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Fruit That Ate Itself EP
|1. Untitled 1|
|2. The Waydown|
|3. Untitled 2|
|4. Dirty Fingernails|
|5. Sunspots In The House Of The Late Scapegoat|
|6. The Fruit That Ate Itself|
The Fruit That Ate Itself is the third EP released by indie rock band Modest Mouse in 1997. The album was recorded at Calvin Johnson's Dub Narcotic Studios. Originally, the session was planned to record a 7" release, but it soon expanded into an EP. The track "Dirty Fingerprints" also appears on Yoyo A Go Go, a compilation album released by Yoyo Records.
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The Fruit that Ate Itself is a 6-song (but 9-track) EP that solves this problem, showing MM at their best before the Age of Epic [Records].
It starts (on track 2) with The Waydown, which is as good and yet conservative as indie rock gets. Dirty Fingernails sounds like it came right off of TIALDFSWNTTA, and is as hypnotic as it is jarring. However, I find the best track to be The Fruit That Ate Itself, with it's very screamy noise, heavy bass, and Latin (Caribbean?) beat. The EP's final track's final line ends the EP so abruptly, you can't help but laugh.
Overall, fans of the first two LPs shouldn't miss this and those who joined in after Moon and Antarctica may want to take a listen to see if old-school MM is right for them. It still remains one of my favorite MM discs.
This is exactly what it should be... not the beginning disc to a Modest Mouse collection, but a latter addition that any fan will love. These guys show us what they can do on this one.
"How do I land? I don't understand." MM
Most recent customer reviews
Modest Mouse is peerless, and not a pear less. You need this serving from the fruit group. Enjoy.Published on Dec 8 2003 by Lovisa Gustaffson
There are two great songs on this EP: "Summer" and "Sunspots", the rest are examples of MM's ability to take a sketchy idea and stretch it out for far too long. Read morePublished on June 13 2000
I hated it when I first heard it, but after I bought the vinyl (for the luscious cover art), it all sank in....and I love this record... Read morePublished on May 25 2000 by regnad_kcin
Just bought this. Full of pleasant surprises. If upon your first or second listen you don't find yourself bobbing your head with the music or feeling the urge to get up and dance... Read morePublished on Feb. 26 2000
I love this band to mass amounts to begin with. "Dirty Fingernails" has to be my favourite on here. There is just something defiant about it. Read morePublished on Dec 7 1999