Bitter Melon Farm

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Bitter Melon Farm
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Compilation album by
Released1999,
April 23, 2002
Recorded1992–1996
GenreFolk-rock, lo-fi, rock
Length66:57
LabelAjax,
3 Beads of Sweat
ProducerJohn Darnielle
the Mountain Goats chronology
Protein Source of the Future...Now!
(1999)
Bitter Melon Farm
(1999)
Ghana
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic4/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media(7.5/10) link

Bitter Melon Farm is the second in a three-part series of compilations by the Mountain Goats, released in 1999 by Ajax Records. It is preceded by Protein Source of the Future...Now!, and followed by Ghana.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by John Darnielle, except where noted.

No.TitleOriginal releaseLength
1."Noche del Guajolote"I Like Walt2:03
2."Going to Bangor"You and What Army?1:36
3."Against Agamemnon"Howl...a Farewell Compilation of Unreleased Songs2:10
4."Going to Cleveland"Transmissions to Horace3:07
5."Early Spring"Transmissions to Horace2:20
6."Historiography"Transmissions to Horace2:53
7."No, I Can't"Transmissions to Horace3:25
8."Alpha Desperation March"Transmissions to Horace2:51
9."Going to Monaco"Transmissions to Horace2:40
10."Star Dusting"Transmissions to Horace2:15
11."Teenage World"Transmissions to Horace2:27
12."Going to Santiago"Transmissions to Horace2:27
13."Sail On" (Lionel Richie)Transmissions to Horace2:57
14."Black Molly"In Release City2:24
15."Rain Song"I Present This1:54
16."The Bad Doctor"Songs for Petronius3:39
17."Alpha Double Negative: Going to Catalina"Songs for Petronius2:43
18."Pure Intentions"Songs for Petronius2:14
19."The Lady from Shanghai"Songs for Petronius2:10
20."Pure Love"Songs for Petronius2:19
21."Song for an Old Friend"The Wheel Method2:25
22."Snow Song"Dog So Large I Cannot See Past It2:04
23."Faithless Bacchant Song"Those Pre-Phylloxera Years1:59
24."Short Song About the 10 Freeway"Songs for Peter Hughes1:47
25."No, I Can't"Songs for Peter Hughes3:36
26."Song for Dana Plato"Songs for Peter Hughes1:54
27."The Sign" (Jonas Berggren)Songs for Peter Hughes2:28

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