Beat The Champ


Format: CD
Genre: Rock/Pop
Rel. Date: 04/07/2015
UPC: 673855051628

Beat The Champ
Artist: The Mountain Goats
Format: CD
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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