A1: REWARD (1:11); A2: LOVE OFFERING (1:29); A3: BLUE-GREEN GOD (1:22); A4: WALKING BOSS (2:52); A5: MELONS RISING (0:51); A6: SATURDAY MORNING (1:29); A7: OUR FRIENDS (2:10).
B1: TUMBLIN’ TUMBLEWEEDS (2:02); B2: MILO, SORGHUM, AND MAIZE (2:14); B3: MEAT PUPPETS (1:36); B4: PLAYING DEAD (1:27); B5: LITTERBOX (0:53); B6: ELECTROMOD (0:46); B7: THE GOLD MINE (1:02).
CATEGORY: ACID-PUNK | DURATION: 21 MINUTES
One of the first of many essential 80s albums released by the SST label, Meat Puppets is a foundational acid-punk recording. Created during a 3-day LSD trip, Meat Puppets delivers fourteen tracks in just over 21 minutes of inspired and twisted mania, defining the perfect parameters of a succinct masterpiece whose influence would reverberate throughout the subsequent decade. Two cover versions, A4 and B1, incidentally comprise the only meaningful interpretations of country music by a “rock”-based band since Crazy Horse.
THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF ROBERT YOUNG (1964-2014)
“ÆTERNUM VORTICE LACRIMARUM SOMNIAT”