Meat Puppets – Lollipop (2011)

Meat Puppets are back again. Started as a punk rock band back in 1980, the Meat Puppets established their own style, blending punk with country and psychedelic rock, featuring Curt’s warbling vocals. The Meat Puppets later gained significant exposure when the Kirkwood brothers served as guest musicians on Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged performance in 1993 and the band’s 1994 album “Too High to Die” became their most successful release. The band broke up twice, first time in 1996, second time in 2002, but reunited again in 2006. Beside the Kirkwood brothers – Curt – vocals and guitar and Cris – bass – in the current line-up featuring Shandon Sahm on drums.
This is the band’s thirteenth studio album and it’s set to be released on April 12 and the song “Damn Thing” is available for free download on the band’s official web site.

The 12 new songs are written in pretty country tones with some fine indie aftertastes, but really I didn’t expect a return to their original punk rock roots.  “Hour of the idiot” it’s one of the few exceptional moments when the guys sounds a little bit harder and this particular song it may be the best moment of “Lollipop”. It’s a calm and soft material, maybe too calm and too soft, but definitively nice. Probably perfect for a ride, unfortunately I don’t have a car. 😀

Meat Puppets – Official Site

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