Golden Lies

Golden Lies

by Meat PuppetsMeat Puppets


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The six-year interval between Meat Puppets albums, and the upheaval the band have experienced therein, has added a flinty edge to their familiar, beatifically baked noodlings. For anyone following the saga of the Kirkwood brothers -- Curt Kirkwood is the only remaining original member -- there's plenty of older-but-wiser lyrical cud to chew upon on Golden Lies. "I Quit" and "Take off Your Clothes" in particular allude to Cris Kirkwood's much-documented heroin addiction, but the revitalized, full-tilt guitar bombast on many of these songs is the more noteworthy development. Curt's sun-dazed melodies now have a stadium-rock stomp, courtesy of Shandon Sahm (son of Texan guitarist Doug), Kyle Ellison (both ex-Pariah), and former Bob Mould bassist Andrew Deplantis -- this is a record for headbangers and flower children alike. Vintage moments of the Pup's dippy genius bust out among the power chords: When Curt goes swirling off into guitar-solo stratospheres on "Wipe Out" and "You Love Me," fans of six-string strength, from ZZ Top and Kyuss to Pavement, will be more than pleased. For anyone who treasures Meat Puppets II or Up on the Sun (the latter easily among the five or ten best rock albums of the '80s), there's enough soul and fire on Golden Lies to merit its status on the same shelf.

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Release Date: 09/26/2000
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678340222
catalogNumber: 83402
Rank: 91206

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