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Too High To Die


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  • Audio CD (March 17 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: London - Universal Special Imports
  • ASIN: B000001FHV
  • Other Editions: Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #44,146 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Violet Eyes
2. Never To Be Found
3. We Don't Exist
4. Severed Goddess Hand
5. Flaming Heart
6. Shine
7. Station
8. Roof With A Hole
9. Backwater
10. Things
11. Why?
12. Evil Love
13. Comin' Down

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Format: Audio CD
If this CD had "sucked", needless to say, I would NOT have bought ANY more "Puppets" music. As it has turned out, I have ALL their full & single releases! I guess this is a hint as to how good this cd is!
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Strong sets of musicianship and songwriting makes this my favorite Puppet album after the big two [MP II and Up on the Sun]. These are certainly as tuneful a set of songs as the Puppets have ever recorded.
They've never really gotten the recognition they deserved and while they've made a few spotty albums this isn't one of them. From Violet Eyes to the excellent Severed Goddess Hand most of the songs here are excellent and have held up well over the last few years.
"Too High to Die" doesn't quite achieve the heights of II and Up on the Sun, but that's not a criticism. Few albums from any artists hold up well in comparasion with those two albums.
This is a great album and one of the best alternative albums of the '90s.
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By Cally on March 22 2004
Format: Audio CD
I love these guys. It's super cool that they associated with Kurt Cobain, fore the Meat Puppets music is hip and worthy enough to be played alongside Nirvana's Unplugged. That is beside the point. This is my favorite album buy the MP's.
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Definitely one of the great albums from 1994 or even the mid-90s. The Meat Puppets have a country twang mixed with metal power chords that makes this a great album to listen to. For the more country mix I love "A Hole in the Wall" and "Comin Down". More metal induced riffs are some of the first tracks on the album like "Violet Eyes". My personal tastes run from Grateful Dead to Frank Black to Norah Jones to acid jazz, etc... so if you have a wide range of tastes - like good guitar and bass work - with lyrics that are more thought provoking/interesting than pick the album up.
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By H3@+h on Feb. 16 2004
Format: Audio CD
These guys don't exactly remind me of "Dinosaur Jr.", but they do in the way that they're punk and country, as much as they are grunge. They put it all together well. Sometimes I feel this album has a fairly generic mid-90's alt-rock sound, but other times it seems pretty impressive and unique. It's somewhere inbetween I suppose. Anyway, "Backwater" was the big catchy hit off this, but the whole disc is almost as good. Also, the hidden track is "Lake Of Fire", which was covered of course by "Nirvana". This could be their best album, but even if it's not, I still suggest you get "Too High To Die".
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Too High To Die would be the most successful album that the Meat Puppets would release. Before this, they had released several strong albums but only had a small but loyal following. The members of Nirvana were part of this following and they had the Meat Puppets open for them on their last tour and also featured the band and their music on their MTV Unplugged special. This finally gave the Meat Puppets some long overdue exposure as radio and MTV finally started playing their music.
It remains a mystery how Too High To Die didn't become a huge success. The music presented here fit right in with the alternative and acoustic rock that was popular in the mid-90's. Although the track "Backwater" would become a minor hit single, several other tracks such as the acoustic ballads "Shine" and "Why?" could have also been hits if marketed correctly. The electicism of their earlier albums is on full display here. Whether it's the heavy riffing of "Violet Eyes" and "We Don't Exist", the great melodic alternative tracks "Severed Goddess Hand" and "Flaming Heart", the country of "Comin' Down", or the blues-rock of "Roof With A Hole", everything here is top notch. Other great tracks here include "Things", "Evil Love", and "Never To Be Found." There's also an unlisted remake of their song "Lake Of Fire", which was popularized by Nirvana on MTV Unplugged, at the end of the album. Simply a great album. Highly recommended.
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By "kaluahjeff" on Jan. 27 2004
Format: Audio CD
While i enjoy the 90's alternative/rock music scene and bands like the Meat Puppets, this album left me somewhat empty after hearing it (and not just once too). The Meat Puppets have a tremendous amount of talent but just wasn't able to showcase it on Too High to Die. The album is probably good enough from the aspect of worth buying for a few songs, especially of course "Backwater" which is their best song and their hit from 1994, and a song that i believe is one of the most significant songs from the 90's rock genre. The other songs on this album were too rough and very much predictable throughout. It just didn't keep me interested enough to keep it in my cd changer. With the exception of "Backwater", perhaps Too High to Die is an acquired sound.
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Like a roll of dice, this release turned out to be a winner for me. Strong guitar work, and eclectic arragements, this is one of my favorite alternative bands! Lake of Fire is a classic!!!
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