Archive | Feb 04, 2018

Certain Songs #1120: Meat Puppets – “Up On The Sun”

Album: Up On The Sun
Year: 1985

The mid-1980s at SST Records was really something, wasn’t it?

First off, all of their bands had amazing names — my absolute favorite was Blind Idiot God — and secondly (and yeah, more importantly), they had a bunch of bands that were taking punk rock in myriad directions.

Here’s just a few of the now-legendary names that graced their labe: Black Flag, Sonic Youth, Minutemen, Hüsker Dü, Dinosaur Jr, and of course, the Meat Puppets, who went from sheer sonic madness to spacey psychedelia in the course of just a couple of record.