Butthole Surfers- Classic or dud?

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...the old stuff, the new stuff, the fucked up home videos, the amazing live shows, the fact that you need to drop acid to even appreciate most of their catalog... good or bad? And has anyone seen that "family style barbeque" video Touch & Go made where gibby greases the frying pan with his trouser snake juice that oozes into letter formations spelling "SATAN"? What the hell????

Nude Spock, Tuesday, 5 June 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

ok, i have to say that butthole surfers are absolute classic. they were probably the first group i really liked, at around age 12/13, circa 89.

i don't know what it is about them that is so damn cool, they just are (well, were). there seems to be a rather sniffy dismissive attitude of their 80s career now, probably runs contrary to the homogenous images of 'the 80s' that we now see presented in the media.

i always saw the butthole surfers, in a way, as like an american version of happy mondays (up to bummed anyway), a gang of deranged drugged up people who didn't know the limits, and somehow managed to cobble together these amazing records, that were totally off the wall and exciting, but never felt like they were trying to do anything unusual. more of a 'hey, isn't this how music's made all the time?'

i guess theres that whole roky erikson texan acid psychedelia thing that apparently runs through much of texan music too.

i think everything up to pioughd is total classic, pioughd is still very good although the magic had started to fade, and everything post-pioughd is crap, bin it. i think they decided to take the grunge/alt rock dollar in order to fund their other projects. and why not?

that jack officers acid house album is a complete mistake though...

gareth, Tuesday, 5 June 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

I used to cry to the Hairway to Steven album. That is a classic. Classic bad taste album. (I didnt use to cry but almost...)

ty@hotmail.com, Tuesday, 5 June 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

i always saw the butthole surfers, in a way, as like an american version of happy mondays

Wow, that's the most insulting thing I've ever heard said about the Butthole Surfers. Better hope Gibby doesn't track you down! I think I get where you're coming from, but the Buttholes were there first, and they were truly insane instead of just wasted brats. Nothing in the world prepared me for the live version of "The Shah Sleeps in Lee Harvey's Grave", the first thing I heard from them--it scared the bejeezus out of me at the time. Later on it became a bit more cartoony and easier to take. And by the way, if you see your mom this weekend, be sure and tell her: SATAN! SATAN! SATAN!

Sean Carruthers, Tuesday, 5 June 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

Completely classic, original and unique. Comparing them to Happy Mondays is like comparing them to the Fixx....devoid of merit. Apart from drugs, the Surfers have nothing in common with the Mondays.

alex in nyc, Tuesday, 5 June 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

A guy with blue hair and a tongue ring once got me to record his band's demo over a tape of them. He said they sucked ass. I saw no reason to quibble. He was well impressed that my dad went to college with the drummer out of the Specials, who were on the other side of the tape.

Greg, Tuesday, 5 June 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

'Locust Abortion Technician', and 'Hairway to Steven', are worthy of anyones adoration. Thereafter dud, and before... haven't a clue. Locust's mix of Black Sabbath bass, prog gitarz, and punk attitude was a revelation to this pair of ears. Knew a bloke that toured with them whose strongest memory was the obsessive way Gibby Haynes would take amps to pieces and reconstruct them in an attempt to achieve some sound he evidently had in his head, but couldn't yet hear.

Stevo, Tuesday, 5 June 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

Johnny was a midget lesbian boy who stood ten foot tall with a KNIFE...

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 5 June 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

Favourite song...ever.

ty@hotmail.com, Tuesday, 5 June 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

John was a little CRIPPLED midget lesbian boy! I have a great video where he's really making shit up and suddenly he stops and looks confused and says, "I don't know what the fuck I'm talking about", turns around and nods to the band and they go into the next rampaging part of the song.

Nude Spock, Tuesday, 5 June 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

I liked Independent Worm Saloon. It got me into them in the 1st place! Since then I ralised that their first album pisses over the others, but I still love it. Plus it has a cool c00l title.

Kodanshi, Tuesday, 5 June 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

I wondered how long it'd be before someone started using serious hardcore HTML skillz on ILM. Bold, underline and images in one post is totally over the top.

Greg, Tuesday, 5 June 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

Don't forget the superscript. Rock it, Kodanshi!

