I'm very bummed out that the Meat Puppets won't be playing at Bar Bodega in Wellington (nor in Auckland) later this month as had been planned. One of the most intriguing bands of the heyday of SST punk of the 1980s, and nearly indie pop stars in the 1990s, they've reformed in the past decade, and from the sound of it, they're playing with great energy. Thought i'd post links to some Meat Puppets clips and here's hoping that they'll make it down here next year. Below is a recent full concert from Brooklyn, NY, and a short news feature (in two parts) from ABC TV in the US runs down an overview of the bands' history, including interviews with founding members brothers Curt and Cris Kirkwood. And give a listen to Meat Puppets II, arguably the best album released in 1984. Still sounds fucking weird.