The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, October 10, 1994 - 9
'Meat'y music for moshing
By BRIAN A. GNATT
After recording together for 14
years, being endorsed by Kurt Cobain
and Dave Pirner, and jamming with
shock jock Howard Stern, the Meat
Puppets are finally getting the atten-
tion they deserve. Their latest release
(their first on a major label, Island),
"Too High To Die," went gold last
week, and they are presently headlin-
ing a club tour across the country.
"We had pretty much reached the
ceiling of what we could do on an
independent, and that's why we
switched over (to a major label),"
drummer Derrick Bostrom said. "Af-
ter years of long hard work, it was just
about time. We put our best foot for-
ward, and just did what we'd been
doing all this time."
And the time was right. "Too High
To Die" sold like cigarette paper dur-
ing hash bash. The first single, "Back-
water," had people moshi ng all across
the country, and was being played
over the radio enough to wear out the
After eight full albums to their
credit, the Phoenix, Arizona based
trio refined their sound a bit, adding
more harmonies and giving the album
'We were one of the more natural bands that
started taking rock 'n' roll music and refiltering
it, rather than being anti-in-the-past. Instead of
being reactionary, we were progressive.'
- Meat Puppets drummer Derrick Bostrom
a more polished and matured feel.
Produced by Butthole Surfers' Paul
Leary, a long time fan of the band,
"Too High" gave the Puppets an over-
night shove into the mainstream.
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