Sharpen Your Teeth

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All Music Guide - Kenyon Hopkin
The story behind Sharpen Your Teeth is odd yet plausible: a mentally unstable character named Edgar Graham calling himself Ugly Casanova met up with Modest Mouse, followed them around on tour, recorded some songs, gave the recordings to labels, and then mysteriously disappeared. Songs on tapes discovered by Sub Pop were later recorded by Issac Brock of Modest Mouse in hopes that Graham would resurface. The first solo record from the singer/guitarist, Sharpen Your Teeth, cuts into raw indie rock with spells of country and folk, while allowing Brock to explore a varying scope of sounds. He gets help from Brian Deck whose production credits include Tortoise and the Sea and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Kenyon Hopkin
The story behind Sharpen Your Teeth is odd yet plausible: a mentally unstable character named Edgar Graham calling himself Ugly Casanova met up with Modest Mouse, followed them around on tour, recorded some songs, gave the recordings to labels, and then mysteriously disappeared. Songs on tapes discovered by Sub Pop were later recorded by Issac Brock of Modest Mouse in hopes that Graham would resurface. The first solo record from the singer/guitarist, Sharpen Your Teeth, cuts into raw indie rock with spells of country and folk, while allowing Brock to explore a varying scope of sounds. He gets help from Brian Deck whose production credits include Tortoise and the Sea and Cake, Tim Rutili of Red Red Meat, and Pall Jenkins of the Black Heart Procession. Ranging from heartfelt acoustic numbers "Cat Faces" to outright bizarreness with grating vocals "Diamonds on the Face of Evil", there's no doubt that the mood sometimes coincides with the enigmatic Graham.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/21/2002
  • Label: Sub Pop
  • UPC: 098787055221
  • Catalog Number: 552
  • Sales rank: 55,887

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Barnacles (5:05)
  2. 2 Spilled Milk Factory (4:26)
  3. 3 Parasites (3:36)
  4. 4 Hotcha Girls (4:58)
  5. 5 No Song (0:26)
  6. 6 Diamonds on the Face of Evil (3:16)
  7. 7 Cat Faces (3:36)
  8. 8 Ice on the Sheets (6:33)
  9. 9 Beesting (0:48)
  10. 10 Pacifico (2:31)
  11. 11 Smoke Like Ribbons (5:15)
  12. 12 Things I Don't Remember (3:29)
  13. 13 So Long to the Holdays (5:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ugly Casanova Primary Artist
Brian Deck Organ, Bass, Mandolin, Percussion, Drums, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Tim Rutili Fiddle, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Slide Guitar, Vox Organ
Pall A. Jenkins Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
John Orth Vocals, Vox Organ
Technical Credits
Brian Deck Sound Effects, Producer
Dan Stout Mastering
Isaac Brock Producer
Thomas Campbell Illustrations
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    best side project

    besides modest mouse this album has to stand on it's own because of the amazing backup vocals and the amazing lyrics fit for a old modest mouse fan

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    Posted June 20, 2010

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