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 5 June 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

Why do you say that? Hasn't anyone ever done that previously ???

Kodanshi, Thursday, 7 June 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

Dude, what the hell?


Weeehaaa! I wish I just changed the background to black, but I know I didn't. Still, you can't blame me for tryin.

Nude Spock, Thursday, 7 June 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

Let me out of this frickin' box already!!!

Nude Spock, Thursday, 7 June 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

http://www.mysmilies.com/cgi-bin/r.cgi?otn/laughing Try refreshing the page a few times!

Kodanshi, Monday, 11 June 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

Best background color ever.

Tracer Hand, Monday, 11 June 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

Anyway back to zee Butties. Classic of course as per Stefo (who i'm getting creeped out with because he seems to be my doppelganger ;) Locust may have the weirder sonics but Hairway is just more fun. 'X- Ray of a Girl' IMHO features the most brilliant, out there guitar solo ever. Also the ultimate acid-record. Laugh? I turned into the freaking laughing Buddha. ;)

Omar, Tuesday, 12 June 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

four months pass...
It's been a long time since I've listened to them on any regular basis, but I have to say, they are pretty good if you can get past the frat boy nihilism of it all (or if you are looking for frat boy nihilism). They were the last rock band I ever got really excited about. I think a lot of people who only know them by name would be surprised at how good some of the music actually sounds.

My favorite recordings are: Hairway to Steven, Rembrandt Pussyhorse/Cream Corn, Locust Abortion Technician, and Psychic Powerless Another Mans Sac. Haven't bought their last couple. Whatever happened to the album Brown Reason for Living? I remember seeing it on vinyl but I don't believe it was ever evacuated onto CD.

DeRayMi, Monday, 5 November 2001 01:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

T&G years: classic all the way. Major label era: dud. (Sorry to filfull that ol' cliche, but it's true here)

"Psychic Powerless", "Cream Corn", and"Rembrandt Pussyhorse" being the ones to search for.. always liked "Locust", but it's a tad overrated. "Hairway" and "Widowermaker" were great and quite underrated.

The Butts were also an underrated influence on a lot of current damaged/complex rock.. like Terminal Cheesecake, Thinking Fellers Union Local 282, etc... (Sonic Youth were influential in the same way too, but they seem to get more of credit for it...)

Brian MacDonald, Monday, 5 November 2001 01:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

revisionism has written the butthole surfers out of history unfortunately

gareth, Tuesday, 6 November 2001 01:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

They'll always stay with me. Did anyone see the tour video where they set fire to their bus on Michael Stipes' lawn? Do anyone else know that Gibby's father was a well-known Cable TV clown who presented kids programs. Did anyone see the original Electric Larryland cover - titled OKLAHOMA (original showtune font) with a photo of the bomb site. How can we ever forget them?

K-reg, Tuesday, 6 November 2001 01:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

They are unerappreciated. I don't actually think their newest stuff that I've heard is so bad (The last I bought was Worm Salon), but I do think the earlier things are better. They could put together a really impressive best of if they wanted to. (Or have they?) There are some pretty funny bits on the "The Hole Truth And Nothing Butt. . ." collection (including a very brief Elvis Costello imitation).

(Idea for Butthole Surfers album title: All Things Must Pass Gas.)

DeRayMi, Tuesday, 6 November 2001 01:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

is jeff/ lincoln pinkus still in the band? i thought daddy longhead were great. and who actually was responsible for the jack officers ? some people insist it was paul & gibby, some insist it was pinkus, some king. i think they died after lisa (was that her name)left although "alcohol" & "strwberry" (& the whole of "piuoughd" i thought were simply faboo.

bob snoom, Tuesday, 6 November 2001 01:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

and please can somebody tell me what paul leary was playing at with "the history of dogs" album. i bought this for £1.99 and haven't ever booted it out because i find it such a source of extreme bafflement. is he a drug addled twat and nothing more? is it a joke gone wrong? is it just execrable shite?

bob snoom, Tuesday, 6 November 2001 01:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

The one time I saw them (already relatively late: 1990 or 1991), Paul Leary, I guess it was, kept rolling his head and eyes around, almost like he was having a seizure (though I *do* think it was intentional). But he didn't do it for just one song. As I remember, he did it through the whole show. It was impressive in a way.

