Photo by Heather Kaplan
Here are three reasons why The Mountain’s Goats’ cover of Styx’s “Babe” proved a premiere moment of Lollapalooza 2011: 1.) It’s f’ing Styx! 2.) Though no more than three people in the audience appeared familiar with the 1979 Chicago-rock classic, John Darnielle and co.’s rendition dripped with sincerity and enthusiasm. 3.) That was except for the part which Darnielle declared the “worst” of the song. Thanks to You Ain’t No Picasso for providing us with the mp3 download posted below!
And for comparison sake, here’s the original “Babe”:
Styx – “Babe”