The Meat Puppets Q & A @ Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne (27th May 2014)
from Carbie Warbie
This is the final encore for the second night at the Ding Dong Lounge in Melbourne. 'Tennessee Stud' is originally written and recorded by Jimmy Driftwood but made famous by Johnny Cash. 'Wasted Days and Wasted Nights' is an American country and pop song recorded and made famous by Tex-Mex singer, Freddy Fender.
By popular demand, Meat Puppets have again extended their upcoming Australian tour, adding two shows at Melbourne’s Ding Dong Lounge on Tuesday 27th May and Wednesday 28th May - two very different shows including an Art Exhibition!
Cris Kirkwood has been creating art for decades, whether it is musical art or visions on canvas, his unique eye view has a texture all it's own. Cris will bring a 30+ piece collection of his Art to exhibit at Ding Dong Lounge on Tuesday 27th May. There will also be an opportunity to meet Meat Puppets at a ‘Meet-n- greet' at the venue and the band will play a short and rare acoustic set on the night - an extremely rare opportunity to see all the different layers that make Meat Puppets! Tickets only available on the door - all for $20.00!
Then the band will bring the full Meat Puppets show to the stage of Ding Dong Lounge on Wednesday 28th May. With shows already announced in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney and Perth, these will be Meat Puppets first Australian shows in over 20 years!
With a career that has spanned four decades, the Meat Puppets have witnessed countless musical movements and fads come and go, but despite it all, have stuck to their guns and retained a dedicated fan base. Along the way, the Puppets have made admirers out of some of rock's most renowned names - most obviously Kurt Cobain, who personally invited the Puppets to appear on Nirvana's classic performance, MTV Unplugged in New York - and have amassed a canon of timeless songs ("Plateau," "Lake of Fire," "Up on the Sun," "Backwater," etc.).
Since 1981, the Meat Puppets have been crafting their sun-drenched, cosmic country and punk rock. With classic albums like Meat Puppets II, Up on the Sun, and Too High to Die, the band has acquired a diehard group of admirers including some of rock's most renowned artists (Nirvana, Pavement, Soundgarden). Following the reunion of Curt and Cris Kirkwood, and the 2012 release of the band's biography Too High to Die: Meet the Meat Puppets, the band’s iconic status seems assured.
Meat Puppets are Curt Kirkwood and bassist Cris Kirkwood with drummer Shandon Sahm (son of Doug Sahm) and new addition on second guitar, Curt’s son, Elmo Kirkwood.
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