11 November 2008

The Mountain Goats @ Webster Hall, NY 11/09/08

Adjectives like "amazing" and "incredible" get thrown around so often, they're practically rendered meaningless. However, Sunday's Mountain Goat concert was truly that -an epic night of incredible amazing-ness. It more then lived up to its billing as "the last happy night of your life". Because for most of us, or at least for June and I, it was.

In addition to the usual crowd pleasers we got treated to not one, not two, but THREE songs off 1997's Full Force Galesburg. One of them, "New Britain" had been played live only once before many moons ago. Other highlights included multiple collaborations with guitar goddess, Kaki King all in support of their collectively performed Black Pear Tree EP. They noisily jammed away on "Supergenesis" and quietly cooed the EP's somber title track. They make quite the pair.

Additionally as we acknowledged in the previous post there was a cover of Morrissey's "Suedehead". John Darnielle pulled off his best impression of the Moz with a series of diva-licious poses and flamboyant hand gestures, as the full band raged on behind him. On the strength of that cover alone I would almost be ok if tMG forsaked their original material in sole favor of becoming a Morrissey tribute band. Almost.

Oh and speaking of covers, they also played their now legendary cover of Ace of Base's "The Sign" Like the rest of the night, it was filled with pure unironic glee. Indeed they opened up our eyes.

Black Pear Tree - The Mountain Goats & Kaki King (live)

And best of all you can download the entire show here courtesy of NYCtaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:50:55]
01 [introduction]
02 Have to Explode
03 Heretic Pride
04 The House That Dripped Blood
05 Moon Over Goldsboro
06 Slow West Vultures
07 New Zion
08 [banter]
09 New Britain
10 It’s All Here In Brownsville
11 Minnesota
12 [banter]
13 Black Pear Tree
14 Bring Our Curses Home
15 Mosquito Repellent
16 Suedehead (Morrissey)
17 Supergenesis
18 San Bernadino
19 Sept 15 1983
20 Game Shows Touch Our Lives
21 This Year
22 [encore break]
23 Houseguest
24 Going To Georgia
25 No Children
26 [second encore break]
27 Palmcoder Yajna
28 The Sign (Ace of Base)
29 The Best Ever Death Metal Band In Denton

All photos courtesy our good tMG buddy, Thom. Thanks Thom!

3 comments:

SnowDove said...

I'm glad we finally got this review. I've been waiting for nearly a week.

thom said...

no problem! i want to see what your pictures came out like, though! pretty please?

Katie said...

yay! This concert was lovely, and awesome blog.

Katie (first time seeing mountain goats girl who stood behind you)