Meat Puppets performing in Memphis, Tennessee on November 2nd, 2007.
|Origin||Phoenix, Arizona, USA|
|Genres||Alternative rock, cowpunk, hardcore punk, psychedelic rock|
|Years active||1980–1996, 1999–2002, 2006–present|
|Labels||SST, London, Atlantic, Rykodisc, Anodyne, Megaforce|
|Associated acts||Nirvana, Eyes Adrift|
Ken Boucher (session bassist)
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".
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.