Rock and our Hard Place: Modest Mouse – We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank


Missed the Boat [MP3]
Dashboard [MP3]
March into the Sea [MP3]
Dashboard [YouTube]
Rock and our Hard Place: Modest Mouse   We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank :: modest mouse 2005A rock is a hard object. Made out of condensed minerals, hardened over millions of years, it can withstand quite a lot. Us humans can do nothing to it unaided. Aided, we can, as it seems, crash almost anything. But a big enough rock, will overcome us with not much of a difficulty. Actually, for our entire life we actually spend on one giant rock. So, you see, it’s no wonder we created a musical genre called Rock. It’s hard, it’s rough, rugged, and we can’t seem to break it. We enjoy having something to push against that just won’t move. We mixed it with electronic music, with Folk, with Country (hey, it came from Country and then remixed with it), with Blues (another ancestor), with Classical music and with just about everything we could find. Hell, we even mixed it with bad hairdos (see the 80s). But it always stayed Rock, and we thank it for being that way. Modest Mouse does Rock, and in the latest album – Dashboard, they do good Rock. It’s fun to come back and lean against this Rock for support, it feels just like home, like my precious Earth.
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Edited by Inbal Mishory.

One Comment

  1. Jeff wrote:

    Yes, good rock indeed.

    Posted on 13-Apr-07 at 17:38 | Permalink