Mountain Goats “The Slow Parts On Death Metal Albums” – Listen

Taken from the new album ‘Dark in Here‘, out on June 25th, ‘The Slow Parts on Death Metal Albums‘ is an autobiographical tale.  Mountain Goats’ bass player Peter Hughes spills the beans: “John Darnielle concedes that ‘The Slow Parts on Death Metal Albums’ is an autobiographical one. While the lines, “In a new universe / trying to find the mask that fits me” would take on a newly literal connotation … the song is about going to metal shows at Fender’s Ballroom in Long Beach, California, in the late ’80s, and more broadly, about seeking a sense of identity and community in strange and occasionally forbidding places.

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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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