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Huevos Enhanced, Original recording remastered
|2. Look At The Rain|
|3. Bad Love|
|4. Sexy Music|
|7. Automatic Mojo|
|8. Dry Rain|
|9. I Can't Be Counted On|
|10. Medley: Baby What You Want Me To Do/I Can't Be Counted On|
|11. Sexy Music|
|12. Automatic Mojo|
Hard driving riff rock, Meat Puppets style. "Huevos" was recorded in four days and released less than six months after "Mirage". But where that album was spacey and lush, "Huevos" is rough and spontaneous. For this edition, the album has been expanded to include five additional tracks, featuring early demos of "Sexy Music", "Paradise", "Fruit", and "Automatic Mojo", as well as a cover of Jimmy Reed's "Baby What Do You Want Me to Do".
By their fourth album (1987), the Phoenix trio had turned into a full-fledged roots-rock band, leaving their old hard-core peers far behind and instead occupying the territory more commonly associated with the full-on boogie of ZZ Top or the Grateful Dead's wanton self-indulgence. Of course, you still had Curt Kirkwood's innate feel for the desert coming through on songs such as the rollicking "Look at the Rain" and the plangent "Crazy." Listening to the heat-evocative "Sexy Music," you can hear the Meat Puppets' influence on 1998's generation of alt-country rockers, from Mike Ireland and Holler to the Pernice Brothers and upwards. Only occasionally do the trio degenerate into their old warped style (the bonus track "I Can't Be Counted On"); mostly they play it straight. Includes five unreleased bonus tracks. --Everett True
Top Customer Reviews
It's a much more radio-friendly effort than their earlier works. That in and of itself is not always a bad thing, but this cd really bores me.
I guess Automatic Mojo is decent, but I MUCH prefer the version that appears on LIve in Montana. As far as I'm concerned the only essential song on here is Sexy Music.
The rest of the album is OK at best. Bad Love and Dry Rain are my least favorite puppets songs ever. How anemic can a chorus get?
Instead of Huevos, you should get Meat Puppets II or Out My Way. Live in Montana is also very good, and I also really liked their debut album (although not recommended for beginners, as its incoherent mumble/scream vocals might turn some people off).
Also, if you happen to get the re-release of this album you get a video of the 'Pups performing 'Automatic mojo' live....like the album itself, it's something not to be missed.
Most recent customer reviews
I had my doubts when popping "Huevos" into my CD player. All the reviews I had read suggested a subpar Pups record, something better than their later work, but certainly no "Up on... Read morePublished on Nov. 8 2003
Oh, sure... it's a bit rough around the edges... but there are more than enough worthwhile moments on this platter to keep your interest. Read morePublished on July 6 2001 by Marc (with a 'c')
This is an album that anyone even non-puppet fans should love. The rawness of the vocals on "Look at the Rain" is something you cannot get anywhere else. Read morePublished on Oct. 19 2000 by CHAD BENNETT