Vibrant music and dark words define the mountain goats

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Though singer-songwriter John Darnielle has performed and recorded as The Mountain Goats since 1991, for many fans the work really started in serious in 2002, once the band released two albums. The very first, All Hail West Texas, was the culmination from the decade that Darnielle had spent spewing songs right into a cheap boombox, with simply his electric guitar and also the periodic guest music performer for accompaniment. It’s a masterful proof-of-concept: an accumulation of lyrically sophisticated and melodically fluid character sketches, performed by having an abnormally raw passion that suits the desperation from the subjects. Nine several weeks later, The Mountain Goats released Tallahassee, a elegant studio recording featuring full folk-rock plans, backing some songs in regards to a squabbling husband and wife. Additionally, it constitutes a situation, showing that Darnielle could leave lo-fi behind without having to sacrifice his creative spark.

Within the 13 years since Tallahassee, The Mountain Goats have ongoing in direction of that record—which makes 2002 the firm demarcation point between Darnielle’s two modes. And merely because there are fervent fans preferring the cleanser-sounding albums, there are many lengthy-timers who loved this guitar rock band better if this was mostly just Darnielle, recording on cassettes. Individuals early releases emerged in the era of Xeroxed zines, coupled with an identical art-for-art’s-sake quality. These were the merchandise of the literate youthful man who had been basically self-publishing annual journals of tales and poems.

It’s using the past decade’s price of LPs the whole Mountain Goats project has began to create sense as music, and not simply the job of the great author who are able to play just a little guitar. That’s not saying there weren’t a goodly quantity of superbly composed Mountain Goats songs between 1991 and 2002. However in the greater recent records Darnielle has varied his vocal pedal rotation more, and it has taken full benefit of his rhythm section to provide songs drive, texture, soul, anything they need.


The Mountain Goats – Cotton


Nico Poulos: Anyone else (particularly any drug addicts here) feel this is about the drug and drug addictoin? usually IV drug users save those cottons for desperate times because since the drug ran through it, trace remnants remain and can be extracted in times of needs… He states "The stick-pins and cottons I left in the top drawer" Which, funny enough, I use to do with my nightstand, leaving my needles and cottons, along with all my other "gear" in the top drawer of my nightstand so that my drugs were always close by… After reading the lyrics in whole I decipher so much from it but this is just my interpretation and mine alone where as that's the penultimate beauty of art, that it is open to interpretation by each person and that's the beauty of each person that two people can see the same thing but will feel two totally different, beautiful, genuine things.  Don't let this slip away.. please I pray to the universe we do not slip into empty, shallow void perched before us.

tannerlee333: sick boy over time opiates stop working for pain. a friend has ankiltis sponalitis (sorry i cant spell) but anyway he had to choose between opiates or cannabis. i advised him to use the opiates till they stop working. I have chronic neck pain from a childhood injury. kratom and cannabis are as essential as my daily multivitamins.

sick boy: tannerlee333 \nwhat they Drs at the pain clinic do is every 6 months to a year they alternate different pain meds. so you don't build up a tolerance to fast. either way eventually yes they don't work like they used to. I hope you get relief from your pain. i know how hard it is to hurt all the time.

Ohhy: Weeds brought me here

Matt Liebau: weeds has some of the best music I've ever heard in tv show.

Samboy666: Ohhy YEEEES ME 2 LOL love that show. My fav after sexy Nancy is Andy hes Ace

Jess Lynne Weiss: Came here from weeds. Love the feel this song gives me.

Gaelan Abbas: dftba

Sam Golder: LEGENDARY!!!

Dank Sans: This song is for the people\nWho tell their families that they're sorry\nFor things they can't\nAnd won't feel sorry for