Posted in MP3 | music | tour dates on October 4, 2007

DOWNLOAD: Meat Puppets - Look at the Rain (MP3)
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GrungeMeat Puppets formed in 1980 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Melvins formed in the early 80's too - in Montesano, Washington. Mudhoney formed in 1988 - out of the ashes of Green River, and with Matt Lukin (who had recently left the Melvins) on bass - in Seattle, Washington. Nirvana became Nirvana in 1988 too - in Aberdeen (or Seattle), Washington (Dave Grohl joined in 1990).

Mudhoney cites Meat Puppets as an influence. Nirvana was influenced by Mudhoney & the Melvins. Kurt Cobain even unsuccessfully tried out to be in the Melvins. The Melvins' Dale Crover played drums with Nirvana for a bit, and then the Melvins' Buzz Osborne eventually introduced Dave Grohl to Nirvana. Kurt Cobain later became a fan of Meat Puppets after seeing them open for Black Flag.

Meat Puppets and Mudhoney both opened for Nirvana at the State Fairgrounds Coliseum in Phoenix, Arizona on October 18, 1993. In November 1993, members of Meat Puppets appeared on MTV Unplugged with Nirvana - the Meat Puppets were then mainstream. Kurt Cobain died on April 8, 1994. Meat Puppets went on their first hiatus in 1996. Krist Novoselic (Nirvana) and Curt Kirkwood (Meat Puppets) later formed a short-lived band called Eyes Adrift. The Melvins, Meat Puppets & Mudhoney are all currently active bands (again).

Upcoming shows in NYC/NJ, 2007
Oct 05 - Melvins @ Irving Plaza (info)
Oct 06 - Melvins @ Luna Lounge (info)
Oct 17 - Meat Puppets @ Pianos (BrooklynVegan free day show)
Oct 17 - Meat Puppets @ Lion's Den (info)
Oct 18 - Meat Puppets @ Maxwell's (info)
Nov 30 - Mudhoney @ Maxwell's (info)
Dec 01 - Mudhoney @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (info)
Dec 02 - Mudhoney @ Bowery Ballroom (info)

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Comments (13)

Melvins are great, they still lay it all out. I saw them a couple years ago with Jello Biafra, and I still wake up at night with flashbacks.

Posted by Errrr | October 4, 2007 9:36 PM

Does anyone know what a meat puppet is?

i heard back during the great depression they used to hunt them for food when they were really hungry.

or maybe that was squirrels

but whatever they are i'd like to know. before i get hungry.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2007 10:16 PM

Mudhoney also plays Maxwell's the night before brooklyn

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2007 8:54 AM

melvins never really stopped playing or releasing music. i can't wait to see them tonight!

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2007 9:10 AM

"Mudhoney also plays Maxwell's the night before brooklyn"

which is exactly what it says.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2007 9:13 AM

BV i love these posts that are chock full of little factoids. very entertaining!

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2007 9:27 AM

BOLD! BOLD! BOLD! BOLD!

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2007 10:38 AM

i'm also enjoying the Educational BV!

Posted by mat | October 5, 2007 11:08 AM

meat puppet=skin flute

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2007 11:12 AM

meat puppet=skin flute

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2007 11:12 AM

Meat Puppets, Melvins & Mudhoney... a Holy Trifecta if there ever was one.

...and who's getting into the RnR hall of fame this year??

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2007 6:37 PM

Melvins were astounding last night. Colossal but not bludgeoning, beautiful yet crushing. It was double drum heaven. One of the better of their many shows I've seen. Yes, they never stopped playing and generally their shows' quality have only varied for me largely depending on the room and the sound. Truly great music - not a social gathering, not lifestyle affirming, no audience bating, no personality cult; just great music.

BTW Meat Puppets of course do not have original drummer Derek Bostrom. I prefer to stick with my memories, including their first NY show at Maxwell's in 1983.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2007 12:41 PM

Mudhoney's Under A Billion Suns was one of last years best records

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2007 12:25 AM

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