Deeper Digs in Rock: Tyson Meade of Chainsaw Kittens


The Rock N Roll Archaeologist digs into the origins of 90’s alt-rock with seminal figure Tyson Meade.

Often cited as The Godfather of Alternative Rock, Meade was the vocalist for Norman, OK based 90’s rock band Chainsaw Kittens, and before that with mid 80’s influential band Defenestration. Meade was cited by Kurt Cobain as an influence, his friends The Flaming Lips covered Tyson's song 'She's Gone Mad,' and Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins credits the Chainsaw Kittens as one of his favorite bands, writing Meade during the recording of the SP album 'Gish' to express his appreciation. Meade released his debut solo album, 'Kitchens and Bathrooms,' in 2005, following with the albums 'Motorcycle Childhood' and 'Tomorrow In Progress,' with the latter being recorded and produced during Meade's extended stay in Shanghai, where a young violinist named Haffijy reignited Meade's passion for music. The new album, 'Robbing The Nuclear Family,' is out March 22nd, 2019 on Shaking Shanghai.

Christian and Tyson have fun breaking down his latest release, as well as his early life and finding himself at the center of what became one or rock n roll’s last great generes. They also dive a little into politics since Mr. Meade unsuccessfully ran for Congress in 2018.