Tuesday, January 31, 2017

D. J. Danger Donkey's Bizarro Covers: The Meat Puppets cover the Grateful Dead

The first time I heard this recording I was a bit ambivalent. Really, the Meat Puppets play the Grateful Dead? It kind of fits when you think about it, the Meat Puppets are from Az., the Dead is from Cali and they are both Stoner Rock. They are just different ends of the Stoner Rock spectrum.

I like how this version of Franklin's Tower is stripped down, has no effects on the guitar. This sounds like a garage band playing the Dead and the Puppets, and SST, where not afraid to release this recording for public consumption. So, there's the Punk Rock sensibility of the Meat Puppets, "Here it is. If ya don't like it, sorry about that . . ." I believe that there was a good bit of the same sensibility in the Dead too.

There's also a Neil Young cover on this Meat Puppets recording which makes more sense too me.


 So, that's nine bizarro cover tunes. I'll post one more and call this project done, then I can play whatever I want!

  1. Richard Thompson covers Britney Spears
  2. B-Hole Surfers cover Donovan
  3. Camper Van Beethoven cover Black Flag
  4. David Bowie covers The Velvet Underground
  5. The Clash covers Roots Reggae
  6. Sister Double Happiness covers 13th Floor Elevator
  7.  Plain Wrap covers Buffalo Springfield
  8. Seven Seconds covers Nancy Sinatra
  9. The Meat Puppets cover the Grateful Dead 
 Also, it's only fair that I inform you all that I'm a Duppy Conquer. (Whatever that is?)

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