The Meat Puppets are an alternative/punk rock group from Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. They were formed in 1980 by Curt Kirkwood (vocals, guitars), his brother Cris (bass) and Derrick Bostrom (drums). The band is probably best known for their 1994 radio hit "Backwater".
Meat Puppets performing in 2014
|Origin||Phoenix, Arizona, USA|
|Genres||Alternative rock, Hardcore punk (early), cowpunk|
|Years active||1980–1996, 1999–2002, 2006–present|
|Labels||SST, London, Atlantic, Rykodisc, Anodyne, Megaforce|
|Associated acts||Nirvana, Eyes Adrift, Volcano|
Elmo Kirkwood (touring member)
Ken Boucher (session bassist)
Troy Meiss (touring member)
The band went on indefinite hiatus in 2001 as Curt formed two band projects Eyes Adrift (with Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and Sublime drummer Bud Gaugh) and Volcano (also with Sublime drummer Bud Gaugh). He also released a solo album. His brother Cris was in prison from August 2004 to 21 months.
As of November 2009, Shandon Sahm is back as the drummer in the Meat Puppets. He replaces Ted Marcus, who was a member from 2006.
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- "ATP: All Tomorrow's Parties". Atpfestival.com. Retrieved 13 September 2015.