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Meat Puppets
Meat Puppets 2014.jpg
Meat Puppets performing in 2014
Background information
OriginPhoenix, Arizona, USA
GenresAlternative rock, Hardcore punk (early), cowpunk
Years active1980–1996, 1999–2002, 2006–present
LabelsSST, London, Atlantic, Rykodisc, Anodyne, Megaforce
Associated actsNirvana, Eyes Adrift, Volcano
MembersCurt Kirkwood
Cris Kirkwood
Shandon Sahm
Elmo Kirkwood (touring member)
Past membersDerrick Bostrom
Kyle Ellison
Ken Boucher (session bassist)
Andrew Duplantis
Troy Meiss (touring member)
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, the Meat Puppets reformed and released a new album, Rise to Your Knees in 2007.

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.[1]

The band was chosen by Animal Collective to perform their album Up on the Sun live at the All Tomorrow's Parties music festival in May 2011.[2]

Shandon Sahm.