Reissue of the seminal 2002 release by Californian psychobilly band The Mountain Goats. Part rockabilly, part 1960s pop, this is considered to be one of the band's most respected and lo-fi albums. Recorded with a condenser mic and a boom box, with most tracks laid down immediately after being composed. Available now remastered and as a pleasing gatefold.
Vinyl LP £18.99 MRG481LP
Remastered gatefold LP on Merge.
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- Includes download code
CD £12.49 MRG481CD
Remastered digipak CD on Merge.
- Shipping cost: £1.05 ?
10/10 Effie the cat 12th March 2017
So probably the first thing to say about this is that it's my favourite Mountain Goats album. Such was its popularity in my house when we first started listening to it for me and my wife, we referred to the mess inside as just "the song." "Put the song on," she'd say, "we haven't heard it for half a hour!" "Vast and real cryptic," is still my favourite way to respond to any question about the weather or how it looks outside.
This or the sunset tree are the most assessable Mountain Goats albums. This is pretty much acoustic, that has a band. Either are a good place to start but this is better as it doesn't have a weak song on the whole record. But if your already a fan then you already know this is a masterpiece.
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