Huevos (album)

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Huevos
Studio album by Meat Puppets
Released October 1987
Recorded August 1987
Genre Alternative rock
Length 36:25 (original)
58:05 (reissue)
Label SST Records
Producer Steven Escallier, Meat Puppets
Meat Puppets chronology
Mirage
(1987)
Huevos
(1987)
Monsters
(1989)
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Huevos is an album by the Arizona alternative rock band the Meat Puppets. It is said to have a strong ZZ Top influence in terms of style (ZZ Top also have titled some of their albums in Spanish, "Tres Hombres", "Tejas", "Degüello" and "El Loco" for instance); in a Musician magazine interview Curt Kirkwood claimed that a fan letter he had received from ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons inspired a songwriting spree that resulted in many of Huevos' tracks. The album is named not only after the Spanish word for eggs, but is also a reference to the Southwestern expression "Huevos", meaning to deliver with chutzpah. Most of the songs were recorded in one take. The cover art is done by guitarist/vocalist Curt Kirkwood.

The 1999 Rykodisc re-release features 5 unreleased bonus tracks (early demos of "Sexy Music", "Paradise", "Fruit", and "Automatic Mojo" and a cover of Jimmy Reed's "Baby What Do You Want Me to Do") as well as live footage from a January 1988 concert at the Variety Arts Center in Los Angeles of "Automatic Mojo".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Curt Kirkwood, unless otherwise noted.

Original album[edit]

  1. "Paradise" – 5:00
  2. "Look at the Rain" – 4:20
  3. "Bad Love" – 3:10
  4. "Sexy Music" – 5:28
  5. "Crazy" – 4:45
  6. "Fruit" – 3:30
  7. "Automatic Mojo" – 3:19
  8. "Dry Rain" – 2:55
  9. "I Can't Be Counted On" – 3:58

CD Reissue[edit]

  1. "Paradise" – 4:36
  2. "Look at the Rain" – 4:22
  3. "Bad Love" – 3:13
  4. "Sexy Music" – 5:28
  5. "Crazy" – 4:44
  6. "Fruit" – 3:31
  7. "Automatic Mojo" – 3:23
  8. "Dry Rain" – 2:55
  9. "I Can’t Be Counted On" – 4:01
  10. "Baby What You Want Me to Be" (Jimmy Reed) – 1:29
  11. "Sexy Music (Demo Version)" – 6:40
  12. "Automatic Mojo (Demo Version)" – 3:56
  13. "Paradise (Demo Version)" – 4:06
  14. "Fruit (Demo Version)" – 5:20
  • Tracks 10–14 are bonus tracks on the Rykodisc reissue.