Meat Puppets Expand with Rat Farm
|Meat Puppets, minus guitarist Elmo Kirkwood.|
"Time and Money": A rollicking, gritty rocker with a twangy undercurrent and prog centerpiece. Weirdly good.
"Sometimes Blue": This fat country rocker carries epic soundtrack-like proportions.
"Original One": This track sounds closest to the original Meat Puppets glory days at SST, but less tinny and more filling.
"River Rose": Here's another classic-sounding MP song, with bouncy chorus and dual vocals, bolstered by more mind-shaping guitar atmospherics (see another pattern here?)
"Sweet": Fast, furious, dense, and choppy with lush harmonic interludes and chunky to screaming guitars.
Note: This article has been modified from its original version. Elmo Kirkwood plays in the touring incarnation of Meat Puppets, but does not appear on Rat Farm.
Meat Puppets' Rat Farm hits stores and the web on Tuesday, April 16.