Synopsis by Mark Deming
Led by prankster provocateur Tesco Vee, The Meatmen were one of the Midwest's first and most infamous hardcore punk bands, playing speedy, pile-driver "songs" with aggressively offensive lyrics such as "I'm Glad I'm Not A Girl", "Orgy Of One", "Mr. Tapeworm" and "I Sin For A Living". With time, the Meatmen would evolve into an elaborate parody of hard rock clichés on albums like Rock 'n' Roll Juggernaut and War Of the Superbikes and in their increasingly over-the-top live shows. Tesco Vee offers a peek at his video archives with The Meatmen: The Devil's In The Details, Vol. One, in which Vee and his close personal friend Satan serve as hosts as they screen rare video footage of the Meatmen and Tesco Vee's Hate Police, both on stage and in rare local television appearances. The Devil's In The Details also includes animated comedy segments, Vee showing off his toy collection, the debut episode of his short-lived MTV series Way USA, a career overview in the form of a VH1: Behind The Music parody, and a glimpse of life at home with Vee and his family.