A small archive of recordings by noted purveyor of musical awesomeness, John Darnielle; cataloging those hard-to-find songs that die-hard fans can't seem to get enough of. Nothing that has seen commercial release will be posted here, nor will unreleased material like Hail and Farewell, Gothenburg. The majority of these songs have been gleaned from the wonderful community of posters on the mountain-goats.com forums. Further props are due to the people kind enough to record and share these wonderful moments with the broader community!
Now then, on to the music:
- Letter From a Motel (or if you prefer: Letter from the Alpha Motel (or if you prefer : Letter from the Alpha Privative Motel))
Standard Bitter Love Songs
KSPC Radio Set, 1992 (With Bright Mountain Choir) - Chock full of awesome!
- Rockin' Rockin' Pet Store
- Let the Dogs Come Out / Chilean Fire Barrel Song
- Going to San Diego
- The Car Song
- The Doll Song
- MP3s @ themountaingoats.net - Pretty much the most comprehensive Mountain Goats resource on the net. Some great mp3s here, including a cover of Two Headed Boy by Neutral Milk Hotel.
- An excellent collection of radio shows
- Live Music Archive @ archive.org - 50+ (!!!) recorded mountain goats shows, many of them playable via browser based player. Technology!
- Daytrotter Session I - A great solo set recorded by the folks over at daytrotter.
- Daytrotter Session II - And another great daytrotter set!
- KEXP 90.3 FM Mountain Goats Session from 6/16/2005 - Includes unreleased song 'The Mummy's Hand'