Meat Puppets
Mirage


4.0
excellent

Review

by mranti USER (21 Reviews)
September 5th, 2005 | 23 replies | 6,867 views


Release Date: 1987 | Tracklist


0 of 1 thought this review was well written

Venturing still, the Meat Puppets fourth full-length album “Mirage" provides the staple sound of the band with consistently genre bending music. A bit more listenable than its predeceasing efforts, “Mirage" cleans up the vocals a bit, but the raw nature of the Meat Puppets remains intact as gritty punk meets folk and psychedelia to present a sound that is not only original but out-and-out applaudable. Highlighting Curt Kirkwood’s impressive guitar playing, “The Wind and the Rain" features classical guitar while “Liquified" rages with fuzz-filled distorted power chords. Even light synthesizers bring out a “Strawberry Fields Forever" feel to the slow-tempo “Love Our Children Forever". Where as most bands fizzle out by this time, “Mirage" features, arguably, some of the bands best material, for instance “The Mighty Zero" and “A Hundred Miles", which puts any song off of “Meat Puppets II" to the test.

Every song is great, from the downright ridiculous to the thought-provoking. Although it may take a few listens to sink in, the Meat Puppets strike an impressive chord with “Mirage". For any casual fan of the band, this album is definitely something to check out. A re-issue of “Mirage" includes five instrumental bonus tracks, the first three being early versions of songs featured on the album, the fourth being a cover of a Presley movie score titled “Rubberneckin’", and the last of which being a Curt Kirkwood solo track titled “Grand Intro".

Meat Puppets (1987)
Curt Kirkwood - Guitar, Vocals
Cris Kirkwood - Bass, Vocals
Derrick Bostrom - Drums



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noisymugwump
September 29th 2009



103 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Is this copy and pasted from All Music Guide? Good job having absolutely no quality control Sputnik.

KILL
January 6th 2012



67023 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

sweet review lol

Digging: Picchio dal Pozzo - Picchio dal Pozzo

KILL
January 15th 2012



67023 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this is awesome

KILL
January 27th 2012



67023 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

agreed

KILL
January 27th 2012



67023 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i concur

KILL
January 27th 2012



67023 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

indeed

KILL
February 2nd 2012



67023 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

completely agree

Tyrael
February 2nd 2012



20394 Comments


sup KILL

Digging: Lantlos - Melting Sun

KILL
February 2nd 2012



67023 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yo

eggsvonsatan
February 2nd 2012



1087 Comments


I'd like to get into this band. Where is the best place to start?

KILL
February 2nd 2012



67023 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

get II and up on the sun pronto, best albums ever

KILL
February 8th 2012



67023 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

agreed

porch
February 8th 2012



8390 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

have you heard monsters yet

KILL
February 8th 2012



67023 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yea its good shit but didnt dig it as hard as this or heuveioovos

but its all great stuff fuck it

porch
February 8th 2012



8390 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

touchdown king is one of my faves

gotta dig this one out again, haven't listened in years

KILL
March 26th 2012



67023 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

happiest music ever

Chortles
November 5th 2012



17509 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

this album is fuckin awesome man i need everything from these guys i guess

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porch
February 3rd 2013



8390 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

just a little bit of snow out on the leaves
just confusion driftin swirling to my knees



peaks40
May 14th 2013



2720 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

this should be higher wtf

DrHouseSchuldiner
October 21st 2013



5605 Comments


gd album



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