• Listening through the Mountain Goats! PRE-4AD VERSION 1991-2002

    19 Feb 2011, 19:41 by pianistman1337

    so i understand that i am a day late with this, Nigel Ewan, and for that, i apologize! however, i listened through all of JD's 1991 work, Taboo VI: The Homecoming, and his contribution to some random compilation.

    Favorite song: I'm going to go on a limb here, and say that Wild Palm City is my favorite of 1991. There is just... something about how you can tell that this has to be the first song he recorded; like he just picked up the guitar and started strumming it. I mean, the chord progressions don't always match up, and there are errors, etc. It's quality. I know "Going to Alaska" would probably be the definitive answer here... but... I like Wild Palm City lots.
    Favorite lyric: Hmm... I think I'm going to go with "I'm going to move all my vital organs to someplace outside my body/The wiring is something you would not believe. from Ice Cream, Cobra Man. Just the imagery is quite cool; imaginative. JD is a solid songwriter, in my opinion…
  • Listening through the Mountain Goats (1991–2002)

    19 Feb 2011, 02:40 by nigelewan

    Me and my friend Ian are listening through The Mountain Goats' entire catalog for a number of reasons, namely: 1) there is a new album coming out and it seems appropriate, 2) Ian is only recently becoming a tMG superfan and needs to listen to everything again, and 3) everyone should be listening to the entire tMG catalog all the time anyway. We're going to cover one year per week. So without further ado:

    1991 (posted 18 feb)
    The year I was born, and the year the Mountain Goats were born, too. Seems fitting. John did more than I did in 1991, namely, recording Taboo VI: The Homecoming. It's rough, but there are some real gems.
    Favorite song: I think we can all agree that Going to Alaska is the best song on Taboo VI. At least, it's persevered the longest in tMG's live sets. And it's a really good song. And the first in the going to series!!
    Favorite lyric: "you say these rocks are treacherous / but how long has it been since you've seen my feet?" from Solomon Revisited. …