Thursday, December 20, 2012
Welcome to our blog. This is your one-stop source for all things Meat Beetles. Specifically this is where we, The Meat Beetles, will post our "music". Our primary purpose in what we do is to hold a mirror up to this poor, sick, twisted society so that all of us--including The Meat Beetles--can see who/what we really are. We do not post our work to promote ourselves. We are not interested in fame or fortune. We put this work out for free, and invite you to download it and use it as you see fit. Dance to it, do homework to it, sample it, delete it, share it with friends (or even better, share it with enemies!). And please add comments, positive or negative, if you feel so inclined.
Thank you for visiting. We hope you either enjoy our work or don't.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Glenn Beck has never been too tightly wrapped, but lately he seems to have com completely unraveled. There's not much we can say about this one that it doesn't say for itself. Most of these samples were taken from recent radio and TV broadcasts in which Beck waxes paranoiacally on the uprising in Egypt. Let's just hope that the Fox "News" employee benefits include mental health coverage. To borrow a line from Bruce Gilbert's father-in-law, the man has a few chairs missing in his living room.
The samples in this one came from a recent Rush Limbaugh show in which he made fun of the Chinese language. The sad thing is that both he and his listeners will continue to insist that there isn't a racist bone in Oxy Boy's body. Wheter that is true or not, it is obvious that Rush has several hundred pounds of racist blubber in his body.
Listen: Nobody Was Translating
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Sunday, January 16, 2011
The Meat Beetles are pleased to release their latest "collaboration" with Michael Weenie Savage, the #1 hot dog in American hate radio. Also "present" in the studio was Dick "Two Ton" Baker, courtesy of the 365 Days Project. Additional material came from a '60s anti-drug film in which a young woman on acid sees her hot dog turn into a living, speaking being.
Yet another good argument for vegetarianism, if you ask the Meat Beetles.
Listen: The Savage Weenie
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Saturday, January 15, 2011
More good, clean fun with found audio. This one uses material culled from a tape (found at the 365 Days Project) that one was supposed to listen to while driving though Glacier National Park in Montana; an audio auto tour if you will. The details were left out and only the important stuff was left--the narrator's repeated requests to be turned on and turned off.
Enjoy, but keep your mind on your driving and your eyes on the road.
Listen: That's Your Signal
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Here's some spooky stuff for you. The audio source material was found at WFMU's 365 Days Project. Shortly after recording this the Sloptops learned that Boyd Rice used the same material in one of his pieces some years back. So maybe this could be thought of as a Boyd Rice cover. Or maybe not. You decide. And keep it to yourself.
Listen: Happy Dreams
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Sunday, February 7, 2010
Not much to say that the song can't say for itself. Most of the samples came from the recent Glenn Beck interview with Sarah Palin. A few others of Sister Sarah came from other sources.
That our next president may be someone who believes that France gave the US the Statue of Liberty "hoping that we wouldn't evolve into something more along their lines" is astounding. Truly, the end of America is upon us.
Listen: Driving A Bus To A Train Wreck
Saturday, September 26, 2009
There are apocryphal stories that say Elvis Presley's last words were, "My only regret is that I didn't live long enough to record a song with The Meat Beetles." No one knows for sure if this is true or not, but just to be on the safe side, The Sloptops decided to oblige The King.
The source material for this was an album called "Fun With Elvis". It consists solely of Elvis's between-songs banter. Every vocal sound you hear in this was made by Elvis (with a few minor contributions from his audience). If this one doesn't get you all shook up like a hound dog, then you're caught in a trap and you can't walk out.
Listen: Elvis Gets Wired The Wrong Way
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Saturday, September 12, 2009
Let's get this straight right out of the gate: The Meat Beetles are not, by the stretch of anyone's imagination, wide-eyed, hope-filled Obama supporters. As we have said elsewhere on this site, we like the man. We support some of what he's trying to do, but we also have a lot of trepidations, beginning with his appointment of Rahm "Republican Lite" Emmanuel as his Chief of Staff. And what the fuck is up with this "bi-partisan, building consensus, reach across the aisle" shit? Why does this president want to even TRY to build consensus with a gang of self-serving thugs (the GOP) who made it abundantly clear on November 5, 2008 that they were going to do all they could to obstruct Obama and destroy his presidency. Time will tell if President Obama is really going to be an agent of any substantive change. We hope he will and we will support him in any sincere efforts he makes in that direction (we want single-payer health care, strict environmental regulations with harsh penalties for violators, and we want the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan to end immediately, if not sooner). But we will also skewer him on this site should we feel so inclined and inspired. In short, we lean ever so slightly toward the pro-Obama side, and while we do not like some of what he is doing, we are by no means anti-Obama.
