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Cover the Earth
     

Cover the Earth

by The Meatmen
 
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.

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/02/2009
Label:
Mvd Visual
UPC:
0760137483823
catalogNumber:
4838
Rank:
125027

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Meatmen   Primary Artist
Tesco Vee   Trumpet,Vocals
Pit Viper   Percussion,Drums
Stinky Penis   Bass Guitar,Vocals
Big Dick Fontaine   Vocals

Technical Credits

Roy Acuff   Composer
Roky Erickson   Composer
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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