Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Meat Joy-Self-Titled LP (1984)

No, this isn't another Tesco Vee sideproject. This is the anti-Meat Men. If they made a career out of aping the Dead Boys tune "Caught with the Meat in your Mouth," Meat Joy were the rebel girls Bikini Kill would later idolize. 
Meat Joy's a lot more interesting than Bikini Kill. Instead of relentlessly repetitive 1-chord bang-bam and screaming, this album mixes mid-tempo noise numbers, lullaby-style a cappella, acoustic ditties, and an amazing tune about breasts. This isn't your typical sour-faced political punk, either. Gretchen Phillips is certainly angry, but is laughing as much as she's hectoring.
 I'm pretty sure that Kimya Dawson stumbled across this thing when "moldy peaches" were still just something fungal, and owes her entire subsequent livelihood to these pioneering Texans.

Lord God have mercy. If you only visit Drug Punk for the hardcore vinyl I post, you will FUCKING HATE this album (that's the point). Big ups to Phoenix Hairpins blog, from which I stole this version of the album with the sweet inserts-my copy had only the vinyl itself. Gretchen Phillips, Meat Joy's mastermind, sounds like a radical lady in all regards, peeps her steez!

*Edit, 1.6.14: I re-upped the file and you can now download the LP HERE. *




  

14 comments:

  1. Do you think it'd be possible for you to re-up this LP? I've been looking for it FOREVER. Love your blog, by the way - your post on J.T. IV is one of the better ones I've seen.

    Thanks, whether you can or not.

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  2. @Jessica: Thanks for the kind words. The file is re-upped, the link is in the post. Cheers!

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  3. I am writing to ask a favor.

    All links to the Meat Joy album have expired and so far yours is only one of two site I have found that had a full digital copy of the LP. I recently acquired a copy on Vinyl but my turntable's album-to-mp3 feature seems to not work.

    If you have it handy, could you possibly rehost it for moment so that I may download it?

    Thank you for your time and effort. It is much appreciated.

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    1. Didn't see this comment 'til just now!
      http://www88.zippyshare.com/v/RPzim7uw/file.html

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    1. Done
      http://www88.zippyshare.com/v/RPzim7uw/file.html

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  5. Hey everyone,
    I'll re-up this link to zippyshare later today. No guarantees on how long it will be up, though, so I'll post here when the file is live again.

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  6. New re-up is here, friends!:
    http://www88.zippyshare.com/v/RPzim7uw/file.html

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  7. Sorry to be a pest but could you please re-post this album. I am desperate to get this album,i love their song on the metal moo cow comp. Thank you

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  8. Sorry to be a pest but could you please re-post this album. I am desperate to get this album,i love their song on the metal moo cow comp. Thank you

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  9. I've got a folder in GDrive that I can share with you if you want to relay your contact info....

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  10. Hi ,thank you very much I did reply but I can drop my e-mail account here. It's an alternative one so spamming of its not a worry

    carloswill80@gmail.com

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  11. Sorry to be a pain in the ads but do you still have the meat joy file you can share. Thank you for time.

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