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Check Out: The Mountain Goats – “Babe” (Styx cover)

on August 08, 2011, 3:51pm

lolla friday goats 1 Check Out: The Mountain Goats – Babe (Styx cover)

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!

The Mountain Goats – “Babe” (Styx cover)

And for comparison sake, here’s the original “Babe”:

Styx – “Babe”