Postpunk "alternative" rockers like the Meat Puppets and Husker Du, who set alienated lyrics to raunch-and-feedback-riddled explosions.
Which brings me to new wave and Squeeze, one of my personal entries (along with the dBs, the Cars, the Meat Puppets, the Pretenders, the Silos and R.E.M.) in the best-of-the-eighties category that we're joining already in progress.
The elder Anderson died shortly after that, but his son went on to a dazzling musical career that has included everything from playing country guitar in honky tonk bars -followed by years with country star Dwight Yoakam - to producing records for bands as varied as the Meat Puppets
and Michele Shocked.
"After more than a decade on the Eugene scene in bands like Billy Jack, Activator, the Naysayers and White Hot Odyssey, Cole wanted a tight, aggressive three-piece, playing minimal, in-your-face arrangements inspired by the bands he grew up with: X, the Wipers, Dead Moon, the Meat Puppets
and Mission of Burma."
They worry that we are marionettes or meat puppets
on the ends of strings and that we're doomed to create a world of oppression and inequality.
Almost every tune the band did this night sounded ancient, but none more so than this Meat Puppets
Compiling this awkward collision is Kadouh's self-consciously poetic language, which reduces all his characters to meat puppets
reiterating the movie's moral.
THE MEAT PUPPETS
Sewn Together Beloved by the late Kurt Cobain in the 80s, this tremendous comeback blends psychedelic country, dark pop and bluegrass harmonies in stupendously sprung songs.
As chief songwriter and vocalist of the punk band the Meat Puppets, Curt Kirkwood crafted music that the All Music Guide has described as `country-fried hardcore.'
But, Kirkwood said, this album could just as easily have been a Meat Puppets record.
Reminds me of the earlier and more rockin' Meat Puppets
stuff at first, but the rock comes through.
The reason lies in genetic essentialism: the reductionist view of human beings as nothing more than meat puppets
dangling from the strands of our DNA.
Going folksy worked for Metal Mike from the Angry Samoans ("STP not LSD") and sorta worked for the Meat Puppets
(everything after their second LP) ...
When SST Records, a 1980s indie rock powerhouse and early home for such bands as Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Soundgarden, and the Meat Puppets
, sold bumper stickers reading "Corporate Rock Sucks!," they meant it for both business and aesthetic reasons.