Robin non-member
Qty:1
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
Add to Cart
or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by Kings Emporium
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Overall Very Good Condition - Guaranteed To Work Perfectly!! - Eligible for Amazon FREE Shipping Programs!
Add to Cart
or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Trade in your item
Get up to a $0.40
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Sharpen Your Teeth
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Sharpen Your Teeth


Price: $12.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
Provided by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Terms and Conditions. Does not apply to gift orders.
Only 4 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Complete your purchase to save the MP3 version to music library.
24 new from $5.50 22 used from $1.74
Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, May 21, 2002
"Please retry"
$12.99
$5.50 $1.74
Vinyl, May 21, 2002
"Please retry"

Amazon's Ugly Casanova Store

Visit Amazon's Ugly Casanova Store
for all the music, discussions, and more.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Includes FREE MP3 version of this album Here's how (restrictions apply)

Frequently Bought Together

Sharpen Your Teeth + 180 South
Price for both: $26.38

Buy the selected items together
  • 180 South $13.39


Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 21, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sub Pop
  • ASIN: B0000666WE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,282 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Barnacles
2. Spilled Milk Factory
3. Parasites
4. Hotcha Girls
5. (No Song)
6. Diamonds On The Face Of Evil
7. Cat Faces
8. Ice On The Sheets
9. Beesting
10. Pacifico
11. Smoke Like Ribbons
12. Things I Don't Remember
13. So Long To The Holidays

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com

It's hard to say what distinguishes this from a de facto Modest Mouse release, other than the fact that the only carryover member is singer-songwriter Isaac Brock. But this is hardly a problem, considering the flannel-clad Northwestern trio is one of the most engaging and inventive avant-garde rock bands America has to offer, right up there with the Flaming Lips and Built to Spill. Sharpen Your Teeth doesn't miss a step, throwing up a familiar mix of lovesick vocals, funeral march rhythms, and terminally discordant song arrangements. "Diamonds on the Face of Evil" floats on a haunting bed of clarinets and rattling chains, while "Things I Don't Remember" charts the unlikely meeting point between psychedelic period Rolling Stones and early Tom Waits. Side projects historically serve as a venue for self-indulgence for disgruntled band members, but for Brock--working with former Red Red Meat members Tim Rutili and Brian Deck, the Black Heart Procession's Pall Jenkins, and friend John Orth--it appears Ugly Casanova is merely a way to keep a foot in the indie world, since Modest Mouse signed with Epic two years ago. As luck (and contractual obligations) would have it, the group's debut album is also its last, so the confusion is only fleeting. --Aidin Vaziri

