on life, music etc beyond mainstream

2015 11 Apr

John Darnielle says

von: Manafonistas Filed under: Blog | TB | 1 Comment

„Beat the Champ is about professional wrestling, which was an avenue of escape for me when I was a kid. Wrestling was low-budget working class entertainment back then, strictly UHF material. It was cheap theater. You had to bring your imagination to the proceedings and you got paid back double. I wrote these songs to re-immerse myself in the blood and fire of the visions that spoke to me as a child, and to see what more there might be in them now that I’m grown.“

— John Darnielle, Durham, NC

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1 Comment

  1. Michael Engelbrecht:

    Justin Cober-Lake says:

    Even when the album’s bleak, it provides a vital energy. Each song, without being overbearing, carries significance with it, and sometimes the awareness of meaning and a brace of vigor is enough.

    In looking through this world, the Mountain Goats have made one of their best albums of the last decade, and they’ve done so knowing that while sometimes life is bigger than the squared circle, sometimes that ring is enough.

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