Modest Mouse ‎– This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About

Glacial Pace ‎– GPLP-007
2 × Vinyl, LP, Reissue, 180 Gram

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A1 Dramamine 5:42
A2 Breakthrough 4:06
A3 Custom Concern
Vocals – Nicole Johnson (2)
A4 Might 1:31
A5 Lounge 6:33
B1 Beach Side Property 6:59
B2 She Ionizes & Atomizes
Vocals – Nicole Johnson (2)
B3 Head South
Vocals – Nicole Johnson (2)Vocals [Extra] – Calvin Johnson
B4 Dog Paddle
Bass, Guitar – Eric JudyDrums, Bass – Jeremiah GreenGuitar, Vocals, Drums – Isaac Brock
B5 Novocain Stain 3:42
C1 Tundra / Desert 5:24
C2 Ohio 6:01
C3 Exit Does Not Exist 4:57
C4 Talking Shit About A Pretty Sunset 5:50
D1 Make Everyone Happy / Mechanical Birds 6:04
D2 Space Travel Is Boring 1:53
D3 Edit The Sad Parts 7:03
D4 A Manic Depressive Named Laughing Boy 4:44

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©℗1996, 2014 Glacial Pace Recordings
All songs © 1996 Modest Mouse

Engineered at Moon Studios in Olympia, Wash., October & November 1996.

Includes a download code.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 67981 14451 1
  • Label Code: LC-21156
  • Matrix / Runout: GPLP 007-A [Sideways peace sign]JW140603 122123E1/A
  • Matrix / Runout: GPLP 007-B [Sideways peace sign]JW140603 122123E2/A
  • Matrix / Runout: GPLP 007-C [Sideways peace sign]JW140603 122123E3/A
  • Matrix / Runout: GPLP 007-D [Sideways peace sign]JW140603 122123E4/A


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February 6, 2018
I returned my copy to the shop I bought it from. Generally, the pressing isn't the worst, but it's nothing special. I didn't have a lot of noise like others have stated. The only real problem I came across was side D was pressed off center. Having been pressed at GZ in '14 it doesn't surprise me.


April 21, 2015
edited over 3 years ago

As the Modest Mouse reissue train keeps rolling, the sound on these pressings continue to be fantastic and this is no exception!

BUT I do have to ask if anyone else has noticed these tiny glitchy type noises all throughout the pressings for both This ia a Long Drive and Lonesome Crowded West. I have a colored version and black version of both and I notice this on every one. It's not overwhelming like a pop and it's not indiscernible like crackling; it is the same exact sound that appears in the background of the sound stage and it is pretty clear in quieter passages. It isn't the biggest deal but it certainly is annoying after a while.


December 3, 2014
Beautiful. Sounds amazing.


October 30, 2014
Those tiny white bumps are probably paper from the sleeve, I have lots of records like that, and it never comes loose. If it causes skipping, I would ask for another copy. If you ordered from glacial pace they would likely oblige. Have you tried a very thorough cleaning with an alcohol based solution?


October 28, 2014
Does anyone else have tiny white bumps in their copy which seem to be embedded in the vinyl? They cause my stylus to skip pretty badly.


October 27, 2014
Just recieved mine today, along with the 2 singles (color was a nice surprise), and I must say that they sound absolutely amazing. I have a pretty decent system, and these pressings were definitely made with care. As lo fi as these albums are, their analog warmth resonates through this analog medium more efficiently than any band in recent memory. I am do glad I just got an all tube preamp stage before these came. The sounds coming our of the speakers are simply beautiful!


October 19, 2014
edited over 4 years ago
I can't wait for this to show up in my mailbox!
...The US version that is.