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Butthole Surfers – Day of the Dying Alive

This is a different version of the 1st half of the track titled ‘Jimi’, which is from the Texan bands 1988 album ‘Hairway to Steven’. A track that is Moronic Evil in sludge rock form, and sees the Buttholes at their best.

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Butthole Surfers – Boiled Dove

Cracking Butthole’s tune from the essential 1987 compilation ‘Smack My Crack’. Stomping psych garage with Gibby on top form. It was wicked ass.

Butthole Surfers – 100 Million People Dead

The original version of this track, which appeared on the 1984 Hardcore Punk compilation ‘P.E.A.C.E./WAR’, is a lot more ramshackle than the one that ended up on the ‘Humpty Dumpty LSD’ album. Still, the Butthole’s day-glo, frat-boy psych is plain to see/hear. Strange how they kept getting lumped in with the Hardcore scene back in the early to mid 80’s, but it just seemed no one knew where to put them.

Butthole Surfers – Whirling Hall Of Knives

Well, what a title! And, that guitar sound is just endless bliss. One from their 1986 album ‘Rembrandt Pussyhorse’.

Butthole Surfers – The O-Men

Demented Noise Rock from the Texans 1987 magnum opus, ‘Locust Abortion Technician’.

Butthole Surfers – Peel Session 1988

Tracklist:

1. Blind Man (0:07)

2. Edgar (4:00)

3. Neee Neee (6:56)

Butthole Surfers – Human Cannonball

Well, the one anomaly on 1987’s ‘Locust Abortion Technician’ was this track. A melodic hardcore anthem (with a nod to hair metal with Gibby’s “are you ready to rock?” intro) really did stick out amongst the misshapen, mutated Psych rock of the rest of the album. Cracking track though.

Butthole Surfers – Sweat Loaf

It’s probably safe to say that everyone can remember the first time they saw the moniker of this Texan band. The sound of their music lived up to the lurid name; with the outfit delivering fratboy Psychedelia that was raw, funny, juvenile, slapstick, and usually quite frightening.
Here they opened their ‘Locust Abortion Technician’ (1986) album with an irreverent cover of Black Sabbath’s ‘Sweet Leaf’. The intro to this track became famous in itself, and was sampled by Orbital on their track ‘Satan’, which, if I’m honest, doesn’t stand the test of time and sounds as awful as something that the Chemical Brothers would have produced. This track on the other hand, still does it. Raw, raucous, blood-splattered Rawk peppered with maniacal vocals courtesy of “Gibbytronix”; interspersed with sections of blissful, psychedelia that propels you among the clouds, before the next descend into loony toon hell.

Butthole Surfers – Cowboy Bob (LIVE 1984-01-03)

The Buttholes were renowned for timing their doses so they were peaking whilst n stage. Looks like they applied the same method when performing on a TV show. Here’s a fiery rendition of a track from their 1984 album ‘Psychic… Powerless… Another Man’s Sac’ delivered in true Surfers style. Oh, and on a side note, the pre-Hip Hop Beastie Boys also performed on this edition of the show.

Butthole Surfers – Graveyard

This is the first version of ‘Graveyard’ to be found on 1987’s ‘Locust Abortion Technician’ (the second can also be found on The Sentinel). This track is like Rock music regressing back to its primordial origins, or its Foetal stage. Paul Leary sprays his Evil-Hendrix geetar all over it while Gibby’s vocals ooze like sludge. Classic. This album is 30 years old….

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