MP3: The Mountain Goats – “Lovecraft in Brooklyn” (Aesop Rock remix)
Be sure to check out the very cool Sketch Theatre video for it, too.
As is typical in today’s parlance, “remix” here implies Aesop Rock taking the a cappella vocal track, and using an entirely new instrumental track and tacking on an additional rap verse. The original version appears on the Mountain Goats latest, Heretic Pride, and it’s the best song on the album. This remix pales in comparison, but it’s worth hearing.
eMusic: The Mountain Goats, Aesop Rock.
“Lovecraft in Brooklyn” illustrated press kit:
Words by John Darnielle. Illustration by Jeffery Lewis.
4 thoughts on “The Mountain Goats – Lovecraft in Brooklyn (Aesop Rock remix)”
I’m so glad you included a link to the illustrated press kit, I just love that as cool background on the album. “Lovecraft” is definitely the best song on an album of good songs – I’m just wild about the drum part. The remix is interesting, but I’m not crazy about it.
None of you have musical taste. the remix is the reason the song is popular now.
The song is popular now? Who knew!
Musical taste!? The remix is good, but it doesn’t do the song justice. The added vocals at the end are alright. I am a gigantic H.P. Lovecraft fan and just finished a literary analysis on him. The song is pretty representational of many human characters in Lovecraft’s works. They are normal people at first but then they gain some sort of unearthly knowledge that inevitably drives them to the brink of insanity. One could argue, however that the song is actually a representation of Lovecraft’s deepened fear of humanity in general. I think the song itself did a great job expressing this and didn’t need a remix in my opinion. Adding creepy noises and menacing beats to this song does not make it more enjoyable or a better song. But what do I know I’m just and ignorant listener with poor musical taste I guess.