Vinyl version includes bonus tracks and download card! The Meat Puppets stretch their legs on 1986's "Out My Way," jamming their way through a bunch of tunes, including the title track, "She's Hot," and "Good Golly Miss Molly."
It was often hard to pin the Meat Puppets down: just when you thought they were hard-core thrash (1981's Meat Puppets
), or an electrifying blend of desert country, hillbilly, and psychedelia (1985's seminal Up on the Sun
), the Kirkwood brothers would come out with something like 1986's six-track Out My Way
. Much more classic rock and country than their previous offerings, it still gave their fans a typically warped perspective--particularly on the sing-along title track and a completely maniacal version of Little Richard's "Good Golly Miss Molly." If guitarist Curt was by now wanting to move a little more towards accessibility, it sure didn't show. The seven bonus tracks here (recorded around the same time) include the self-descriptive Orb-like "Backwards Drums" and a Mekons-esque rambling version of George Jones's "Burn the Honky Tonky Down." By this point, the Phoenix trio were cruising on easy. --Everett True