Backwater (song)

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For the song by Brian Eno, see Backwater (Brian Eno song).
"Backwater"
Single by Meat Puppets
from the album Too High to Die
Released November 14, 1994
Format CD single
Genre Alternative rock, grunge
Length 2 at 6:03 (2 track version)
3 at 12:26 (3 track version)
5 at 17:30 (5 track version)
Label London Records
Writer(s) Curt Kirkwood
Meat Puppets singles chronology
"Whirlpool"
(1991)
"Backwater"
(1994)
"We Don’t Exist"
(1994)

"Backwater" is a song recorded by the Meat Puppets. It was released as the first single from the group's album Too High to Die. The single was released in three versions: one promo CDS and two singles. It is the Meat Puppets most successful single. The highest position in the US was #47 in Billboard Hot 100, #2 on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart, #11 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and #31 on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 chart. The 3 track single features a cover of the Feederz.

Track listing[edit]

(All songs by Curt Kirkwood unless otherwise noted)

2 track single track listing
  1. "Backwater" – 3:39
  2. "Station" (Cris Kirkwood) – 2:20
3 track promo single track listing
  1. "Backwater" – 3:39
  2. "Lake of Fire" (1994 version) - 3:13
  3. "Fuck You" (Feederz) – 5:31
5 track single track listing
  1. "Backwater" – 3:39
  2. "Open Wide" – 3:13
  3. "Animal" – 4:33
  4. "Up on the Sun" (1994 re-recorded version) – 3:49
  5. "White Sport Coat" – 2:12