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It’s Fun When Alternative Bands Namecheck Writers!

My iPod may have room for several thousand songs on it, but I usually wind up obsessing over three or four over the course of a given week. These last few days, it’s been The Mountain Goats‘ “Lovecraft in Brooklyn.” This live version doesn’t quite replicate the particular intensity of the one on the Heretic Pride album, where John Darnielle‘s vocal anxiety builds up on the final verse to a pitch worthy of The Call’s Modern Romans (which I’m reasonably certain is the most prophetic album of all time, let alone the best rock album of the ’80s), but it’ll give you a basic idea of what has me hitting the repeat button over and over.

What’s your favorite song with a literary bent? Tell us about it in the comments—but no fair using One Ring Zero; that would be too easy.

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