Meters – Fire On The Bayou


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Release Date: 1975 / 2021

Label: Reprise / Warner Records

Track List

  1. Out In The Country
  2. Fire On The Bayou
  3. Love Slip Upon Ya
  4. Talkin’ ‘Bout New Orleans
  5. They All Ask’d For You
  6. Can You Do Without?
  7. Liar
  8. You’re A Friend Of Mine
  9. Middle Of The Road
  10. Running Fast
  11. Mardi Gras Mambo



  • George Porter, Jr. – bass guitar, producer, background vocals
  • Joseph Modeliste – drums, producer, vocals, graphic design, photo courtesy
  • Leo Nocentelli – guitar, producer, background vocals
  • Art Neville – keyboards, producer, vocals
  • Cyril Neville – congas, percussion, producer, vocals



This was the band’s first album with Cyril Neville as a member. At the time, the band’s headlining performances were receiving good reviews. According to a review in The Real Paper, “they could blow virtually any other band in the country right off the stage.” The album was released in July 1975, at a time when the band was opening for the Rolling Stones on their U.S. Tour. The album sold 88,000 copies and didn’t meet the record label’s expectations. According to Rupert Surcouf, the band’s road manager at the time, the record label realized “the Meters didn’t fit into any conventional mold”, and the label had difficulty promoting the music.

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