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    The Hurdy Gurdy Man

    The Hurdy Gurdy Man is the fourth studio EP by American alternative rock band Butthole Surfers, released in 1990. The EP was named after its title track, "The Hurdy Gurdy Man," written by '60s pop star Donovan. All versions also included one original Surfers song, "Barking Dogs," and most versions also included a remix of "The Hurdy Gurdy Man." Both songs were also part of 1991's piouhgd, marking the first time that songs from a Butthole Surfers EP were officially included on a later album. (The contents of Cream Corn from the Socket of Davis were included on CD editions of Rembrandt Pussyhorse in the U.S. and Psychic... Powerless... Another Man's Sac in the U.K., but are not considered official parts of those albums.)
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    Rembrandt Pussyhorse / Cream Corn from the Socket of Davis

    Rembrandt Pussyhorse is the second full-length studio album by American experimental punk band Butthole Surfers, released in April 1986. All songs were written and produced by the Butthole Surfers, except "American Woman", which was written by Randy Bachman, Burton Cummings, Jim Kale, and Garry Peterson of The Guess Who, and "Perry", which borrows the tune from the theme music to the old Perry Mason TV show starring Raymond Burr. The album was originally released on Touch and Go, and was reissued on Latino Buggerveil in 1999. Both Touch and Go & Latino Buggerveil's CD versions of the album include 1985's Cream Corn from the Socket of Davis EP. Rembrandt Pussyhorse is one of the most experimental releases in the Surfers' considerably experimental catalog. Making heavy use of in-studio tape editing and sound modulation, the album adds piano, organ, and violin, amongst other sounds, to the Surfers' then-usual battery of electric guitar, bass, and dual drummers. According to guitarist Paul Leary and lead vocalist Gibby Haynes, the Surfers were a four-piece for most of these sessions, with Leary playing the majority of the bass lines. However, not all of the new instrumentation was
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    Live PCPPEP

    Live PCPPEP

    Live PCPPEP is a live EP, and first official live album, by American punk band Butthole Surfers, released in September 1984. All songs were written by the Butthole Surfers, and recorded live at The Meridian in San Antonio, Texas on March 25, 1984. This was the Surfers' final album on Alternative Tentacles. Live PCPPEP and 1983's Butthole Surfers were reissued as the Butthole Surfers/Live PCPPEP CD on Latino Buggerveil in 2003. The Latino Buggerveil re-release also contains two additional live songs from the Meridian show, "Gary Floyd" and "Matchstick." Live PCPPEP is the first of three Surfers albums to feature clown imagery on the cover, the others being 1987's Locust Abortion Technician and 1995's The Hole Truth... and Nothing Butt. The clown illustrations on its front and back covers were later combined and recolored for The Hole Truth...'s front cover. In a bit of a rarity for the band, the back cover includes the album's track listing. A remastered version released 500 limited copies of the album with 'cool blue' vinyl records. The Surfers' first official live recording primarily contains performances of songs from the band's 1983 debut EP, Butthole Surfers (a.k.a. Brown
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    Independent Worm Saloon

    Independent Worm Saloon is the sixth album by alternative rock band Butthole Surfers, released in 1993 on Capitol Records. These three bonus tracks were also included on a 10" vinyl promotional release sent to college radio stations. "Ghandi" was later included on Humpty Dumpty LSD. Album - Billboard (North America) Singles - Billboard (North America)
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    Butthole Surfers/Live PCPPEP

    Butthole Surfers/Live PCPPEP is the third compilation album by American punk band Butthole Surfers, released in January 2003. All songs were written by the Butthole Surfers. This compilation contains the entirety of the band's first studio EP, Butthole Surfers, and its first live EP, Live PCPPEP, neither of which had previously been available in CD format. The live songs were recorded at The Meridian in San Antonio, Texas on March 25, 1984. Both releases were originally published by Alternative Tentacles. Vinyl records of Butthole Surfers are still available from that label, under the name Brown Reason to Live. The album also contains four bonus tracks (15-18). Two of them, "Gary Floyd" and "Matchstick," are live songs from the Live PCPPEP concert. The third bonus track, "Sinister Crayon," was previously only available on the double-LP version of the compilation Humpty Dumpty LSD. "Something" is an early demo, which was also released on the compilation The Hole Truth... and Nothing Butt. The CD's label features a reproduction of the "Pee Pee the Sailor" cartoon that had appeared on Alternative Tentacles' vinyl printings of Butthole Surfers. It also reprints that record's erroneous
    6.75
    4 votes
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    Blind Eye Sees All

