Meat Puppets Up On The Sun on 180g LP
For over 30 years, legendary desert punks the Meat Puppets, featuring brothers Curt and Cris Kirkwood, have carved a unique niche for themselves with an unmistakable blend of cosmic country and punk rock filtered through countless acid trips, dog-eared comic books and their eclectic record collections.
Along the way they’ve earned the admiration of a pantheon of critics and rock music peers. The certified classics reach back to Meat Puppets I, Meat Puppets II and Up On The Sun, and have been book-ended by recent releases Sewn Together, Lollipop and Rat Farm.
Getting name-checked as a favorite by Kurt Cobain is quite a nice addition to any band’s resume, but the Meat Puppets received one of their highest accolades when the Nirvana frontman personally invited Curt and Cris to perform three Puppets classics (“Plateau,” “Oh, Me,” and “Lake of Fire”) on the band's MTV Unplugged taping, which has gone down as arguably the greatest episode ever.
The Meat Puppets' landmark third album Up On The Sun reissued and remastered for vinyl. Equal parts Black Flag and the Grateful Dead, this one is a stone cold classic; a mix of punk rock, folk, country, jams and poetic lyrics that came as a welcome shock when originally released on SST in 1985. From the stoned and sunny opening title track to the whirling dervish of sound that is "Two Rivers," this album has absolutely no filler and holds up insanely well, like a classic should!
Meat Puppets Up On The Sun Track Listing:
1. Up On The Sun
2. Maiden's Milk
4. Animal Kingdom
5. Hot Pink
6. Swimming Ground
8. Too Real
9. Enchanted Pork Fist
10. Seal Whales
11. Two Rivers