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Modest Mouse — Ocean Breathes Salty
Album: Good News For People Who Love Bad News
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Released: 2004
Length: 3:45
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Your body may be gone, I'm gonna carry you in
In my head, in my heart, in my soul
And maybe we'll get lucky and we'll both live again
Well, I don't know, I don't know, I don't know, don't think so

Well, that is that and this is this
You tell me what you want and I'll tell you what you get
You get away from me
You get away from me

Collected my belongings and I left the jail
Well, thanks for the time I needed to think a spell
I had to think awhile
I had to think awhile

The ocean breathes salty, won't you carry it in
In your head in your mouth in your soul
And maybe we'll get lucky and we'll both grow old
Well, I don't know, I don't know, I don't know, I hope so

Well, that is that and this is this
You tell me what you want and I'll tell you what you get
You get away from me (you get away from me)
You get away from me

Collected my belongings and I left the jail
Well, thanks for the time I needed to think a spell
I had to think awhile (I had to think awhile)
I had to think awhile

Well, that is that and this is this
Well, you tell me what you saw and I'll tell you what you missed
When the ocean met the sky (you missed, you missed)
You missed when time and life shook hands and said goodbye (you missed)
When the earth folded in on itself (you missed)

And said good luck, for your sake I hope heaven and hell (you missed, you missed)
Are really there but I wouldn't hold my breath (you missed, you missed)
You wasted a life, why wouldn't you waste death (you missed, you missed)
You wasted a life, why wouldn't you waste death

The ocean breathes salty, won't you carry it in
In your head, in your mouth, in your soul
The more we move ahead the more we're stuck in rewind
Well, I don't mind, I don't mind, how the hell could I mind

Well, that is that and this is this
You tell me what you want and I'll tell you what you get
You get away from me (you get away from me)
You get away from me

Well, that is that and this is this
Will you tell me what you saw and I'll tell you what you missed
When the ocean met the sky (you missed, you missed)
You wasted a life why wouldn't you waste the afterlife
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It has been too long since hearing this one. I've missed it.
I thought this was Eminem singing...{#Think} or trying to {#Cheesygrin}
so off key its painful!
 Jelani wrote:
this band would be great, if it weren't for this band.
 

Maybe not even then...
Great Song
Just.....noise.
Amazingly annoying.
 daveturnley wrote:
I'm not a huge fan, but The Moon and Antarctica is a really good album. From that one, check out: Tiny Cities Made Of Ashes
Alone Down There
The Stars Are Projectors
 
Agreed, The Stars Are Projectors is simply out-of-this-world.  I can't believe they haven't played it on RP.


yay for Sasquatch festival this May!!!
 
The question is, do they have anything to say. I say yes. Lyrically speaking, quite sound indeed.
If you can't SING, then SQUEAL like a MOUSE.

Squish.... 


they are mighty and modest too.
I know this band can be polarizing, but this song and most of this album really work for me.  I don't find myself listening to a lot of Modest Mouse in one sitting, but they're interesting in limited doses.
 RadioDoc wrote:

I agree.  If the music can't stand alone without visual assist, then it is merely a soundtrack to a video.  Different media.  Same for books turned into movies...if you don't get the book without seeing the movie first either the book was not written very well or your imagination is dead.

 
There is a massive amount of "soundtrack" music that can "stand alone".  The interplay between one medium and another is not something to be summarily disparaged as being "mere".  Personally, I like much of what I've heard from this band and I have never seen any of their aforementioned videos.  That doesn't mean I'm rushing out to buy their CDs, though.


 RadioDoc wrote:

I agree.  If the music can't stand alone without visual assist, then it is merely a soundtrack to a video.  Different media.  Same for books turned into movies...if you don't get the book without seeing the movie first either the book was not written very well or your imagination is dead.

 
Cool response Doc!  I'm here for the therepy and music too!

 Jelani wrote:
Your written description of their music sounded like you were describing a music VIDEO, not music.
 
I agree.  If the music can't stand alone without visual assist, then it is merely a soundtrack to a video.  Different media.  Same for books turned into movies...if you don't get the book without seeing the movie first either the book was not written very well or your imagination is dead.

 Jelani wrote:
this band would be great, if it weren't for this band.
 
