This Is A Long Drive For Someo CD (1996)

Artist: Modest Mouse

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Product Overview


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SKU 60223460
UPC 796818002724
UPC 14 00796818002724
Format CD
Release Date 4/30/1996
Author Modest Mouse
Associated Artist/Work Iron Horse (Bluegrass)
Technical Info
CatalogID 27
Lable Name Up
Released 04/23/1996
Original Release 1996
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00796818002724
Album Notes and Credits
Modest Mouse: Isaac Brock (vocals, guitar); Eric Judy (bass); Jeremy Green (drums).
Additional personnel: Calvin Johnson, Nicole Johnson (vocals); Steve Wold (guitar); Brent Arnold (cello).
Personnel: Isaac Brock (vocals, guitar, drums); Nicole Johnson, Calvin Johnson (vocals); Steve Wold (guitar, slide guitar, mandolin, background vocals); Brent Arnold (cello); Jeremiah Green (drums).
Recording information: Moon Studios, Olympia, WA (10/1996-11/1996).
Expanding upon the themes of emotional and geographic isolation found in the band's previous work, This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About finds Modest Mouse mixing slow, brooding numbers such as "Custom Concern" and "Talking Shit About a Pretty Sunset" with thrashing guitar workouts like "Breakthrough" and "Head South." The general mood here is one of loneliness and desperation, eloquently expressed through both the lyrics and the rhythmic, sprawling instrumentation. "Dramamine," for instance, with its driving, mid-tempo beat and ricocheting guitar line, sums up the hopelessness of a doomed relationship, while the frantic "Head South" deals with the feeling of "being ashamed of your old space." The mandolin, slide guitar, and cello featured throughout the album give the songs a certain degree of depth that makes them stand out from average indie rock fare. In general, This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About is a fine album, and Modest Mouse distinguishes itself here with songs whose meanings are simultaneously universal and painfully personal. ~ Brandon Gentry
Disc 1
1 Dramamine
2 Breakthrough
3 Custom Concern
4 Might
5 Lounge
6 Beach Side Property
7 She Ionizes And Atomizes
8 Head South
9 Dog Paddle
10 Novocain Stain
11 Tundra/Desert
12 Ohio
13 Exit Does Not Exist
14 Talkin' Shit About A Pretty Sunset
15 Make Everyone Happy/Mechanical Birds
16 Space Travel Is Boring
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