Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Music: A song of ol' eldritch Brooklyn.

The California-based Mountain Goats, formed around frontman/guitarist/chief instigator John Darnielle (who thought of the band's name while he was working as a nurse at mental hospital), do a nifty tune about H. P. Lovecraft and his unhappy days in my own beloved Brooklyn. Here's "Lovecraft in Brooklyn" live.

Lovecraft isn't the only the pulp writer to get a shout-out from the boys of Mountain Goat. The man behind Fu Manchu – the evil genius and embodiment of the "Yellow Peril" – also gets a song. Here's the video for the Mountain Goat's "Sax Rohmer #1."

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