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Whenever You See Fit [Single]

Modest Mouse/764 Hero Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Sept. 3 2002
Format:Audio CD
This CD/EP is actually 3 versions of a single song, a collaboration between Northwest indie rockers Modest Mouse and the recently broken-up 764-Hero. I'm not much of a fan of the latter, but they are used here quite well, and this is truly Modest Mouse at its best.
The single is one of the greatest Modest Mouse compositions ever recorded, and easily the best "really long" song I own. At over 14 minutes, "Whenever You See Fit" is pure musical genius, the sparse songplay of the lead singer of 764-Hero, mixing with Isaac's shouted words, squeezing in between soaring guitars and drums. It's brilliant and beautiful and affecting for the entire 14 minutes. In fact, if anything, I wished this song could have continued even longer. it's that good.
The other 2 versions of the song on the EP are shorter dance/DJ re-mixes that really don't add anything to the music. I don't think I've listened to them more than once. But the CD is worth the purchase for the one single alone, which I believe is not available on any other Modest Mouse release.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A nifty lil EP July 12 2002
Format:Audio CD
I hesitated at getting this EP for my great fear of remixes. Anyone who has ever heard They Might Be Giants' "World's Address" remix or more recently, the remix of Tenacious D's "Explosivo" would understand where I am coming from.
The first track is a long 14 minute jam that doesn't seem to get boring at the least, and should provide sufficient entertainment for any Modest Mouse fan despite its endless redundancy. (I will be honest, I haven't heard anything else from 764-HERO, so this review is from a Modest Mouse fan's perspective). The following two tracks are much shorter remixes of Whenever You See Fit, and both are, thankfully, not overdone (once again, see above remix examples.) In fact, the three tracks blend together so nicely that I didn't find myself sick of the song by the end of the third track.
This EP makes a great CD to complete a Modest Mouse fan's collection, but those unfamiliar with MM may want to start elsewhere. If you are curious about MM and want to keep it [affordable], I would recomment either the Fruit that Ate Itself for their old sound or Everywhere and His Nasty Parlour Tricks for the new sound. If price isn't an issue, than I would highly recommend the absolutely incredible Moon and Antarctica.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good, but not excellent March 22 2000
By Jeremy
Format:Audio CD
Not quite the standard mouse fare, but close. There are a few difffernt versions of this. The looooong 14 minute ones, and the short one. They are very different. I'm not sure if the short one is on the CD of this (I have the vinyl)but it can be downloaded. The long version sounds exactly like you'd expect, a cross between 764-HERO and the mouse. The short one is slightly dub influenced and very electronic sounding, not much guitar at all. Overall a good CD for hardcore fans, otherwise, stay away you're better off with one of their other offerings.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible single by two great bands Oct. 3 2001
Format:Audio CD
This is a great cd to own if you like either band. And if you have not heard either band, this song is an amazing tune that you should at least hear once. The vocal styles of Isaac Brock and John Atkins are not very similar and sound strange at first, but they work together very well. Great purchase for anyone who likes good sound.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Sept. 3 2002
By William R. Elenbark - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This CD/EP is actually 3 versions of a single song, a collaboration between Northwest indie rockers Modest Mouse and the recently broken-up 764-Hero. I'm not much of a fan of the latter, but they are used here quite well, and this is truly Modest Mouse at its best.
The single is one of the greatest Modest Mouse compositions ever recorded, and easily the best "really long" song I own. At over 14 minutes, "Whenever You See Fit" is pure musical genius, the sparse songplay of the lead singer of 764-Hero, mixing with Isaac's shouted words, squeezing in between soaring guitars and drums. It's brilliant and beautiful and affecting for the entire 14 minutes. In fact, if anything, I wished this song could have continued even longer. it's that good.
The other 2 versions of the song on the EP are shorter dance/DJ re-mixes that really don't add anything to the music. I don't think I've listened to them more than once. But the CD is worth the purchase for the one single alone, which I believe is not available on any other Modest Mouse release.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A nifty lil EP July 12 2002
By "dresneer" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I hesitated at getting this EP for my great fear of remixes. Anyone who has ever heard They Might Be Giants' "World's Address" remix or more recently, the remix of Tenacious D's "Explosivo" would understand where I am coming from.
The first track is a long 14 minute jam that doesn't seem to get boring at the least, and should provide sufficient entertainment for any Modest Mouse fan despite its endless redundancy. (I will be honest, I haven't heard anything else from 764-HERO, so this review is from a Modest Mouse fan's perspective). The following two tracks are much shorter remixes of Whenever You See Fit, and both are, thankfully, not overdone (once again, see above remix examples.) In fact, the three tracks blend together so nicely that I didn't find myself sick of the song by the end of the third track.
This EP makes a great CD to complete a Modest Mouse fan's collection, but those unfamiliar with MM may want to start elsewhere. If you are curious about MM and want to keep it [affordable], I would recomment either the Fruit that Ate Itself for their old sound or Everywhere and His Nasty Parlour Tricks for the new sound. If price isn't an issue, than I would highly recommend the absolutely incredible Moon and Antarctica.
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good, but not excellent March 22 2000
By Jeremy - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Not quite the standard mouse fare, but close. There are a few difffernt versions of this. The looooong 14 minute ones, and the short one. They are very different. I'm not sure if the short one is on the CD of this (I have the vinyl)but it can be downloaded. The long version sounds exactly like you'd expect, a cross between 764-HERO and the mouse. The short one is slightly dub influenced and very electronic sounding, not much guitar at all. Overall a good CD for hardcore fans, otherwise, stay away you're better off with one of their other offerings.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars everything you ever said June 20 2006
By musicisart - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
would you like to escape for a lil while?...

from the pacific northwest, here's my favorite modest mouse collaboration with 764-HERO. i'll never forget the first time i heard whenever you see fit. for over 14 minutes, two spacey guitar chords, circling drums and clashing vocals screaming within intensely sad lyric repetitions made me sit completely still. despite its long length, the music never became boring. in fact, it felt so good, i kept on pressing repeat over and over again so i could stay in that daze forever.

talking on the telephone

looking like we're all alike, we're all alone

(whenever you see fit)

and, everything you ever said

and you'll wake up early and you'll live to regret

(nothing is clear)

and you'll wake up early and you'll live to regret

(tell the truth)

and you'll wake up early and you'll live to regret

(whenever you go wrong)

and you'll wake up early and you'll live to regret

(everything's fine)
4.0 out of 5 stars Not what I was expecting but it's good Oct. 14 2012
By Brandon - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Since Amazon doesn't have track listings or samples for this album, I bought it based pretty much entirely on the album's rating. Because it's described as a "split EP", I wasn't sure if it was a collaboration between the two bands or more of a promotional thing with singles from both bands, like The Anniversary and Superdrag once put out. For anyone who's curious like I was, this album is in fact a collaboration between the two bands and it's basically a single for a 15 minute song, with two 5 minute remixes. Neither remix really caught my attention but the original song it definitely worth a listen. But if I had know what I was buying, I would have just bought the original version of the song for a dollar. I guess that's what I get for not checking out the MP3 offerings.

Whenever You See Fit 14:29
Whenever You See Fit (DJ Dynomite D Mix) 4:57
Whenever You See Fit (Scientific American Mix) 5:37
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