Wednesday, September 20, 2006


"Backwater" by the Meat Puppets from their album Too High to Die.

I had a roommate my freshman year of college who turned me on to the Meat Puppets. They started out as a punk band in the early 80s, then gradually shifted their sound to something more melodic and harmonic. Listening to their library of music, it's easy to forget it's all the same band. They achieved some mainstream fame in the early 90s because Kurt Cobain brought them up on stage to play a few of their songs with Nirvana during the recording of Nirvana: Unplugged. It's somewhat ironic that "Backwater" is the MP tune my shuffling iPod chose, as it was the only charting single of the the Puppets' musical careers.


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