You Can Have It All, My Empire of Dirt

New Music

Meat Puppets – II – The eighties odyssey continues.  This is unlike any other album in my collection, that’s for sure.  The lead singer wanders around in some songs, not quite on-key, sounding a little bit like a less excitable version of Brak.  I like it with all that, though.  Obviously I first heard of these guys when they appeared with Nirvana on the Unplugged album, and I had always kinda, sorta wondered what the originals of Plateau, Oh Me, and Lake of Fire sounded like.  Now I know, so cross another life goal off the list I guess.

Random Ten Songs

Rolling Stones – Moonlight Mile
Yo-Yo Ma & Diana Krall – You Couldn’t be Cuter
Atomship – Friends
Nine Inch Nails – Big Man With a Gun
Yo-Yo Ma – Sarabande, Suite #4 in E-flat Major (J.S. Bach)
Rage Against the Machine – Know Your Enemy
Live – White, Discussion
Counting Crows – Long December
Black Keys – Give Your Heart Away
Nine Inch Nails – Hurt

Wow, other than “Hurt”, the Black Keys, and Rage, I don’t think I would pick any of those songs on my own in a long time.  A very random 10 for sure.

Two Videos

Nirvana – Plateau (unplugged)

Heartless Bastards – Mountain

5 thoughts on “You Can Have It All, My Empire of Dirt

  1. 1. 15 Years in Indiana — Jack Logan
    2. Jesus Christ Pose — Soundgarden
    3. Soul Asylum — Religivision
    4. Jonathan Richman — Government Center
    5. California Man — Cheap Trick
    6. Metallica — One
    7. Cry — Dan Wilson
    8. Tractor Rape Chain — Guided By Voices
    9. Heroin — Velvet Underground
    10. They’re Not You — Patsy Cline

    Funny, about a week ago I finally picked up Meat Puppets II. I had it in college (that dates me I guess) but it never made the transition from vinyl to CD to digital. Great Album.

  2. btw,

    I have a cassette tape of a Meat Puppets concert at First Avenue from about 1988 or so. The show melts-your-face-off rocks

    I’ve made it a goal to get the tape in a digital format and will share once I do that.

  3. Flogging Molly – “Won’t Make A Fool Out Of Me” Float
    Stelios Kazantzidis – “Efuge Efuge” The Wire Soundtrack
    The Nadas – “Life Becomes Me” Listen Through The Static
    The Doobie Brothers – “Long Train Runnin’ ” The Best of The Doobies
    Interpol – “Slow Hands” Antics
    Phil Lynott – “Whiskey In The Jar (LIVE)” Phil Lynott Live
    The Wallflowers – “I Started A Joke” Zoolander Soundtrack
    Wilco – “Someone Else’s Song” Being There
    Shinedown – “Burning Bright” Leave A Whisper
    Willie Nelson – “Funny How Time Slips Away” Song

  4. 1. Tangerine Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III
    2. Walkin’ Miles Davis The Essence of Miles Davis
    3. Get To The Table on Time M. Ward Transfiguration of Vincent
    4. See The Sky About To Rain Neil Young Live At Massey Hall 1971
    5. Roadrunner Jonathan Richman The Modern Lovers
    6. Black Tongue Yeah Yeah Yeahs Fever to Tell
    7. Buck And Judy Deerhoof Offend Maggie
    8. The Goldheart Mountaintop Queen Directory Guided By Voices Bee Thousand
    9. Into The Valley Skids Scared to Dance
    10. Bed Is For Sleeping Bonnie “Prince” Billy & Matt Sweeney Superwolf

    I, too, have Meat Puppets ll in vinyl. I now have it digital as well. Great record.

    Thanks for the Heartless Bastards clip. That was swell.

  5. Free,

    My little brother learned the guitar solo to “One” and he would play it constantly whenever he picked up the guitar. As soon as I saw it on your list, I started humming that solo.


    Burning Bright is a bit slower than the one Shinedown song I know – “.45”. A pretty good song though.


    I wondered when Deerhoof would make an appearance on your lists.

    Thanks for sharing your lists guys, sorry I didn’t respond a bit sooner, busy weekend.

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