- Performer:The Mountain Goats
- Title:All Hail West Texas
- Style:Alternative Pop/Rock,Alternative Singer/Songwriter,Alternative/Indie Rock,Indie Rock,Lo-Fi
- Date of release:February 19, 2002
- Recording location:Iowa
- Size FLAC version1962 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1104 megabytes
- Size WMA version1617 megabytes
- Formats:DXD ASF AU RA WAV AHX
In 1994, the Mountain Goats released their first full-length studio album, Zopilote Machine, on Ajax Records. It is the band's only full album featuring the entirety of The Bright Mountain Choir. 1995–2000: Sweden, Nothing for Juice, Full Force Galesburg, and The Coroner's Gambit. All Hail West Texas featured the resurrection of Darnielle's early boom box recording for a complete album. Darnielle considers this album to be the culmination of his lo-fi recording style. Tallahassee, recorded with a band and in a studio, explores and concludes the relationship of a couple whose lives were the subject of the song cycle known as the Alpha Series.
All Hail West Texas was released on February 19, 2002. It is the sixth full-length studio album by The Mountain Goats and is the last album recorded using band leader John Darnielle’s beloved Panasonic RX-FT500, whose background hisses and whirrings contribute so much to the sound of this album in particular that it could be considered an honorary member of the band. According to the liner notes, this album contains: fourteen songs about seven people, two houses, a motorcycle, and a locked treatment facility for adolescent boys. In the fall of 2017, the podcast network Night Vale Presents released a podcast called I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats. The first season looks at one track of this album per episode, discussing the writing process among other things. Each episode also features a cover of that episode’s song by another artist, before which that artist joins the conversation.
All Hail West Texas is the Mountain Goats' sixth studio album. It was released in 2002, under the label Emperor Jones. It is the last album on which all songs were recorded on John's boombox, and the only studio album to not originally be released on vinyl. However, it was reissued in 2013 on vinyl with seven songs that did not originally make the final cut. "The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton". Fall of the Star High School Running Back".
features a newly penned 1,800-word essay by John detailing his songwriting and recording process for the album - packaged in a deluxe gatefold jacket Includes unlimited streaming of All Hail West Texas (Remastered) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. ships out within 3 days. To the best of my knowledge none of these promos have ever been spotted in the wild, making them the most elusive piece of Mountain Goats ephemera known. Thanks to Merge for restoring this record to a place in the actual physical world, and to Brent Lambert at the Kitchen for being the mastering engineer to whom all other mastering engineers must be compared. Thanks to Alex Newport for the original tape transfer and to John Vanderslice for facilitating it. Thanks to Alyson West at Ravenhouse for navigating the channels that make this release possible.
Sequenced at Tiny Telephone, San Francisco. Mastered at Terra Nova, Austin, Texas. Thanks to Craig Stewart (2), all at Tiny Telephone, Mike Ganzeveld, and all the usual suspects. Special thanks to young men and women in bedrooms with electric guitars and Morbid Angel T-shirts around the country.
All Hail West Texas might not be the best Mountain Goats album, but it is with out a doubt the easiest to relate to. Every story presented on it feels as though it was pulled from your own personal diary, becoming a personal battle cry, because honestly, who hasn't overcome a little opposition in their life. just starting getting into this. lo-fi darnielle is where it's at. Athom Emeritus March 17th 2010. americanohno March 17th 2010. kitsch March 17th 2010. colour in your cheeks is so good.
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CreditsJohn Darnielle - Composer
The Mountain Goats - Primary Artist
Alex Newport - Sequencing
John Vanderslice - Sequencing
|1||The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton John Darnielle||The Mountain Goats||2:36|
|2||Fall of the Star High School Running Back John Darnielle||The Mountain Goats||1:49|
|3||Color in Your Cheeks John Darnielle||The Mountain Goats||2:39|
|4||Jenny John Darnielle||The Mountain Goats||2:51|
|5||Fault Lines John Darnielle||The Mountain Goats||2:37|
|6||Balance John Darnielle||The Mountain Goats||2:02|
|7||Pink and Blue John Darnielle||The Mountain Goats||2:29|
|8||Riches and Wonders John Darnielle||The Mountain Goats||3:57|
|9||The Mess Inside John Darnielle||The Mountain Goats||3:35|
|10||Jeff Davis County Blues John Darnielle||The Mountain Goats||3:14|
|11||Distant Stations John Darnielle||The Mountain Goats||3:04|
|12||Blues in Dallas John Darnielle||The Mountain Goats||4:14|
|13||Source Decay John Darnielle||The Mountain Goats||3:47|
|14||Absolute Lithops Effect John Darnielle||The Mountain Goats||3:08|