    Blind Eye Sees All is a home video by the Butthole Surfers, which was released in 1986 through Touch and Go Video. The video was re-released on DVD in 2002 by Music Video Distributors.
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    Hairway to Steven

    Hairway to Steven

    Hairway to Steven is the fourth full-length studio album by American punk band Butthole Surfers, released in February 1988. All songs were written by the Butthole Surfers, co-produced by the Surfers and Ric Wallace, and mixed by Wallace. The album was recorded at January Sound Studio in Dallas. The album was originally released on Touch and Go, and was reissued on Latino Buggerveil in 1999. Hairway to Steven's title is a play on Led Zeppelin's popular song, "Stairway to Heaven." Some of its tracks also make allusions to other famous musicians, such as Julio Iglesias. The last full-length Surfers album of the 1980s marked a midway point in the band's career, straddling their psychedelic noise roots and the more accessible recordings that would follow. Like the Surfers' previous releases, Hairway to Steven uses non-traditional instrumentation, extensive tape editing, and sound modulation. Unlike its predecessors, which relied almost exclusively on a foundation of electric guitar, bass, and dual drummers, it makes equally heavy use of the acoustic guitar. This was drummer Teresa Nervosa's final studio recording with the Surfers. Live performances of all the album's songs, with the
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    3 votes
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    Piouhgd

    piouhgd is an album by American alternative rock band the Butthole Surfers, released in 1991 on Rough Trade Records. The album was reissued on Capitol Records in 1992, due to the album being out-of-print following the US branch of Rough Trade closing doors the previous year. The album was reissued yet again in October 2007 by the Butthole Surfers' own label, Latino Buggerveil, and included the four songs from their 1989 EP Widowermaker as bonus tracks. Rough Trade press releases stated that the album was pronounced "pee-owed" (a euphemization of "pissed off") and that it meant "I told you" in the Navajo language. Pinkus stated that this explanation was fabricated by the label unbeknownst to the band, and that the album title was created with the intention of it being unpronounceable. The album is spelled as "piouhgd" on original Rough Trade releases. On the 1992 Capitol Records reissue, the album title is printed on the spine as "pioughd." However, the original "piouhgd" spelling is still used on the back cover art of the Capitol release. The album has been referred to under both titles, as well as various misspellings.
    6.33
    3 votes
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    Double Live

    Double Live is a live double album by American punk band Butthole Surfers, released on vinyl and cassette tape in 1989. An expanded CD edition followed in 1990. All songs were written by the Butthole Surfers, except: "The One I Love," written by Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, and Michael Stipe of R.E.M.; "Paranoid," written by Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad; "No Rule," written by Jonas Almqvist of Leather Nun; and "Kuntz," written by an unknown Thai artist. This was the first album released on the band's own label, Latino Buggerveil. It was limited to 10,000 vinyl printings, 7,500 cassettes, and 4,750 CDs, U.S. and U.K. combined. All three are out of print, though MP3s of the entire CD edition are available as free downloads from the Butthole Surfers' official website. Double Live is a comprehensive live document of the Butthole Surfers' then-current lineup – a group that had been playing together non-stop for five years (with the exception of bass player Jeff Pinkus). In addition to showcasing and, for the first time, officially naming nearly every track from 1988's Hairway to Steven, the album includes live performances of songs from all of the Surfers' previous studio
    6.00
    3 votes
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    Humpty Dumpty LSD

    Humpty Dumpty LSD is the second compilation album by American experimental rock band Butthole Surfers, released in July 2002. All songs were written by the Butthole Surfers, except for "Earthquake," which is a cover version of the 13th Floor Elevators song. The album was released on the band's own label, Latino Buggerveil. It offers a wide assortment of demos, unreleased studio tracks and songs originally released on compilations, recorded between 1982 and 1994. Most notably, it contains outtakes from the 1985 sessions for the Surfers' Rembrandt Pussyhorse studio album. Some tracks are unfinished songs; for example, "Day of the Dying Alive" was later reworked as "Jimi," while the vinyl-only song "Sherman" is an alternative version of "Backass," both of which are on Hairway to Steven. The bonus track, which lasts for only six seconds, is the band's shortest song to date. "Ghandi" first appeared as a bonus track on Independent Worm Saloon. 4-track recording, 1983 Home 8-track recording, 1987 Studio recording, 1985 (Rembrandt Pussyhorse sessions) Studio recording, 1982 (Butthole Surfers sessions) Studio recording, 1988 (Hairway to Steven sessions) Practice space recording, 1992
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    3 votes
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    Locust Abortion Technician

