Backwater (song)

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For the song by Brian Eno, see Backwater (Brian Eno song).
"Backwater"
Meat Puppets - Backwater.jpg
Single by Meat Puppets
from the album Too High to Die
Released November 14, 1994
Format CD single
Genre Alternative rock, grunge[1]
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 No. 47 in Billboard Hot 100, No. 2 on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart, No. 11 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and No. 31 on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 chart. The 3 track single features a cover of the Feederz. They Might Be Giants sing back-up vocals on "White Sport Coat."[2]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Danaher, Michael (August 4, 2014). "The 50 Best Grunge Songs". Paste. Retrieved November 9, 2014. 
  2. ^ http://tmbw.net/wiki/Meat_Puppets