No Joke!

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No Joke!
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Studio album by Meat Puppets
Released October 3, 1995
Recorded 1995
Studio Phase Four Studio, Phoenix, Arizona, Westlake Studio, Los Angeles, California
Genre Alternative rock
Length 54:51
Label London
Producer Meat Puppets, Paul Leary
Meat Puppets chronology
Raw Meat
(1994)
No Joke!
(1995)
Live in Montana
(1999)
Singles from No Joke!
  1. "Scum"
    Released: 1995
  2. "Taste of the Sun"
    Released: 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[2]
The Austin Chronicle 2/5 stars[3]

No Joke! is the ninth album by the Meat Puppets, released in 1995, and their third album for London Records. It was the follow-up to the band's album Too High to Die and was the last Meat Puppets album with bassist Cris Kirkwood (until his reunion on 2007's Rise to Your Knees) and drummer Derrick Bostrom (to date). A video was filmed for the song "Scum", directed by Dave Markey.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Curt Kirkwood, unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Scum" – 3:53
  2. "Nothing" – 6:27
  3. "Head" – 4:17
  4. "Taste of the Sun" – 3:58
  5. "Vampires" – 4:35
  6. "Predator" – 4:31
  7. "Poison Arrow" – 3:12
  8. "Eyeball" – 4:04
  9. "For Free" – 4:29
  10. "Cobbler" (Cris Kirkwood) - 3:25
  11. "Inflatable" (Cris Kirkwood) - 3:28
  12. "Sweet Ammonia" - 4:17
  13. "Chemical Garden" - 4:15

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1995 The Billboard 200 183

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Review: No Joke! - Meat Puppets". Allmusic. Retrieved 4 August 2009. 
  2. ^ Flaum, Eric (November 2, 1995). "Review: Meat Puppets - No Joke". Jann Wenner. Archived from the original on 2009-07-05. Retrieved 4 August 2009. 
  3. ^ Hernandez, Raoul (November 2, 1995). "Review: MEAT PUPPETS - No Joke (London)". Nick Barbaro. Retrieved 4 August 2009.