Meters

Vinyl Records and Rare LPs:

A Message From The Meters (The Complete Josie, Reprise & Warner Bros. Singles 1968-1977)
New - LP - RGM-0632
Sealed 2022 3LP Reissue Housed In A Tri-Fold Jacket. 40 Hard To Find Singles From The Crescent City's Foremost Funk Band. "Back In 1995, Rhino Released A Set Called Funkify Your Life: The Meters Anthology, A Triple Disc Compilation That Rounded Up 43 Singles And Album Tracks In What Appeared To Be The Final Word On The Seminal New Orleans Soul Band. Released Some 21 Years Later, Real Gone Music's Message From The Meters: The Complete Josie, Reprise & Warner Bros. Singles 1968-1977 Is A Little More Exacting In Its Approach: It Focuses Just On Songs That Made Their Way To A 7", So It Excises The Longer LooseLlimbed Jams And Demonstrations Of Instrumental Prowess Showcased On Funkify Your Life. In Some Respects, This Performs A Slight Disservice To The Meters -- They May Not Have Made Concept Albums But Certainly Used The Form Of A Long-player To Strut Their Stuff -- But By Focusing On Their Tightest Material, A Message From The Meters Emphasizes How Their Groove Never Remained Static, How They Were Flexible Enough To Dip Their Toes Into Disco Without Losing Sight Of Their Identity. By Marching Through The 45s In Chronological Order -- The Entire First Disc Is In Glorious, Gritty Mono -- The Meters Seem Vibrant And Ever-changing, While Remaining True To Their Bayou Beat. Sometimes Their Attempts At Riding Coattails Are Conceptually A Little Silly -- Witness "Stretch Your Rubber Band" -- But The Group Is So Dexterous, So Natural In Its Grooves, That It's Impossible Not To Smile. Such Is The Brilliance Of A Message From The Meters: By Concentrating On The Singles, The Compilation Winds Up Tying The Meters To Their Time A Little Tightly, But That Only Illustrates How The Group Was Exceptional, A Band Defined By Its Interplay, Not Trends." AMG Review By Stephen Thomas Erlewine. more
At Rozy's
Used - LP - 743
Rare Original Recorded In 1976. Both Record And Jacket Are Near Mint. Tracks Are "Chicken Strut," "A Minor," "Wildflower," "Feel So Good" And "Mardi Gras Mambo." Recorded Live At Rozy's In New Orleans. more
At Rozy's
Used - LP - 743
Rare Original Recorded In 1976. Tracks Are "Chicken Strut," "A Minor," "Wildflower," "Feel So Good" And "Mardi Gras Mambo." Recorded Live At Rozy's In New Orleans. CC, Custom "Wildflower" Sticker On The Jacket. LP Appears Unplayed. more
Cabbage Alley
Used - LP - MS 2076
Beautiful 1972 Steamboat Label Original. more
Cabbage Alley
Used - LP - MS 2076
1972 White Label Promo. Looks Unplayed. more
Cissy Strut
Used - LP - ILPS 9250
1974 Textured Cover Original, CC. LP Looks Unplayed. Compiled From Their Earlier Josie Albums. more
Cissy Strut
New - LP - ILPS 9250
Sealed, Embossed Cover 1974 First Issue Compiled From Their Killer Josie Material And Including: "Look-Ka Py Py," "Tippi Toes," "Darlin' Darlin," " "9 'Till 5," "Thinking," "Funky Miracle," "Cissy Strut," "Chicken Strut," "Live Wire," "Here Comes The Meter Man," "Ease Back," "Ride Your Pony" And "Sophisticated Cissy." more
Cissy Strut
Used - LP - ILPS 9250
1974 US Original Compilation, Cut Corner. Original Textured Jacket VG/VG+ With Some Writing/Pen Marks On Rear Cover, Corner Crease & Edge Rubs. "The Meters Made Their Anthemic Funk Cuts On Josie In The Late '60s. The New Orleans Crew Backed Fats Domino, Lee Dorsey, And Aaron Neville Before They Started Jamming On Their Own In The Late '60s. Island Issued This Anthology Of Josie Material In The Mid-'70s. It Came Out In The U.S. Too. Rounder Has Since Reissued Some Of This Material." AMG more
Fire On The Bayou
New - LP - MS 2228
Sealed 1975 Original. CC. more
Fire On The Bayou
Used - LP - MS 2228
1975 Original, Small Saw Cut. more
Fire On The Bayou (Expanded Edition)
New Import - MOVLP859
