Friday, June 09, 2006

Meat Puppets- Burn the Honky Tonk Down

Nothing but ash.

Talk about aging well! The fried jams of the Meat Puppets sound even better twenty years down the road. The stigma of the "Jerry Garcia-esque" guitar has evaporated, as has the whole tired "punk versus country" controversy. Aside from Cris Kirkwood's annoying exaggerated twang on the harmony vocals, this bonus track from the reissue of '86's Out My Way is pretty wonderful. Only George Jones could be forgiven for failing to appreciate it.

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