Product Description

Ugly Casanove is otherwise known as the solo project/alter-ego of Isaak Brock, mastermind of the widely acclaimed Modest Mouse.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
5 star
35
4 star
14
3 star
4
2 star
2
1 star
0
See all 55 customer reviews
Incredible variety ,lyrics are awesome.
Kirk Alan Edwards
The solo/side project by Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock is great.
A. K Brown
I recommend buying this album you definately won't regret!
C. Johnson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By "dresneer" on August 8, 2002
Format: Audio CD
The story behind Sharpen Your Teeth is quite interesting. I've heard several different versions from various reviews and fanzines, so I'm going to do my best to be accurate. Ugly Cassanova was a roadie for Modest Mouse that wrote constantly. (In fact, you would notice his name in the writing credits of the "Whenever You See Fit" single.) Little was known about his background. Occasionally, he would record demos of his songs. Eventually, he just disappeared, so MM frontman Isaac Brock got together with members of Califone and Red Red Meat to record their interpretation of Ugly's songs as a way to hopefully find out what ever happened to him.
The songs are simply gorgeous, and are best described as a cleaned up, more accessable Modest Mouse. The catchy riffs of Hotcha Girls, the twisted folk of Smoke Like Ribbons, and the sheer catchiness of Things I Don't Remember are arguably the best contributions to this stellar album.
Any Modest Mouse fan, especially those who loved Moon and Antarctica, should take special notice of this album. Also, anyone who loved Modest Mouse and Califones' take on Slayer's "South of Heaven" on the I Love Metal comp may also want to give this album a listen. (In fact, MM should look into more projects with Califone, because this album and that cover prove they make a wonderfail team.)
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Josh Breese on May 28, 2002
Format: Audio CD
When I heard "Barnacles" on the radio, I have to admit that it sounded like a track that was left off of Modest Mouse's The Moon and Antartica. I bought the album, expecting more of the same, which was a mistake and a blessing. After listening to the album the first time with exulted expectations, I was disheartened and dissappointed that it did not sound much like Modest Mouse at all, save "Barnacles," the first track. But of course it doesn't, it's Ugly Cassanova, not Modest Mouse. Actually, to me, the album sounded like a perfect blend of Modest Mouse and Black Heart Percession that makes some passing allusions to Tom Waits and maybe Beatles psychodellica. What results is a deep, moody album - a whole album - that is somber but not afraid to be absurd and make you smile and sing along, melodic and almost folky until it rocks. The album tends to sound deceptively simple, but after listening to it many times, there is a lot of complexity to it (sorry that is vauge sounding, it's hard to describe). Much the same as Radiohead's Kid A was a beautiful album in it's entirety, you won't be able to destinguish just a few tracks that are better than the others - the whole album is beautiful. I strongly recomend this to anyone who is looking for something different than the main stream. It hasn't left my car cd player since I bought it 6 days ago.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 30, 2002
Format: Audio CD
if your a modest mouse fan, you probably own this album. if you dont own it, buy it. as we know, isaac brock has got a way of painting images in your brain. great melodies and greater lyrics make it hard to just listen to this album without having an experience. something about playing this album makes me feel that im right where i need to be, and makes the beer taste just a little bit better. a brilliant artist creating beautiful, creative, honest music.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
17 of 22 people found the following review helpful By apollo hay on August 25, 2004
Format: Audio CD
i think few people know that this isnt really an modest mouse album under a sir-name. yes the lead singer from modest mouse is the person who sings the songs but they were really written by someone else but Brock did have to improvise on some the songwriting due to the fact of the fan who wrote was some what crazy... im here to show you the story be hind ugly casanova and one of modest mouse's best albums moon and antartica, here's the story...

MODEST MOUSE

A Story by James Stockstill

Based on nothing in particular, someone decided to tell a story. The myths seemed to become realities and the facts were deeply buried. So this might be the time to reinvest in the story an appropriate amount of truth.

It all started in a place so barren that even the newly fallen snow, so fresh and hopeful, knew to leave once it met the wind. It's where Edgar Graham was born and it's where he grew up. Since life in his home-town truly consisted only of what he made it, he would take a guitar, sit outside, and listen to himself and the moon. He did this in body or in spirit every night for ten years until, at the age of fifteen, he joined the wind and the snow and left his home.

Four years later, Edgar found himself in Laramie, Wyoming. He walked the streets of Laramie day in and day out, singing to himself those same songs with which he'd grown up. At nights he sat in the downtown clubs and listened to whoever passed through. It was on such a night that he first saw Modest Mouse, then on one of the first of their many national tours. This was in 1996, right after the Up Records release of Modest Mouse's first album: This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By R. R. Oneil on July 17, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Modest Mouse is still better to me, but there is something about this album that makes me crazy. Isaac's voice with Jenkin's is a frighteningly melodic marriage. The music sounds totally psychotic, sad, sometimes alarming. The lyrics are like no one elses and constantly surprise me. How anyone could dislike such rich, full, and innovative noises, voices, and beats is beyond me. If you were bored at an Ugly Casanova show, you just shouldn't have been there, perhaps you weren't?
One more thing, "Ice on the Sheets" is the best song I've heard in years. I urge everyone to listen to it over and over and over and over and over and over.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for Similar Items by Category