In fact, when you look at the people who are anti-Obama, we do not wish to be numbered among them. We'd rather stand back, watch and listen, and look for opportunities to laugh at them, to ridicule them. That is what this song is about.
Invited into the studio to contribute guest vocals for this one were Rev. Steve Anderson, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Mark Steyn, Michael Savage, Linda Chavez, Keith Ablow, Bill Cunningham, and a bevy of the ignorant racist, low-life thugs known as "Tea Baggers " (you know, the people who bought a million tea bags as a protest against wasteful spending).
Demagogues like Limbaugh and Beck have been able to tap into the lizard brains of these poor, (apparently) inbred hillbillies and whip them up into a frenzy of unfocused, undefined anger. Do they even know what they are saying when they call Obama both a communist and a Nazi? Are they even remotely aware of the irony in such utterances? No, it is quite clear when you listen to them that they do not know anything abut history, anything about competing political and social ideologies. There is really only one thing they know for sure: A black man has been elected President of the United States. This simple fact has thrown them into fits of racism, fear, and paranoia.
Make no mistake--The Meat Beetles consider these people quite dangerous. They are in essence cornered animals. They are in a state of abject fear and they don't even know exactly what they are afraid of. To add to the danger, many of them are armed and are not smart enough to solve problems and resolve differences through any but the most violent means. On the other hand, there is something quite comical about them. Perhaps if we can laugh at them, laugh loudly, laugh long, laugh uproariously, we can rob them of just enough of their power that they will no longer be a viable threat.
Credit where credit is due: The Pictures accompanying this post were found at Sod Blog. Give them a visit. Great site. Hope they don't mind our use of these images.
Listen: Download MP3 13.2 MB\
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
And Barack-O-Phobia continues on, unabated. You may have heard or heard about the recent attacks on President Obama by certain hate-radio reptiles concerning his choice of condiments on his cheeseburger. Well, if you know The Meat Beetles (and you do, don't you?) you know they aren't going to let such delicious source mateiral to go to waste. Featured here are the voices of Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, and Mark Steyn. After listening to this audio (courtesy of Media Matters) The Meat Beetles were left with one question: Who the fuck is Mark Steyn and who the fuck invited him to come here and spout off disrespectfully about our president? If he doesn't like it here why doesn't he slither back into whatever festering scum-hole begat him? Yeah, we know, that's more than one question, but still...!
Despite an advanced state of decomposition, the corpse of the American conservative movement continues to twitch.
About the pictuere: We went to Google Images and typed in "mustard". We found this one at Jawa Warhol's site. Not only is Jawa a musical kindred spirit, but there was already a link to our site at his site. We hope he doesn't mind that we are using his picture, but it is perfect for this "song".
Listen: Meaningless Mister Mustard
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Monday, April 13, 2009
Have you heard about the new pop music craze that's sweeping the country like wildfire? It's called new wave punk rock. It's an exciting new music played by performers with names like Johnny and the Rottens and Sid Viscous. When young people "do their own thing" to this music, they do so by performing a "slam dance" called "the pogo" while sticking safety pins in their ears.
The Sloptops decided that it was time to "get down" with the young people and cash in on this fad, because if you're not "with" it, then you must be against it.
So don't delay. As the lyrics say, "All you punkers dance away!"
And don't forget to destroy.
Listen: New Wave Punk Rock
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The good news: The American conservative movement seems to be in its death throes. The bad news: It appears that it is going to be a very noisy, ugly death and they will take as many Americans with them as they can (you see, they are amoral and don't care who gets hurt, as long as SOMEBODY gets hurt--watching Americans suffer causes them to squirt viscous goo into their underwear). However, even in the bad news is some good news: Loud-mouthed, right-wing wind-bags are one of the Sloptops' favorite sources for their sound collage work.
For this one they tapped a regular who's who of hate-based radio and television; Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Jonah Goldberg, Bobby Jindal, and Michael Savage were all invited into the studio to contribute vocals for this piece. Also present were a gentleman known only as Charles who recently accomplished what was once thought impossible--he got past Limbaugh's screeners and called Oxy Boy "a brainwashed Nazi". You can be absolutely certain that the staffer who let that call through is, at best, unemployed, and at worst, feeding fish in the coastal waters of eastern Florida. Finally, in the interest of fairness and balance, The Sloptops gave Jon Stewart a quick cameo near the end of this piece.
