|Associated acts||Sublime, Long Beach Dub Allstars, Meat Puppets, Eyes Adrift, Sublime with Rome|
"Mike Stand" (Michael 'Miguel' Happoldt)
Volcano was a supergroup band, formed by Meat Puppets frontman Curt Kirkwood, Sublime drummer Bud Gaugh, Sublime soundman Michael 'Miguel' Happoldt, and bass player of The Ziggens Jon Poutney after the breakup of Eyes Adrift. They released one self-titled studio album in 2004.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Kirkwood said: "The producer says it sounds a lot like Eighties, SST-era, Up On the Sun Meat Puppets. But there's more bouncy rhythms -- we do a lot more stuff that was inspired by the Selecter, the Specials and Bob Marley."
Kirkwood wanted to name the band "Pine Cone", but was outvoted by other group members.
The album was released as a limited edition on Skunk Records and to date (2015) has not been reprinted.
|Studio album by Volcano|
|Length||13 at 44:31|
|Producer||Miguel (Michael Happoldt)|
Volcano was released in 2004.
- "Pine Cone" - 3:38
- "Twisted Seeds" - 3:25
- "Love Mine" - 3:35
- "It Don't Matter" - 2:23
- "Run Aground" - 3:10
- "Blown Away" - 2:12
- "Rave Only" - 3:58
- "Some Kind of Light" - 3:46
- "Arrow" - 2:51
- "Million" - 4:01
- "Volcano" - 3:47
- "Greenery" - 4:46
- "Lonesome Ghost" - 2:59
- Guitar/Vox - Curt Kirkwood
- Guitar/Backup Vox - "Mike Stand" (pseudonym for Michael 'Miguel' Happoldt)
- Bass - Jon Poutney
- Drums - Bud Gaugh
Trouser Press, which gave the eponymous album by Eyes Adrift a favorable review, said that Volcano was even better. They noted the "simple rough-in-the-studio mix", the reggae feel of most of the songs, and the "high lonesome" feeling conjured by Kirkwood's "unfettered vocals". They wrote:
|“||"Twisted Seeds" is a high point in Kirkwood's career — with its Jerry Garcia influence and overlapping verses, it's nothing you'd find on a Meat Puppets album. "Arrow" features pseudo-pedal steel and Latin guitar with stylings that echo the era of Meat Puppets II.||”|
- Trouser Press review
- Curt Kirkwood's New Meat, Rolling Stone, June 28, 2004. accessed July 12, 2007
- Curt Kirkwood Rambles On, And Along, Alone And With The Meat Puppets, Chart Attack, Friday July 14, 2006. Internet Archive version accessed Nov. 27, 2008