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Lemme Get an Encore: Modest Mouse

on May 21, 2012, 12:00pm
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10. ”Bankrupt on Selling”

 

Lonesome Crowded West, on the whole, is fairly bleak, and this track is one of its most depressing inclusions. With lines like “I came clean outta love with my love/I still love her/loved her more when she used to be sober/and I was kinder” and “All of the angels they’d sell off your soul/for a set of new rings and anything gold”, it’s a simple in-your-face number that could really work with just Brock on a bare stage with his guitar. Even though it’s included on their live  album, Baron von Bullshit Rides Again, the band hasn’t played it for years. They’d just need to follow it up with something that bounces. -Nick Freed

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