The Muffs are a rock band based in Southern California, formed in 1991.
After releasing their initial 7" EPs independently, The Muffs signed to Warner Bros in the early '90s. The band was heavily promoted along with acts such as Jawbreaker 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, as well as numerous other bands who were signed under similar circumstances, were eventually dropped from their label, but they still keep their records in print. 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 left after the bands self-titled debut album. Crass left after their initial singles for the Sympath...
|music genre||Rock and roll|
|current members|| Kim Shattuck|