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No Joke
Meat Puppets
No Joke
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Meat Puppets
Title: No Joke
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Original Release Date: 10/3/1995
Release Date: 10/3/1995
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Hardcore & Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 042282866523, 042282866516, 042282866547

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Not The Album To Judge Meat Puppets By
Daniel C. Alward | FRANKLIN, PA USA | 04/17/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I only write this to say that of course Meat Puppets fans must have this album. "Taste of the Sun" rates among the finer Meat Puppets tunes. Others like "Scum" and "Head" are pretty darn good too. But this isn't an album that's likely to impress anyone who has heard other Meat Puppets albums. I've heard them all and have been a devoted fan for too many years to count - so I feel half-ways qualified to say that this should probably be the last Meat Puppets album one adds to their collection. Get Meat Puppets II, Up On The Sun, Too High To Die, Mirage, Huevos, Golden Lies, Forbidden Places, Out My Way, Meat Puppets, Monsters and the miscellaneous stuff first!

UPDATE: Here it is 6-odd years after writing this little review. In that time No Joke has grown on me some. I can't help but like most anything that Curt Kirkwood does. No Joke is still my least favorite Meat Puppets album, but one of them has to be that after all. It's time to up the rating from 3 stars to 4 (if allowed). Don't avoid this album - just don't let it be the one to judge Meat Puppets by."
Please. This is one of their BEST.
Daniel Wilk | Upstate NY | 10/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Let's face it, we've all got our opinions, but after reading the subpar reviews of "No Joke," I couldn't sit idly by.

In and of itself, "No Joke" is not only one of the Meat Puppets' best albums, it's also one of the best albums- PERIOD.

There's not a single bad song, and each one is actually quite excellent. Notables: Scum, Nothing, Head, Taste of the Sun, Vampires, Predator, Poison Arrow, Eyeball, For Free, Cobbler, Inflatable, Sweet Ammonia, and ESPECIALLY Chemical Garden.

Yes, I know that's all 13 songs. Go out, find it, obtain it, listen to it. THIS IS A GREAT, GREAT ALBUM.

Other great Meat Puppets albums:

TOO HIGH TO DIE (just as good, if not better than "No Joke," but they're close)
GOLDEN LIES (same as above, but this is not the same band)

Other GREAT Curt Kirkwood related items:

EYES ADRIFT - "Eyes Adrift" (notables: Untried, Telescope, Alaska, Solid, Pyramids,Sleight of Hand)

VOLCANO - "Volcano" (notables: Love Mine, Pine Cone, Run Aground, Blown Away)

CURT KIRKWOOD - "Snow" (notables: Here Comes Forever, Beautiful Weapon, Box of Limes, In Bone, Circles)

The man is a genius. Get his stuff."
Only a true fan could appreciate....
Music Fanatic | 08/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album is amazing. Vampires and Taste of the Sun are great. This is one of my favorite puppet albums along with II and Up On the Sun."