Skullcrusher Mountain

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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.

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.
  • This song is actually originally from a Little Gray Book lecture called "How To Measure Misunderstood Genius" (an odd title, to be sure).



"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