October 3, 2019 – 1:43 pm


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KIM SHATTUCK R.I.P. 1963 - 2019

American punk rock band The Muffs’ singer, guitarist and co-founder, Kim Shattuck, has died on October 2, 2019 after a two-year-long battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). She was 56. Shattuck’s husband, Kevin Sutherland, confirmed the news on his private Instagram account on Wednesday (October 2), Rolling Stone reports. “This morning, the love of my life passed peacefully in her sleep after a two-year struggle with ALS,” Sutherland wrote. “I am the man I am today because of her. She will live with all of us through her music, our shared memories and in her fierce, creative spirit.” Melanie Vammen, Shattuck’s longtime collaborator and former bandmate in The Muffs and the Pandoras, shared Sutherland’s post, adding that her “heart is forever broken” by the news. Ronnie Barnett and Roy McDonald from The Muffs also paid tribute to Shattuck, describing the singer as a “dear friend” and “brilliant songwriter”.

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong remembers Shattuck and calls her “one of my favorite songwriters”, and said Green Day listened to the Muffs’ first album all the time while they were working on Dookie. Veruca Salt tweeted that there was “no one funnier or cooler.” Shattuck had been suffering from ALS. Her band the Coolies released an EP in July, donating 100 per cent of the proceeds to the ALS Association Golden West Chapter. The Muffs were due to deliver a new album later this month. ‘No Holiday’, their first new album in five years, was scheduled for release October 18. - Various sources

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Hollywood 1991 [no label, 1CD]

Live at The Shamrock, Hollywood, CA; January 25, 1991. Fairly to very good soundboard.

Thanks to original uploader Kanzan; and to hotslutz for keeping the show alive at Dime.

Soundboard recording of the band’s very first show. Transferred from a high bias cassette.

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Track 01. I Don’t Like You 2:21
Track 02. Guilty 2:19
Track 03. Eye To Eye 4:09
Track 04. Don’t Waste Another Day 3:47
Track 05. You Lied To Me 1:34
Track 06. New Love 2:51
Track 07. You’re Still Here 5:23
Track 08. Everywhere I Go 3:39
Track 09. Clearly Lost My Mind 2:26
Track 10. Right In The Eye 2:27
31 mins

Kim Shattuck - guitar, vocals
Melanie Vammen - guitar
Ronnie Barnett - bass
Criss Cross - drums

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  1. 2 Responses to “THE MUFFS [KIM SHATTUCK R.I.P. 1963 - 2019]”

  2. If I jump into the audience from the stage at a Muffs concert does that make me a muff diver?

    Sad loss. Hope they would appreciate my moist humour in tribute but I was born in a cradle of filth

    By Muff Winwood on Oct 3, 2019

  3. Sometimes humor, even if moist, is how we deal. The true saddness is not the loss talent but of the fact ALS is in most cases a slow wasting disease. You can just feel it all slip away. What a shame. “Clueless” would not have been the same w/o her and the band.

    By Pinhead on Oct 3, 2019

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