How very correct you are.

I like the riff just after the break.
andrewimft wrote:
penguinja wrote:
What did it for me was their video for Dashboard... seeing the creative visual accompaniament finally made me get their music, which before that seemed just like pointless cacophony until then. Now I like them... the way I understand it, they seem like they have a different sort of surreal art film view on things, and the lyrics are poetic with lots of puns and playful, the whole package is kind of like a musical trip through some weird museum housed in an amusement park. Each song does tell a complete story in itself quite creatively, and the music accentuates it, so it helps to read the lyrics while listening or watch their videos. Hopefully people will recommend what MM Cd's they think we should start with, but I want to get We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, I like it. I just read on their wikipedia entry that Johnny Marr is now a member of the band.

Your written description of their music sounded like you were describing a music VIDEO, not music.
If you think that video is essential to understanding, or informing your opinion of audio, then you're completely lost, with a most misguided opinion.
A typical example of the direction American culture is moving in. Dumb it down baby, dumb it down.

this band would be great, if it weren't for this band.
Clever album title, huh?
We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank is great, but I prefer older ones. My favorite is The Moon and Antarctica. A fantastic album!
Best part of them live is the two complete drum kits. Isaac Brock comes off as a bit Napoleonic (a petit dictator, so to speak {#Shifty})


