RIP: John Napier of Ethyl Meatplow

RIP: John Napier of Ethyl Meatplow

From Pitchfork:

John Napier of the early 1990s alternative band Ethyl Meatplow has died, according to his former bandmate Carla Bozulich. “It was drugs that got John,” Bozulich wrote.

In addition to a handful of singles, Ethyl Meatplow only released one full-length album: Happy Days, Sweetheart in 1993. The band gained notoriety for their sexually explicit lyrics and nudity-filled live shows. While he was in the band, Napier was often referred to as “Wee Wee”.

After Ethyl Meatplow, Napier started the label Basura! and headed another band, Buccinator. According to Bozulich, he received degrees in social work.

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