Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Meat Puppets - S/T

the meat puppets' first album is an oft-overlooked punk rock classic. there are country/folky foreshadowings of their opus album Meat Puppets II here and there, but the weirdo-twangy-hardcore songs that dominate this LP stand up on their own, so there's no need to look for that. the vocals are terrific and reminiscent of darby crash, only becoming intelligible when necessary. considering the time this came out - the peak of the hardcore movement, you could say this is as revolutionary a take on punk as anything (SST labelmates) the minutemen put out at the time. needless to say, all of this album is great and you should check it out.

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