penguinja wrote:
Can someone explain Modest Mouse to me, please? Because I know lots of people that like them and I've tried listening to them and for some reason I just can't like them. I try, I really do. Everyone says their old music is better, but it's just.... not likeable. I like other singers with weird voices, like Bob Dylan and Colin Meloy, but I can't deal with Modest Mouse. anyone care to explain to me why they're good?
Teko wrote:
Same here. Modest Mouse fans are an intensely dedicated lot, and lord knows I've seen enough posts on other songs that say "I love this, it sounds like Modest Mouse!". Believe me, I'd like to love a band named 'Modest Mouse'. But everything I've heard goes beyond 'challenging'... it sounds ugly and un-entertaining. Is there a song I should start with so I can 'get it'?
What did it for me was their video for Dashboard... seeing the creative visual accompaniament finally made me get their music, which before that seemed just like pointless cacophony until then. Now I like them... the way I understand it, they seem like they have a different sort of surreal art film view on things, and the lyrics are poetic with lots of puns and playful, the whole package is kind of like a musical trip through some weird museum housed in an amusement park. Each song does tell a complete story in itself quite creatively, and the music accentuates it, so it helps to read the lyrics while listening or watch their videos. Hopefully people will recommend what MM Cd's they think we should start with, but I want to get We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, I like it. I just read on their wikipedia entry that Johnny Marr is now a member of the band.
Ho hum, indeed. 4->3
garthwb wrote:
"You wasted life, why wouldn't you waste death?"
Nonsense. It's the next best thing to profundity.
auburntigerrich wrote:
Juvenile and uninspired. Send this one back to FM radio.
I have never heard this one on FM radio, would love to. Long live Mouse! :roflol: :roflol: :roflol: :roflol:
trippy band--not my fave song of theirs though.
"You wasted life, why wouldn't you waste death?"
RAD!
Juvenile and uninspired. Send this one back to FM radio.
Teko wrote:
Same here. Modest Mouse fans are an intensely dedicated lot, and lord knows I've seen enough posts on other songs that say "I love this, it sounds like Modest Mouse!". Believe me, I'd like to love a band named 'Modest Mouse'. But everything I've heard goes beyond 'challenging'... it sounds ugly and un-entertaining. Is there a song I should start with so I can 'get it'?
I'm not a huge fan, but The Moon and Antarctica is a really good album. From that one, check out: Tiny Cities Made Of Ashes Alone Down There The Stars Are Projectors
One of the few Isaac's out there!
I'm getting kinda tired of that one - and it's low rating suggests that others are too. Just like GWB - time to go!
This song reminds me of this song from the "Valley Girl" soundtrack: "Eaten by the Monster of Love" Written by Ron Mael and Russell Mael Performed by Sparks
I like them. I don't know why, but I do.
:yawn: This might be reaching just a bit, but is there any chance that Johnny Marr will liven this band up?
It's like the b-side chili pepper reject alblum
bokey wrote:
Sounds like Stockholm Syndrome
:lol: I didn't even realize that people thought this guy's voice was "quirky." Guess if you consider the Smiths and Elvis Costello and David Byrne and Sting and Lou Reed to be entertaining, this guy just seems natural.
Frustrating
penguinja wrote:
Can someone explain Modest Mouse to me, please? Because I know lots of people that like them and I've tried listening to them and for some reason I just can't like them. I try, I really do. Everyone says their old music is better, but it's just.... not likeable. I like other singers with weird voices, like Bob Dylan and Colin Meloy, but I can't deal with Modest Mouse. anyone care to explain to me why they're good?
Same here. Modest Mouse fans are an intensely dedicated lot, and lord knows I've seen enough posts on other songs that say "I love this, it sounds like Modest Mouse!". Believe me, I'd like to love a band named 'Modest Mouse'. But everything I've heard goes beyond 'challenging'... it sounds ugly and un-entertaining. Is there a song I should start with so I can 'get it'?
Ish. What a wanker.
pdhski wrote:
f*uck this is awful!
HA! Love the half a*ssed attempt at verbal restraint. Too funny. Liked the cover art though.
Oddly (considering I love Tom Waits), I find this guy's voice grating and painful.
I've tried to give these guys a chance after the slagging I took for criticizing Dashboard. Don't like this one either. To me they sound like some weird mixture of Sparks and The Darkness --- think it has to do with the vocals.
OK, this sucks
I was hanging with it until the "you missed you missed" vocal. :eh:
akstephens wrote:
Good but not as good as their older stuff.
older?
Good but not as good as their older stuff.
goo wrote:
I'm convinced that anyone who doesn't like Modest Mouse is simply not musically evolved or is too lazy to really listen and discover the brilliance here. It's closed minded and simplistic to reject this music. To me, it's like a child who grimaces when he/she tastes beer for the first time-simply not mature enough to appreciate it yet.
Or maybe it just doesn't sound very good and that's the extent of it. meadowwoods wrote:
