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Forbidden Place (Black Friday 23 Edition)

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    Well, that AIN'T what happened here; the Meat Puppets's first album for London Records (home of their beloved ZZ Top) is actually one of their best. And, ironically, one of their most overlooked, for their new home's major label marketing muscle was no match for the grunge craze that swept the rock music scene in 1991 (of course, grunge gods Nirvana later gave them a hand up on their MTV Unplugged special). "Sam" kicks off Forbidden Places with frenzied vocals from the brothers Kirkwood and maintains the buzz with such highlights as the lyrical "This Day," the twisted southern rock boogie of "Open Wide," and the pickin' and head-spinnin' album-closing instrumental "Six Gallon Pie."

    TRACK LISTING

    1. Sam
    2. Nail It Down
    3. This Day
    4. Open Wide
    5. Another Moon
    6. That's How
    7. It Goes
    8. Whirlpool
    9. Popskull
    10. No Longer Gone
    11. Forbidden Places
    12. Six Gallon Pie

    Meat Puppets

    Dusty Notes

      Meat Puppets reunite their original line-up for new album "Dusty Notes". Since the band debuted in the early ’80s, Curt Kirkwood has continually proven himself to be among the most brilliant songwriters of his generation. Time after time, album after album, he’s demonstrated an extraordinary ability to draw upon various roots and rock styles en route to a unique new vision of what the Meat Puppets can be. His latest contributions, especially songs such as “Warranty,” “On,” “Nine Pins,” “Outflow” could be forgotten gems from Nashville, Bakersfield and Laurel Canyon.

      Dusty Notes also features keyboardist Ron Stabinsky, a jazz-trained virtuoso adept at any style, and Curt’s son Elmo, whose old-school rock-guitar grit ideally complements his father’s spacier explorations. Intuitive, inspired and overflowing with genuine musicianship, it’s the sort of band that can transform what Curt describes as “simple yet engaging” songs into maiden voyages each night on the road. “I can ignore my vocal and listen to the other four guys play,” Kirkwood laughs. “They’re all so good.”

      “The band has been a really, really deep font of creativity,” Derrick said. “Love it or hate it, hit or miss, Curt is just prodigious. They are still living the rock lifestyle; they’re not doing it by half measures. They stayed on the road. These guys are uncompromising. I consider the Meat Puppets to be a national treasure.”

      TRACK LISTING

      Warranty
      Nine Pins
      On
      Unfrozen Memory
      Dusty Notes
      The Great Awakening
      Sea Of Heartbreak
      Nightcap
      Vampyr’s Winged Fantasy
      Outflow

      The Rat Farm album features the indelible Kirkwood brothers, Cris and Curt. SPIN summed up the hypnotic power by saying, "the interplay of Curt's drowsy vocals and freaky guitar can still induce vertiginous spells." The band also continues with drummer Shandon Sahm, son of the legendary Doug Sahm.

      The highly influential Meat Puppets started as a punk rock band, but established their own unique style, blending punk with country and psychedelic rock. The Meat Puppets later gained significant exposure when the Kirkwood brothers served as guest musicians on Nirvana's MTV Unplugged performance in 1993. The band's subsequent album Too High to Die went gold, selling over 500,000 albums, and became their most successful release. The band reunited in 2006.

      Everyone from Nirvana to Pavement to Stone Temple Pilots cite The Meat Puppets as one of the most significant American bands.

      TRACK LISTING

      1. Rat Farm
      2. One More Drop
      3. Down
      4. Leave Your Head Alone
      5. Again
      6. You Don’t Know
      7. Waiting
      8. Time And Money
      9. Sometimes Blue
      10. Original One
      11. River Rose
      12. Sweet

      Meat Puppets

      Lollipop

      The legendary Meat Puppets will release their new album "Lollipop" on Megaforce Records.

      Recorded at Spoon's HiFi Studios in Austin, Texas, the album features the indelible Kirkwood brothers, Cris and Curt. SPIN summed up the hypnotic power by saying, "the interplay of Curt's drowsy vocals and freaky guitar can still induce vertiginous spells."

      Also new to this album is the addition of drummer Shandon Sahm, son of the legendary Doug Sahm.

      "Lollipop" is chock full of tunes that run the stylistic gamut. Case in point, the opening keyboard-laced "Incomplete" (that Curt wrote back in 1983, and envisioned as "something that I thought would be good for Elvis or Engelbert Humperdinck in the '60s") and the rocking "Hour of the Idiot," to the sunny ska of "Shave It," and such acoustic country ditties as "Baby Don't" and "The Spider and the Spaceship." And Cris certainly approves of the finished product. "The continuity that runs through Curt's work is just a trip, and how you can reference different parts. I think it's a fairly bitching effort, considering the amount of time we put into pre-work. I think it's indicative of where the band's at right now. It's a fairly fluid moment, and that's a trip, considering how long we've been at it and the band's history. Curt's been at it non-stop, and I'm pleased to be able to provide him with a stable outlet for his art."

      The highly influential Meat Puppets started as a punk rock band, but established their own unique style, blending punk with country and psychedelic rock. The Meat Puppets later gained significant exposure when the Kirkwood brothers served as guest musicians on Nirvana's MTV Unplugged performance in 1993. The band's subsequent album Too High to Die went gold, selling over 500,000 albums, and became their most successful release. The band reunited in 2006.

      Everyone from Nirvana to Pavement to Stone Temple Pilots cite The Meat Puppets as one of the most significant American bands.


      TRACK LISTING

      01. Incomplete
      02. Orange
      03. Shave It
      04. Baby Don't
      05. Hour Of The Idiot
      06. Lantern
      07. Town
      08. Damn Thing
      09. Amazing
      10. Way That It Are
      11. Vile
      12. The Spider And The Spaceship


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