Mucky Pup began as an American hardcore and crossover thrash band formed in Bergenfield, New Jersey in 1986, when brothers John (drums) and Chris (vocals) Milnes joined up with Dan Nastasi (guitar). The band went through various incarnations and several musical style changes while gaining minor success in both the USA and Europe. Arguably, their breakthrough moment occurred when Berke Breathed picked their songwriting contest entry for release with a 1987 Bloom County comic strip book "Billy and the Boingers" Bootleg. However, their European success, based on strong tours and charting for the 1989 a Boy in a Man's World album, surpassed all recognition achieved in their home country. After their breakup in 1996, Mucky Pup reunited for one night performances on several occasion. The band announced that they would embark on a European mini-tour in the summer of 2009. The reunited band, consisting of Chris Milnes, John Milnes, Dan Nastasi, Dave Neabore and Kevin Powers, made a United States appearance at Mexicali Live in Teaneck, New Jersey, on April 11, 2009, performing to a sold out crowd. This was filmed for DVD and CD release by the band.