Puddle Of Mudd Success Becomes Clear With 'Blurry'

By | February 8, 2002 at 12:00 AM

Thanks to the success of its single, “Blurry,” Puddle Of Mudd continues to gain ground on the Billboard 200 album sales chart with its debut album Come Clean, which now can be found at Number 13 thanks to more than 54,000 copies sold, according to sources.

The positioning is the best for the album aside from its debut at Number 10 in September. Come Clean dipped as low as Number 50 in December before radio picked up on “Blurry,” the follow-up to the album’s first single, “Control.”

The success of the song-about how Puddle frontman Wes Scantlin misses his son-is not without irony. It was that same relationship that at one point prompted Scantlin’s plan to quit the business and relocate from Kansas City to New Orleans to work as a bartender.

Scantlin said, “I was thinking, hey, I could probably go down there and make some good money so I could support my kid, buy him some nice stuff, get him a bicycle or whatever you want to get your kid, and some clothes, and you know, pay child support and make sure you had it in there on time, because if you don’t pay it, you go to jail. I was actually done doing music for a while. I was totally happy with everything I had accomplished musically in my life. So, it really actually was kind of funny because I pretty much said, ‘I’m not gonna do this any more,’ and then the next day Fred called.”

As the story goes, Fred Durst signed Puddle Of Mudd to his Flawless Records based on a demo tape that Scantlin gave to a band security guard at a Limp Bizkit concert while he was back in Kansas City preparing for his move.

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