At one point (1980-81) THE MEAT PUPPETS were so experimental and deranged that they fit best on bills with arty synth bands and weird hardcore punk/goth bands who spit fake blood on stage. I’d have enjoyed this night of Los Angeles debauchery very much had I not been such a young’un at the time.
One of the coolest and more equanimous things I’ve ever seen done in music history was the time the LA synth/artpunk band MONITOR decided to give one track on their own album to their Arizona pals THE MEAT PUPPETS.
The result, sitting there near the end of Side 2 of the 1981 “Monitor” LP, is this track, “Hair” by the Meat Puppets. It sounds like nothing else on the record; and indeed, like nothing else in the universe. Play loud, preferably at work.