Let's face it, we've all got our opinions, but after reading the subpar reviews of "No Joke," I couldn't sit idly by.
In and of itself, "No Joke" is not only one of the Meat Puppets' best albums, it's also one of the best albums- PERIOD.
There's not a single bad song, and each one is actually quite excellent. Notables: Scum, Nothing, Head, Taste of the Sun, Vampires, Predator, Poison Arrow, Eyeball, For Free, Cobbler, Inflatable, Sweet Ammonia, and ESPECIALLY Chemical Garden.
Yes, I know that's all 13 songs. Go out, find it, obtain it, listen to it. THIS IS A GREAT, GREAT ALBUM.
Other great Meat Puppets albums:
TOO HIGH TO DIE (just as good, if not better than "No Joke," but they're close)
GOLDEN LIES (same as above, but this is not the same band)
UP ON THE SUN
Other GREAT Curt Kirkwood related items:
EYES ADRIFT - "Eyes Adrift" (notables: Untried, Telescope, Alaska, Solid, Pyramids,Sleight of Hand)
VOLCANO - "Volcano" (notables: Love Mine, Pine Cone, Run Aground, Blown Away)
CURT KIRKWOOD - "Snow" (notables: Here Comes Forever, Beautiful Weapon, Box of Limes, In Bone, Circles)
The man is a genius. Get his stuff.