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  posted on 10/7/2017 at 12:18 PM
Here's to The Meters getting into the R'n'R Hall of Fame!

Greatest Hits albums notwithstanding, what are the best Meters albums?

 
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  posted on 10/7/2017 at 07:14 PM
Rejuvenation! This album has a bunch of their "hits" - People Say, Africa, Hey Pockey Way, etc. and probably shows off their songwriting chops at their peak. Personally, I never thought any of their studio albums did them justice. They never really got to show off their musicianship and really stretch out. If I were to recommend one album that best represents the band, it would be "Uptown Rulers, Live on the Queen Mary." This recording is from a private party Paul McCartney hosted to celebrate the release of his "Venus and Mars" album. Paul hired the Meters & Dr. John to play his release party and it's obvious that the Meters were thrilled to play to that audience. There are a few issues with the vocal levels on a couple songs (mainly Cyrille Neville's mic- they were a 5 piece for a short time), but their jamming more than makes up for some quiet vocals in the mix at times.
Here's a sample of what you'll hear on Uptown Rulers:
https://youtu.be/JZ6PXyUAPbE

[Edited on 10/8/2017 by meandean]

 

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  posted on 10/8/2017 at 10:36 AM
They were best caught live. I have one I bought from munck mix [live at NOLA jazz feast 2008?] that is incredible.
 

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  posted on 10/8/2017 at 10:55 AM
This is dripping with funk! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IydYLIsT9LA
 

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  posted on 10/10/2017 at 08:47 AM
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This is dripping with funk! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IydYLIsT9LA


It's good, but here's the funkiest tune of all!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_iC0MyIykM

 

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  posted on 10/10/2017 at 08:59 AM
I think the earliest albums are more pure, more focused on funk. To my ear the later albums added more rock, perhaps to appeal to a wider audience. I like their entire canon of work. Their music often radiates throughout my house.

I hope Art Neville gets well real soon and that the Meters go out on a triumphant world tour celebrating their well deserved induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

 

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  posted on 10/10/2017 at 03:19 PM
Check out "The Meters Jam" and "Uptown Rulers". Uptown Rulers is live.
 

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  posted on 10/10/2017 at 05:19 PM
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This is dripping with funk! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IydYLIsT9LA


It's good, but here's the funkiest tune of all!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_iC0MyIykM


I just heard this on XM 50 today and bought this on the spot from iTunes!

Too fonky!

 
 


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