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The Mountain Goats take on Super Tuesday

February 2, 2008

NPR‘s Weekend America invited The Mountain Goats to write and perform a song for Super Tuesday. In true John Darnielle style, it’s a bitterly humorous meditation on politicians as vampires, with a dash of Revelations thrown in. As he says, “Things tend to be more interesting if you take them to extremes….You could be a really good political satirist…[but] I write little emotional psychodramas… I will vote for the person who comes closest to what I think is right, but I don’t like and trust any of them.”

The Mountain Goats Do Super Tuesday (lyrics and streaming audio)

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  1. [...] eighth album, Trouble in Dreams, could be the perfect album from the 70s that you never heard. Like John Darnielle’s, Dan Bejar’s distinctive voice polarizes listeners; if you didn’t enjoy his [...]



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