Meat Puppets is an American rock band from Paradise Valley, Arizona. Formed in January 1980, it is composed of Curt Kirkwood (guitar-vocals), his brother Cris Kirkwood (bass) and Derrick Bostrom (drums). The group, with folk, country and punk rock sounds, is considered one of the forerunners of grunge and Nirvana inspired>.
Prolific in discs but little recognized outside the United States, the Meat Puppets will see three of their songs become world famous thanks to the live album of Nirvana MTV Unplugged in New York (1994), where the famous trio of Seattle resumed with the Kirkwood brothers: Oh Me, Plateau and especially Lake of Fire, song that Kurt Cobain loved.
The album Too High to Die remains the biggest hit of Meat Puppets. Released on January 25, 1994, this album has greatly benefited from public interest after the release of the live album of Nirvana and is placed at the 62> place of the ranking of the American Billboard. However this success is not usurped and the quality of this album is unequivocal, in particular the title Backwater, whose single remained long in the Top 40 charts in Europe that year.
Meat Puppets has also influenced other rock bands like Soundgarden>, Dinosaur Jr>, Sebadoh> and Pavement>.