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Meat Puppets
Meat Puppets

Meat Puppets recently finished up a tour in support of their most recent LP Lollipop which came out this past April. After a couple dates with Soundgarden at the end of the month, the Meat Puppets will take a short break before playing a few more dates this fall. Their last string of dates never came through NYC, but this one will on November 4 at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets are on sale now. All tour dates are listed below.

Meat Puppet Curt Kirkwood recently spoke to JSOnline about their tour and Nirvana, who they played with at Nirvana's MTV Unplugged performance, and whose seminal album Nevermind celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The Meat Puppets recorded a cover of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" for Spin's new Nevermind tribute album, Newermind. The album also features contributions by EMA (who has shows coming up soon), The Vaselines, JEFF the Brotherhood, Amanda Palmer, Titus Andronicus, Surfer Blood and others. The album will be available for free download on Spin's website starting July 26. Tracklist below.

In honor of the 20th anniversary of Nevermind, Universal is also releasing a deluxe edition of the album on September 19. The reissue includes a 4 CD/1 DVD boxset with rarities, B-sides, unreleased recordings, BBC radio appearances, and an unreleased concert on DVD.

Universal will also reissue 1991: The Year Punk Broke on DVD on September 6. The film documents a Sonic Youth tour with Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr., Ramones, Babes in Toyland, and Gumball. The reissue includes a bonus film titled (This Is Known As) The Blues Scale, which features live footage of Sonic Youth and Nirvana.

Meat Puppets dates and video of them with Nirvana at MTV Unplugged in 1993, below...

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Nirvana w/ Meat Puppets - "Lake of Fire"

Nirvana w/ Meat Puppets - "Oh Me"

Newermind Tracklist:
1 Meat Puppets: "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
2 Butch Walker & the Black Widows: "In Bloom"
3 Midnight Juggernauts: "Come as You Are"
4 Titus Andronicus: "Breed"
5 The Vaselines: "Lithium"
6 Amanda Palmer: "Polly"
7 Surfer Blood: "Territorial Pissings"
8 Foxy Shazam: "Drain You"
9 Jessica Lea Mayfield: "Lounge Act"
10 Charles Bradley and the Menahan Street Band: "Stay Away"
11 Telekinesis: "On a Plain"
12 JEFF the Brotherhood: "Something in the Way"
13 EMA: "Endless, Nameless"

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Meat Puppets -- 2011 Tour Dates
July 29 - Rogers Arena - Vancouver, BC ^
July 30 - Gorge Amphitheatre - George, WA ^
Aug 19 - Pyramid Scheme - Grand Rapids, MI
Aug 20 - Crispy Music Fest @ White's Bar - Saginaw, MI
Sept 14 - Chelsea's - Baton Rouge, LA
Sept 15 - One Eyed Jack's - New Orleans, LA
Sept 16 - Club Downunder @ FSU - Tallahassee, FL
Sept 17 - Crowbar - Ybor City / Tampa, FL
Sept 18 - The Social - Orlando, FL
Sept 20 - Cat's Cradle - Carrboro/Raleigh, NC
Sept 21 - Visulite - Charlotte, NC
Sept 22 - Greg Eagle - Asheville, NC
Sept 23 - Barley's Tap Room - Knoxville, TN
Sept 24 - The Earl - Atlanta, GA
Sept 25 - Melting Point - Athens, GA
Sept 27 - Mercy Lounge - Nashville, TN
Sept 28 - Bottletree - Birmingham, AL
Sept 29 - Stickyz Rock'n'Roll Chicken Shack - Little Rock, AR
Sept 30 - Will Rogers Auditorium - Fort Worth, TX
Oct 1 - Scoot Inn - Austin, TX
Nov 1 - Rock and Roll Hotel - Washington, DC
Nov 4 - Le Poisson Rouge - New York, NY
Nov 5 - Middle East - Boston, MA
Nov 6 - Mexicali Live - Teaneck, NJ
Nov 11 - Double Door - Chicago, IL
Nov 13 - Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, PA
w/ Soundgarden, Queens of the Stone Age ^

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Comments (22)

SOUNDGARDEN!

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 6:14 PM

the meat puppets were a really cool band in the 90s

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 6:16 PM

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Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 6:22 PM

The Meat Puppets rule.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 6:37 PM

I can only hope that in 20 years there will be a tribute to this Nevermind tribute album.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 7:52 PM

man, i'd sure listen to this thing if i didnt have to "like" spin on facebook. too embarrassing. pass! not that i'm dying to hear any "music" from foxy shazam or amanda palmer

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 8:05 PM

Your post will be rather good, and I’m sure some will find it interesting because it’s about a topic that’s as widely discussed as others. Some may even find it useful.Thanks so much for your post.

Posted by windows software downloads | July 19, 2011 10:24 PM

Your spin on facebook will be rather good, and I’m sure some will find it interesting because it’s about a topic that’s as widely discussed as others. Some may even find it useful.Thanks so much for your spin on facebook.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 10:32 PM

There are surely a lot of people who post on here who are too cool to admit that Nirvana is how they discovered the Meat Puppets. I'm not, Nirvana is how I discovered the Meat Puppets!

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2011 2:22 AM

Nirvana is how I discovered meat. True story.

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2011 4:06 AM

nirvana tribute album already up, not july 26th! i've shaved w/ my brAun razor already for the party to listen to it!

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2011 5:41 AM

I saw Meat Puppets at SXSW 2011 and someone in the audience said, I can't believe they did a Nirvana cover.

The fan didn't know "Lake Of Fire" was a Meat Puppets' song.

Funny stuff.

Posted by Jim T | July 20, 2011 9:24 AM

^ yeah, hilarious.

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2011 9:31 AM

The only band less relevant than Nirvana in 2011 is Meat Puppets

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2011 10:06 AM

If Kurt were still alive today, he wouldn't be for long after discovering BV.

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2011 10:22 AM

^ Oh shuddup. If BV is so awful stop coming here. By the way, Kurt was a one trick pony who became some sort of rock martyr by offing himself. Nirvana was good but not THAT good.

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2011 10:55 AM

Meat Puppets are still putting on kickass shows and Lollipop is one of the best albums of the year, so suck it

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2011 11:03 AM

"Nirvana was good but not THAT good."

um, right. someone was born post 1995...

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2011 11:13 AM

teaneck represent.

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2011 1:17 PM

Word we should throwdown some slices a Jerusalem Pizza

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2011 1:25 PM

"um, right. someone was born post 1995..."

Actually I was born in 79. Fact is, everyone doesn't have to think Nirvana is god's gift to music. I don't dislike them but the fact that Kurt killed himself is much of the reason for the group's level of prolonged notoriety.

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2011 3:06 PM

I have made puppets out of meat by adding Mr. Potato Head pieces, and believe you me, a better time for all can not be had than an evening of meat theater.

Beef works best, but pork too can be exhilarating.

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2011 5:51 PM

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