Tesco Vee + The Meatmen Announce Tour Dates, Covers CD, and Collectible Figure

The Band That Made You In To A Monster Comes to Your City
With A New CD Of Other Band’s Classics and a Tesco Effigy


From humble punk rock beginnings in East Lansing, MI circa ‘79, The Meatmen rose to heavy-duty heights in the 80s and 90s before putting the brakes on in ‘96. Their legacy is rich in punk history and they’ve played shows with many of punk’s essential bands, including Misfits, Minor Threat, Fear, Dead Kennedys, The Fix, Necros, Negative Approach, and more.

Now, after a 12 year lapse, The Meatmen bounce back big with a 24 track ode to the tuneage of yore with Cover The Earth which features all of Tesco’s favorite musical blasts of the last 40 years. Some are obvious (Fear, GG Allin, Johnny Thunders) and others are real head scratchers (Jimmy Dean, 10CC, The Temptations). All delivered in reverential but irreverent form by the latest and greatest men of Meat! It features a full-color 12-page booklet and all the between song schtick one comes to expect from a new Meat platter. Also features a return of the legendary Hebrew pitchman Shecky Schpilkis in “Sex Mart 2010.”

Tesco Vee is finally a toy! No one in punk rock more deserves to be so offensively animated, than Tesco Vee of the Meatmen. The people of Aggronautix have created a limited-edition figure (1000 numbered units) standing 7 inches tall, and made of a lightweight polyresin. Displayed in a tri-windowed box, here Tesco is accurately sculpted right down to the ABBA pants and clogs.

Check it out here

The Meatmen are coming to a city near you….

(* w/ American Speedway)

4/20/2009 THE BRIGHTON BAR, Long Branch NJ *

4/21/2009 THE RECORD COLLECTOR, Bordentown NJ

4/22/2009 DC9 in THE DISTRICT!, Washington DC *

4/23/2009 GREEN EGGS & HAM in Boone, North Carolina *

4/24/2009 MILESTONE’S in Charlotte, North Carolina *

4/25/2009 BERNIE’S in Columbus, Ohio *

5/14/2009 BURT’S TIKI LOUNGE, SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

5/16/2009 FUN HOUSE, SEATTLE, Washington

5/17/2009 PLAN B, PORTLAND, Oregon

5/19/2009 THEE PARKSIDE, SAN FRANSISCO, California

5/20/2009 VELVET JONES, SANTA BARBARA, California

5/21/2009 ANGELO’S, POMONA, California

5/22/2009 THE RELAX BAR, HOLLYWOOD, California

5/23/2009 DOUBLE DOWN, LAS VEGAS, Nevada

5/25/2009 LAUNCH PAD, ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico

5/27/2009 EMOS, AUSTIN, Texas

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