Ongoing History Daily: The Modest Mouse punch-out

Back in 2000 when Modest Mouse was recording their third album, The Moon and Antarctica, in Chicago, singer Isaac Brock was staying in an apartment near the studio. Deciding to take a smoke break, he went out onto the sidewalk where he encountered a dozen kids hanging around. He decided to say hello. That did not work with the gang of kids.

He was immediately punched in the face, breaking his jaw. When the Modest Mouse dog came to the rescue, some of the group broke off to chase the dog while the others kept pounding on Isaac. Eventually, it was able to get away and seek medical attention.

The attack explains why Modest Mouse had to cut back on Isaac’s vocals for the rest of the album sessions.

If you’re a fan of Young the Giant, you should read yesterday’s post.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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