I didn't really "get" their music until I started listening to their earlier stuff quite a bit in my studio a few years back. Something happened, and I just really started to like their music a lot;
Sounds like Stockholm Syndrome
dmax wrote:
There's a nasty trend at RP: #1) "I love this" #2) "I hate this" #3) "Then you, #2, are a moron." Can we keep it about the music, instead of insulting the poster? It seems like it would be a lot nicer, and more appropriate.
No no no... this was #1) "I hate this" #2) "I love this" #3) "Then you, #2, are on drugs." COMPLETELY different. :lol: I'd toss in an obligatory insult as a joke, but I'd hate for it to be taken the wrong way.
can't wait to hear their new album. I hope Isaac is still not taking his meds. He sounded better in his crazy screamin days of the fruit that ate itself.
I'm amazed this song has sparked such controversy! I never really thought about it much before, I guess because it's so ubiquitous and overplayed. hmm... this is why I like Radio Paradise, though. The music is interesting, and the people here make me think about the interesting music. Awesome.
dmax wrote:
There's a nasty trend at RP: #1) "I love this" #2) "I hate this" #3) "Then you, #2, are a moron." Can we keep it about the music, instead of insulting the poster? It seems like it would be a lot nicer, and more appropriate.
You and your damn logic. Keep that outta here.
Mousey indeed.
Modest indeed.
goo wrote:
I'm convinced that anyone who doesn't like Modest Mouse is simply not musically evolved or is too lazy to really listen and discover the brilliance here. It's closed minded and simplistic to reject this music. To me, it's like a child who grimaces when he/she tastes beer for the first time-simply not mature enough to appreciate it yet. Isaac Brock has a terrific voice and the courage to sing in a theatrical style that isn't in vogue today. I love his presentation and personality. I love the stories he is telling thru his lyrics. I love the subtle attention to detail and sense of exploration. They blend a lot of musical styles here creating something quite new and compelling. I love this band!
Personally, I don't care if you (or anyone else) thinks I'm musically evolved simply because I "get" the band Modest Mouse. I've listened to it and it simply gets on my nerves. Call it personal taste. Your second paragraph is compelling about what you like about this band, but this post seems to be about what you like about Modest Mouse. And that's okay. In fact, its great. I don't like this band, and I've certainly posted enough on this site denouncing bands as shitty and others as God-like. Interesting post. Too bad you don't see that this whole thing we call music is about personal taste and has nothing to do with musical evolution or being too lazy. Maybe its time to reevaluate others perceptions and not focus on what you think is valued.
I really enjoy the sound of this band, but I'm not sure how I feel about the lyrics to most of their songs. This particular one is ok, seems very poetic. And here's my question, how much do the lyrics effect if you like a song or not? How much should lyrics affect your opinion of a song? DaWiz wrote:
Lyrics for anyone interested: Your body may be gone, I'm gonna carry you in. In my head, in my heart, in my soul. And maybe we'll get lucky and we'll both live again. Well I don't know. I don't know. I don't know. Don't think so. Well that is that and this is this. You tell me what you want and I'll tell you what you get. You get away from me. You get away from me. Collected my belongings and I left the jail. Well thanks for the time, I needed to think a spell. I had to think awhile. I had to think awhile. The ocean breathes salty, won't you carry it in? In your head, in your mouth, in your soul. And maybe we'll get lucky and we'll both grow old. Well I don't know. I don't know. I don't know. I hope so. Well that is that and this is this. You tell me what you want and I'll tell you what you get. You get away from me. You get away from me. Collected my belongings and I left the jail. Well thanks for the time, I needed to think a spell. I had to think awhile. I had to think awhile. Well that is that and this is this. Will you tell me what you saw and I'll tell you what you missed, when the ocean met the sky. You missed when time and life shook hands and said goodbye. When the earth folded on itself. And said "Good luck, for your sake I hope heaven and hell are really there, but I wouldn't hold my breath." You wasted life, why wouldn't you waste death? You wasted life, why wouldn't you waste death? The ocean breathes salty, won't you carry it in? In your head, in your mouth, in your soul. The more we move ahead the more we're stuck in rewind. Well I don't mind. I don't mind. How the hell could I mind? Well that is that and this is this. You tell me what you want and I'll tell you what you get. You get away from me. You get away from me. Well that is that and this is this. Will you tell me what you saw and I'll tell you what you missed, when the ocean met the sky. You wasted life, why wouldn't you waste the afterlife?
dmax wrote:
There's a nasty trend at RP: #1) "I love this" #2) "I hate this" #3) "Then you, #2, are a moron." Can we keep it about the music, instead of insulting the poster? It seems like it would be a lot nicer, and more appropriate.
Right on! ;)
If you want to just play Modest Mouse all day, I'm okay with that.
snurfer wrote:
