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Meatmen

Punk pranksters the Meatmen had one of the nastiest, most offensive senses of humor in all of hardcore -- and that's saying something. Politically incorrect before the term existed, frontman Tesco Vee -- the one constant in the band's lineup -- kept things as gleefully stupid and tasteless as possible, cracking graphic jokes about various bodily functions while baiting women, minorities, homosexuals, rival punk bands, and handicapped children. The Meatmen's music was generally standard-issue hardcore punk, with nods to heavy metal in their latter years; much more important, however, was their sheer outrageousness, which was the real basis for their following.

Meatmen founder Tesco Vee was born Robert Vermuellen, and grew up mostly in Lansing, MI, where he discovered the music of Detroit proto-punkers like the MC5 and the Stooges. Starting in his teenage years, he published several punk fanzines, chronicling the Midwestern scene in one called Touch & Go. In 1980, he adopted the stage name Tesco Vee (the first part after his favorite record store) and teamed with brothers Rich and Greg Ramsey (bass and guitar, respectively) to form the Meatmen. Initial drummer Jim Forsey quickly gave way to Eliot Rachtman, and the Meatmen soon built a following for on-stage antics that had little to do with Vee's day job as a fourth-grade teacher.

Later in 1980, Vee teamed with Necros bassist Corey Rusk to found Touch & Go Records, which released the Meatmen's 1982 debut EP, Blood Sausage. It was followed in short order by another EP, Crippled Children Suck; it was later reissued as part of an LP that also included demos and outtakes. By this time, Rachtman had been replaced first by Mr. X and then by ex-Necros drummer Todd Swalla; meanwhile, Greg Ramsey had also quit to have brother Rich take over his guitar slot, at which point Mike Achtenbourg joined on bass. Vee, uninterested in the business aspects of running a record label, also ceded control of Touch & Go to Rusk, who would build it into one of the most influential indie labels of the '80s. The Meatmen's -- and Touch & Go's -- first full-length LP, We're the Meatmen...and You Suck!!, appeared in 1983, and contained both Blood Sausage tracks and live versions of Crippled Children material. Following its release, the first version of the Meatmen disbanded, and Vee relocated to Washington, D.C.

With help from ex-Minor Threat guitarists Lyle Preslar and Brian Baker, Vee recorded the solo EP Dutch Hercules in 1984. Preslar and Baker subsequently formed the backbone of a musically potent new version of the Meatmen, which featured bassist Graham McCulloch and drummer Eric Zelzdor. Leaving Touch & Go for Homestead, this lineup released War of the Superbikes in 1985. Baker subsequently left the group to start the early emo band Dag Nasty, and was replaced by Stuart Casson. Casson, in turn, left halfway through the recording of 1986's Rock & Roll Juggernaut (now on Caroline), and was replaced by James Cooper; when Cooper left in 1987, Casson came right back. Also in 1987, Zelzdor departed and gave way to Mark "Gooly" Kermanj. This lineup embarked on a farewell tour in 1988, which produced the live album We're the Meatmen...and You Still Suck!!!

Two years after the Meatmen's breakup, Tesco Vee emerged from retirement to form the Hate Police, which recorded several singles and an album over 1990-1993. Meanwhile, Touch & Go compiled the entirety of the Meatmen's recordings for the label on 1991's evocatively titled Stud Powercock: The Touch and Go Years. In 1993, after the Hate Police disbanded, Vee teamed with a Meatmen-influenced band called True Grit to form a third version of the Meatmen, this time featuring guitarist Norman Voss, bassist Mark Davis, and drummer Mark Glass. Vee formed his own Meatking label to issue the new lineup's first effort, the limited-edition Toilet Slave, in 1994. The follow-up, 1995's Pope on a Rope, featured new drummer Rob San Pietro and landed the group support slots with the likes of Gwar and Butt Trumpet. War of the Superbikes, Vol. 2, released by Go Kart in 1996, featured the entirety of the original album plus a selection of new songs to fill out the CD. A final EP, Evil in a League with Satan, appeared in 1997 before the group broke up once again. A decade later, the Meatmen returned to the studio to begin work on Cover the Earth, which was released in 2009 and followed by a mammoth U.S. tour. ~ Steve Huey, Rovi
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Savage Sagas

