Hear This: The Mountain Goats marry personal emotion with pro-wrestling spectacle

In Hear This, A.V. Club writers sing the praises of songs they know well. This week, we’re picking songs that have a person’s name in the title.

The Mountain Goats, “The Legend Of Chavo Guerrero” (2015)

Even though they’re my favorite band by a healthy margin, I’ll admit I rolled my eyes when I heard that The Mountain Goats’ newest album was going to be about professional wrestling. I wouldn’t go so far as to dismiss wrestling as silly, exactly, because it’s hard to deny the physical artistry and dedication to craft that its practitioners display. But I’m in no way “a wrestling guy,” and I typically prefer my serialized entertainment in a form less soaked in testosterone and dependent upon the mighty suplex. So when I bought Beat The Champ, I had to ask myself: Beyond my general willingness to give …

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