I was supposed to see them again, but it was an all ages show, and the person I was going with kept saying we would have plenty of time, that it couldn't possibly start as early as I was thinking it might start. So we hung around my apartment getting stoned. We showed up at the door, and the guy at the door said, "Dude, the butts are playing their encore now," or something like that.

This thread inspired me to get out some of the CDs and listen to them again, and a lot of this stuff still sounds good to me. At the same time, it's not really what I want to listen to these days, though "I Saw An X-Ray of a Girl Passing Gas" should be a more widely acknowledged classic. I remember being very dubious about that song based on its title, but when I finally heard it, I had to give in.

DeRayMi, Tuesday, 6 November 2001 01:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

History of the Dogs is kinda good. He's pretty into being stoned. They are all pretty into being stoned. They're music is pretty much, in some way, half-assed. History of the Dogs is no different. I expected something different from Paul, too, when I bought this for $2. But, if you think about the direction the Buttholes have taken, it makes perfect sense. History of the Dogs is more straight ahead power-chord rock than the odd random-key noodling on previous albums (I think we have Gibby to thank for that, actually- you can hear and watch the difference on bootlegs between Gibby's high-pitched single-string meandering nonsense and Paul's ultra-processed cheez whiz spew sound)... Jackofficers, which was Gibby and King, shows the other end, which was acid house. Starting on Pioughd, King was dicking around with low budget drum machines (not sure why, he's an excellent drummer). Independent Worm Saloon was the most rock-ish album they ever put out followed by a pretty-digital hip-hoppy Electric Larryland. King went on to form the great Drain that is very techno-acidic, where he perfected drum-programming. Paul went on to perfect his producing skills with Sublime and the like. Finally, when they were allowed to legally release the Astronaut songs on a different label under the name Weird Revolution, they had the perfect mix of rock and trippy dance music. They cut a few harsher songs that were on the original After the Astronaut. All in all, I see the evolution and it makes sense. To be honest, I like the mellow songs and always have. I hope they continue to make less-fucked up, mellow-trippy albums that have a positive feel. I'm over the screaming/dischord noise thing. They did it the best on Psychic, Powerless and Hairway To Steven. I love the second half of Rembrandt Pussyhorse, but have little use for songs like Perry, Whilring Hall of Knives and Strangers Die Everyday, since I don't lay on the floor staring at the ceiling for a few hours at a time anymore.

Nude Spock, Tuesday, 6 November 2001 01:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

Paul Leary has been rolling his eyes around in his head since the beginning. When I saw them in NYC 2 weeks ago, he was still doing it. It's intentional, but he's fucked in the head and he knows it. Also, the music is for getting fucked up to, so there's the joke.

Nude Spock, Tuesday, 6 November 2001 01:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

Oh yeah, the first Daddy Longhead album was great, the second was not so great. Drain's "Pick Up Heaven" reminds me of the Steve Madden shoe commercial with the big headed collagey-cartoon character woman walking her baby chick down the road. It sounds like the fucked up music in the background and it is very good. Jeff Pinkus is in a band called Honky that has a new album coming out shortly.

Nude Spock, Tuesday, 6 November 2001 01:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

there was a second daddy longhead album???? this i don't know about - that is - unless cheatos was the second.

bob snoom, Tuesday, 6 November 2001 01:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

Cheatos is the good one. After that they tried something called Supermasonic and they called it a poor man's ZZ top, but to me it sounds like Soundgarden or something. Basically, Cheatos is better.

Nude Spock, Tuesday, 6 November 2001 01:00 (twenty-two years ago) link


blackula!, Tuesday, 6 November 2001 01:00 (twenty-two years ago) link


Nude Spock, Tuesday, 6 November 2001 01:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

lick my testimacles, Tuesday, 6 November 2001 01:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

norml, Tuesday, 6 November 2001 01:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

ooh - is this some sort of html hi- jinx??? go on, aren't you just like galen out of crusade, you cheeky monkeys!

bob snoom, Tuesday, 6 November 2001 01:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

Attempt at an un-BOO!