The Killers meet Franz Ferdinand with some influences of Interpol. Stupid commercial playing for young scouts.
I thought it was a dodgy Chilli Peppers' album filler to be honest.
Bill should play some tunes off of Building Something out of Nothing, The Lonesome Crowded West, or the Fruit that Ate Itself. That will give these American Idol tards that insult Modest Mouse a lesson in what real underground music is that strayed from the norm. "Oh no, not creative music, play me something with no talent and a lot of MTV influence!! Modest Mouse sucks, long live Sugar Ray!!!"
Judging by the radical swing in comments, I'd say RP has done a great job in offering programming that makes us think...even if you think you don't like it. Keep up the good work. And I'll take a little more MM if it's available.
If I were really mean, I'd say they had much to be modest about, but I guess they're OK...
ObsidianInfinity wrote:
Drugs, right? I mean really .. you must be totally stoned off your ass.
There's a nasty trend at RP: #1) "I love this" #2) "I hate this" #3) "Then you, #2, are a moron." Can we keep it about the music, instead of insulting the poster? It seems like it would be a lot nicer, and more appropriate.
goo wrote:
I'm convinced that anyone who doesn't like Modest Mouse is simply not musically evolved or is too lazy to really listen and discover the brilliance here. It's closed minded and simplistic to reject this music. To me, it's like a child who grimaces when he/she tastes beer for the first time-simply not mature enough to appreciate it yet. Isaac Brock has a terrific voice and the courage to sing in a theatrical style that isn't in vogue today. I love his presentation and personality. I love the stories he is telling thru his lyrics. I love the subtle attention to detail and sense of exploration. They blend a lot of musical styles here creating something quite new and compelling. I love this band!
Drugs, right? I mean really .. you must be totally stoned off your ass. One would think you just reviewed a work of Beethoven ...
OK, brought it down to a 1. I was trying, really. But this sucks.
jasonv wrote:
I used to listen to this a lot when I worked in my studio (painting). It creates an alternative mood.. it opens the world up a crack and invites you in somewhere you don't ordinarily get to visit. I like it quite a bit.
I really like this comment because I had a similar experience: I didn't really "get" their music until I started listening to their earlier stuff quite a bit in my studio a few years back. Something happened, and I just really started to like their music a lot; the vocals, the melodies, the lyrics and how they all interacted. There is something very unique about this music that is hard to put into words. Anyhow, during that time, it was Modest Mouse and Yo Yo Ma's Cello Suites that were always playing in the background while I worked.
ladybinnath wrote:
I've listened all the way through and it appears that I still haven't evolved. Ordinarily I'd want to stick my head in the oven right about now, but it seems so much easier to give this a 2 and move on. :cheesygrin:
I used to listen to this a lot when I worked in my studio (painting). It creates an alternative mood.. it opens the world up a crack and invites you in somewhere you don't ordinarily get to visit. I like it quite a bit. Unfortunately, they can't recreate this music live very successfully.
goo wrote:
I'm convinced that anyone who doesn't like Modest Mouse is simply not musically evolved or is too lazy to really listen and discover the brilliance here. It's closed minded and simplistic to reject this music. To me, it's like a child who grimaces when he/she tastes beer for the first time-simply not mature enough to appreciate it yet.
I've listened all the way through and it appears that I still haven't evolved. Ordinarily I'd want to stick my head in the oven right about now, but it seems so much easier to give this a 2 and move on. :cheesygrin:
penguinja wrote:
Can someone explain Modest Mouse to me, please? Because I know lots of people that like them and I've tried listening to them and for some reason I just can't like them. I try, I really do. Everyone says their old music is better, but it's just.... not likeable. I like other singers with weird voices, like Bob Dylan and Colin Meloy, but I can't deal with Modest Mouse. anyone care to explain to me why they're good?
I'm also solidly in the "wish-they-had-a-singer" camp. Damned if I haven't listened to almost all of their albums a few times each, but I still can't get past that voice. I do like them when he's not singing, though.
goo wrote:
I'm convinced that anyone who doesn't like Modest Mouse is simply not musically evolved or is too lazy to really listen and discover the brilliance here. It's closed minded and simplistic to reject this music. To me, it's like a child who grimaces when he/she tastes beer for the first time-simply not mature enough to appreciate it yet. Isaac Brock has a terrific voice and the courage to sing in a theatrical style that isn't in vogue today. I love his presentation and personality. I love the stories he is telling thru his lyrics. I love the subtle attention to detail and sense of exploration. They blend a lot of musical styles here creating something quite new and compelling. I love this band!
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! (sniff) HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Stop, you're killing me.
goo wrote:
