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Up on the Sun


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  • Audio CD (Jan. 14 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rykodisc
  • ASIN: B00000I9KV
  • In-Print Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #81,389 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Up On The Sun
2. Maiden's Milk
3. Away
4. Animal Kingdom
5. Hot Pink
6. Swimming Ground
7. Buckethead
8. Too Real
9. Enchanted Pork Fist
10. Seal Whales
11. Two Rivers
12. Creator
13. Hot Pink
14. Up On The Sun
15. Mother American Marshmallow
16. Embodiment Of Evil
17. Hot Pink

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The high watermark of their early years, "Up on the Sun" remains most Meat Puppets fans' all-time favorite. Recorded in just three days back in early 1985, the album received universal praise. For this edition, the album has been expanded to include five

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This is the album where most fans agree that Curt, Cris, and Derrick came into their own as a totally original artistic force, where the intricate wordplay of Curt's heat-driven visions is finally matched by the tricky rhythmic exchanges and turbulent, trippy melodicism emanating from the instruments. When listening to songs such as the whistle-led "Maiden's Milk," the outrageously Talking Heads-funky "Away," or the giddy, rollicking "Seal Whales," it becomes almost impossible to believe that only three instruments could create such a delicate, textured record. It truly seemed that this Phoenix trio had managed to capture the sound of the desert on vinyl--the sense of echoing loneliness, the cactus prickliness, the vast open spaces. This reissue (originally released in 1985) includes five bonus eight-track demos. --Everett True

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Having had most of the old Meat Puppet's records for so long, I was excited by this reissue series, and haven't been disappointed. Beyond the original masterpiece, which others have described quite well, there are five early demos (2 of "Hot Pink" as well as "Up on the Sun", "Maiden's Milk" and a track called "Embodiment of Evil") which are all amazing. In fact, these demos are more adventurous than many of the original album tracks. Track 17, the earliest demo or "Hot Pink" is a mesmorizing jam... it is instrumental, featuring numerous different elements, including some interesting percussion, and clocks in at about 8 minutes, very interesting to hear how different it is from the album track. Track 16 "Embodiment of Evil" is a perfect lead in to this jam, a two minute groove session with a great catchy bass line. The loose jam-rock feel that comes across in these demos is something that has never really been heard in any of the Meat Puppet's albums, making this a very worthwhile purchase for anyone who may already have the old SST issue. For anyone just getting into the Meat Puppet's, this is as good a place to start as any.
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By Bruce on July 11 2001
Format: Audio CD
How many albums can you think of that you like EVERY song on ? For me, the Beatles' "Abbey Road " and "Murmur" by REM come to mind. After listening to "Up on the Sun" by the Meat Puppets for the past 6 months, it has just hit me that this is a perfect album; I love every song on it.
The songs are fast, simple, fun, and really catchy. This record sounds like it is was recorded live in the studio during a session where the band had a lot of fun; it sounds real, not fake. The music is not as deep as the music on the Meat Puppets' album which came before this one (Meat Puppets II) but that's OK, it's a different album (by the way, Meat Puppets II is great and nearly perfect). Most of the songs focus on electric guitar but there are also songs where the bass rules the guitar (Maiden's Milk, Hot Pink). I have never heard bass like this before; it's amazing.
For anyone who likes alternative music, this is a must have.
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Well The Meat Puppets are a very influential band and a band that has totlly changed my life. Most people say that this is the best Meat Puppets album and they are right. Not only is it the best Meat Puppets album but it's also the best album in the world. Well my world anyway. Up on the sun is a great opening song a laid back happy groving piece with a dersert sounding guitar line. Swimming Ground is the Ultimate song and my very favorite song ever. How can a band that puts out albums this damn good not be given the respect they deserve. For those of you who haven't heard or don't have this album yet. Get some cash and go to the nearest cd store and invest in this phoenominal album. Too High To Die is a good album too but wait till you hear this. It is such a happy, colorful, country-rock album. I would Give it 10 stars if I could but I can't so oh well :)
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Well The Meat Puppets are a very influential band and a band that has totlly changed my life. Most people say that this is the best Meat Puppets album and they are right. Not only is it the best Meat Puppets album but it's also the best album in the world. Well my world anyway. Up on the sun is a great opening song a laid back happy groving piece with a dersert sounding guitar line. Swimming Ground is the Ultimate song and my very favorite song ever. How can a band that puts out albums this damn good not be given the respect they deserve. For those of you who haven't heard or don't have this album yet. Get some cash and go to the nearest cd store and invest in this phoenominal album. Too High To Die is a good album too but wait till you hear this. It is such a happy, colorful, country-rock album. I would Give it 10 stars if I could but I can't so oh well :)
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Well The Meat Puppets are a very influential band and a band that has totlly changed my life. Most people say that this is the best Meat Puppets album and they are right. Not only is it the best Meat Puppets album but it's also the best album in the world. Well my world anyway. Up on the sun is a great opening song a laid back happy groving piece with a dersert sounding guitar line. Swimming Ground is the Ultimate song and my very favorite song ever. How can a band that puts out albums this damn good not be given the respect they deserve. For those of you who haven't heard or don't have this album yet. Get some cash and go to the nearest cd store and invest in this phoenominal album. Too High To Die is a good album too but wait till you hear this. It is such a happy, colorful, country-rock album. I would Give it 10 stars if I could but I can't so oh well :)
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By A Customer on Feb. 16 2000
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Funnily enough I also found this in a bargain bin about a year after it was first released. The Meat Puppets meant nothing in the UK at the time, and, to be honest, I would never have bought it if it hadn't been so cheap - but I'm so glad I did as it's one of the greatest LPs of the 80's. After I bought it, i played to my girlfriend and she loved, so she played to some of her friends and they loved it and they played it to..... you get the picture, pretty soon there was a virtual community of "Up on the Sun" nuts in Glasgow, many many miles away from Arizona. The downside of all this is that every time I bought another Meat Puppets record after this, they were always a huge disappointment (usually too rawk or muso-flash) - now I look on this as a just a great one-off. Still at last I can replace my severely worn vinyl copy!
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