Brian MacDonald, Tuesday, 6 November 2001 01:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

Well, now I feel silly for that nice, informative post I put up all in white text. It's all secret and invisible. Maybe I can change it to purple?

Nude spock, Tuesday, 6 November 2001 01:00 (twenty-two years ago) link


Nude spock, Tuesday, 6 November 2001 01:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

Deep Purple, Classic or Dud.

stevo, Tuesday, 6 November 2001 01:00 (twenty-two years ago) link


I figured this thread was about dead... Don't hurt me!

Nude Spock, Tuesday, 6 November 2001 01:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

I went out and bought "Weird Revolution" without listening to any samples online. What a mistake. I think I was right to stop buying Butthole Surfer CDs after "Independent Worm Salon." I really don't like this. It doesn't have the sort of distinctive sound that their best albums had (and I mean it varied from album to album). I didn't like Beck's "Midnight Vulture" very much, but I think it did a better job of what this CD seems to be going for.

I'm tired of celebrations of weirdness, too.

DeRayMi, Sunday, 11 November 2001 01:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

I didn't really like Independent Worm Saloon much at all. At the time I did for a month or two. I like the newer sound from P to Electriclarryland and now this. It would be really boring to hear newer version of what they were doing in the 80s for my, anyway. A weird thing about them has been their consistant ability to disappoint me on first listen. It happened with every single album. Later, I go on to really appreciate them... All except IWS, that is. It's just too classic rocky for me. At the time I didn't think so, but it is their grunge album, full of regular guitar solos and powerchord riffs. Anyway, I think most people won't dig Weird Revolution, even the 14 year olds they're shooting for. It's 6 years old, after all, and it sounds it, too.

Nude Spock, Sunday, 11 November 2001 01:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

I'd like to think that I don't want them to sound just like they did in the 80's (though maybe I really do), but this. . . ? It just seems that they are following trends a little too much. So many of the songs are in the same sort of dead-pan rap that was used in "Spice," but this is even dead-pannier. I didn't know it was six years old.

DeRayMi, Sunday, 11 November 2001 01:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

Yeah, it was started as After The Astronaut before they got into legal issues with Capitol. I managed to get a copy of the promotional After the Astronaut off ebay and it is Weird Revolution with 2 extra songs: Junky Jenny in Gaytown and Turkey and Dressing. You can tell it's a totally unfinished/in the works album, but all the basic tracks are there and ome songs sound exactly the same, like Jet Fighter, for instance. They Came In was actually better on Astronaut.

The really interesting thing about this band, for me, is the consistent in-joke referencing from album to album. They repeat the same phrases or explore the same subject matter as previous for a line or two. It's an on-going thing and it's the thin line that keeps it all "the same". Just a quick example offa WR: "Shit Like That" he says "I need another DOCTOR!" and "doctor" is sung/screamed the exact same way as off the Widowermaker e.p. where he goes "DOCTOR don't toucha me there, DOCTOR" etc. There's a whole bunch of these references/phrases if you go back and play your albums, you'll see it clearly. It's funny. Other phrases: "empty parking lot" (found in Negro Observer and Golden Showers) and "get down", a phrase which finally gets it's own song on WR. Anyway, there's a bunch.

Nude Spock, Monday, 12 November 2001 01:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

two years pass...
Ok what do I buy?

-Boredoms fan

Be sure to Loop! Loop, Loop, Loop. (ex machina), Tuesday, 25 May 2004 13:04 (twenty years ago) link

Hairway to Steven is the best, although I'm also excessively fond of their Double Live "official" bootleg. Rembrandt Pussyhorse and Locust Abortion Technician are also excellent. The recent comp of rarities/unreleased stuff Humpty Dumpty LSD gives a good career overview and is probably fairly easy to find.

Shakey Mo Collier, Tuesday, 25 May 2004 15:03 (twenty years ago) link


sexyDancer, Tuesday, 25 May 2004 15:24 (twenty years ago) link

Psychic.. Powerless..Another Man's Sac!!!

(I know this is just more of an indie cred/protest issue, but if you can find the used Touch & Go copies, you're a better man/woman for it (and slightly more rich). The Butts kinda did to that label what the ex Dead Kennedys did to Jello Biafra...)

donut bitch (donut), Tuesday, 25 May 2004 15:34 (twenty years ago) link

She made a song for ME. That's enough.

_Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 06:14 (six years ago) link


_Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 06:16 (six years ago) link

Have some more to drink.

_Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 06:16 (six years ago) link

Those "heys" kind of Siouxsie-esque.

I hear it as "with a theory in our heads."

_Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 06:17 (six years ago) link

You alright man

kolakube (Ross), Tuesday, 9 January 2018 06:21 (six years ago) link

Past their prime but not bad for past their prime:


I also lost my hair stylist this weekend, but she was kind of rude and pompous anyway.


Man, I hope this works out.

But shit, this is Albuquerque. Hold a family at gunpoint and be let out the same week.

Why should I be locked up just for being a little crazy over the weekend and engaging in DEVIANT COMMUNICATION. (That's actually just my term but echoes of discussions about linguistics classes.)

_Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 06:23 (six years ago) link


_Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 06:24 (six years ago) link

Mostly alright. I will be alright as long as the authorities don't fuck with me.

They should really worry more about drug addicts breaking into people's homes and attacking them with wooden crosses:

ok what the fuck happened to that story? Censored? Maybe they gave out more info. than they should have.

This kind of stuff tends to happen in my neighborhood but not necessarily my block.

Somewhat of a tradition to post long drunken series of posts.

_Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 06:29 (six years ago) link

Man I'm so much better than people who do drink and drugs hahahahahaha.

_Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 06:33 (six years ago) link

I'm still on my first mixed drink. Just zero tolerance at this point and the elevation probably doesn't help.

_Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 06:34 (six years ago) link


_Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 06:38 (six years ago) link

Baz Ghawanmeh
5 years ago
Great song.. can do without the Hilary duff pics though

_Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 06:39 (six years ago) link

Not the Azar Habib song I was looking for but okay.

_Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 06:40 (six years ago) link

I'm fucking between San Mateo and San Pedro (east-west) and Zuni and Central (north-south). Now go map where crazy things happen. Not far from there, I assure you.

_Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 06:46 (six years ago) link

Here's the Azar Habib song. Ridiculous drug:


_Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 06:47 (six years ago) link

Really, WTF is going here?

_Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 06:49 (six years ago) link

Definitely a Best Song.

_Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 06:51 (six years ago) link

The jump-cut at the beginning for one thing.

_Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 06:55 (six years ago) link

4 years ago
I want to love you where ever you are ... You are my candle lights in my holidays . Awesome!!


_Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 06:56 (six years ago) link

lock thread

so far off from the topic of butthole surfers and moved to a place of free association

if this is a veiled cry for help, i hope you can be alright man

kolakube (Ross), Tuesday, 9 January 2018 06:58 (six years ago) link

Oh, for pete's sake. No veiled cry for help. Thanks for your concern. Moving elsewhere.

If you don't think Azar Habib's songs are a little bit coterminous with the aesthetic of the Butthole Surfers, you haven't got ears.

Plus it's a Butthole Surfers thread.

_Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 07:02 (six years ago) link

The Butthole Surfers thread is too chaotic! Shut it down!


_Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 07:27 (six years ago) link

I am so not me OMG. I mean, NORMALLY, not now.

_Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 07:28 (six years ago) link

<3 you rudipherous

bamcquern, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 07:36 (six years ago) link

two years pass...

You have not lived until you've read Kramer's in-depth story of the Butthole Surfers and Norway (in toto). Third of the three questions here:


“He has told me that he has all ten of your records.”

“We only have two. Believe me.”

“Well, then maybe he is now dreaming. The Swedes are big dreamers."

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 4 August 2020 15:51 (three years ago) link

Fucking hell.

Kate (rushomancy), Tuesday, 4 August 2020 18:46 (three years ago) link

A great read, thanks Ned!

"Of the ten or so times in my nearly sixty years that I have witnessed my life flashing before my eyes, Gibby was right there for eight or nine of them."

Maresn3st, Tuesday, 4 August 2020 19:27 (three years ago) link

Incredible. There needs to be a book.

All 3 answers were just fantastic. I have had to revise my near life long idea of what Daevid Allen was really like.

But that Stavanger gig, OMG!

