Meat Puppets

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Meat Puppets

Meat Puppets performing in Memphis, Tennessee on November 2nd, 2007.
Background information
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
Curt Kirkwood
Cris Kirkwood
Shandon Sahm
Past members
Derrick Bostrom
Kyle Ellison
Ken Boucher (session bassist)
Andrew Duplantis
Troy Meiss
Ted Marcus

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.

In 2006, Meat Puppets reformed with new drummer Ted Marcus and released a new album, Rise to Your Knees in 2007.