Friday, February 27, 2009
Filter Magazine's First Impressions: Meat Puppets
Band: Meat Puppets
Album: Sewn Together
Release Date: 5/12
1. Sewn Together
2. Blanket Of Weeds
3. I’m Not You
5. Rotten Shame
6. Go To Your Head
10. Nursery Rhyme
11. The Monkey and Snake
12. Love Mountain
- Opening track, “Sewn Together,” acts as a prelude to the Meat Puppets new sound, which embraces even more of the band’s country side.
- There still is a good share of tracks that retain the classic sound the band became famous for, including “Blanket of Weeds” and “Clone.”
- The Meat Puppets definitely sound different in the oddity “The Monkey and Snake” which makes you want to do a line dance and has only eight lines including, “This is a story of a monkey and a snake. The monkey hit that sucker with a rake. The snake then bit the monkey on the hand and now the monkey is singing in a band.” Wow, thanks guys.
- There is lots of guitar picking and whistling in a couple tracks, reminiscent of the glory days of Meat Puppets II and Up On the Sun.
“Blanket of Weeds,” “Clone,” “The Monkey and Snake”
Only the second album to be released after the Meat Puppets' reunion, the band definitely has transgressed to embracing and blending different sounds, leaving them sounding almost like a completely different group
Posted by Dan Goldin at 5:41 PM