Sealed 180gm Audiophile Reissue. EU Import. Expanded Version. "The Meters' Third Album For Reprise, Fire On The Bayou, Is Their Best Record For The Label For A Variety Of Reasons, Not Least Of Which Is The High Quality Of Material Throughout The Record And A Focus From The Band That Keeps The Music Simmering, Even If It Never Quite Reaches A Boil. That's Not A Bad Thing, Because The Music Is Simmering, Always Hot And Enticing, Never Lukewarm Or Too Cool. There's Not Anything That Comes Out And Grabs Your Throat, The Way That "Hey Pocky Way" Does, But There Never Seems To Be A Concession To Mainstream Funk, The Way Cabbage Alley Or Rejuvenation Seemed To Be. This Just Keeps Things Rolling, Nice And Smooth. There's Not Anything That Separates Itself From Its Partners -- Something That's Unfortunately True Of All Of The Reprise Albums -- But The Overall Feel Is Better Than The Meters' Other Reprise Albums, Since It Has More Grit And Presence Than Its Compatriots." AMG Review By Stephen Thomas Erlewine. more
Here Come The Metermen
Used - LP - CRB 1112
Beautiful 1986 Compilation Culled From The Band's Stellar Josie Material. Appears Unplayed. more
Kickback
New - LP - LP5081
Sealed, Out Of Print 2001 180gm Compilation. "Previously Unavailable '65-66 Demos.Not For One Minute Will You Mistake This Collection Of Unreleased Recordings As A Proper Album. It Isn't Just The Preponderance Of Covers, It's The Subtle Shifts In Production And Tone, Lending A General Unevenness To This Record, Even If It's Culled Just From 1975 And 1976 (Meaning They're Leftovers From Fire On The Bayou And Trick Bag). That Doesn't Mean It's A Bad Listen By Any Stretch, Since Even Ifkickback Is Second-Rate And Leftover Meters, They're Still An Incredibly Supple, Engaging Band That Can Take Such Bad Choice Of Material Like Neil Young's "Down By The River" And Turn It Into Something Listenable. Such Cover Choices As That, The Beatles' "Come Together," And Stephen Stills' "Love The One You're With" All Sound Intriguing, Particularly To The Record Geek That's This Album's Core Audience, But Apart From The Latter (And A Fine, Surprisingly Hard-Rocking Alternate Version Of "Honky Tonk Women"), These Kind Of Choices Play Better In Theory Than In Actuality. The Rest Of The Record May Not Have As Distinctive A Calling Card, But They're Better, Finding The Band Laying Back And Doing What They Do Best, Which Is Laying Down A Solid, Irresistible Groove. No, There's Not Much Here That's Essential, But It's Fine Second-Tier Stuff That Will Satisfy The Dedicated. And, Truth Be Told, Second-Tier Meters Still Sounds Pretty Good To The Unconverted, Too." -Stephen Thomas Erlewine, AMG more
Look-Ka Py Py
Used - LP - 4011
Beautiful 1970 Original. A Superb Follow-Up To Their Self-Titled Album That Was Even Funkier Than Its Debut. When These Songs Aren't Busy Getting Basted By Art Neville's Succulent-Sounding Organ ("Pungee") Or Spiced Up By Guitarist Leo Nocentelli's Licks ("9 'Til 5"), The Rhythm Section Of Bassist George Porter, Jr. And Drummer Ziggy Modeliste Keeps The Stew Cooking With Plenty Of Bouncy Grooves ("Funky Miracle.") The Best Example Of The Meters' Ability To Reside Squarely In The Pocket Is The Infectious Title Track, Which Is Inspired By A Misfiring Auto Engine And Dominated By Modeliste's Whip-Smart Time Keeping. Other Notable Juicy Moments Include The Percolating "Little Old Money Maker" And The Previously Unreleased Soul Nugget "Borro." By Far The Oddest Track On LOOK-KA PY PY Is A Cover Of "Oh, Calcutta!" That Sounds More Suited For A Memphis After-Hours Club Than The Broadway Stage. more
Look-Ka Py Py
Used - LP - JOS 4011
2000's 180gm repress. A Superb Follow-Up To Their Self-Titled Album That Was Even Funkier Than Its Debut. When These Songs Aren't Busy Getting Basted By Art Neville's Succulent-Sounding Organ ("Pungee") Or Spiced Up By Guitarist Leo Nocentelli's Licks ("9 'Til 5"), The Rhythm Section Of Bassist George Porter, Jr. And Drummer Ziggy Modeliste Keeps The Stew Cooking With Plenty Of Bouncy Grooves ("Funky Miracle.") The Best Example Of The Meters' Ability To Reside Squarely In The Pocket Is The Infectious Title Track, Which Is Inspired By A Misfiring Auto Engine And Dominated By Modeliste's Whip-Smart Time Keeping. Other Notable Juicy Moments Include The Percolating "Little Old Money Maker" And The Previously Unreleased Soul Nugget "Borro." By Far The Oddest Track On LOOK-KA PY PY Is A Cover Of "Oh, Calcutta!" That Sounds More Suited For A Memphis After-Hours Club Than The Broadway Stage. more
