: The Mountain GoatsTitle Of Album
: Beat the ChampYear Of Release
: Merge RecordsGenre
: Indie Folk, Indie Rock, Singer-SongwriterQuality
: 256 KbpsTotal Time
: 45:51 minTotal Size
: 101 MB
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.