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Meat Puppets 1 (Vinyl) Import


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  • LP Record (Oct. 17 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Sst Records
  • ASIN: B000000LZ4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Format: Audio CD
As with Flipper's classic trainwreck "Generic Flipper", "Meat Puppets" elicits a type of knee-jerk reaction along the lines of "What the hell were these guys thinking?!". After a few listens, however, the album reveals a level of depth, creativity, and humor that few of the Puppet's contemporaries could ever dream of approaching.
This isn't the militant, humorless, paint-by-numbers hardcore being churned out by the majority of bands at this time. Rather, it's a hallucinogenic blur of blazing drum beats, brilliantly sloppy guitars, and manic, unintelligible vocals.
If "Meat Puppets" had been recorded during his lifetime, it probably would have been Salvidor Dali's favorite record.
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Format: Audio CD
Boy, does this album rock! It's raw, messy hardcore fun! Too bad the Pups would never sound like this again. Though their next album is most popular, this will always stand as an essential document of the early MP's experience. Amazing album, must buy it!!!
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By PSM/Bokor on Nov. 13 2001
Format: Audio CD
I've never been able to fully explain why I enjoy the Meat Puppets. All I know is that they make me laugh. I have often thought that the singer could have benefited from Hooked on Phonics; he's all but unintelligible. Just when I think that they could not be called musicians, they throw " Dolphin Field" at you. They are enigma; that's what makes them so appealing, I guess.
This album was one of my first punk albums as a teenager, back in the early eighties. I just had to buy it, not so long ago - much to my wife's dismay. I still need to be in the mood to enjoy it, but, when the mood hits, there is no other band that could possible fill that void.
I feel awkward recommending this album to anyone. You'll either love it or hate it. There is absolutely no middle ground here. There is no band to compare them to. However, when I think of the ultimate punk music collection, this self-titled cd must be included.
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By A Customer on July 1 2001
Format: Audio CD
Meat puppets (self titled) may be a louder, more agressive, seemingly nonsensical collection of songs but it should not be dismissed. The fast pace of Kurts guitar riffs is here and many of the songs are so short that it's easy to miss them but as long as you listen to this album with an open mind you can hear it for it's individuality, just don't expect it to be much like the other fine Pups offerings. First timers to the Pups should probably go for Meat Puppets II instead, for an easier introduction.
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Format: Audio CD
Meat Puppets is a high energy sloppy, loud, insaine, hardcore punk album. Way different then other Meat Puppets albums this one shows that they were possibly a very Black Flag influenced band at this time. Though some Meat Puppets fans may dislike this album, to me it remains a classic one. One I will always enjoy listning to everytime I put it in my stereo. This album is only 20 minutes long but reached about an hour with the In A Car ep and the extra tracks on the rerelease. None of these songs besides maybe the cover songs were played in concert after touring for Meat Puppets II and upward. Perhaps the band regrets this album. I wouldn't. The vocals maybe wacked but there is definetly some phoenominal guitar work in this album. And in my opinion the vocals kick ... The only way you can understand what Curt and Cris are saying is if you read the lyric sheet and even that you can get lost in. Definetly if your a die hard fan and you don't have this album yet take some money from your next paycheck and buy this album. If you don't like this album if it's is just too much for you then definetly go buy Up On The Sun or No Joke. Those are some of the best albums ever made.
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Format: Audio CD
This album rocks, but in a bizarre way. Seasoned Mups fans will love the frenzied, sloppy, and rough cuts on this, thier debut L.P. This album is definately different from the other Mups L.P.'s, but you can hear Curt Kirkwood's guitar brilliance through the din. This is vintage Mups - the roots of an awesome trio.
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Format: Audio CD
I love TMBG. I love the Meat Puppets. Given, this album is not an accurate representation of The Meat Puppets finest (nor is No Joke) but it is ludicrous! I love it as well. It's nothing like tmbg, but I don't want all my music sounding like tmbg. Presently (this could change by next week), my favorite MP release is the Out My Way reissue.
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