Meat Puppets 1 (Vinyl) Import
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"Meat Puppets" was released in Summer of 1982 to near unanimous praise from the rock press. The New York Rocker called it "one of the most forcibly gripping blobs of wax ever created," and New Musical Express called the Meat Puppets "near-virtuosos, three of the most inspired musicians living under the sun." For this reissue, the album has been expanded to nearly an hour in length by the inclusion of the contributions the band made to various compilations at the time, as well as outtakes from the band's early recording sessions.
There are four early '80s American hardcore albums you must own: the debut from Flipper, the Minutemen's What Makes a Man Start Fires?, Ian MacKaye's straight-edge Minor Threat, and this, the taut, wired, explosive, and downright funny, fully realized 1982 masterpiece from Phoenix's Kirkwood brothers (Curt and Cris). Never had vocals sounded so skewed and manic, never had guitars sounded so hemmed in and angular. Hard-core fans loved the Puppets for their songs' breakneck speed. But, as they later proved, there was far more to them than the (non-)simple three-chord thrash. The fact this reissue contains 18 extra tracks (including the debut five-track single "In a Car," still one of punk's finest moments, and a terrifying, previously unreleased version of Fred Neil's tormented classic, "Everybody's Talking") is some bonus! Unmissable. --Everett True --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
This album was one of my first punk albums as a teenager, back in the early eighties. I just had to buy it, not so long ago - much to my wife's dismay. I still need to be in the mood to enjoy it, but, when the mood hits, there is no other band that could possible fill that void.
I feel awkward recommending this album to anyone. You'll either love it or hate it. There is absolutely no middle ground here. There is no band to compare them to. However, when I think of the ultimate punk music collection, this self-titled cd must be included.
This isn't the militant, humorless, paint-by-numbers hardcore being churned out by the majority of bands at this time. Rather, it's a hallucinogenic blur of blazing drum beats, brilliantly sloppy guitars, and manic, unintelligible vocals.
If "Meat Puppets" had been recorded during his lifetime, it probably would have been Salvidor Dali's favorite record.
Most recent customer reviews
This CD is awesome. The lyrics are inciteful and reach deep down into your soul. The music meanders and very often completely rawks. Read morePublished on July 5 2004 by John
Boy, does this album rock! It's raw, messy hardcore fun! Too bad the Pups would never sound like this again. Read morePublished on July 30 2003
This album rocks, but in a bizarre way. Seasoned Mups fans will love the frenzied, sloppy, and rough cuts on this, thier debut L.P. Read morePublished on Dec 11 1999 by Scott Lambo-Barnes
this is the meat puppets in a completely different era of sound then they were when they wrote the tmbg-covered song "whirlpool"... Read morePublished on July 28 1999
I bought this c.d. looking for a TMBGish band and I get this garbage. I thought hey there song on the They might be giants single why does the shine is pretty cool why not try one... Read morePublished on May 8 1999