Aha Moment: John Darnielle and Black Sabbath
Friday, May 13, 2011
Twenty years ago, just as indie rock started to be called indie rock, John Darnielle founded one of its great bands — The Mountain Goats. The New Yorker called Darnielle "America's best non-hip hop lyricist"; his songs are moody, literary, some might say a bit navel-gazey. But Darnielle's biggest influence isn't Leonard Cohen or Nick Drake. He was, and is, a metalhead. Produced by Stephen Reader.
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Video: Darnielle's inspiration, Black Sabbath's "Iron Man"