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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Meat Puppets - Too High To Die

We all know by now that 1994 is the best year for music ever. One day, I'm going to run a top 50 albums of that year. You'll be STUNNED how many amazing records came out that year. Maybe not so much amazing, but really solid here is the Meat Puppets. These guys were based out of Phoenix and started making tunes in 1980. They stuck it out for well over a decade before they really hit it big. The only reason they got big? Not because of a monster single or because they did something big in pop culture. Because of Nirvana. I chose to do this album because of the track 'Backwater'. That was pretty much the Puppets only big single that saw radio play. Otherwise, I will do the album Meat Puppets II sometime soon. That houses three tracks: 'Oh, Me'; 'Plateau' and 'Lake Of Fire' that Nirvana all used to play on live shows. Meat Puppets would often join Nirvana on tour - and on stage when these tracks got played. The Puppets started to pick up a huge following in '93 because of those live performances. 'Lake Of Fire' is a hidden track on this album as well, and the song did see some airplay after Nirvana covered it. I think people wanted to hear how Nirvana's compared to the original. But I like their story. Work hard, let others collaborate with you - good things can happen. This album is by no means one of the best you'll ever hear - but the Puppets are solid. I've been listening to them for a few years now, and I usually leave happy. Check this out today. I'll get to the 'II' album soon as well. I think you'll enjoy it.

1. Violet Eyes
2. Never to Be Found
3. We Don't Exist
4. Severed Goddess Hand
5. Flaming Heart
6. Shine
7. Station
8. Roof With a Hole
9. Backwater
10. Things
11. Why?
12. Evil Love
13. Comin' Down
14. Lake Of Fire (Hidden Track)

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Top 3 Tracks:
1. Backwater
2. Lake Of Fire
3. Severed Goddess Hand

3.5 out of 5 stars

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