The [Ninja Turtles] henchmen Bebop and Rocksteady have hijacked the musical genres for us just like the Lone Ranger hijacked the William Tell Overture for our parents.

- xkcd

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Modestly Freaked Out

Ok, I've talked about it before, but I listen to a fair amount of internet radio at work (radio.wazee FTW). So I'm sitting here doing work today and there's a song that comes on. As quite often happens, it is a song I don't know. It starts out good with a little ska beat and some guitar then the horns come in and it turns into this crazy ska cover of Modest Mouse.

So I bring up the radio station window to see what ska band is doing Modest Mouse covers now. Only when I get to it, it says it isn't some crazy ska band but actually a Modest Mouse song.

It's apparently the song Dashboard off their new album. Honestly, if the whole thing is going in that direction, I may have to actually buy the album simply because the way this track surprised me (I don't know if Modest Mouse used to have this kind of sound or not. I only heard their previous CD because fulsome has it).

Anyway, if you want to listen to it, you can go to the Modest Mouse website ( You probably won't be as freaked out by it as I was but it's definitely worth a listen if you haven't heard it yet.


At 2/06/2007 4:03 PM, Blogger fulsome said...

Ok, that's a pretty slick tune. I think I like it but I really need to see how it ties in to the album. I usually like trying to find the themes in a Modest Mouse album.

I guess I'm hoping it's more of a "Float On" than the true soul of the album.


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