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Discussion in 'Punk Rock/Garage Rock/Indie Rock' started by ComfortablyNumb, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. ComfortablyNumb

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    Meat Puppets

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    The Meat Puppets are an Alternative/ Punk rock band from Phoenix, Arizona that formed in 1980. Their original lineup was Curt Kirkwood (guitar/vocals), his brother Cris Kirkwood (bass guitar), and Derrick Bostrom (drums).

    They are one of the more notable groups that were signed to SST Records (who released most of their albums.) They originally started as a punk rock band, but like most of their peers on SST they established their own unique style, blending punk rock, country, and psychedelic rock. It was topped off with Curt's warbling vocals. They gained significant exposure when the Kirkwood brothers served as guest musicians on Nirvana's MTV Unplugged performance in 1993. They broke up twice, in 1996 and 2002, but reunited again in 2006.

    The Meat Puppets have influenced various bands such as Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr, Pavement, and Soundgarden.

    IMO one of the most underrated bands. Overlooked constantly.

    Great band IMO.

    Link

    http://www.myspace.com/themeatpuppets

    Members

    (1980-1996)

    Curt Kirkwood - vocals, guitar
    Cris Kirkwood - bass
    Derrick Bostrom - drums

    (1999-2002)

    Curt Kirkwood - vocals, guitar
    Kyle Ellison - guitar
    Andrew Duplantis - bass
    Shandon Sahm - drums

    (2006-2009)

    Curt Kirkwood - vocals, guitar
    Cris Kirkwood - bass
    Ted Marcus - drums

    (Current)


    Curt Kirkwood - vocals, guitar
    Cris Kirkwood - bass
    Shandon Sahm - drums

    Studio albums

    Meat Puppets (1982)


    Meat Puppets II (1984)

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    Up on the Sun (1985)

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    Mirage (1987)



    Huevos (1987)

    Monsters (1989)

    Forbidden Places (1991)


    Too High to Die (1994)



    No Joke! (1995)


    Golden Lies (2000)


    Rise to Your Knees (2007)


    Sewn Together (2009)

    All their albums are good IMO.

    The two in bold with pictures are their best IMO.

    Their newest one Sewn Together is good as well.

    You really should just find a way to get all their albums since they are worth it.



















    some covers they did messing around





     
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    Hey I know these guys Mud.:D

    I have both albums you posted, haven't played them in a long time though. The vocals take some getting used to, but I like the Meat Puppets. A mod in another forum told me about them about 3 years ago now, and I was surprised when I checked them out. From the little I know one of your heroes "Kurt", really liked this band as well.

    The only "Cowpunk" band I have in the library.:grinthumb
     
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    Yup I knew Kurt was a huge fan of them. Especially when he covered 3 of their songs with the brothers.

    Great band.
     
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    AboutAGirl oh, be nice

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    Cool band. I like it most when they do noisey/atmospheric stuff. I have a great live album they did, I think in the 90s. Maybe early 00s. Only one of the brothers was with them at the time but eh, it sounds great to me.
     
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    I got hooked on these guys when i heard Nirvana's 1993 unplugged performance and they started playing Lake of Fire. it was a tasteful take now that ive seen the meat puppets live tapes of it :)
    Great band no matter if you like 80s music or not.
     
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    saw this released an hr ago on FB, looks interesting...

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    New Book, Too High To Die: Meet The Meat Puppets, Traces
    Legendary Rock Band's Entire Career
    For the first time ever, the Meat Puppets' story will be told in book form, when the authorized band bio, Too High to Die: Meet the Meat Puppets, is released on June 1, 2012. Journalist/book author/long-time Puppets fan Greg Prato wrote the book with full cooperation from the band.

    In addition to featuring interviews with band members past and present, many renowned rock names were interviewed for the 407 page book, including Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Peter Buck (REM), Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), Henry Rollins (Black Flag/Rollins Band), Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat/Fugazi), Scott Asheton (Iggy & the Stooges), Dean DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots), Doug Martsch (Built to Spill), Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum), J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.), Mike Watt (Minutemen/fIREHOSE), Chad Channing (Nirvana), and Paul Leary (Butthole Surfers), among many others.

    Set up in an "oral history format," the book is comprised entirely of never before published interviews, which were conducted solely for this book. Also included are 15 rarely seen and/or never-before-published photos of the band from throughout the years. All eras of the band are covered, including the writing/recording of such classic albums as 'Meat Puppets II' and 'Up on the Sun,' the group's appearance on Nirvana's classic 'MTV Unplugged' episode, the story behind their breakthrough hit single "Backwater," and how the Kirkwood brothers reunited in 2006, after being apart for nearly a decade.

    As the group's singer/guitarist/songwriter Curt Kirkwood says on the book's back cover, "It's a very strange, wonderful experience to read...I love the way it flows...a linear time capsule compendium of the band's past...so many perspectives tied together so well. I feel like I've been hanging out in these scenes just yesterday. Folks I know well and folks I've never even met giving me insights and perspectives on the band and myself that I've never considered or been aware of. Eerie and fun to find myself so captivated reading about something that has held me captive for my entire adult life...sometimes it's hard to see the forest for the trees. This is giving me a glimpse of the forest...thanks for the bitchin' experience."

    The book will be priced at $24.99 and made available for sale via Lulu.com on June 1, with a pre-order currently set up via the Meat Puppets official website.

    For pre-order info (and for more information about the Meat Puppets), visit www.themeatpuppets.com.

    To schedule an interview with the band or to request a review copy of Too High to Die: Meet the Meat Puppets, contact Clint Weiler.

    Later this summer, look for Meat Puppets to bring their pioneering legacy into the interactive world, as the band helps launch a new interactive music app called JamBandit. Fans will be able to experience Meat Puppets as never before, feeling the rush of genuinely playing in realtime with Cris, Curt, Ted, and Shandon, regardless of musical ability or training. To sign up for a sneak peek, visit Home.
     
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    I like the Meat Puppets! The one thing I really love by them is a 5 track CD single for "Backwater". Why you may ask? ...because of an awesome cover of the old Marty Robbins tune "A White Sportcoat"
     
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    Been listening to Meat Puppets since 1987. Favourite albums are Meat Puppets 2 and Too High To Die
     

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