Even gunshots can't stop these 80's underground legends, the Southwest's mighty Meat Puppets
Meat PuppetsBottom of the Hill (1233 17th Street, San Francisco, CA) Map it $17
One of the weirder bands to come out of the American 80’s underground, the Meat Puppets managed to combine the disparate elements of punk, folk, and country, and then add a healthy dose of high grade psychedelics as icing on the cake. Signed to Black Flag guitarist Greg Ginn’s record label SST, the Meat Puppets stood out on the roster both for the wildness of their invention and for the spotlight that would one day be cast on them by Kurt Cobain, a loyal fan of the group’s who covered three Meat Puppet songs with founding members Curt and Cris Kirkwood for MTV Unplugged in New York. After numerous hiatuses the band seemed to dissolve for good in 2003 after Cris Kirkwood was shot twice during a scuffle with a security guard at a post office and then imprisoned, but never say die, the brothers reunited in 2006 with a new drummer and are back on the road!