Saturday, September 26, 2009

Elvis Gets Wired The Wrong Way

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

Fear Of A Black President

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

Meaningless Mister Mustard

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

New Wave Punk Rock

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 Sour Grapes Of Wrath

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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