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Ethyl Meatplow was a short-lived, yet enormously accomplished, pseudo-industrial alternative/dance-rock outfit comprised of vocalist Carla Bozulich, drummer “Biff” Barefoot Sanders, and singer, programmer John Napier. Formed 1989, the group released three independent singles before their only album, 1993’s Happy Days Sweetheart. The group earned a reputation for their live shows, which combined samples and electronics with live instrumentation. Happy Days Sweetheart earned good reviews in alternative/underground magazines yet the band spilt soon after its release. Bozulich became the vocalist for the pseudo-country-rock group the Geraldine Fibbers, later working with Nels Cline in Scarnella and going solo. Biff continued the electronic vein in doing all the original score for Bravo’s Project Runway and Top Chef reality TV shows. Check out Incest Cattle, The Mongrels, Civil Dismay…All these bands John played in the early 80’s.


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  • Spurck

    R.I.P. John Napier

    11 Nov 2012 Reply
  • RobertoReis

    love you Carla!

    7 Apr 2012 Reply
  • ApocalypticRocK

    very cool band reminds me a mash-up Revolting Cocks, Lydia Lunch, Crass and Betty X. Good shit!!!

    1 Mar 2012 Reply
  • suzerain

    They certainly were a hoot live.

    27 Oct 2011 Reply
  • vx_GASMAN

    Reminds me of the Revolting Cocks, but funkier.

    20 Dec 2010 Reply
  • epi_gee

    they are not PSEUDO-industrial either..

    11 May 2009 Reply
  • epi_gee

    saw Ethyl Meatplow with Nitzer Ebb in Boulder Colorado around 91 or 92. .. hated em then, love em since 94. What a great album...

    11 May 2009 Reply
  • forhercarwreck

    timeless and amazing.

    11 Nov 2008 Reply
  • ZeroCorpse

    I saw them in Detroit ages ago (actually chatted with them a bit, as my bro-in-law was interviewing Stabbing Westward backstage), and I have to say I still have dreams about Carla in her little naughty school-girl outfit, making obscene (yet compelling) gestures at me from across the room. They put on a good show, although some might complain because they bordered on pornographic (and then crossed the border).

    21 Aug 2008 Reply
  • djgizmoe

    One of the downright STUPIDEST live acts ever (still smiling about the two times I saw them in L.A.), but their album is freakin' fantastic.

    1 Aug 2008 Reply
  • entartete-musik

    This is not industrial!

    15 May 2008 Reply
  • christopher_tm

    Great live act, absolutely. And although I do dig all of Carla's work since, I sure wouldn't mind seeing Ethyl have another go around.

    18 Oct 2007 Reply
  • Peeturkay

    One of the greatest live acts I've ever seen.

    9 May 2007 Reply

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