I was sitting in American Ice on a beautiful Sunday afternoon this past weekend, indulging in a phenomenally prepared pastrami sandwich when a vaguely familiar mid-90’s jam came on. A shazam later and I was reminded that it was the stylings of the Kirkwood brothers, Cris and Curt, of the Meat Puppets. “Backwater” is off their 1994 gold status CD Too High To Die produced by Butthole Surfer Paul Leary – this was back when people bought CD’s apparently and didn’t just shazam singles and post on their blogs. You’re welcome.

Also found on Too High To Die is “Lake Of Fire”, as popularized by Nirvana on their MTV Unplugged session (which the Kirkwood brothers played on). Enjoy “Backwater” on a sunny day, preferably outside and perhaps on a boat.

MP3: Meat Puppets – “Backwater”

Nirvana Unplugged video with the Meat Puppets backing them up after the jump.

 

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