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|Red Red Meat|
Bunny Gets Paid
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Where do you put this cacophonous Chicago foursome who round out their drum kit with steel pots, plastic buckets, and even a kitchen sink (they only identify this instrumentation as "Gear" in the liner notes)? Fortunately,... more »
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Where do you put this cacophonous Chicago foursome who round out their drum kit with steel pots, plastic buckets, and even a kitchen sink (they only identify this instrumentation as "Gear" in the liner notes)? Fortunately, Red Red Meat's penchant for lo-fi irony is most accessible on its third outing Bunny Gets Paid. Fusing traditions of blues and rock, RRM punctuates their songs with wild, careening percussion and droning guitar. Somehow, delicious melody rises from these murky, sometimes dizzying, arrangements. Don't be surprised if you find yourself moved even as the band collectively kicks you in the shin. --Nick Heil
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Red Red Meat/Bunny Gets Paid is a good record
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Bunny Gets Paid was grown from the ground up by guys who communicate when they play and let their songs be more important than themselves. The recording is full of spirit. Notes are allowed to ring and they sound like tired minds letting go. The lyrics are full of private references--they're as personal and organic as the songs and performances. Everything is anonymous and particular and the words are buried in the sound a little bit. What I like about this recording it is breathes authenticity--not because it uses distorted slide guitar, not because the singer hasn't ever had voice lessons, not because of any 'sound' they've captured. Their sound is the product of their personality and spirit and love of music. Red Red Meat is unassuming enough in their approach on this album that some everyday poetry could be grown. Everyday poetry being the best kind--it starts out small, but when it stands up, no one could believe something so magnificent and true came from someone's life. The songs are broken little skeletons that clatter in the wind and the performance lifts them up and rescues them from being nothing. And what's there isn't notes and words. It's a fact made up of people's lives."
Opiate Blues for a Post Rock lulluby.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"With their previous "Jimmywine" it looked as if the Meat was gonna get them heads a bobbin' in unison. What an amazing departure this album is from their earlier work but at the same time expanding on musical themes previously hinted at. Beautiful songs, great production and guitar tones to melt away to. Too bad they broke up, but then again maybe not."