1. Men O Meat

2. Dinosaur

3. I'm Gonna F**k You Up

4. Pissed Hot For Weed

5. Death Rig 9000

6. Anna Moose

7. K K K

8. The Ballad Of Stinky Penis

9. The Dwarves Are The 2nd Greatest Band In The World

10. They Just Don't Make Em' Anymore

11. Shecky Presents...

12. It's Amateur Night At Uncle Bux Bikini Club

13. Speed Kills (But It Sho' Feels Good)

14. Big Bloody Booger On The Bathroom Wall

15. Billy's Birthday Surprise

16. Rock 'N Roll Enema

17. Pork Chop And A .22

18. 12" Soft

19. Wizards Of The Oblivion

20. "The Guy"

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Track List: Cover The Earth!

1. Meatman

2. Bad Reputation

3. Loner With A Boner

4. I Slept In An Arcade

5. Motorbikin'

6. Me 262

7. Epitaph For A Head

8. Highest Power

9. Big Bad John

10. Freeway Mad

11. Sex Machine

12. Don't Shake Me Lucifer

13. Vibrator

14. Sex Mart 2010

15. Psychedelic Shack

16. I Love Livin' In The City

17. Worst Band In The World

18. Downward Christian Soldiers

19. Slum Goddess

20. I'm A Bug

21. Snake

22. One Track Mind

23. So Long

24. We Didn't Kill Each Other (But Didn't We Try?)

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Track List: Stud Powercock: The Touch And Go Years (1981-1984)

1. Meatmen Stomp

2. I'm Glad I'm Not A Girl

3. Tooling For Anus

4. I've Got A Problem

5. Orgy Of One

6. 1 Down 3 To Go

7. Meatmen Stomp

8. Tooling For Anus

9. 1 Down 3 To Go

10. Snuff 'Em

11. Becoming A Man

12. I've Got A Problem

13. I'm Glad I'm Not A Girl

14. Dumping Ground

16. Meatmen Stomp

17. Mr. Tapeworm

18. Orgy Of One

19. I Sin For A Living

20. Crippled Children Suck (live)

23. Meat Crimes

25. Blow Me Jah

26. Mr. Tapeworm

27. Orgy Of One

28. I Sin For A Living

30. Spread Scat Boogie #2

31. Meat Crimes

38. Blow Me Jah

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johtd81
We're the Meatmen stomp stomp stomp!
Haha!
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I like to lick shopping cart handles
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some people contend the meat men are made from meat
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So dumb��������
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So dumb
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I'm also a Meatman
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jdlanahan
One of the best bands going.
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danny783
saw them in New Haven on 7/19...BAD A**
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Still the best
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used to an awesome live band too !!!
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I can't believe Tesco was a fourth grade teacher, that's just awesome
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TESCO RULES !!!!
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Holy s**t this guy was a 4th grade teacher!?
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One of the first punk bands I listened to at 12 yrs old, totally scared for life, thankyou
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TESCO IS GOD
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the meatmen suck and so do I for liking them.
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easily one of the funniest,bes t times i ever had seeing them NEVER gets old & tesco tells it like it is. im so glad to have had grown up listening to the meatmen. it just sucks that pandora only has the studpower c**k cd. again pandora WTF?!?!
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agreed
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CAPS LOCK PEOPLE STILL SUCK!
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They are very humorous.

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NO SH*T BROMIDE. U R AN IDIOT. ITS THE ENTIRE POINT TO BE IGNORANTLY SHOCKING. NOTHING IS SACRED. THAT IS THE GENIUS OF "SHOCK VALUE". IF UR AFFENDED, U DESERVE IT 4 TAKING UR SELF TO SERIOUSLY. BY THE WAY TOUCH & GO IS NOT A BAND DUMMY AND THEY(AS A RECORD LABEL) HAVE PRODUCED THEIR SHARE OF CRAP. GO BACK 2 ANTI-FLAG RADIO WHERE THEY R JUST AS WHINEY AS U SEEM! OR LIGHTEN UP AND GO LISTEN 2 SOME GG ALLIN RADIO AND NOT FALL 4 IT LIKE A SUCKER. CHEERS! -C.C.P
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bromide, you are an idiot.
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Not dumb. Although the lyrics are ridiculous, there is a touch of satire and tounge & cheek sarcasm that really makes me appriciate them so much more. Tesco is a genius.
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bromide01
Dumb. At least Touch&Go put out good music.
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f**kin rule!

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