MOUNTAIN GOATS, THE

BEAT THE CHAMP (MERGE)

MOUNTAIN GOATS, THE - BEAT THE CHAMP 82575
Format:
2 LPD
Release:
10.04.2015
Label:
MERGE
Kat.-Nr.:
82575
Barcode:
0673855051611
2LP black vinyl in gatefold jacket + download coupon! 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
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. SOUTHWESTERN TERRITORY
  • 1.2. THE LEGEND OF CHAVO GUERRERO
  • 1.3. FOREIGN OBJECT
  • 1.4. ANIMAL MASK
  • 1.5. CHOKED OUT
  • 1.6. HEEL TURN 2
  • 2.1. FIRE EDITORIAL
  • 2.2. STABBED TO DEATH OUTSIDE SAN JUAN
  • 2.3. WEREWOLF GIMMICK
  • 2.4. LUNA
  • 2.5. UNMASKED!
  • 2.6. THE BALLAD OF BULL RAMOS
  • 2.7. HAIR MATCH