.

  • Implicate The Targets / Airmen Afraid / Happy Together / Cable Tuned & Sabre Toothed (Live Track)

4. Recorded: 1999-10-06. Broadcast: 23 November 1999

  • East Polar Opposites Can Dream / The High Castle / Nastro Adhesivo / Valley Of Tears

5. Recorded: 2001-09-16. Broadcast: 23 October 2001

  • Motorama / 2 Dearborn / Theme From Joe 90

6. Recorded: 2003-05-15. Broadcast: 26 June 2003

  • Micronaut / Lana Turner / Matthew And Son / You Make My Good Days / We R Syncronised

7. Recorded: 2004-10-07. Broadcast: 10 November 2004

  • Peace Love And Blood / Chicken Blows / Pink Dust / Radio Shack

Live

Recorded live at Chemikal Underground 5th birthday party: 14 March 2000

  1. Cable Tuned and Sabre Toothed
  2. East Polar Opposites Can Dream

Other Shows Played

Magoo - Don't Stop To Think

Magoo - Don't Stop To Think

1994
1995
1996
1997
  • 20 February 1997: ‘A to Z And Back Again (7 inch)’ Chemikal Underground
  • 13 March 1997: ‘The Big Comeback Starts Here (7 inch - A to Z And Back Again)’ Chemikal Underground
  • 03 April 1997: Your Only Friend (album - The Soateramic Sounds Of Magoo) Chemikal Underground
  • 10 April 1997: Red Lines (Are Fine) (album - The Soateramic Sounds Of Magoo) Chemikal Underground
  • 11 June 1997: It's Not Going To Stop (album - The Soateramic Sounds Of Magoo) Chemikal Underground
  • 18 June 1997: Red Lines (Are Fine) (7") Chemikal Underground
  • 26 June 1997 (BFBS): 'It's Not Going To Stop (CD-The Soateramic Sounds Of Magoo)' (Chemikal Underground)
  • 17 December 1997: Tremor, Tremor, Tremor (7" EP) Elefant
1998
1999
2000
  • 25 January 2000: 'Champion The Wonder Horse (v/a EP-Another Vibrations From The Edge Of Sanity Record)' (Vibrations From The Edge Of Sanity)
  • 30 January 2000 (BFBS): 'Champion The Wonderhorse (7" compilation EP)' (Vibrations From The Edge Of Sanity Singles Club)
2001
2003
  • 11 March 2003: Can't Get Off The Ground Today (Single) May Go Zero
  • 19 March 2003: Expansion Ride (7": Can't Get Off The Ground Today) May Go Zero
  • 20 March 2003: Perfume - V (Album, Comp.: Everything Is Ending Here: A Tribute To Pavement) Homesleep
  • 27 March 2003: Can't Get Off The Ground Today (CD Single) May Go Zero
  • March 2003 (FSK): Can't Get Off The Ground Today (7") May Go Zero
  • 08 April 2003: 'Can't Get Off The Ground Today (CD single)' (May Go Zero Records)
2004

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