Thanks for the link.

stirmonster, Tuesday, 4 August 2020 20:27 (three years ago) link

Whoa. Why is this thread purple. Is this a flashback.

Branwell with an N, Tuesday, 4 August 2020 20:28 (three years ago) link

one year passes...

As good a time as any to note that there's a Kickstarter for a documentary happening -- already reached its goal and seven days to go, seems like it'll be good fare based on the people behind it:


Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 29 December 2021 00:34 (two years ago) link

i have everything by them!

xzanfar, Wednesday, 29 December 2021 02:11 (two years ago) link

Thank you! xp

StanM, Wednesday, 29 December 2021 04:59 (two years ago) link

and also thanks for linking those three questions to Kramer! what a story teller.

StanM, Wednesday, 29 December 2021 06:16 (two years ago) link

just something from 2017 I didn't know: https://superiorshit.blogspot.com/2017/06/how-artwork-fo-butthole-surfers-ended.html

StanM, Sunday, 2 January 2022 19:51 (two years ago) link

on Kickstarter--Pledge $250 or more
"What Does Regret Mean?" Book
Get a special edition Melodic Virtue/Aaron Tanner's Butthole Surfers coffee table book, "What Does Regret Mean?" - the first 100 donors who will pledge $300 or more for this reward will receive a book signed by Gibby Haynes, Paul Leary, and King Coffey!

curmudgeon, Sunday, 2 January 2022 19:58 (two years ago) link

five months pass...

Anyone hear Leary's new album yet?

Robert Adam Gilmour, Wednesday, 8 June 2022 22:44 (two years ago) link

Born Stupid? Yeah, I thought it was surprisingly enjoyable.

StanM, Wednesday, 8 June 2022 23:15 (two years ago) link

six months pass...

Just leaving this here...


MaresNest, Friday, 6 January 2023 18:45 (one year ago) link

there are several clips with Gibby Haynes with The Paul Green Rock Academy on YT, from last Summer. All quite hectic.

StanM, Friday, 6 January 2023 19:46 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

crucial chunks of the Butthole Surfers catalog are now available via Matador on digital services ; LP reissues coming down the road (please look both ways). Stream / download : https://t.co/6uSVENanQq
more detail : https://t.co/mhmcRvgwwB@buttholesurfers pic.twitter.com/XeKtLQz9Ld

— Matador Records (@matadorrecords) May 24, 2023

city worker, Wednesday, 24 May 2023 15:01 (one year ago) link

crucial chunks of the butthole

papal hotwife (milo z), Wednesday, 24 May 2023 18:46 (one year ago) link

No bonus material? It's just a (bowel) movement then

StanM, Thursday, 25 May 2023 10:28 (one year ago) link

eight months pass...

haha they removed Negro Observer


StanM, Thursday, 8 February 2024 14:24 (five months ago) link

I just had a good look at the images of the vinyl, and it looks the the record covers all have a logo in the upper left hand corner now?

I just cancelled my order, these seemed like a good deal but not if they're messing around with the music and art.

Cow_Art, Thursday, 8 February 2024 20:17 (five months ago) link

I think that's just a sticker maybe?

StanM, Friday, 9 February 2024 03:26 (five months ago) link

I assumed that at first, but since when do they show stickers on the mockups with the record coming out of it?

Maybe it is, but messing with the music is my main problem with it. Part of the appeal was getting proper versions of these but I can't say that's the case now. And if they're willing to cut a song, who knows what other alterations there may be. I get being... embarrassed, maybe the Surfers themselves wanted the song removed. But for a B.S. song that has the word "negro" in the title, it could be a lot worse. Why not just change the title to "Observer?"

"I Wanna Be Black" isn't the best Lou Reed song but I'm not buying a version of Street Hassle that doesn't have it.

Cow_Art, Friday, 9 February 2024 10:08 (five months ago) link

the remasters are very good though, heard the download versions and they're definitely improvements over the 1999 (?) reissues.

StanM, Monday, 12 February 2024 21:58 (five months ago) link

four months pass...


Maresn3st, Tuesday, 9 July 2024 16:53 (one week ago) link

the kids are alright

StanM, Thursday, 11 July 2024 06:26 (one week ago) link

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