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The Mountain Goats

Post by smige2 » Tue Dec 23, 2014 1:52 pm

Are you a fan? I hear them in the Weakerthans and Andrew Jackson Jihad, and I know The Hold Steady cite them as an influence (there's a reference to one of their lyrics in 'Girls Like Status').

Personally I love the later stuff (The Sunset Tree, All Eternals Deck, Transcendental Youth etc.) but I find the older, lo-fi stuff really inaccessible. A lot of their fans think the early stuff is better, but I find it a challenge to get into.
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Re: The Mountain Goats

Post by frank » Tue Dec 23, 2014 3:17 pm

Can't say I'm familiar. Will check em out.
Shows? All of em.

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Re: The Mountain Goats

Post by sara » Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:38 pm

Wow, i'm not sure why, but for some reason I really would have suspected you (frank) to be a big fan already. Mountain Goats are great - so much so that I had to join the forum just so I could put in these recommendations:

Faultlines: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YZDpksvNRjM. (One of the aforementioned lo-fi recordings. Brilliant lyrics, in my opinion.)

This Year: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eetIgGXH6DA (This is the one referenced by The Hold Steady, and is the most accessible of the three here)

The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4IsXKMkDAMQ

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Re: The Mountain Goats

Post by jdc » Wed Dec 24, 2014 3:33 am

sara wrote:Wow, i'm not sure why, but for some reason I really would have suspected you (frank) to be a big fan already.
I was actually surprised by this as well. I don't consider them to be overly obscure amongst indie/folk/alt music fans (and musicians) just by virtue of being around for so long, even though they've never been a particularly "buzzy" group (that I'm aware of). Curious what Frank will think of John Darnielle's voice, which can be an acquired taste - and also some of his lyrics (I imagine that "The Fall of the High School Running Back" is both too specific and somewhat universal, haha).

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Re: The Mountain Goats

Post by smige2 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:26 pm

Here are a few of my favourites:

No Children: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRP6egIEABk (This is their other 'big song' besides This Year)

Going to Georgia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwqAL46ly3I (One old song that I am really into. AJJ have covered this.)

Harlem Roulette: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nzv7oiKqOvU (From the latest album. Contains the lyric: "Every dream's a good dream / even awful dreams are good dreams / if you're doing it right", which I think is great, but my friends constantly take the piss out of me for it.)
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Re: The Mountain Goats

Post by smige2 » Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:30 pm

Did you get chance to listen to the Goats, Frank?
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Re: The Mountain Goats

Post by frank » Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:36 am

Yes. I'm sold.
Shows? All of em.

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Re: The Mountain Goats

Post by Spottyfriend » Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:21 pm

I mean if you're friends(ish) with John K, and he's friends with John Darnielle (of The Mountain Goats), then your half way to liking them already.You have Mountain Goats points as it is.

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Re: The Mountain Goats

Post by smige2 » Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:56 pm

Quietly proud that Frank has included This Year on a couple of Spotify playlists.
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Re: The Mountain Goats

Post by sara » Sat Aug 15, 2015 4:29 am

smige2 wrote:Quietly proud that Frank has included This Year on a couple of Spotify playlists.
Me too. Makes me happy that more people will get to hear the Mountain Goats, too.

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Re: The Mountain Goats

Post by goldust » Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:53 pm

I got into them as a direct result of this thread and have hardly stopped listening to them since. Cheers!

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Re: The Mountain Goats

Post by blastman » Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:01 am

I just realised these guys are playing in Dublin in November and it's bloody sold out!! Feck it anyway.....

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Re: The Mountain Goats

Post by Spottyfriend » Sat Nov 19, 2016 9:53 pm

I've waited years for this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW0VJla8hVc

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Re: The Mountain Goats

Post by smige2 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:50 pm

Spottyfriend wrote:I've waited years for this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW0VJla8hVc
Definitely a direct result of this thread :wink:
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Re: The Mountain Goats

Post by TerribleTeaGuzzler » Sat Dec 03, 2016 4:56 am

Love this. :-) No Children is a fave, and Damn These Vampires. I was actually introduced to The Mountain Goats at a domestic abuse survivor group. Has a special place in my heart. Very glad to see Frank playing them now. :-)

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