Too High to Die

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Too High to Die
Studio album by The Meat Puppets
Released January 25, 1994
Recorded 1993 at the Warehouse, Memphis, Tennessee
Genre Alternative rock
Length 52:06
Label London Records
Producer Meat Puppets, Paul Leary
The Meat Puppets chronology
Forbidden Places
(1991)
Too High to Die
(1994)
Raw Meat (EP)
(1994)

Too High to Die is the eighth album by the Meat Puppets, released on January 25, 1994. It sold very well due to the success of its single "Backwater", which reached #2 and #11 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks and Modern Rock Tracks charts respectively . The album itself also reached #1 on the Heatseekers chart, making it one of the Meat Puppets' most successful and highest ranking albums to date. The album's title is a parody of The Ramones' 1984 album Too Tough to Die. The record was produced by Butthole Surfers guitarist Paul Leary.

A limited edition of Too High to Die included the 10" vinyl promo EP Raw Meat. The cover art on this limited edition features more color than the simply pink-toned normal cover.

The album was certified gold by the RIAA on October 6, 1994.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention) link
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Curt Kirkwood, unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Violet Eyes" - 3:51
  2. "Never to Be Found" - 4:46
  3. "We Don't Exist" - 3:44
  4. "Severed Goddess Hand" - 2:59
  5. "Flaming Heart" - 4:49
  6. "Shine" - 3:50
  7. "Station" (Cris Kirkwood) - 2:22
  8. "Roof with a Hole" - 3:34
  9. "Backwater" - 3:42
  10. "Things" - 4:06
  11. "Why?" - 4:20
  12. "Evil Love" (Cris Kirkwood) - 3:07
  13. "Comin' Down" - 6:56

14. "Lake of Fire" (hidden track)

London Cassette P4 28484

Personnel[edit]


Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1994 Heatseekers 1
1994 The Billboard 200 62

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1994 "Backwater" Mainstream Rock Tracks 2
1994 "Backwater" Modern Rock Tracks 11
1994 "Backwater" The Billboard Hot 100 47
1994 "Backwater" Top 40 Mainstream 31
1994 "We Don't Exist" Mainstream Rock Tracks 28