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Puddle of Mudd is a Post-Grunge rock band from Kansas City, Missouri, who have to date sold over 7 million albums. As of 2020, the only founding 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)
  • Welcome to Galvania (2019)
  • Ubiquitous (2023)

Puddle of Mudd provides examples of:

  • Banana Peel: A banana peel causes a lethal slip up in the video for "Psycho".
  • Break Up Song: "She Hates Me", which is about a relationship falling apart.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: Stuck and Abrasive have a much rawer, more aggressive sound than their later works.
  • I Am the Band: Wes Scantlin is the only original band member left and the only one to appear on every album.
  • Playboy Bunny: "Famous" has Wes state he wants to be jaded cause all the Playboy bunnies take the money from him.
  • Revolving Door Band: The band has had a high turnover rate for most of its existence, though its lineup has been relatively stable since 2014.
  • Rock-Star Song: "Famous" is about the singer's wanting to be what the title says, for the perks of such lifestyle like money and chicks.
  • Shout-Out: "Famous" has the line "Money is for nothing and the chicks are for free".