The Meat Puppets performed with opening acts Complicated Shirt and Kirkwood Dellinger at Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany last Friday.
In The Daily Gazette (Schenectady), John Dworkin wrote:
“They hit the stage and immediately launched into a number of formulaic, rock-radio-friendly tunes featuring brother Curt’s relatively indistinctive brand of psychedelic hard-rock guitar-hero wailings; think power trios like Cream or Robin Trower without the blues influence or nuance. ‘Plateau’ (covered by Nirvana) started to get the momentum going. Then later with ‘Up On The Sun’ Curt really tore into an extended, effects-laden freak-out, piling everything on, reverb, delays, tapping and wah combining to create a kind of bowed effect. This was the highlight of the first part of the show, eliciting the biggest reaction from the crowd up to that point.”