Someday Soon Things Will Be Much Worse!

Someday Soon Things Will Be Much Worse!

by The Meat PurveyorsThe Meat Purveyors


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What?!?! Drums and electric guitars on a Meat Purveyors album? "Blasphemy!" you say? Well, blasphemy is nothing new to the Meat Purveyors, and rest assured that -- despite the presence of said tools of the Devil -- they're up to the same old tricks: whip-smart, sharp-tongued songwriting, a taste for offbeat covers, and an approach to bluegrass instrumentation that crosses the line into punk rock fervor. "Burr Under My Saddle" starts things off with an electrified bang, but the songwriting is classic Meat Purveyors, culminating with: "Well you said you can't live without me/I can only hope that's a fact/'Cause I'm kicking you out on the side of the road/And if you're dead then you can't come back." And if you think that's blunt, wait until you hear the scathing "Look on Your Face," where the return to acoustic instruments takes nothing off the sharp slap of the lyrics. Pete Stiles and Diona Davies play some hot mandolin and fiddle, respectively, and Bill Anderson gets to show off on electric on both "Fist City" and the plugged-in revisit of "Hanged Man" (originally on More Songs About Buildings and Cows). Besides Loretta Lynn's "Fist City," the covers range from the sublime (John Conlee's "Rose Colored Glasses") to the ridiculous (Foreigner and the Human League!), which should really come as no surprise considering their previous treatment of ABBA and Ratt. They even manage to give the Monkees' "Circle Sky" a bit of that high lonesome sound. And they're not all jokes and smirks, either. "Rose Colored Glasses" gets a fine reading, as does Cherilyn DiMond's touching original, "Snow in the Door." "Plates a'Spinnin'" even takes a stab at the political. But bitter and acerbic are still what the Meat Purveyors do best, delivered with flair by singer Jo Walston. Someday Soon Things Will Be Much Worse! shows that these old dogs have learned a few new tricks but they've still got plenty of bite.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/18/2006
Label: Bloodshot Records
UPC: 0744302013022
catalogNumber: 20130
Rank: 191635

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Meat Purveyors   Primary Artist
Bill Anderson   Guitar,Vocals
Emily Sparks   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Cherilyn DiMond   Bass,Vocals
Amy Boone   Piano,Guest Appearance
Mike Vasquez   Trumpet,Guest Appearance
Pete Stiles   Guitar,Mandolin
Cisco Ryder   Drums,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Diona Davies   Fiddle,Guest Appearance
Jo Stanli Watson   Vocals
Pete Stiles   Guitar,Mandolin

Technical Credits

Bill Anderson   Composer
John Conlee   Composer
Loretta Lynn   Composer
Mick Jones   Composer
Michael Nesmith   Composer
Cherilyn DiMond   Composer
Mike Vasquez   Engineer
Pete Stiles   Composer
Ned Stewart   Engineer
Phil Stiles   Composer

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