This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About

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This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About
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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 16, 1996
RecordedOctober–November 1995
StudioMoon Studios, Olympia, Washington
Genre
Length74:03
LabelUp
ProducerSteve Wold
Modest Mouse chronology
Blue Cadet-3, Do You Connect?
(1994)
This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About
(1996)
Interstate 8
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Consumer GuideA−[2]
Pitchfork8.5/10[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3.5/5 stars[4]

This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About is the debut studio album by American rock band Modest Mouse, released on April 16, 1996 by Up Records. Many of the album's tracks focus on traveling by automobile and the loneliness associated with rural life.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics are written by Isaac Brock; all music is composed by Modest Mouse.

No.TitleLength
1."Dramamine"5:42
2."Breakthrough"4:06
3."Custom Concern"4:28
4."Might"1:31
5."Lounge"6:33
6."Beach Side Property"6:59
7."She Ionizes & Atomizes"4:21
8."Head South"4:22
9."Dog Paddle"2:02
10."Novocain Stain"3:42
11."Tundra/Desert"5:24
12."Ohio"6:01
13."Exit Does Not Exist"4:57
14."Talking Shit About a Pretty Sunset"5:50
15."Make Everyone Happy/Mechanical Birds"6:04
16."Space Travel Is Boring"1:53

Vinyl edition[edit]

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."Dramamine"5:42
2."Breakthrough"4:06
3."Custom Concern"4:28
4."Might"1:31
5."Lounge"6:33
Side two
No.TitleLength
1."Beach Side Property"6:59
2."She Ionizes & Atomizes"4:21
3."Head South"4:22
4."Dog Paddle"2:02
5."Novocain Stain"3:42
Side three
No.TitleLength
1."Tundra/Desert"5:24
2."Ohio"6:01
3."Exit Does Not Exist"4:57
4."Talking Shit About A Pretty Sunset"5:50
Side four
No.TitleLength
1."Make Everyone Happy/Mechanical Birds"6:04
2."Space Travel Is Boring"1:53
3."Edit the Sad Parts"7:04
4."A Manic Depressive Named Laughing Boy"5:03

Personnel[edit]

Modest Mouse[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Steve Wold – slide guitar, mandolin, guitar, backup vocals
  • Brent Arnold – cello
  • Nicole Johnson – vocals on "Custom Concern", "She Ionizes & Atomizes", and "Head South"
  • Calvin Johnson – extra vocals on "Head South"

Other[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gentry, Brandon. "This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About – Modest Mouse". AllMusic. Retrieved July 24, 2015.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (2000). "Modest Mouse: This Is a Long Drive for Someone With Nothing to Think About". Christgau's Consumer Guide: Albums of the '90s. St. Martin's Press. p. 208. ISBN 0-312-24560-2. Retrieved July 24, 2015.
  3. ^ Howe, Brian (November 5, 2014). "Modest Mouse: This Is a Long Drive for Someone With Nothing to Think About / The Lonesome Crowded West". Pitchfork. Retrieved July 24, 2015.
  4. ^ Harris, Keith (2004). "Modest Mouse". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. p. 551. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. Retrieved August 18, 2017.

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