Ethyl Meatplow


Ethyl Meatplow

Ethyl Meatplow was an American alternative/industrial music band best known for their sole album, "Happy Days, Sweetheart", released in 1993 by Dali Records, a division of Chameleon Music Group and distributed by Elektra Entertainment. The album's songs "Devil's Johnson," "Queenie" and "Ripened Peach" were made into music videos.

Ethyl Meatplow toured nationally with Nitzer Ebb and gained coverage for its sexually explicit, burlesque-inspired live performances. [cite web
last=Parsons
first=Clark
url=http://www.variety.com/article/VR106475.html?categoryid=16&cs=1
title=Chappell probe confirmed
work=Variety
date=1993-05-03
|accessdate=2007-10-22
] The band played Lollapalooza and attracted criticism from Kim Gordon and Julia Cafritz of Free Kitten for its naked dancers and recorded music. [cite web
url=http://www.stardustlanes.com/fibbers/spin97.html
title=Blood on the Tracks
last=Smith
first=RJ
date=September 1997
accessdate=2007-10-22
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] The band attracted a cult following [cite news
last=Roberts
first=Michael
url=http://www.westword.com/1997-09-18/music/the-truth-about-the-fibbers/
title=The Truth About the Fibbers
date=1997-09-18
accessdate=2007-10-22
work=Denver Westword
] and was reviewed positively in "Rolling Stone", who described "Happy Days, Sweetheart" as a "smorgasbord of unbridled lust and dance-floor fun." [cite web
url=http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/ethylmeatplow/albums/album/176506/review/5941146/happy_days_sweetheart
title=Album reviews: "Happy Days Sweetheart"
last=Ali
first=Lorraine
date=1993-09-02
accessdate=2007-10-22
work=Rolling Stone
] The video for "Devil's Johnson" featured on the "Beavis and Butthead" episode "Young, Gifted & Crude" [cite web
url=http://www.tv.com/beavis-and-butt-head/young-gifted-and-crude/episode/58070/summary.html
title="Young, Gifted & Crude"
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accessdate=2007-10-22
] and was aired on MTV's "120 Minutes". [cite web
url=http://www.altmusictv.com/120/archive_mtvclassic.html#061393
title="120 Minutes" archive: June 13, 1993
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]

The album label lists band members as Carla Bozulich, Harold "Biff" Barefoot Sanders III and Wee-Wee (John Napier). Bozulich later went on to found the band Geraldine Fibbers and Biff Sanders was a founding member of Eric Avery's side project Polar Bear. Wee Wee is currently attending Humboldt State University and in his junior year as a social work major with a minor in Native American studies in addition to producing and/or recording bands between semesters.

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