Meters
New - LP - JOS 4010
Sealed, Limited Edition 2009 180gm Stereo Reissue. more
New Directions
Used - LP - BS 3042
Beautiful 1977 Original, Custom Inner Sleeve. more
New Directions
Used - LP - BS 3042
Beautiful 1977 Burbank Street Scene Label Original. Pink Promo Sticker On Front Cover. “The Title Of The Meters' Final Album Is Hopeful, And New Directions Does Indeed Represent If Not A New Direction, At Least A Shift From The Disco Dead End Of Trick Bag. From The Second "No More Okey Doke" Kicks Off The Record, It's Clear That The Meters Are Gritty Again, Kicking Out Some Really Funky Grooves -- Maybe Not As Dirty As Their Josie Recordings, Maybe A Little Cleaned Up, But Still Pretty Funky. The Slower Numbers Betray Their Era, But In A Pleasing Way, Something That's Also True Of Generic Numbers Like "My Name Up In Lights," Which May Have Too Much Talk-Box Guitar, But Still Grooves Effectively. That May Not Be A New Direction, Per Se, But It Is A Welcome Change-Up After The Dud Trick Bag.” Stephen Thomas Erlewine, AMG. more
New Directions
New - LP - BS 3042
Factory Sealed 1977 Funk Rarity, Saw Cut. more
New Directions
Used - LP - BS 3042
1977 Original Funk Rarity In Shrink. With this album, The Meters have taken their classic sound and added a fresh, new twist. From the upbeat rhythm of "No More Okey Doke" to the soulful melodies of "Trick Bag", "New Directions" is a masterpiece that will keep you coming back for more. The band's signature sound is complemented by the addition of horns and keyboards, adding a layer of depth and complexity to the tracks. The Meters' flawless musicianship is on full display, with each member showcasing their skills in a way that perfectly complements the overall sound of the band. Whether you're a fan of the classics or looking for something new, this album has something for everyone. more
Rejuvenation
Used - LP - MS 2200
Beautiful 1974 Promo Label. more
Rejuvenation
Used - LP - 922 200
Beautiful 1974 German Pressing In Glossy, Unplayed Condition. more
Second Line Strut
Used - LP - CRB 1009
Rare 1980 UK Compilation Featuring Tracks Previously Unreleased On LP. more
Struttin'
New - LP - JOS 4012
Sealed, Rare 1970 Original. more
Struttin'
Audiophile - New - JOS 4012
Sealed, Latest Run Of The 2017 Audiophile Vinyl Reissue From Music On Vinyl. (MOV Reissues Are Never In A Factory Shrink Seal) "As The Third Full-length Album Released By The Meters, Struttin' May Not Appear To Be Drastically Different Than Its Predecessors, At Least Not On The Surface. After All, The Title Of The Lead Single "Chicken Strut" Intentionally Recalls Their Previous Biggest "Cissy Strut," And It Has The Same Basic Meters Groove. And If The Essential Sound Remains Unchanged, That's Because That Organic, Earthy Funk Is The Meters' Signature. Other Groups Have Tried To Replicate It, But Nobody Ever Played It Better. Because Of That, Struttin Is An Enjoyable Record, Even If It Never Quite Feels Like Anything More Focused Than A Series Of Jam Sessions; After All, That's What It Was. This Time Around, However, The Meters Did Make A Conscious Decision To Emphasize Vocals, And Not Just With Shout-alongs On The Chorus ("Chicken Strut," "Same Old Thing"), But With Art Neville's Leads On Covers Of Ty Hunter's Soulful Uptown Shuffle "Darling, Darling, Darling," Jimmy Webb's Groovy Ballad "Wichita Lineman," And Lee Dorsey's "Ride Your Pony" (The Meters Provided Support On The Original Recording). This Gives The Album A Bit More Diversity Than Its Predecessors, Which Is Welcome, Even For Devotees Of The Group's Admittedly Addictive Sound. But The Real Difference Is How The Band Seems Willing To Expand Their Signature Sound. "Hand Clapping Song" Is A Spare, Syncopated Breakdown Without An Obvious Through-line, While "Joog" Turns The Group's Groove Inside Out. These Variations Are Entertaining -- As Entertaining As The Vocals -- And The Songs That Are Solidly In The Meters Tradition Are Also Fun. The Results Are Pretty Terrific, Though Given The Fact That Struttin' Never Really Pulls Itself Into A Coherent Album, It May Be The Kind Of First-rate Record Only Aficionados Of The Band Will Need To Seek Out." AMG Review By Stephen Thomas Erlewine. more
