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Southern California (1991 – present)

The Muffs are a rock band based in Southern California, formed in 1991.

After releasing their initial 7” EPs and singles independently and on local labels, The Muffs signed to Warner Bros in the early ’90s. The band was heavily promoted along with acts such as Mudhoney in the hope of repeating the commercial success of Green Day. Despite the wide exposure afforded by appearing on a wide variety of movie soundtracks (“Clueless” director Amy Heckerling, in particular, had taken a keen interest in their songs) as well as a lucrative Fruitopia commercial, The Muffs were eventually dropped from the label. The Muffs have since continued to release new records on various independent labels.

The Muffs’ leader is singer-songwriter Kim Shattuck. The original lineup also included guitarist Melanie Vammen (like Shattuck, a former member of 1980s all-female garage rock outfit The Pandoras), bassist Ronnie Barnett and drummer Criss Crass. Vammen and Crass left after the band’s self-titled debut album. Crass was replaced by Jim Laspesa for their 1993 tour with the Goo Goo Dolls, and later by Roy McDonald in 1994. Ironically, McDonald’s former band Redd Kross had released a 1987 single, “Play My Song,” whose chorus was viewed by many as directed toward The Pandoras, who had recently moved into a hair metal direction: “No metal sluts or punk rock ruts for me, oh no.” The Muffs have been a 3-piece since 1995 with members Kim Shattuck, Ronnie Barnett and Roy McDonald.

The Muffs are currently taking a long break from music but have announced they have not broken up.


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  • laconism

    Classic! Love the new album

    4 Jan 7:20am Reply
  • HeavyPunkXD

    Whoop Dee Doo es super :)

    23 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Farkasok

    "Whoop Dee Doo" proves that this band is simply incapable of making a bad album

    11 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Amrabart

    I ♥ muffs

    29 Nov 2014 Reply
  • niko-san

    I think Kim's hot :3 [5]

    14 Nov 2014 Reply
  • LostImeem

    They're so close to one million plays. Come on, people!

    26 Oct 2014 Reply
  • bingbongbilly

    I Don't Like You only 20th in the charts. What, are you crazy?

    10 Sep 2014 Reply
  • bliss7

    Funny face what's wrong with you anyway funny face why do I care ♥

    27 Aug 2014 Reply
  • MathianSim

    "The Muffs are currently taking a long break from music but have announced they have not broken up. " - Um... Not

    8 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Lord_Kur

    I'm a long time Muffs fan and I was expecting to be a bit disappointed by the new release but I just kept on playing it over and over cruising around Hollywood and now I love it. Such an overlooked band all these years but their discography is more consistent than any band around no bullshit kick ass romping fun time songs one after another.

    5 Aug 2014 Reply
  • S1D1991

    Greetings from Ukraine)

    6 Jun 2014 Reply
  • SammmiB

    Love reliving the 90s! So glad they haven't been forgotten and are making new music! These guys at Happy wrote this sweet little tribute to the band <3 it!

    4 Jun 2014 Reply
  • eviljim667

    New album out this year. Wicked!

    24 May 2014 Reply
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    4 Mar 2014 Reply
  • WasteNoReason

    Kim is Hot I agree.

    1 Oct 2013 Reply
  • licoricepizza

    Saw the Pixies the past two nights, and even though I miss Kim D., seeing Kim S. playing bass for them now was fun! She seems to be really enjoying performing with them.

    13 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Farkasok

    awesome band

    15 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Lord_Kur

    I love Kim

    11 Jul 2013 Reply
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