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TRACKLIST

  1. Tallboy [MP3]
  2. Clean Slate
  3. Museum of Love
  4. Whatcha Gonna Do
  5. Little White Pills
  6. Travel & Toil
  7. Working on a Building
  8. What Goes On
  9. More Man Than You'll Ever Be (and More Woman Than You'll Ever Get) [MP3]
  10. Little Maggie
  11. Morning After
  12. Can't You Hear Me Callin'
  13. Hanged Man
  14. We Kill Evil

"When they get cookin', you'll suddenly ask 'Is there really that much difference between a fiddle-sizzling hoedown ditty and a balls-to-the-wall hardcore track?' Methinks not." —Splendid E-zine

The Meat Purveyors More Songs About Building and Cows

BS 056 1999
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What can you expect from this dandy little number---their second CD? Fiddles, mandolins, stand-up bass, acoustic guitars, two-part female vocal harmonies, and enough sass, sorrow, and spit to rattle anyone foolish enough to think that bluegrass is boring festival music for the Camper Van set.

As with their first CD, traditional numbers butt up against originals about pills, beer, doomed men, and pushy women--with covers from country music stalwarts like Bill Monroe, George Jones, Lou Reed, and Daniel Johnston ("Museum of Love") providing the aesthetic underpinnings.

Yes, they can play super fast, but they can also wring buckets of emotion out of their instruments when it suits them. Yes, they can be irreverent, but one listen to the doe-eyed Jo Walston singing a waltz about love gone south, and you will believe. If you think you hate bluegrass, we double-dog dare you to take on TMP. You’ll thank us.

"Concentrate only on their jokes and word play, and you might overlook their musical abilities—missing the reason they're able to pull the whole thing off in the first place. TMP's combination of musical chops and mirth is both uncommon and a helluva lot of fun." —The Austin Chronicle

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