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Died On This Date (November 11, 2012) John Napier / Ethyl Meatplow

Posted by themusicsover on November 11, 2012

John Napier
DOB Unknown – November 11, 2012

John Napier was a founding member of influential ’90s industrial band, Ethyl Meatplow.  Formed in the early ’90s, the band released their first and only album, Happy Days, Sweetheart, in 1993. Although critically acclaimed, the album didn’t fair as well with consumers.  Ethyl Meatplow did, however, find a mostly receptive audience for their live shows which were known to be somewhat explicit and generally included nude dancers.  Along the way, the band toured with such acts as Front 242 and Thrill Kill Kult.  After the band broke up, Napier went on to play with E. Coli and Buccinator.  He was also a touring member of Nitzer Ebb.  In later years, Napier, who had a Master’s Degree in Social Work, worked with troubled children.  On November 11, 2012, John Napier died of what was initially reported as uncertain causes.

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