Led by Rick McKim & Jed MacKay, IT'S ALL MEAT was one of the best bands of a great rock era, but their raw edge and relentless drive belonged to the future. Heard by a fortunate few at the time, their music sounds better than ever today.
With Rick on drums, Jed singing lead, and songs by McKim & MacKay, It's All Meat's 1970 album on Columbia Records has steadily mushroomed in stature & mystique, blowing fans away with its must-have mix of headlong tempos, hair-raising guitars, haunting riffs and primal abandon.
Rick has personally remastered every track on this new edition of a rock milestone.
“KILLER Canadian psych-rock that truly kicks awesome butt!”—freakemporium.com
“The ultimate in reissue heaven from this Canadian garage monster. Classic!”—forcedexposure.com
“Superb! … Welcomed by any fan of the early 70's garage and psychedelic sounds.” — AllMusic.com
“Mind-boggling! … Effortless cocky swagger … They definitely sounded like they were ready to grab the planet by its short ’n’ curlies … There’s so much to obsess over when it comes to these tracks!”—wordpress.com
“A really special band poised on the precipice of Total World Domination … I play it nearly every day which is something that hasn’t happened to me since my early 20’s. It’s great to have music that wraps itself around your psyche to that degree again.”
—Jake the Pope
For more on It's All Meat, the McKim/MacKay collaboration that led to it, the Toronto music scene of the time & vintage pix, check out Christopher Duda's article in Sugarbuzz Magazine.
Band photo above, l. to r.: WAYNE ROWORTH (guitar), NORM WHITE (guitar),
JED MacKAY (vocals/keys), RICK ASTON (bass/vocals), RICK McKIM (drums).
All songs by Rick McKim & Jed MacKay
Copyright © 1970, Micmac Music (SOCAN)
Lead vocals by Jed MacKay except:
Self–Confessed Lover (Wayne Roworth), If Only (Rick Aston)
Produced by Bill Misener / Engineered by Mark Smith
Remastered by Rick McKim