MEAT PUPPETS "RAT FARM" CD
2013 release, the 14th album from the veteran Alt-Rock band. Curt Kirkwood, the band's singer/guitarist and primary songwriter, described the album as "real blown-up folk music". He elaborated: "I tried to write stuff that would stand on its own - just the chords and the melodies, and play it kind of straight... I think that was the guiding boundary that I gave myself. It was one of those things where a lot of times, in the past especially, [bassist Cris Kirkwood] would go, 'Well, that's all there is? Let's put a Prog Rock part in the middle.' But I tried to hold it off as much as I could."