Monday, April 26, 2010

Blogwatch: The Meat Puppets Continue to Surprise

Because there are so many great blogs out there like Pop Culture Lunch Box, this is a new regular feature that will give these unheralded journalism enterprises a little love.

From the wonderful and "barely coherent" ramblings of the Minnesota-based blog Lost Forest After Dark, it's good to see that the Meat Puppets (celebrating 30 years as a band!) are still a force of fun lunacy to be contended with on the world's rock stage.

From a review of the band's recent show at the 400 Bar, we learn that the desert-fried 80s legends "can still throw down." Along with their many classics off great albums like Up on the Sun and Forbidden Places, the Puppets threw in a handful of covers, including the Christian hymn "How Great Thou Art" (also later covered by Elvis) and the gospel tune "Just a Closer Walk with Thee."

And to really localize the show, former Husker Du bassist Greg Norton and his handlebar mustache made an appearance on the The Beatles' "Tomorrow Never Knows."

Photo courtesy of Lost Forest After Dark