Cover the Earth

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
To say that the Meatmen reunited after 12 years to make Cover the Earth is only to say that singer Tesco Vee put together a new backing band to perform under the group name. Recording a covers album is a way for him to pay tribute to his musical mentors, many of whom were to be expected. G.G. Allin "Highest Power", Roky Erickson "Don't Shake Me Lucifer", and the Fugs "Slum Goddess" are all Vee's spiritual brothers, and he performs their songs with affectionate accuracy. Among the many punk and metal selections are a few outliers, notably Jimmy Dean's "Big Bad John," the Temptations' "Psychedelic Shack," and ABBA's "So Long." But they only serve to broaden the humor of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
To say that the Meatmen reunited after 12 years to make Cover the Earth is only to say that singer Tesco Vee put together a new backing band to perform under the group name. Recording a covers album is a way for him to pay tribute to his musical mentors, many of whom were to be expected. G.G. Allin "Highest Power", Roky Erickson "Don't Shake Me Lucifer", and the Fugs "Slum Goddess" are all Vee's spiritual brothers, and he performs their songs with affectionate accuracy. Among the many punk and metal selections are a few outliers, notably Jimmy Dean's "Big Bad John," the Temptations' "Psychedelic Shack," and ABBA's "So Long." But they only serve to broaden the humor of the set. Vee's pseudonymous colleagues on guitar, bass, and drums are surprisingly competent, and the frontman himself is assured. He may not be a great singer, but for the most part he is re-creating the work of other marginal vocalists here, so that knowing the words, keeping on the beat, and singing with conviction get him over his technical limitations, making this an enjoyable romp, at least for those who don't demand that their humor be entirely tasteful.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/2/2009
  • Label: Mvd Visual
  • UPC: 760137483823
  • Catalog Number: 4838
  • Sales rank: 93,002

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Meatman (2:46)
  2. 2 Bad Reputation (2:50)
  3. 3 Loner with a Boner (0:51)
  4. 4 I Slept in an Arcade (2:08)
  5. 5 Motorbikin' (2:57)
  6. 6 Me 262 (4:51)
  7. 7 Epitaph for a Head (2:24)
  8. 8 Highest Power (1:51)
  9. 9 Big Bad John (2:43)
  10. 10 Freeway Mad (1:34)
  11. 11 Sex Machine (3:44)
  12. 12 Don't Shake Me Lucifer (2:41)
  13. 13 Vibrator (2:45)
  14. 14 Sex Mart 2010 (2:24)
  15. 15 Psychedelic Shack (3:18)
  16. 16 I Love Livin' in the City (1:51)
  17. 17 Worst Band in the World (2:36)
  18. 18 Downward Christian Soldiers (2:42)
  19. 19 Slum Goddess (3:38)
  20. 20 I'm a Bug (1:03)
  21. 21 The Snake (2:50)
  22. 22 One Track Mind (2:28)
  23. 23 So Long (3:31)
  24. 24 We Didn't Kill Each Other (But Didn't We Try?) (3:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Meatmen Primary Artist
Tesco Vee Trumpet, Vocals
The Pit Viper Percussion, Drums
Stinky Penis Bass Guitar, Vocals
Big Dick Fontaine Vocals
Technical Credits
Roy Acuff Composer
Roky Erickson Composer
The Pink Fairies Composer
Chris Spedding Composer
Crawling Chaos Composer
Graham Gouldman Composer
Phil Lynott Composer
Barrett Strong Composer
Oliver Composer
G.G. Allin Composer
Benny Andersson Composer
Black Randy & The Metrosquad Composer
J.D. Blackfoot Composer
Eric Bloom Composer
Lol Creme Composer
Jimmy Dean Composer
Brian Downey Composer
Tuli Kupferberg Composer
Walter Lure Composer
Jerry Nolan Composer
Sandy Pearlman Composer
Donald Roeser Composer
Björn Ulvaeus Composer
Dallas Wayne Composer
Ken Weaver Composer
Norman Whitfield Composer
Urinals Composer
Quinn Composer
Mack Vickery Composer
Robbie Fulks Composer
Myk Dolfi Composer
Dawson Composer
Shecky Schpilkus Composer
Pat Garett Composer
Gill Composer
Fear Composer
Dolfi Composer
Carr Composer
Byford Composer
Brown Composer
Wallis Composer
Gorman Composer
Campbell Composer
Farrell Composer
Black Randy Composer
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