The Meatmen’s first album, We’re the Meatmen and You Suck! was one of the albums I practically wore holes through in high school from repeated plays. A tape I made of that album accompanied me and my friends on our many skateboard journeys back in the old punk days. After a long hiatus, The Meatmen have returned!
PUNK ROCK TROUBADOUR TESCO VEE
ANNOUNCES THE MEATMEN’S
REASONABLY IMPRESSIVE RETURN
BAND REISSUES CLASSIC CDS, COMPILES DVD OF RARE FOOTAGE,
NATIONWIDE TOUR KICKS OFF WITH SXSW SHOWCASE IN MARCH.
From humble punk rock beginnings in
East Lansing, MIin 1979, The Meatmen rose to heavy-duty heights in the 80s and 90s before cashing in their dubloons in 1996. The Meatkrew’s legacy is rich in punk history, including members such as Ian MacKaye, Lyle Preslar, and Brian Baker. The Meatmen played shows with many of punk’s essential bands, including Misfits, Minor Threat, Fear, Dead Kennedys, The Fix, Necros, Negative Approach, and many more.
The Meatmen’s triumphant return to SXSW (with a prime Friday night showcase) is the springboard for a full docket of shows planned in the Midwest and East Coast in March, April and May, and a West Coast tour in late Summer/Fall. And if that’s not reasonably impressive enough for ya, how about this – Tesco’s label Meat King Records has just reissued three of their best selling CDs: Rock ‘N’ Roll Juggernaut, We’re The Meatmen And You Still Suck! and Pope On A Rope; plans to re-pop War Of The Superbikes 2 are next. The Devil’s In The Details Vol 1, a DVD chronicling the band’s live legacy and Tesco’s TV show will be out in May. All of this culminates with the band’s first new album in 12 years, The Meatmen Cover The Earth. This will be released late 2008 and will feature USDA choice renditions of all of Tesco’s favorite songs of the last 40 years!
Meatmen Tour Dates:
March 12 – The Double Wide – Dallas, TX
March 14 – SXSW Showcase at Emos Annex –
March 15 – The Conservatory –
Oklahoma City, OK
March 16 – The Underground –
St Louis, MO
March 22 – Smalls w/Millions Of Brazilians –
May 8 – Jigsaw Saloon – Cleveland, OH
May 10 – Club Hell –
May 11 – The Nutty Irishmen – Bayshore, NY
May 13 – The Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
May 14 – The Oasis –
May 15 – Vinyl –
16 – 31st St.Pub – Pittsburgh, PA
In honor of the upcoming reissue, the band provided a couple of MP3s for the people!
Listen to “Meatmen Stomp” (Live from “We’re The Meatmen and You Still Suck” Reissue)
And check out this Meatmen video