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Skullcrusher Mountain
ReleaseWhere Tradition Meets Tomorrow
Release date10-01-2004
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Demo version: {{#song:Skullcrusher+Mountain+(Demo) }} "Skullcrusher Mountain" is the second track on Jonathan Coulton's second album, Where Tradition Meets Tomorrow. It is one of Jonathan's signature songs.


"Skullcrusher Mountain" was originally written as part of John Hodgman's Little Gray Books Lecture #21, "How To Measure Misunderstood Genius."

Live performance

"Skullcrusher Mountain" is one of Jonathan's most regularly played songs at his concerts. Occasionally, Jonathan will have the audience sing along with the chorus.


  • JoCo's administrative assistant, Scarface, takes her nickname from the assistant in this song.
  • The "half-monkey, half-pony monster" has inspired many fan creations, including the Travels of Code Monkey 2, where a toy "Ponkey" is mailed from fan to fan and photographed in locations around the world.
  • It was announced at PAX 2008 that "Skullcrusher Mountain" will be available as part of the downloadable three pack "PAX 2008" for Rock Band, the second Jonathan Coulton song available for that game.[1]



"Skullcrusher Mountain" is available for purchase in the Jonathan Coulton MP3 Store as an individual track or as part of Where Tradition Meets Tomorrow. Of course, this song is also included as part of the "Everything" playlist.

Downloadable FLAC versions of the above are available in the Jonathan Coulton FLAC Store


As of February 2008, the CD version of Where Tradition Meets Tomorrow is out of print and is no longer available.

Other versions

The demo version of "Skullcrusher Mountain" is also available on the MP3 Store as an individual track or as part of Other Experiments. This song is also included as part of the "Everything" playlist.

A karaoke version of "Skullcrusher Mountain" (studio recording version) is available on the Jonathan Coulton Karaoke Store.



Where Tradition Meets Tomorrow
1. The Future Soon · 2. Skullcrusher Mountain · 3. I Crush Everything · 4. Betty and Me · 5. Mandelbrot Set
JoCo Looks Back
1. Code Monkey · 2. Ikea · 3. I Feel Fantastic · 4. Mandelbrot Set · 5. Tom Cruise Crazy · 6. Shop Vac · 7. Chiron Beta Prime · 8. I'm Your Moon · 9. My Monkey · 10. Skullcrusher Mountain · 11. I Crush Everything · 12. When You Go · 13. A Talk with George · 14. You Ruined Everything · 15. Creepy Doll · 16. Mr. Fancy Pants · 17. Baby Got Back · 18. First of May · 19. Re: Your Brains · 20. The Future Soon