    Locust Abortion Technician is the third full-length studio album by American experimental punk band the Butthole Surfers, released in March 1987. All songs were written and produced by the Butthole Surfers, except for "Kuntz," which was written by an unknown and uncredited Thai artist. The album was originally released as vinyl on Touch and Go, and was remastered to CD on Latino Buggerveil in 1999. Locust Abortion Technician's front cover illustration of two clowns playing with a dog was painted by Arthur Sarnoff, entitled "Fido and the Clowns". This album was listed in the list 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. Arguably the Surfers' heaviest album, and without a doubt their darkest and most disturbing, Locust Abortion Technician is also considered by many critics and fans to be one of the band's best, harnessing aspects of punk, heavy metal, and psychedelia into a then-unique sound that could be considered noise rock. With its marriage of punk and metal producing a number of grinding, slower-paced songs, the album might also be seen as an early precursor of grunge. "Sweat Loaf" utilizes a warped riff similar to the verse riff from the Black Sabbath song "Sweet Leaf." Not
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    2 votes
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    Butthole Surfers

    Butthole Surfers is the debut studio EP by American punk band Butthole Surfers, released in July 1983. It is also known as Brown Reason to Live and Pee Pee the Sailor (see "Title controversy"). All songs were written and produced by the Butthole Surfers. The album was originally released on Alternative Tentacles. Butthole Surfers and 1984's Live PCPPEP were reissued as the Butthole Surfers/Live PCPPEP CD on Latino Buggerveil in 2003. The 12-inch vinyl version is still available from Alternative Tentacles, and is listed as Brown Reason to Live. The center label on Butthole Surfers' vinyl printings invites listeners to erroneously play the record at "69 RPM," a joke referencing the famous sex position. The album's back cover features a mildly distorted image of famed Mexican luchador Santo. The Surfers introduced themselves to the world with seven songs full of throbbing bass, crashing drums, and heavily distorted guitar topped off with largely nonsensical, barely intelligible lyrics, alternately sung by lead vocalist Gibby Haynes and guitarist Paul Leary. Haynes also plays saxophone and eardrums on some tracks. Unlike later Surfers albums, no electronic instrumentation is
    6.50
    2 votes
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    Cream Corn from the Socket of Davis

    Cream Corn from the Socket of Davis

    Cream Corn from the Socket of Davis is the second studio EP by American punk band Butthole Surfers, released in October 1985. All songs were written and produced by the Butthole Surfers. The EP was originally released on Touch and Go. It was also included with CD editions of Rembrandt Pussyhorse in the U.S. and Psychic... Powerless... Another Man's Sac in the UK. Rembrandt Pussyhorse and Cream Corn... were again packaged as a single album when they were reissued on Latino Buggerveil in 1999. Highly eclectic, Cream Corn... finds the Surfers exploring blues, industrial, psychedelic rock, and country rock in the space of four songs. While guitarist Paul Leary has described Cream Corn... as an unfinished full-length album, lead vocalist Gibby Haynes has said it was conceived as a single with additional songs. It is unclear if Teresa Nervosa performed on all four songs, as she left the band for a short time in 1985. She has been confirmed as playing on "To Parter" and "Tornadoes." Three of the EP's songs – "Moving to Florida," "Comb," and "To Parter" – are often performed at the band's live concerts. "Moving to Florida"'s first spoken words would later be sampled by Japanese noise band
    6.50
    2 votes
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    Widowermaker!

    Widowermaker!

