Lake Of Fire

Something triggered this off yesterday. Meat Puppets emerged out of the US hardcore scene and like many of their peers- Husker Du, Replacements, Sonic Youth, Black Flag- soon transformed into something other than hard, fast punk. They grew their hair and audibly let in some pre-76 influences (Neil Young, country) and came up with something new. Lake Of Fire is ragged and loose and hair raising, like the rest of their 1984 album Meat Puppets II. Inadvertently they partially invented alt-country, Americana, the Unplugged set up, Nirvana and Uncut magazine’s entire outlook.

Lake Of Fire

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