About The Muffs


Led by guitarist, singer and songwriter Kim Shattuck, The Muffs
quickly became a force to be reckoned with after their formation in
late 1990. After establishing themselves as a first-rate live act in clubs
around Southern CA and releasing a handful of well-received singles,
The Muffs were signed by Warner Bros. and in 1993 released their
self-titled debut featuring the original lineup of Shattuck, bassist
Ronnie Barnett, guitarist Melanie Vammen and Criss Crass on drums.

A few lineup changes then followed. Crass was replaced by Jim Lespesa,
who played with them during their ’93 tour. In 1994, drummer Roy
McDonald joined, replacing Lespesa. Finally, later the same year, Vammen and the
Muffs parted ways. Kim, Ronnie and Roy decided to move forward as a
trio, releasing their defining album Blonder and Blonder on Reprise
Records in 1995. That same year they recorded the opening track of the
hit soundtrack from the movie “Clueless,” a cover of Kim Wilde’s “Kids
in America.” Both the movie and their recording, which opens the film,
became pop culture touchstones.

The lineup of Shattuck, Barnett and McDonald continued to record and
tour worldwide for over two decades, releasing classics like Happy
Birthday To Me (1997), Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow (1999), Really Really Happy (2004), Whoop Dee Doo (2014) and their final album No Holiday (2019).

Kim passed away on October 2, 2019, after a two year battle with ALS. During that time, she worked diligently to complete No Holiday. Kim was a true trailblazer who never once compromised her vision. The legacy of her music will continue to inspire generations to come.

A portion of the merchandise sales from this site will be donated to the ALS Association Golden West Chapter.