Mudhoney, Meat Puppets and Metz - 02 ABC, Glasgow, Wed 5 Jun (4 stars)

A thoroughly entertaining set from the Sub Pop grunge kings, with able-bodied support

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Mudhoney, Meat Puppets and Metz - 02 ABC, Glasgow, Wed 5 Jun

Don that plaid shirt and party like it’s 1992: those kings of Seattle sludge, Mudhoney, are in town, supported by veteran peyote-punks Meat Puppets and new generation Sub Poppers Metz.

Meat Puppets are simply magical, their psychedelic country-punk and funky desert jams taking on new power live. Classics like ‘Lake of Fire’ and Up on the Sun’ sound gorgeously epic. Curt Kirkwood is one of the great psychedelic guitar heroes, lacing his classic rock riffs and twangy Buck Owens licks with trippy delay trails and mirage-like colour. A Scottish headline show can’t come soon enough.

Mudhoney play a long, but thoroughly entertaining set, in which new material such as ‘I Like it Small’ sits comfortably alongside 25-year-old fuzz-nuggets like the immortal ‘Touch Me I’m Sick’. Mark Arm is a fantastic frontman, especially when he puts down the guitar to strut and prance like a goofier Iggy, while Steve Turner’s guitar playing is a model of snotty garage rock flair.

Meat Puppets - Lake of Fire

Mudhoney - Touch Me I'm Sick (music video)

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