Nobody Cares About the St. Louis Rams: The Song

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Peter Hughes (center, with his Mountain Goats bandmates) certainly doesn't.
Peter Hughes, who now plays bass with the Mountain Goats, had a band called DiskothiQ in the '90s. It was, in Hughes' words, "semi-competent indie-rock with bad singing." Together with his brother Kevin and Kevin Trapp, he released four albums. They have some truly wonderful moments but probably serve best today as a collectors' item for Mountain Goats completists. And that would be it, except that the final release of DiskothiQ was a double concept record called The Football Albums, which contains one song about each NFL team. See where we're headed with this?

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There it is, in all its glory: "Rams," by DiskothiQ. Here are the lyrics:

Oh when they lived in Los Angeleez
Some people cared every occasionally.
After they moved to Disneyland
A few people still cared every now and then.

Oh but:

Nobody cares about the St. Louis Rams.
How could anybody care about the St. Louis Rams?
Nobody cares about the St. Louis Rams.
How could anybody care about the St. Louis Rams?

Well in the summer of 1998
There was another sport and it was pretty great.
And if anyone in St. Louis cared about the Rams before.
I can't imagine that that person gives two goddamns anymore.

Because:

Nobody cares about the St. Louis Rams.
How could anybody care about the St. Louis Rams?
Nobody cares about the St. Louis Rams.
How could anybody care about the St. Louis

Nobody cares about the St. Louis Rams.
How could anybody care about the St. Louis Rams?
Nobody cares about the St. Louis Rams.
How could anybody care about the St. Lou...

Key change!

Nobody cares about the St. Louis Rams.
How could anybody care about the St. Louis Rams?
Nobody cares about the St. Louis Rams.
How could anybody care about the St. Louis

Another key change!

Nobody cares about the St. Louis Rams.
How could anybody care about the St. Louis Rams?
Nobody cares about the St. Louis Rams.
How could anybody care about the St. Louis Rams?

It goes on like that a little longer. A bit of context: This came out in October 1999. Sportsfans will note that the Rams had actually just begun a season that would end with them winning their first Super Bowl in St. Louis, but to be fair they were terrible the year before that.

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6 comments
grobot20
grobot20

@krj623 Thanks for this.

ModernEnglish
ModernEnglish

I'll stop the world and melt with you is a better song.

Bill Oberg
Bill Oberg

who gives a crap? what a pointless article. digital version of the RFT blows (mountain) goats.

krj623
krj623

@grobot20 haha thought you'd appreciate the other songs at the end too

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