Hey all, hope you are enjoying our first member vinyl rip! Pretty cool, eh? I just got my next one from another member! Very cool indeed, sounds great, can’t wait to get it up….
But first today’s obsession! It’s Monday, and unfortunately, I’m feeling super A.D.D., today’s post went from the new album by The Mountain Goats, to a Yes post on the song, their cover of Paul Simon’s, “America”, to a request/challenge to you to listen to “America” and a Sunset Rubdown track back-to-back for a prog-comparison, to jamming to Nada Surf again (thanks Peanut!) and now back to Mountain Goats.
First, the Mountain Goats, and their new one, Heretic Pride. Sparse, beautiful, frantic… sometimes coming off like a modern day Violent Femmes (see “Sax Rohmer #1”), other times they are so much more with hints of lushness (that’s a word?) and beauty (see “San Bernardino”…
Either way, it’s brilliant… Enjoy!
and I am coming home to you with my own crown(?) in my mouth and I am coming home to you if it’s the last thing that I do
And, for extra credit…. give these Yes’ cover of “America” a spin and tell me, wouldn’t it be sweet to here Mr. Krug cover Yes covering Paul Simon???? Fuck yeah…..
An aspiring-Canadian can dream, eh?