Ugly Casanova Biography
Source: Daphne Carr, All Music Guide
According to legend, "Ugly Casanova" is the pen name used by a crazed Modest Mouse fan named Edgar Graham who broke into the band's show in Denver in 1998. Intrigued by the
man's journals full of potential song lyrics, frontman Issac Brock assembled a hodgepodge of Pacific Northwestern friends to realize some of the words as songs in 2000. The resulting album, Sharpen Your Teeth, appeared in May 2002 on Sub Pop. In this incarnation, Ugly Casanova was the work of Brock, Brian Deck and Tim Rutili (of Califone and Red Red Meat), Paul Jenkins (of the Black Heart Procession), and John Orth (of Holopaw). Furthering the manic alt-country of The Moon & Antarctica-era Modest Mouse, the album features plaintive melodies and Brock's trademark, rough-hewn voice singing his "found" lyrics. The band toured in June and July 2002 with Kingsbury Manx and Iron & Wine. ~ Daphne Carr, All Music Guide
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Yeah mythbusters here | Reviewer: firstname.lastname@example.org | 9/23/2007
Actually no one wrote the lyrics this was combined effort between Isaac Brock and several other musicians where he was touring. All the material was actually written by Isaac. Legendary imposter was not an actual influence, however he was at one of Modest Mouse's shows.
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