Faking a backstage pass and handing a demo tape to Fred Durst at a Limp Bizkit concert in Kansas, Puddle Of Mudd may have never enjoyed commercial success at all. Last week, they entered the UK charts at a No.15 slot for their incredible debut offering ‘Control’. Their virgin album ‘Come Clean’ can be found in stores right now and has sold over 1.3 million copies in the US alone.
Signed on to Fred Durst’s Flawless Records, Puddle Of Mudd consist of singer/guitarist Wes Scantlin, guitarist Paul Phillips, bassist Doug Ardito and drummer Greg Upchurch.Puddle Of Mudd revealed their true feelings recently on the whole Britney phenomenon and the lack of non-manufactured pop dominating the charts nowadays and this is what lead singer Wesley had to say “I like listening to artists that write their own music. It really, really connects the band to the music.” He went on to diss artists who don’t write their own songs as “puppets”. Paul, the guitarist, added: “Actually, I like her when the mute button is on. If the volume is down all the way, she’s great”.
If you liked their first smash hit ‘Control’, then you definitely wouldn’t want to miss their follow up track entitled ‘Blurry’ which just happens to be a personal favourite of mine.
Anyway, Wesley and company can be found on their official home on the web at: www.puddleofmudd.com