I'm convinced that anyone who doesn't like Modest Mouse is simply not musically evolved or is too lazy to really listen and discover the brilliance here. It's closed minded and simplistic to reject this music. To me, it's like a child who grimaces when he/she tastes beer for the first time-simply not mature enough to appreciate it yet. Isaac Brock has a terrific voice and the courage to sing in a theatrical style that isn't in vogue today. I love his presentation and personality. I love the stories he is telling thru his lyrics. I love the subtle attention to detail and sense of exploration. They blend a lot of musical styles here creating something quite new and compelling. I love this band!
Hey, goo, I agree. Nicely put.
Can someone explain Modest Mouse to me, please? Because I know lots of people that like them and I've tried listening to them and for some reason I just can't like them. I try, I really do. Everyone says their old music is better, but it's just.... not likeable. I like other singers with weird voices, like Bob Dylan and Colin Meloy, but I can't deal with Modest Mouse. anyone care to explain to me why they're good?
WOW, I was singing this song about an hour ago and had no idea it was gonna play. If I wrote it, it would be "Ocean breaths Olsaltybastard"
foppy-knight wrote:
THIS ROCKS!
This SUCKS!
brellim wrote:
Make it stop! Ouch to the ears. :stop:
I'm convinced that anyone who doesn't like Modest Mouse is simply not musically evolved or is too lazy to really listen and discover the brilliance here. It's closed minded and simplistic to reject this music. To me, it's like a child who grimaces when he/she tastes beer for the first time-simply not mature enough to appreciate it yet. Isaac Brock has a terrific voice and the courage to sing in a theatrical style that isn't in vogue today. I love his presentation and personality. I love the stories he is telling thru his lyrics. I love the subtle attention to detail and sense of exploration. They blend a lot of musical styles here creating something quite new and compelling. I love this band!
does anyone else hear Figures Standing On A Beach here?
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Make it stop! Ouch to the ears. :stop:
meghan89 wrote:
:bounce:
I'm always happy when this comes on RP!
They play this one a lot. :rolleyes:
keemun wrote:
although Modest Mouse long predates any of those bands...
And really, it wouldn't matter if it was true anyway.
snurfer wrote:
The Killers meet Franz Ferdinand with some influences of Interpol. Stupid commercial playing for young scouts.
although Modest Mouse long predates any of those bands...
The Killers meet Franz Ferdinand with some influences of Interpol. Stupid commercial playing for young scouts.
OK, this is starting to get annoying....
I really like the message of the song..great line, "You wasted life, why wouldn't you waste death." However, the chorus vocals are a bit too "Chili Peppers" for me...
Luna2 wrote:
Such a ginormously wonderful album
Absolutely storming, I agree. But it made me listen to some of his older stuff, which I didn't like as much. Not sure what caused him to pull it all together so spectacularly on this one, but I don't think most of his earlier records were as good.
Such a ginormously wonderful album
This song speaks volumes to me about how to live your life and never hedge your bets there is anything else on "the other side". Don't waste your life because you'll just end up wasting your afterlife. This is my favorite song from Modest Mouse. It is likeable, agreeable and to me, one I can never get sick of. Therefore the song deserves a 10/10.
:guitarist: :guitarist: :guitarist: :guitarist: I saw Modest Mouse in concert last year. I was VERY impressed. They carried out a jazz like approach to collaboration. F***ing awesome. I was completely blown away! :drummer: :drummer: :drummer: :drummer: oh ... and with a bit of this ... :meditate:
tammaye wrote:
i'd say, when the owner is able to control the instrument for a desired musical effect - an arrangement of some kind.
I think the voice is a really cool instrument in this song - strange yes - but to me very appealing and interesting to hear. I like it a lot!
Wowwwwwww, am I ever glad I didn't buy this CD.
drover wrote:
Sometimes a goofy voice adds rather than detracts. Hard to really pin down when it does and when it doesn't.
i'd say, when the owner is able to control the instrument for a desired musical effect - an arrangement of some kind.
Bocephus wrote:
i don't get the appeal of modest mouse--hate his voice.
Bands I like despite awful singers: Violent Femmes Pogues PIL (some tracks anyway) TMBG Sometimes a goofy voice adds rather than detracts. Hard to really pin down when it does and when it doesn't. I kinda dig Modest Mouse
Horrid. Any apparent talent eludes me entirely.
A little of this, a little bit of that.. sounds angry to me... ... constructive way to get it out I 'spose.
EchoWars wrote:
Gawd I hate that song...
What he said! :puke:
Gawd I hate that song...
f*uck this is awful!
i don't get the appeal of modest mouse--hate his voice.
MojoJojo wrote:
Anyone seen "20 oz. Mouse"? lol, good stuff. Nothing to do with this song, just gave me a chuckle.
It's on my DVR at home, gonna watch for the first time today, is it good?
Anyone seen "12 oz. Mouse"? lol, good stuff. Nothing to do with this song, just gave me a chuckle.
