Puddle Of Mudd

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s

Biography

Too mainstream to be labelled nu metal and too modern sounding to be allied with grunge, Kansas City, USA-based Puddle Of Mudd share elements of both genres and have gained a measure of success as a result. The original line-up, formed in 1993 around Wes Scantlin (Wesley Reid Scantlin, 9 June 1972, Kansas City, Missouri, USA; vocals/guitar), named themselves after a rehearsal room next to a river that became a swamp overnight after a flood. The original line-up of Scantlin, Jimmy Allen (guitar), Sean Samon (bass) and Kenny Burkett (drums) released their debut album Stuck the following year on the small V&R Records label. Allen had departed by the time the follow-up Abrasive was released in 1997 on the independent Hardknocks Records label.

Puddle Of Mudd struck lucky when Scantlin went to a concert on Korn’s Family Values tour and passed his band’s demo tape to a security guard during Limp Bizkit’s set, requesting that his...

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