Music / Puddle of Mudd

Puddle of Mudd is a rock band from Kansas City, Missouri, who have to date sold over 7 million albums. As of March 2016, the only band member left is lead singer Wes Scantlin.

They're named after the fact that their practice space was ruined by the Mississippi River flood of 1993 and left a muddy mess (allowing Cracked to joke that they missed a great opportunity to name themselves "Mississippi River Flood").


  • Stuck (EP) (1995)
  • Abrasive (1997)
  • Come Clean (2001)
  • Life on Display (2003)
  • Famous (2007)
  • Volume 4: Songs in the Key of Love & Hate (2009)
  • re:(disc)overed (2011)

Puddle of Mudd provides examples of:

  • Anti-Love Song: "She Hates Me"
  • Banana Peel: Which causes a lethal slip up in the video for "Psycho".
  • Follow the Leader: The group were heavily influenced by Alice in Chains and Nirvana to the point where despite forming in 1991, they were seen as too similar to reach massive popularity until both bands were inactive, and a new generation was discovering grunge. Several tracks on "Life In Display" are done in exactly the same acoustic style of Alice in Chains ' Jar Of Flies EP.
  • Green-Skinned Space Babe: "Spaceship".
  • I Am the Band: Wes Scantlin is the only original band member left.
  • Jerkass: Scantlin has gained a reputation as this in recent years, due to meltdowns on stage and repeated run-ins with the law.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Their independent first two albums "Stuck" and "Abrasive" were limited runs, and have never been reissued despite Scantlin saying he wants to many times over the years. Similarly a number of leaked 90s demo tracks are unlikely to be officially released.
  • Older Than They Think: They first formed in 1991 at the height of the grunge scene, but it took until 2001 for them to get a major label deal.
  • Post-Grunge: One of the more popular names of the genre.
  • Rockstar Song: "Famous".
  • Shout-Out: Psycho.