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
title=Chappell probe confirmed
] 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
title=Blood on the Tracks
date=September 1997
] The band attracted a cult following [cite news
title=The Truth About the Fibbers
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
title=Album reviews: "Happy Days Sweetheart"
work=Rolling Stone
] The video for "Devil's Johnson" featured on the "Beavis and Butthead" episode "Young, Gifted & Crude" [cite web
title="Young, Gifted & Crude"
] and was aired on MTV's "120 Minutes". [cite web
title="120 Minutes" archive: June 13, 1993

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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