PUDDLE OF MUDD’s WES SCANTLIN On How He Has Been Spending His Coronavirus Downtime: ‘All I Can Really Do Is Write’
Elaborating on how he gets the inspiration to compose music, Wes said: “It comes in different segments of time. You can’t really [say], ‘Okay, I’m going to start writing songs at this particular time, from this time to this time. I guess I need to write at these times, so maybe I should actually check people’s time sequences in my writing style.’ It just kind of comes to me — it comes and goes. I get on the writer boat, and that’s when it happens. But not everybody really likes the way it goes down a lot of times — especially women. It happens in those weird windows where you’re just getting ready to fall asleep, and you come up with this insane cool idea, and then, all of a sudden, you’re pissing everybody off in the house.”
PUDDLE OF MUDD was formed in 1991 in Kansas City by Scantlin, the only original member still with the band.
The group’s first studio album in ten years, “Welcome To Galvania”, was released in September 2019 via Pavement Entertainment.
Wes had almost non-stop problems with the law, alcohol, finances and other issues, before finally getting sober in 2017. After changing his life around and getting the band back in order, Wes and PUDDLE OF MUDD rebuilt a touring base, which paved the way to new music and a new album.
PUDDLE OF MUDD broke into the mainstream with 2001’s “Come Clean”, which yielded three hits — “Control”, “Blurry” and “She Hates Me”.