There are plenty of love albums out there and plenty of breakup albums, but apart from Marvin Gaye's fascinating Here, My Dear, how many romantic spite albums can you think of? It's a tough balance to strike, but Mountain Goats frontman John Darnielle has created likely the ideal such creature on Tallahassee: a schadenfreude- and gin-sodden indie-rock epitaph for the Alpha Couple, two characters he'd been working with for years and whose relationship only got less healthy with time. Join Will, Dan, Rich, and returning guest Brent Heard, won't you, as we don our emotional headlamps and rotgut-protection boots and investigate the open throat of the Alpha Couple's cellar door?
WARNING: This album contains mature subject matter and also there are a few bad words, so listener discretion is advised.
Cohosts: Chris Willie Williams, Rich Bunnell, Dan Watkins, Brent Heard
Complete show notes: https://discordpod.com/listen/037-the-mountain-goats-tallahassee-2002
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