Modest Mouse singer/songwriter Isaac Brock seems to hate this song. When asked to play it at an Ugly Casanova (another band he has a hand in) concert, he responded, "I wouldn't play that, even for the band it was written for."
The song is about fistfights. In the old days, you could challenge someone to a fight by telling them to "Put up your dukes."
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Mark from Tacoma, WaIsaac Brock has a lousy memory, "Dukes up" was recorded in 93 and more then likely has forgotten how to play it. When asked to play " Talking s--t About A Pretty Sunset" at a concert in Seattle, he replied he couldnt rememeber how to play it to save his life. Mr. Brock likes to drink and that does effect ones memory, I think, if I remember correctly.
Dani from Nyc, Nyi'm taking the next plane down to virginia, just so that i can slap you.
Katie from Washington, Vayou spelled ugly casanova wrong.
Jake from San Fran, CaThis songs off the album "Sad Sappy Sucker". Its I really like the songs intro, but the singing style is so differnt from what Brocks style had evoled into. Plus the "fan" who requested the songs was probably a *ick. Why would you request a Modest Mouse song during an Ugly Cassonova Concert?
Two tears roll down Sinead O'Connor's face. toward the end of the video for "Nothing Compares 2 U." They were shed because she associated the song's lyrics of love and loss with her mother, who was killed in a car accident in 1985.