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May 24, 2009

A Song for Sunday #15

Filed under: A Song for Sunday,Music — rmangum @ 5:56 pm
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MeatPuppets_-_UpOnTheSunHey kids! Did you know that a new album by the Meat Puppets came out this month? Whaddya mean, “who the hell are the Meat Puppets?” Only the finest Country/Punk/Psychedelic/Hard Rock trio to ever come from Arizona, that’s who! They started out in the early 1980’s on the notorious SST label as a hardcore band with such eccentricities as covering Bob Nolan’s “Tumbling Tumbleweeds” and having a guitarist who could really play. On Meat Puppets II they incorporated more country elements into their sound, and by 1985 they had completely alienated the punk crowd by creating an honest-to-god masterpiece in Up On the Sun, the only album I know of that is simultaneously funky, twangy, and trippy. Now, no Meat Puppets song should be taken as representative of their work as a whole, but “Up on the Sun” shows the band at their mellow best.

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