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The Meat Puppets have been making music for four decades—check out these live performance Cliff Notes to see what these psychedelic hillbillies are all about.

The Brothers Kirkwood make an appearance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien circa 1994, playing their hit single “Backwater” from Too High to Die, with Curt wielding his ’burst Les Paul.

This acoustic treatment of the chicken-pickin’-flavored new track “Sometimes Blue” was shot in Curt’s homebase of Austin during SXSW 2013.

After less than two minutes of verse and chorus on one of several ’Pups’ tunes that Kurt Cobain famously covered, guitarist Curt Kirkwood breaks into solo and slide, while bassist Cris Kirkwood get into a groove with drummer Shandon Sahm that lasts longer than six minutes.

On their current Rat Farm Tour, The Meat Puppets play their upbeat, island groove title track in Athens, Georgia, on March 30, 2013.