The Meat Purveyors - Someday Soon Things Will Be Much Worse!
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Someday Soon Things Will Be Much Worse! (Bloodshot, 2006)

The Meat Purveyors

Reviewed by David McPherson

Break down the barn doors, turn up the speakers real loud and get ready for the punk-rock bluegrass fusion that is the Meat Purveyors. The Austin purveyors of some boot-kickin' music rev it up a few more notches on their fifth release. Led by Austin Music Hall of Fame inductee and guitar slinger Bill Anderson, the Meat Purveyors are a wonderful four-piece that defy classification.

From the bare-bones "Look on Your Face" - to the tongue-in-cheek redneck homage to the local libation station "Liquor Store" - the disc is filled with delightful songs. There's the bluegrass ballad "Rose-Colored Glasses" and the wonderful pickin' party, "666 Pack," a song that speaks about the 'Sabbath as a trying day' and the need to have a '666 Pack of personality.' Sometimes the pickin of Pete Stiles mandolin gets so rambunctious and fast that your head starts a spinning, especially on the closing "Plates a' Spinnin'."

Just to keep things really interesting, the Purveyors also deliver a power-packed bluegrass tour-de-force rendition of Foreigner's "Hot Blooded" that will surely get your blood pressure racing and a unique take on Human League's '80s classic: "Don't You Want Me Baby" - replacing "cocktail bar" with "honky-tonk bar."

CDs by The Meat Purveyors

Someday Soon Things Will Be Much Worse!, 2006

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