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Post by anders » Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:36 pm

miss deepfreeze wrote:oh, and to continue the RAGING debate over old vs. new: i'm a early years listener myself. i admire the hifi stuff, but nothing makes me feel quite the same as the 90s albums.
I don't care really. I don't think it matters if it's hi-fi or lo-fi or no-fi or sci-fi or whatever, cause with Mountain Goats, it's all about the songs not the recording of the songs. And I don't think the songwriting has got worse or better. It might be a bit different. But not much, I think. RAGING DEBATE CONTINUES.

The new one is well good.

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Post by Martijn » Thu Jan 24, 2008 2:45 pm

I like the old stuff better but, despite what I sometimes might say, that mostly has to do with my preferences in music having changed over the years. And the fact that I always like bands best around the time when I discover them.

But I downloaded a new song from here the other day and thought it was very good in an old Mountain Goats-kind of way.

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Post by alongwalkhome » Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:55 pm

I had a veritable religious experience at the Boston MFA show last week. He's just astounding. I wept absolute buckets at "Hast Thou Considered the Tetrapod" because he was just so joyous, triumphant, fuck you, and broken all at the same time.

And I think if I had a little graphic of his dancing on a continuous loop all day long, I'd never be sad again.

Here's the set list:

Marduk T-Shirt Men's Room Incident
Autoclave
New Monster Avenue
Heretic Pride
New Zion
Wild Sage
Michael Myers Resplendent
Hast Thou Considered the Tetrapod
Jeff Davis County Blues
Sign of the Crow
I Ain't Living Long Like This <Rodney Crowell>
So Desperate
In the Craters on the Moon
Love Love Love
Lion's Teeth
Sept 15 1983

How to Embrace a Swamp Creature
No Children

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Post by aorta » Thu Mar 20, 2008 6:27 pm

I saw the band once in 2006.

setlist:

01) Intro
02) Jeff Davis County Blues
03) Color In Your Cheeks
04) Southwood Plantation Road
05) Oceanographer's Choice
06) The Best Ever Death Metal Band In Denton (hail satan!)
07) Broom People (about a girl he used to have sex with 3 times a day)
08) Golden Boy (never been played live before)
09) You Better Keep It On Your Mind
10) Going To Georgia (ends with story about this version of No Children)
11) No Children (beautiful crowd sing-a-long)

Perry joins in on backup guitar + vocals:
12) Song For Dennis Brown
13) Elijah
14) Monkey In The Basement
15) Wild Sage
16) Night Of The Mules
17) Dance Music
18) Against Pollution (Please shut up Perry)

Encore:
19) I Am Morris Townsend (Perry Wright original)
20) See America Right
21) This Year
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Re: the mountain goats' own thread

Post by squirrelboutique » Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:00 am

Isn't Love Love Love just a fucking perfect song? Everything about it makes me want shiver, cry, and gush all at once.

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Post by alongwalkhome » Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:56 pm

It may be my favorite song in the world. I could listen to it 1000 times in a row and always weep. It's both uplifting and full of despair--kind of like weddings; a deadly combination for the ol' waterworks.

The last time I wept buckets to it was a couple of months ago riding back from meeting the woman who observed Ewan in his classroom. She told me all these disturbing things about what was going on and I was completely overwhelmed by helplessness and feeling like I couldn't protect him. I put Sunset Tree on (as you do when you feel like an anxious piece of shit and want to feel worse) and that song reminded me that I'm all he's got and I have to be strong for him. Love gives you strength--as unflaggingly corny as that is to say.

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Post by Lolita » Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:57 pm

I highly concur. Love Love Love is one of very very few songs that I could listen to on repeat until the end of eternity and still swoon about it.

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Post by anders » Sat May 03, 2008 5:55 pm

I only come here to say that Full Force Galesburg is so good. I think it might be my favourite Mountain Goats album. I can't stop listening to it. And especially Original Air-Blue Gown. But they're all perfect.

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Post by scarysheep » Tue May 13, 2008 1:22 am

I adore No Children - quite possibly one of my 20 (or so) favourite songs of all time. Annoyed that I missed them in Manc last December - did see them a few years earlier (around the time that We Shall All Be Healed was released) and enjoyed them immensely.

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Post by morning chorus » Tue May 13, 2008 10:14 am

personally, the lo-fi early versus hi-fi new debate doesn't really do it for me... i love some of the earlier songs but think the best overall album i've heard is the sunset tree - the arrangements are so perfect...

i have overdosed though.... heretic pride is doing nothing for me...

