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Joy Division Vinyl Reissues

Soundtracks on Wax

Rise Essentials


  • MRG516CDCD  £12.00

  • MRG516LPLong Player  £22.00

  • MRG516LPC13 x Long Player  £ —Out of stock

    Limited Edition Coloured Vinyl includes a bonus 12-inch "Blood Capsules" b/w "Dub Capsules".



Mountain Goats

Beat The Champ

Beat the Champ is about professional wrestling, which was an avenue of escape for me when I was a kid. Wrestling was low-budget working class entertainment back then, strictly UHF material. It was cheap theater. You had to bring your imagination to the proceedings and you got paid back double. I wrote these songs to re-immerse myself in the blood and fire of the visions that spoke to me as a child, and to see what more there might be in them now that I'm grown.

— John Darnielle, Durham, NC

  • 1. Southwestern Territory
    2. The Legend of Chavo Guerrero
    3. Foreign Object
    4. Animal Mask
    5. Choked Out
    6. Heel Turn 2
    7. Fire Editorial
    8. Stabbed to Death Outside San Juan
    9. Werewolf Gimmick
    10. Luna
    11. Unmasked!
    12. The Ballad of Bull Ramos
    13. Hair Match

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