Meat Puppets- II (1984)

You may have heard of the Meat Puppets because they wrote three of Nirvana’s best songs. The Vaselines, David Bowie, and Lead Belly wrote the other three. But, the Meat Puppets have many other good songs, too. Some of them are on this album.

II is all over the place in a good way. There’s a lot of variety in the roster. Some songs are plucky and slow and others are going to make you feel angry. It’s funky in a folky way. It’s like a less stupid Ween album.

I saw the Meat Puppets at The Independent in San Francisco fairly recently. These dudes are pretty fat now but they still put on a really good show with a lot of improvisation. It’s clear that they love what they are doing.

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