Meat Puppets discography

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Meat Puppets discography
Studio albums 12
EPs 4
Singles 16

The Meat Puppets are an American rock band formed in January 1980 in Tempe, Arizona.

Studio albums[edit]

Meat Puppets
Label: SST (SST 009)
Released: 1982
Other information: Reissued on CD by Rykodisc in 1999 with the In a Car EP and 13 extra bonus tracks.

Meat Puppets II
Label: SST (SST 019)
Released: 1984
Other information: Reissued on CD by Rykodisc in 1999 with 7 bonus tracks.

Up on the Sun
Label: SST (SST 039)
Released: 1985
Other information: Reissued on CD by Rykodisc in 1999 with 5 bonus tracks.

Label: SST (SST 100)
Released: 1987
Other information: Reissued on CD by Rykodisc in 1999 with 5 bonus tracks.

Label: SST (SST 150)
Released: 1987
Other information: Reissued on CD by Rykodisc in 1999 with 5 bonus tracks.

Label: SST (SST 253)
Released: 1989
Other information: Reissued on CD by Rykodisc in 1999 with 3 bonus tracks.

Forbidden Places
Label: London Records (828 254)
Released: July 9, 1991
Other information: First major-label album. Out of print.

Too High to Die
Label: London Records (828 484)
Released: January 25, 1994
Other information: The band's only gold record (US).

No Joke!
Label: London Records (828 665)
Released: October 3, 1995
Other information: Last release with the original Meat Puppets line-up, i.e. Curt Kirkwood, Cris Kirkwood and Derrick Bostrum.

Golden Lies
Label: Atlantic Records (83402-2)
Released: September 26, 2000
Other information: First reunion, with Curt Kirkwood fronting a new band: Kyle Ellison (vocals/guitar), Andrew Duplantis (vocals/bass) and Shandon Sahm (drums).

Rise to Your Knees
Label: Anodyne Records
Released: July 17, 2007
Other information: Second reunion (and third lineup), with original bassist Cris Kirkwood rejoining brother Curt for the first time since 1996, and Ted Marcus drumming.

Sewn Together
Label: Megaforce Records
Released: May 12, 2009
Other information: Second and final album by the Kirkwood-Kirkwood-Marcus lineup.

Label: Megaforce Records
Released: April 12, 2011
Other information: First album by the fourth lineup: the brothers Kirkwood and Shandon Sahm (who replaced Ted Marcus in mid-2009).

Rat Farm
Label: Megaforce Records
Released: April 16, 2013
Other information: -


In a Car
Label: 1981: World Imitations Records
1985: SST (SST 044)
Released: 1981 / 1985
Other information: Reissued by Rykodisk in 1999.

Out My Way
Label: SST (SST 049)
Released: 1986
Other information: Reissued by Rykodisk in 1999.

Raw Meat
Label: London Records
Released: 1994
Other information: Promotional release that only came as a bonus record with the Too High to Die LP. Track listing: "Up On The Sun" (1994 acoustic version), "El Paso City", "White Sport Coat", "Goodnight Irene".

You Love Me
Label: London Records (PRO 74691-2)
Released: 1999
Other information: Promotional EP.

Compilations and Live Recordings[edit]

No Strings Attached
Label: SST (SST 265)
Released: 1990
Other information: Compilation CD from SST Records when the Meat Puppets left them for London Records.

Live in Montana
Label: Rykodisc (RCD 10472)
Released: 1999
Other information: Live album of two concerts on 7 and 8 December 1988 in U.S.A.

Meat Puppets 8
Label: Rykodisc (RBX 00005)
Released: 1999
Other information: Boxset containing all 8 of the rereleased Meat Puppets CDs

Label: DCN Digital Club Network (DCN CD 1003)
Released: 2002
Other information: Live album by the new Meat Puppets line-up. Recorded in February 2001.

Classic Puppets
Label: Rykodisc (RCD 10648)
Released: 2004
Other information: -

Rare Meat
Label: Unofficial Release
Released: 2005
Other information: This is a compilation of rare and unreleased material, released on Derrick Bostrom's Meat Puppets blog.


Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US US Main. US Mod.
1985 "Swimming Ground" Up on the Sun
1987 "Get on Down" Mirage
"I Am a Machine"
"I Can't Be Counted On" Huevos
1989 "Light" Monsters
1991 "Sam" 13 Forbidden Places
1994 "Backwater" 47 2 11 Too High to Die
"We Don’t Exist" 28
"Tender Cuts"
"Meat Puppets Promo" Too High to Die
"Roof with a Hole"
"Lake of Fire" Meat Puppets II
1995 "Scum" 20 23 No Joke!
1996 "Taste of the Sun"
2000 "Armed and Stupid" Golden Lies
2009 "Rotten Shame"[1] Sewn Together
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Soundtrack and Compilation Appearances[edit]

Music videos[edit]

short form[edit]

Year Title Director Album
1984 New Gods Meat Puppets II
1987 Get On Down Robert Tucker Mirage
1989 Light Bill Taylor Monsters
1991 Sam Forbidden Places
1994 Backwater Too High to Die
1994 We Don’t Exist Too High to Die
1995 Scum David Markey No Joke!
2009 Rotten Shame David Markey Sewn Together
2011 Orange Michael Etoll Lollipop
2011 Damn Thing Michael Etoll Lollipop

long form[edit]