The Mountain Goats

The Mountain Goats

SKU: MRG516LP
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Beat The Champ, 2LP 180g Black Vinyl

  • Album Description

    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

    Included in:
    -Paste's Best Albums of 2015 (#11)
    -PopMatter's Best Albums of 2015 (#29)
    -Paste's Best Songs of 2015 (#3 "The Legend of Chavo Guerrero")
    -PopMatter's Best Songs of 2015 (#21 "The Legend of Chavo Guerrero")
    -Stereogum's Top Music Videos of 2015 (#49 "The Legend of Chavo Guerrero")

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