I'm really digging Modest Mouse. They are interesting good and and good and interesting. I think that new synapses are formed when I listen to their music and I appreciate that! :bounce:
THIS ROCKS!
outstanding CD...listened to it this morning in the terrible New York traffic!!!
great song, great album . Enjoy it!
Good music, but the lyrics are . . . . . , to say the least. :stupid:
i like it 8 :yell:
wherestheexit wrote:
Good music doesnt become "bad" just because it gets popular. . . . On the contrary, when a band you like gets popular, you should be happy that they are so succesful. Most times this serves to better the quality of a band's music, because they now have access to better recording options, ect.
I suspect we disagree about the quality of Modest Mouse, but you're right. Success is a good thing for people who are trying to make a living as musicians. The bands I like, I hope they get filthy stinking rich, retire at the top of their game, live long, and have lots of grandchildren. 'Specially the obscure ones nobody's heard of yet.
mojoman wrote:
Never underestimate the power of invincible ignorance. If it was about the oil, why did we give all the oil wells back to the Kuwaitis in 1991? Hell, we even put out the fires for them. And if it was just about oil, why didn't we just ignore Saddam's depradations and just get cozy with him like the French, Germans and Russians did?
We gave the oil wells back because the Kuwaitis were friendly and surely agreed to continue selling all the oil we needed. Saddam actually was in the process of undermining the U.S. dollar by accepting money for oil in Euros. And by gaining control of the oil fields and keeping oil cheap plentiful, Dumbya could temporarily keep our economy from imploding from the 12-13% yearly inflation he and Greenspan have been 'backdoor' taxing us with. So yes, 'invincible ignorance...' It's too bad so many Iraqi civilians and our U.S. soldiers needed to die for our cheap oil, which is somehow not cheap anymore!
mojoman wrote:
No, no, it's supposed to be Modest Talent!
They have much to be modest about.
Zygomatic wrote:
I had to bump this one up from a 7 to an 8. It is just damn catchy. The only thing that really bothers me about this song is the overproduced sound that they have. These guys should stop trying so hard to be pop stars. This music can stand well enough on it's own without all of the slick production.
listen to their older stuff, this album is by far the most produced.
Proof positive that different isn't always good. Sometimes it merely masks a lack of talent. Contrast with Beck, who demonstrates the exact opposite-- That different is often better. We Portlanders ignored these guys for years. Little did we realize how desperate the rest of the country has become for something that isn't Hip-hop.
damn this is good, i'd love to see these guys live at a small club
No, no, it's supposed to be Modest Talent!
I had to bump this one up from a 7 to an 8. It is just damn catchy. The only thing that really bothers me about this song is the overproduced sound that they have. These guys should stop trying so hard to be pop stars. This music can stand well enough on it's own without all of the slick production.
Lyrics for anyone interested:
Your body may be gone, I'm gonna carry you in. In my head, in my heart, in my soul. And maybe we'll get lucky and we'll both live again. Well I don't know. I don't know. I don't know. Don't think so. Well that is that and this is this. You tell me what you want and I'll tell you what you get. You get away from me. You get away from me. Collected my belongings and I left the jail. Well thanks for the time, I needed to think a spell. I had to think awhile. I had to think awhile. The ocean breathes salty, won't you carry it in? In your head, in your mouth, in your soul. And maybe we'll get lucky and we'll both grow old. Well I don't know. I don't know. I don't know. I hope so. Well that is that and this is this. You tell me what you want and I'll tell you what you get. You get away from me. You get away from me. Collected my belongings and I left the jail. Well thanks for the time, I needed to think a spell. I had to think awhile. I had to think awhile. Well that is that and this is this. Will you tell me what you saw and I'll tell you what you missed, when the ocean met the sky. You missed when time and life shook hands and said goodbye. When the earth folded on itself. And said "Good luck, for your sake I hope heaven and hell are really there, but I wouldn't hold my breath." You wasted life, why wouldn't you waste death? You wasted life, why wouldn't you waste death? The ocean breathes salty, won't you carry it in? In your head, in your mouth, in your soul. The more we move ahead the more we're stuck in rewind. Well I don't mind. I don't mind. How the hell could I mind? Well that is that and this is this. You tell me what you want and I'll tell you what you get. You get away from me. You get away from me. Well that is that and this is this. Will you tell me what you saw and I'll tell you what you missed, when the ocean met the sky. You wasted life, why wouldn't you waste the afterlife?
Interesting. I hear the Talking Heads influence. They need to let go of the commercialism. Isn't that what separates the great from the "Quite Likeable"? I like it. Solid 6.
this is an awesome band, its just too bad this latest cd is not as amazing as there many others. "The Lonesome Crowded West" is hard not to listen to over and over again