The Meters

The Meters

The Meters

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Top Songs

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Hey Pocky A-Way [2002 Remaster]
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Cissy Strut
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Thinking
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Fire on the Bayou [2002 Remaster]
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They All Ask'd for You [Single Version; 2017 Remaster]

Albums

  • Money Callin'

    Jun 2021 • 1 song

  • Bigger Picture

    May 2021 • 1 song

  • Kickback

    Sep 2005 • 14 songs

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The Meters

Biography

The Meters defined New Orleans funk, not only on their own recordings, but also as the backing band for numerous artists, including many produced by Allen Toussaint. Where the funk of Sly Stone and James Brown was wild, careening, and determinedly urban, the Meters were down-home and earthy. Nearly all of their own recordings were instrumentals, putting the emphasis on the organic and complex rhythms. The syncopated, layered percussion intertwined with the gritty grooves of the guitar and organ, creating a distinctive sound that earned a small, devoted cult during the '70s, in...
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