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Post by RITH » Tue May 13, 2008 12:04 pm

morning chorus wrote:i have overdosed though.... heretic pride is doing nothing for me...
I'm not sure if overdosing got everything to do with that. I think it's disappointing as well.

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Post by cacophoney » Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:11 pm

anyone else thinks the band's got a nice [as opposed to tasteless] name?
and I love the lyrics to "autoclave"..

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Post by schlump » Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:39 am

Image

has anyone read this, yet?
apparently it's really, really great.

there's a darnielle interview here.

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Post by alongwalkhome » Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:16 pm

The new tour schedule just popped in my in-box. I'm hoping that NY date at the end there is just a precursor to Boston. He usually stops in Cambridge at list once!

Mon 09/15/08 London, UK ULU

Mon 10/13/08 Chicago, IL Park West

Tue 10/14/08 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater

Wed 10/15/08 Omaha, NE Slowdown

Fri 10/17/08 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater

Sat 10/18/08 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue

Mon 10/20/08 Seattle, WA Showbox At The Market

Mon 10/20/08 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo

Tue 10/21/08 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom

Sat 10/25/08 West Hollywood, CA Troubadour

Sun 10/26/08 West Hollywood, CA Troubadour

Tue 10/28/08 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern

Wed 10/29/08 Tucson, AZ Club Congress

Fri 10/31/08 Lubbock, TX Tequila Jungle

Sat 11/01/08 Austin, TX Antone's

Sun 11/02/08 Dallas, TX Granada Theater

Mon 11/03/08 New Orleans, LA Republic New Orleans

Wed 11/05/08 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle

Thu 11/06/08 Washington, DC 9:30 Club

Fri 11/07/08 Philadelphia, PA Theatre Of The Living Arts

Sat 11/08/08 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall Of Williamsburg

Sun 11/09/08 New York, NY Webster Hall

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Post by darvé » Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:29 pm

So it looks like i'm going to that ULU show Marcy posted above, but i've never heard the Mountain Goats, i don't think.

Can someone give me a crash course please?

Where do i start?

I have 20 days to rectify this.
and that snare drum, that drum roll
means we've got a winner

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Post by alongwalkhome » Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:41 pm

davo wrote:So it looks like i'm going to that ULU show Marcy posted above, but i've never heard the Mountain Goats, i don't think.

Can someone give me a crash course please?

Where do i start?

I have 20 days to rectify this.
*Shock*

Well, he has so fucking many albums that I probably only have half of them!! My two absolute faves are Sunset Tree (it is one of my desert-island discs. A triumph) and Tallahassee; but Sweden, Get Lonely, We Shall All Be Healed...all great too. If muxtape were still alive, I'd make you one!

Can you listen on last.fm?

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Post by RITH » Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:49 pm

alongwalkhome wrote:My two absolute faves are Sunset Tree (it is one of my desert-island discs. A triumph) and Tallahassee
I'd go for those two plus All Hail West Texas. But like Marcy says, there's so many albums it's impossible to choose or even know them all.

Out of time? Listen to:
- The best ever death metal band in Denton
- Love Love Love
- This Year
- No children
- Faultlines
- ...

Oh, difficult! I can't choose. But those. Also because I think they might play those live.

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Post by gloom button » Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:51 pm

schlump wrote:Image

has anyone read this, yet?
apparently it's really, really great.

there's a darnielle interview here.

Oh! I missed this. I would very much like to read that.

I think you'd like All Hail West Texas, davo, or Zopilote Machine, but you'd probably more readily find that one Marcy mentioned, The Sunset Tree, and it really is amazing too.
the trouble with personalities, they're too wrapped up in style
it's too personal; they're in love with their own guile

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Post by islandhopper » Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:57 pm

scarysheep wrote:I adore No Children - quite possibly one of my 20 (or so) favourite songs of all time.
Indeed, indeed, indeed. I only heard it for the first time about a fortnight ago, but I love it to death. For a while I couldn't stop singing 'In my life / I hope I lie / And tell everyone you were a good wife / I hope you die / I hope we both die', but now I've moved onto the equally wonderful 'I am drowning / There is no sign of land / You are coming down with me / hand in unlovable hand'. Luckily never too loud though, so people don't think I'm too filled with hate!

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Re: the mountain goats' own thread

Post by RITH » Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:02 pm

I played that once with my girlfriend in the room.
She didn't like that.


There's not ALWAYS a message in the songs I choose to play!

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