Struttin'
Used - LP - JOS 4012
1990's Reissue, Still In Shrink. Pressed At Rainbo Records, Mastered At Better Quality Sound By Dave Cheppa. "As The Third Full-length Album Released By The Meters, Struttin' May Not Appear To Be Drastically Different Than Its Predecessors, At Least Not On The Surface. After All, The Title Of The Lead Single "Chicken Strut" Intentionally Recalls Their Previous Biggest "Cissy Strut," And It Has The Same Basic Meters Groove. And If The Essential Sound Remains Unchanged, That's Because That Organic, Earthy Funk Is The Meters' Signature. Other Groups Have Tried To Replicate It, But Nobody Ever Played It Better. Because Of That, Struttin Is An Enjoyable Record, Even If It Never Quite Feels Like Anything More Focused Than A Series Of Jam Sessions; After All, That's What It Was. This Time Around, However, The Meters Did Make A Conscious Decision To Emphasize Vocals, And Not Just With Shout-alongs On The Chorus ("Chicken Strut," "Same Old Thing"), But With Art Neville's Leads On Covers Of Ty Hunter's Soulful Uptown Shuffle "Darling, Darling, Darling," Jimmy Webb's Groovy Ballad "Wichita Lineman," And Lee Dorsey's "Ride Your Pony" (The Meters Provided Support On The Original Recording). This Gives The Album A Bit More Diversity Than Its Predecessors, Which Is Welcome, Even For Devotees Of The Group's Admittedly Addictive Sound. But The Real Difference Is How The Band Seems Willing To Expand Their Signature Sound. "Hand Clapping Song" Is A Spare, Syncopated Breakdown Without An Obvious Through-line, While "Joog" Turns The Group's Groove Inside Out. These Variations Are Entertaining -- As Entertaining As The Vocals -- And The Songs That Are Solidly In The Meters Tradition Are Also Fun. The Results Are Pretty Terrific, Though Given The Fact That Struttin' Never Really Pulls Itself Into A Coherent Album, It May Be The Kind Of First-rate Record Only Aficionados Of The Band Will Need To Seek Out." AMG Review By Stephen Thomas Erlewine. more
The Meters
New - LP - JPR 086
Sealed 2023 Limited Edition Reissue, Pressed On Clean Vinyl. Only 500 Copies! Cut From The Original Analog Master Tapes By Kevin Gray At Cohearant Audio. "Initially Created To Be The House Band For Allen Toussaint And Marshall Sehorn's Sansu Enterprises, The Meters Started Out Backing Such Famous Names As Lee Dorsey And Betty Harris. Led By Organist Art Neville, The Quartet Was Rounded Out By Jazz-influenced Guitarist Leo Nocentelli, Along With The Bubbling Rhythm Section Of Bassist George Porter, Jr. And Drummer Joseph "Zigaboo" Modeliste. Booker T. & The M.g.'s May Have Been The Most Obvious Influence, But The Meters Differentiated Themselves By Injecting A Healthy Dose Of New Orleans Funk Into Their Sound. Led By Neville's Fat-sounding Organ, The Meters Quickly Scored Hits With The Sinewy "Cissy Strut" And The More Languid "Sophisticated Cissy." Simplicity Is The Hallmark Of This Impressive Debut And Nuance Is Paramount, Whether It's Nocentelli's Lazy Riffs Echoing Throughout "Ease Back" Or Modeliste Unobtrusively Riding His Hi-hat Along The Perimeter Of The Memphis-fried "6v6 La." Not Unlike The M.g.'s, The Meters Were Masters Of Interpretation -- The Band Here Moves Easily From A Chugging Reading Of Sly Stone's "Sing A Simple Song," To Kicking Back On A Smoky Version Of The Classics Iv's "Stormy"." AMG - Rovi Staff. more
The Meters
New - LP - JOS 4010
Sealed 1969 Original. more
Trick Bag
Used - LP - MS 2252
Mint 1976 Original. A Must Have Album. more
Uptown Rulers! Live On The Queen Mary
Colored Vinyl - OPLP-8965
Sealed 2017 Special, Limited Edition 2LP Purple Vinyl Original With Custom Hype Sticker On Shrink. Hand Numbered 0274 In Gold Ink On Back Cover, Only 1000 Copies Pressed. Recorded Live On The Queen Mary 3/24/75; During A "Venus And Mars" Party Hosted By Linda & Paul McCartney. more
Zony Mash
Used - LP - LP 5087
Beautiful 180gm HQ Compilation Of Rare And/Or Unissued Josie Masterial. Appears Unplayed. more

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