Meatmen Come Alive (after 12 years)!


We missed you, Tesco…


By Blurt Staff



From humble punk rock
beginnings in East Lansing,
MI circa ‘79, The Meatmen rose to
heavy-duty heights in the 80s and 90s before putting the brakes on in ‘96.
Their legacy is rich in punk history and they’ve played shows with many of
punk’s essential bands, including Misfits, Minor Threat, Fear, Dead Kennedys, The
Fix, Necros, Negative Approach, and more.



Now, after a 12 year
lapse, The Meatmen bounce back big with a 24 track ode to the tuneage of yore
with Cover The Earth which features
all of Tesco’s favorite musical blasts of the last 40 years. Some are obvious (Fear,
GG Allin, Johnny Thunders) and others are real head scratchers (Jimmy Dean, 10CC,
The Temptations). All delivered in reverential but irreverent form by the
latest and greatest men of Meat! It features a full-color 12-page booklet and
all the between song schtick one comes to expect from a new Meat platter. Also
features a return of the legendary Hebrew pitchman Shecky Schpilkis in
“Sex Mart 2010.” It’s due June 2 from Meat King Records.


The band will be touring to support the new release. Itinerary is below.


Meanwhile, Tesco Vee is
finally a toy! No one in punk rock more deserves to be so offensively animated,
than Tesco Vee of the Meatmen. The people of Aggronautix have created a
limited-edition figure (1000 numbered units) standing 7 inches tall, and made
of a lightweight polyresin. Displayed in a tri-windowed box, Tesco is
accurately sculpted right down to the ABBA pants and clogs. Go HERE for




Tour Dates:



4/16/2009 31st St Pub in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

in Allentown, Pennsylvania

4/18/2009 VALENTINE’S in Albany, New York

4/19/2009 CLUB EUROPA in Brooklyn, New

4/20/2009 THE BRIGHTON
BAR, Long Branch NJ *

4/21/2009 THE RECORD
COLLECTOR, Bordentown NJ

4/22/2009 DC9 in THE
DISTRICT!, Washington DC *

4/23/2009 GREEN EGGS
& HAM in Boone, North Carolina *

4/24/2009 MILESTONE’S in Charlotte, North
Carolina *

4/25/2009 BERNIE’S in Columbus, Ohio

5/14/2009 BURT’S TIKI

5/16/2009 FUN HOUSE, SEATTLE, Washington

5/17/2009 PLAN B, PORTLAND, Oregon

5/19/2009 THEE PARKSIDE,

5/20/2009 VELVET JONES, SANTA BARBARA, California

5/21/2009 ANGELO’S, POMONA, California

5/22/2009 THE RELAX BAR, HOLLYWOOD, California

5/23/2009 DOUBLE DOWN, LAS VEGAS, Nevada


5/27/2009 EMOS, AUSTIN, Texas


  • w/ American Speedway




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