Puddle of Mudd — American post-grunge hard rock band
Puddle of Mudd was created by Wesley Reid Scantlin on 13 September 1991 in Kansas City.
In 1994, the band released its debut LP, Stuck. The album came out under two labels, Mudd Dog and V&R Records. The LP featured the song “Drift or Die”, which was re-released in 2002 and became a hit.
In 1997, Puddle of Mudd presented their first studio album, Abrasive. All songs were written by the band members. Many years later, the album became a rarity since it was a limited edition release. When the band earned popularity, many fans tried to find copies of this album.
The band often suffered through lineup changes. In 1999, everyone except for the leader left the band. By a lucky accident, the group’s demo album made it into the hands of Fred Durst, who helped Scantlin move to California and find new band members.