are an American punk
band headed by Tesco Vee
originally from 1980 to 1997, and reformed in 2008. They are currently still touring and recording.
The Meatmen made fun of the hardcore punk
scene of the time. The band was known for their stage antics, and for songs with colorful song titles such as "Tooling for Anus", "1 Down, 3 To Go" (a reference to the murder of former Beatles
member John Lennon
), and the Suck Trilogy
of "Crippled Children Suck," "French People Suck," and "Camel Jockeys Suck." They also covered "What's This Shit Called Love?" by The Pagans
, as well as The Smiths
' "How Soon Is Now?
" for the compilation The World Still Won't Listen: A Tribute to The Smiths
The original band that existed for two years was formed by Rich and Gregg Ramsey, David Howse and Tesco Vee. After making their name, the Meatmen later had a revolving door cast when Tesco moved to D.C. Other members of the band after Tesco's move to D.C. included Brian Baker
and Lyle Preslar
of Minor Threat
, Todd Swalla of Necros
, Jim Forgey, Eliot Rachman, Mike Achtenbourg, Graham McCulloch, Eric Zelzdorf, Stuart Casson, James Cooper, Mark "Gooly" Kermanj,Tommy "Dog" Cohen also TVHP days, Norman Voss, Mark Davis, Mark Glass, and Rob San Pietro.Huey, Steve. "" Allmusic
. Retrieved on April 30, 2007.
Reuniting in 2008, new members included, Ian "The... Read More