The object of derision for the hate mongers featured here is, of course, President Barack Obama. The Meat Beetles are a bit taken aback by the reaction from the right over his election. Although they are portraying our new president as some sort of left-wing radical, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, he is, in a political sense, a lot closer to many Republicans than he is to true leftists like The Sloptops, yet we actually support and respect the man. We have no doubt that we will be at odds with a number of his policies and decisions (we're already a bit concerned about some of his foreign policy decisions), but we are willing to give the guy a chance. We want to see him succeed.
The picture accompanying this piece, by the way, was found at Blue Herald. We hope they don't mind our using it.
Listen: The Sour Grapes Of Wrath
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Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Was it a hoax? The sensationalist media run amuck? Or did it really happen? In the late '60s rumors began to circulate that paul McCartney had been killed in a car crash and replaced by a double. A plethora of "evidence" and "proof" was offered up by various pundits to support this thesis; Paul was the only Beatle not wearing shoes on the cover of Abbey Road; Paul was dressed in a walrus costume on The Magical Mystery Tour cover; a number of Beatles songs contained "backwards" messages that suggested paul was, indeed, dead. The Beatles themselves were never very forthcoming; even Paul himself never stated for certain whether he had died or not. If that's not proof then the Sloptops don't know what is (or isn't)!
The samples for this piece came from a recording posted at the original "365 Days" project (see link at right, under "Sites You Should Visit), as well as a recording of a 1969 broadcast of the "Uncle Russ Gibb radio show on WKNR, Cleveland.
Here are some links if you would like to read more.
Listen: Paul Is Dead Hoax - Putting the rumor to rest
AUDIO: Beatles In Detroit and Paul is Dead "I read the news today: All Beatles news
Listen: Turn Me On, Dead Man 7.5 Mb
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Thursday, May 1, 2008
Not to long ago, The Meat Beetles were paid a visit by a member or members of We're Late For Class, a jam band from somewhere in America. The Sloptops immediately spotted WLFC as kindred spirits on a myriad of levels. It was decided that these two bands should join forces.
The ensuing sessions were quite fun and a good time was had by all. Except for some neighbors, who called the police. Seven officers responded to the call, but only three returned to the station. The other four could not resist and were drawn into the festivities. After drinking several cups of coffee (with plenty of sugar cubes), the officers in question traded their badges for bongos, their tasers for trumpets, their guns for glockenspiels, and joined the hootenanny.
This piece is respectfully dedicated to the memory of Albert Hoffman, who left this world on April 29, 2008, at the age of 102(!). If you have to ask who he was, you're not ready for the answer.
Listen: Just Say Know
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Sunday, April 6, 2008
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Sunday, February 24, 2008
Usually, when the Meat Beetles use samples of media and political personalities, the intent is to ridicule and insult those people. On this one, however, the voice used is someone for whom the Sloptops have enormous respect: Air America radios host, Rachel Maddow. This was taken from her broadcast the day after a gun owner murdered 5 people on the campus of Northern Illinois University.
The more history we live through the more often it repeats itself.
Listen: To Keep And Bear
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Here is another bit featuring the genius of '70s pick up guru, Eric Weber (Weber also played a prominent role in "The Mating Call of the Male Uglo-American"). For this one the Sloptops simply took an entire track from his classic album, How To Pick Up Girls, and superimposed beats and squiggles on top of it. Interesting how things just serendipitously fell together into something approaching a structure. As for the subject matter, there may be or have been women in the world who would fall for a routine like Paul's, but none of the Meat Beetles ever met one. Download Mp3
Monday, January 21, 2008
Don your beret and shades, tune up your bongos, and pour another cup of espresso. The Meat Beetles have invited you to a beatnik hootenanny. The samples in this one are from the classic 1958 film, High School Confidential . Click here to see the original source material, posted at You Tube.
The Meat Beetles have passed you the shovel--now dig!
Listen: Dragsville Cats
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The Meat Beetles have passed you the shovel--now dig!
Listen: Dragsville Cats
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Saturday, January 12, 2008
Wowie zowie, let's do your thing! This 1992 recording is the Meat Beetles' salute to the '60s in. It features a cast of, literally, thousands, including JFK, LBJ, MLK, Walter Cronkite, Allen Ginsberg, Mario Savio, Abbie Hoffman, and more hippies, yippies, dippies, commies, and mothers than you can shake a stick at. An improvised two-guitar rave-up provides the backdrop for a barrage of samples, most of which were lifted from a PBS documentary series on the '60s, and from the documentary film, Berkeley in the 60s.
By the way, at least one of the Meat Beetles is 99% certain that the young woman holding the sign in the above photo is none other than Melanie Safka, who had a hit with "Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)" in 1970.
Oops, almost forgot. This one has F-words in it. Listen at your own risk.
Listen: This is My Happening and it Freaks Me Out!
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