MONDAY MUSIC: MEAT PUPPETS

Meat Puppets have been around for thirty plus years now. Back in the 80's they were on my radar but I can't say I was a huge fan. If someone played them at a party or something I was at, I remember thinking they were good, but never really investigated them much further. 

Then they got pretty good exposure being in the Nirvana Unplugged gig, which was in the early 90's I guess. Again, thought it was a cool performance and good selection of tunes and that was that. I still didn't go much deeper or out of my way to listen to them.

After I moved to Japan in 2011, I don't remember why really but, one night I was in need of something new to get into. Somehow Meat Puppets popped into my head and they were exactly what I needed. In particular this album and Huevos really resonated with me. I like a lot of their other stuff as well but this album really got me through some tough times.

That's the amazing thing about art (music and literature especially), is that something from long ago suddenly finds relevance in your life. It's been there the whole time, you may have been exposed to it but it never connected. Then, boom! Out of the blue it becomes a life saver, making so much sense you wonder just how stupid you were not to have noticed it's brilliance.

FV