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Golden Lies [Import]

Meat Puppets Audio CD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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1. Intro
2. Armed And Stupid
3. I Quit
4. Lamp
5. Hercules
6. Batwing
7. Take Off Your Clothes
8. You Love Me
9. Pieces Of Me
10. Push The Button
11. Tarantula
12. Endless Wave
13. Wipeout
14. Fatboy/Fat/Requiem

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Veteran quartet The Meat Puppets are one of the trio of American bands who invented grunge before the term existed. Along with Minneapolis's Husker D| and The Replacements, they gestated the combination of tuneful metal and lyrical angst that would be turned into an immensely lucrative musical revolution by Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, et al: Nirvana acknowledged as much by covering three Meat Puppets songs on their MTV Unplugged album. Since that recording, The Meat Puppets have enjoyed something of a career resurgence. Golden Lies, like other recent efforts, is not noticeably different from anything they produced in heroic obscurity on the SST label in the 1980s, but will undoubtedly reach a wider audience. Though it generally pales in comparison to anything by the bands they inspired, the breezily gorgeous up-tempo country ballad "I Quit" hints at a direction that The Meat Puppets could profitably pursue as they totter into their forties. --Andrew Mueller

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3.9 out of 5 stars
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Format:Audio CD
The album is adventurous and different from any other Meat Puppets album. But you could pretty much say the same thing about any Meat Puppets album. I was saddened as much as anyone that the original Meat Puppets lineup had to disintegrate. But Curt Kirkwood creates amazing music no matter who he's playing with and this album does not disappoint. It takes new directions, but does so well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Curt Kirkwood still knows how to rock April 8 2002
Format:Audio CD
For me, this is the Meat Puppet's best effort since leaving SST, slightly edging out Too High To Die. Endless Wave is every bit as good as Backwater, and would deserve to have reached the same success. If you are into the Meat Puppets last couple of albums, I can't see how you wouldn't get into this one. The new band is excellent and should be accepted on their own terms. The lyrics feature the same style of absurdities and anomalies mixed with existential pondering which has been commonplace to the band since they began using real words. Don't be stubborn! Believe in the Lies!
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2.0 out of 5 stars disappointing Dec 25 2001
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Format:Audio CD
i know about the predictament that chris is in and i know that the band is only called the Meat Puppets because they owe more records under the name Meat Puppets but if you choose to call your band the Meat Puppets i am automatically going to compare your band to that band. Curt makes good songs but there is something missing. All of the songs half-suck. maybe if they called their band the ... i would have judged this album differently. i have to say that this album is better than forbidden places, though. i gave this album three stars for trying to be a normal Meat Puppets album. it is not a total departure from the usual Meat Puppets' punk music for fans of the Grateful Dead mission statement but it is half of one.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The endless wave that crashes over me. July 13 2001
Format:Audio CD
I'm really tired of hearing all the old-school Mup's fans dragging this album through the mud. Oh sure, it's different. Even 'slickly produced', if you had to. But... is 'different' a big surprise coming from Curt Kirkwood? I mean, the guy changes musical directions like Pete Townshend changes his mind. But, he almost never fails to bring a wonderful record to back up whatever his latest vision may be... and "Golden Lies" is no exception. Lots of other reviewers have hit the nail directly on the head concerning the individual tracks and overall sound, so I shant dwell on that too much. I can tell you this, though... it's an acquired taste. The record will not jump right out at you with it's indolent beauty all at once. Give it a few weeks.
And try to forgive the band for the disappointing tour that followed this record's release. Blech.
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4.0 out of 5 stars These lies are golden, indeed May 24 2001
Format:Audio CD
The return of the legendary guitar hero, Curt Kirkwood, to the recording studio is marked by the fine release "Golden Lies". This effort is a variation of the original Meat Puppets lineup, without bassist Cris Kirkwood or percussionist Derrick Bostrum, but a quartet, including guitarist Kyle Elison.
"Golden Lies" showcases Curt's outstanding songwriting ability, and is a certain improvement over 1995's "No Joke". Sounds range from hard driving riffs, as on "Armed and Stupid", to sweetly soaring melodic tracks, such as "Lamp" and "Endless Wave". "Tarantula" may be the finest cut on the CD; a very appealing timing with superb drumming, which is accented by haunting guitar leads. The new Meat Puppets even venture into the world of rap, demonstrating continued mastery of a plethora of music styles.
This CD is a must buy for Meatheads, as well as for those unfamiliar with the material of the now classic 1980's heyday of the Meat Puppets.
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4.0 out of 5 stars whatever that something should be March 30 2001
Format:Audio CD
like all kids brought up on alternative radio in the mid nineties i have been some what aware of the meatpuppets for a long time now. but i have never come across the oppurtunity to hear much by them. thank god that recently that has changed. I have got to tell you that i miss being able to turn on the radio and being able to hear intelligent people expressing real emotions in rock format without being afraid of intimidating their audience with too many SAT words. that is why i am so enamored with this album. its not exactly the most consistant of efforts but the moments that it does have are some of the best i have heard in about six years. songs like,I QUIT, ENDLESS WAVE, YOU LOVE ME, and the hilarious meandering ending track, FATBOY FAT REQUIUM, are all classic alt tracks. when i started listening to music alot around 1993 there was a raging debate as to what constituted alternative music and while i firmly believe that this monicre should not carry stringent boundaries i think this album at its best could be a blue print for the spirit of alternative music. not that anyone really cares anymore. (this album has an even greater legacy in that it inspired me to put more effort into hearing the entire puppets catalogue...good stuff)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Meat Puppets Golden Lies Dec 11 2000
Format:Audio CD
I have read reviews that are negative about this CD because Bostrum and brother Kirkwood are no longer in the band, reviews that claim it is not the 'real' Meat Puppets. I have been a fan of the Puppets since the the mid 80's and I have got to tell you, this is 'real'. I haven't been this impressed with a new release from the Puppets since Monsters. As I listen, I find myself smiling with amusement and enthusiasm at the direction this album takes the Meat Puppets. It is different, but all so familiar. Just goes to show that the person steering this band in all it's different creative directions all along was Curt Kirkwood. Do yourself a favor and buy it!
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