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Website:http://www.themeatpuppets.com


Performing in Memphis, Tennessee on November 2nd, 2007. <br />Photo: Ian Goodell
Performing in Memphis, Tennessee on November 2nd, 2007.
Photo: Ian Goodell

Short Abstract:The Meat Puppets are an American rock band formed in January 1980, in the "Sunnyslope" neighborhood of Phoenix, Arizona. The group's original lineup was Curt Kirkwood (guitar/vocals), his brother Cris Kirkwood, and Derrick Bostrom The Kirkwood brothers met Bostrom while attending Brophy Prep High School in Phoenix. The three then moved to Tempe, Arizona where the Kirkwood brothers purchased two adjacent homes, one of which had a practice "shed" in the back where they regularly practiced. This same house would years later be the scene of at least two tragedies. One of the more notable groups on the roster of SST Records, the Meat Puppets started as a punk rock band, but like most of their SST peers, the Meat Puppets established their own unique style, blending punk with country and psychedelic rock, and featuring Curt's warbling vocals. The Meat Puppets later gained significant exposure when the Kirkwood brothers served as guest musicians on Nirvana's MTV Unplugged performance in 1993. The band's 1994 album Too High to Die subsequently became their most successful release. The band broke up twice, in 1996 and 2002, but reunited again in 2006. .

Backgrounds:Group Or Band

Origin Place:Arizona · Phoenix · United States

Years Active:1980—1996 · 1999—2002 · 2006—Present


Categories:1980S Music Groups · 1990S Music Groups · 2000S Music Groups · Alternative Musical Groups · Arizona Musical Groups · Hardcore Punk Groups · Meat Puppets · Musical Groups Established In 1980 · Musical Groups With Siblings · Psychedelic Musical Groups · Punk Rock Groups · Reunited Musical Groups


Labels:Anodyne Records · Atlantic Records · London Records · Rykodisc Records · SST Records

Genres:Alternative Rock · Cowpunk · Hardcore Punk

Current Members:Cris Kirkwood · Curt Kirkwood

Associated Acts:Nirvana

Meat Puppets

The Meat Puppets are an American rock band formed in January 1980, in the "Sunnyslope" neighborhood of Phoenix, Arizona.

The group's original lineup was Curt Kirkwood (guitar/vocals), his brother Cris Kirkwood, and Derrick Bostrom The Kirkwood brothers met Bostrom while attending Brophy Prep High School in Phoenix.

The three then moved to Tempe, Arizona where the Kirkwood brothers purchased two adjacent homes, one of which had a practice "shed" in the back where they regularly practiced.

This same house would years later be the scene of at least two tragedies.

One of the more notable groups on the roster of SST Records, the Meat Puppets started as a punk rock band, but like most of their SST peers, the Meat Puppets established their own unique style, blending punk with country and psychedelic rock, and featuring Curt's warbling vocals.

The Meat Puppets later gained significant exposure when the Kirkwood brothers served as guest musicians on Nirvana's MTV Unplugged performance in 1993.

The band's 1994 album Too High to Die subsequently became their most successful release.

The band broke up twice, in 1996 and 2002, but reunited again in 2006.

The Meat Puppets have influenced various alternative rock bands such as Dinosaur Jr, Nirvana, Pavement and Soundgarden.

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