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Friday, September 28, 2012

Deep Cuts: Alt-Rock

Sad Sappy Sucker by Modest MouseOriginally slated to be Modest Mouse's debut album, "Sad Sappy Sucker" was shelved for several years until it's eventual release in 2001. This came after the popularity of smash hit album The Moon & Antarctica (3rd Planet, I Came as a Rat, Lives Like Weeds) released in June of 2000. The Moon & Antarctica dwarfed the group's early work on The Lonesome Crowded West (Polar Opposites) released in 1997 and Build Nothing Out Of Something (Never Ending Math Equation) a compilation album of work recorded from 1996 to 1998 that was released in early 2000.

Several of the unpolished and short songs on "Sad Sappy Sucker" were recorded at Olympia, Washington's Dub Narcotic Studios from 1994 to 1995 only a year after the band had formed. This record was officially released by K Records (Halo Benders) on April 2001, available in both Compact Disc and vinyl LP, and containing a total of 23 songs.

Modest Mouse - Red Hand Case

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