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Up on the Sun
Meat Puppets
Up on the Sun
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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This is the album where most fans agree that Curt, Cris, and Derrick came into their own as a totally original artistic force, where the intricate wordplay of Curt's heat-driven visions is finally matched by the tricky rhy...  more »

      
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All Artists: Meat Puppets
Title: Up on the Sun
Members Wishing: 8
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rykodisc
Original Release Date: 1/1/1992
Re-Release Date: 3/16/1999
Album Type: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, American Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Up On The Sun
UPCs: 014431046926, 014431046964

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This is the album where most fans agree that Curt, Cris, and Derrick came into their own as a totally original artistic force, where the intricate wordplay of Curt's heat-driven visions is finally matched by the tricky rhythmic exchanges and turbulent, trippy melodicism emanating from the instruments. When listening to songs such as the whistle-led "Maiden's Milk," the outrageously Talking Heads-funky "Away," or the giddy, rollicking "Seal Whales," it becomes almost impossible to believe that only three instruments could create such a delicate, textured record. It truly seemed that this Phoenix trio had managed to capture the sound of the desert on vinyl--the sense of echoing loneliness, the cactus prickliness, the vast open spaces. This reissue (originally released in 1985) includes five bonus eight-track demos. --Everett True

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Sun-baked goodness
09/14/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Listened to this'n driving from El Paso to Phoenix to see The Flaming Lips back in '89. Plays like an endless stretch of scrubby desert. My ex-wife began her ship into evil psychosis because I wouldn't take this tape out of the player. She hit me with a sandwich and tried to get out of the car. It's that good!"
Best album of the eighties
Noisoid | Seattle | 12/13/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This record is certainly on par as one of the best albums of the eighties along w/ Zen Arcade, Double Nickels, also on SST. This is a psychedelic masterpiece...probably as good as Cream Disreali Gears was when it came out."
Perfect
Bruce | Whippany, NJ United States | 07/11/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"How many albums can you think of that you like EVERY song on ? For me, the Beatles' "Abbey Road " and "Murmur" by REM come to mind. After listening to "Up on the Sun" by the Meat Puppets for the past 6 months, it has just hit me that this is a perfect album; I love every song on it.The songs are fast, simple, fun, and really catchy. This record sounds like it is was recorded live in the studio during a session where the band had a lot of fun; it sounds real, not fake. The music is not as deep as the music on the Meat Puppets' album which came before this one (Meat Puppets II) but that's OK, it's a different album (by the way, Meat Puppets II is great and nearly perfect). Most of the songs focus on electric guitar but there are also songs where the bass rules the guitar (Maiden's Milk, Hot Pink). I have never heard bass like this before; it's amazing.For anyone who likes alternative music, this is a must have."