    Widowermaker is the third studio EP by American punk band Butthole Surfers, released in September 1989. All songs were written by the Butthole Surfers. This was the band's last release on Touch and Go Records. The UK edition, on Blast First, was originally released on 10" vinyl. It was later reissued on a mini CD with a plastic clip-on cover to fit in all CD players. It has the same tracks with slightly different names and in a different order to the US release. "1401" is the true name of "The Colored FBI Guy", as it is always used on set lists. The name is a reference to the address of the house that the Butthole Surfers lived in at the time.
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    2 votes
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    After the Astronaut

    After the Astronaut was set to be the eighth studio album by the Butthole Surfers, and it was supposed to be released in 1998 (see 1998 in music). After a release date was set, critics were sent advance copies of the album to listen to. Some thought it was horrible, which caused the album not to be released. Since advance copies were sent to critics and possibly others, the album has been leaked online. Most of the copies found online are said to be sourced from a cassette copy of the album. The bulk of the tracks on the album were re-worked and put on the band's official eighth album, Weird Revolution. A minor controversy came to light when the band Marcy Playground released their Shapeshifter album, the artwork by Mark Ryden was taken from the aborted After the Astronaut. Paul Leary revealed on band Marcy Playground's BBS that the cover art for Shapeshifter had originally been conceptualized and commissioned by Leary for his band's aborted album. He admitted to being a fan of Marcy Playground, but accused the band of an apparent lack of imagination and originality. Leary's outrage was eased once he learned that Capitol Records, former home of the Butthole Surfers and
    5.50
    2 votes
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    Electriclarryland

    Electriclarryland is the seventh studio album by the American alternative rock band Butthole Surfers, released in April 1996 (see 1996 in music). This album brought the Butthole Surfers their first Top 40 hit with "Pepper". The album was certified gold by the RIAA on August 20, 1996. The title of this album is a parody of Jimi Hendrix's 3rd studio album entitled Electric Ladyland. This is the second time the band has used a parody title for one of their releases. The first was Hairway to Steven which references the song "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin. The album's original title was going to be Oklahoma!, but fearing lawsuits, Capitol forced the band to change the name. The album was also released in a "clean" version with profanities removed and with an alternate album cover. The song "The Lord Is a Monkey" was featured in two 1996 films, Beavis and Butt-head Do America and Black Sheep. All songs written by the Butthole Surfers. Album - Billboard (North America) Singles - Billboard (North America)
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    1 votes
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    Psychic... Powerless... Another Man's Sac

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

    Psychic... Powerless... Another Man's Sac is the first full-length studio album by American punk band Butthole Surfers, released in December 1984 by Touch and Go Records and Fundamental Records. All songs were written and produced by the Butthole Surfers. This was the Surfers' first album on Touch and Go, and was originally released on clear vinyl. It was reissued on Latino Buggerveil in 1999. The album's back cover and label photos were produced by artist Michael Macioce. The band embarked on a decidedly more psychedelic direction with their first LP. However, while the album's first half, and in particular "Cherub," have definite psychedelic qualities, elements of traditional punk ("Butthole Surfer"), blues ("Lady Sniff"), surf rock ("Mexican Caravan"), and country rock ("Gary Floyd") are also on display. Dum Dum is also notable for being another song in the Butthole Surfers' catalogue to be based around parts of a Black Sabbath song whilst the lyrics revolve around an entirely different concept from the original. The drums are lifted in this instance, from Children of the Grave, from the Master of Reality album. Many of Psychic...'s tracks were enhanced with extensive tape
    7.00
    1 votes
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    Weird Revolution

    Weird Revolution is the eighth studio album by the alternative rock band Butthole Surfers, released in 2001 on Surfdog Records and Hollywood Records. The initial release of this album featured a lenticular cover and jewel case that shows the baby's limbs moving and shooting a beam at other planes on the cover. The song "They Came In" was featured on the soundtrack to Mission: Impossible II. Album - Billboard (North America) Singles - Billboard (North America)
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    1 votes
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    The Hole Truth... and Nothing Butt

    The Hole Truth... and Nothing Butt is the first compilation album by American punk band Butthole Surfers, officially released in March 1995. All songs were written by the Butthole Surfers, except for "Come Together" and "Hurdy Gurdy Man". The album was originally released on CD in 1994 by bootleg label Totonka Records. A "best of the boots" collection put together by fans, it offers a mix of studio demos and live recordings, as well as a portion of a radio interview. The band liked the compilation enough that they reissued it through Trance Syndicate in 1995, also packaging a Butthole Surfers sticker along with it. The two demos, "Butthole Surfer" and "Something," were recorded in 1983. Of the live tracks, four were taped in 1985, three in 1986, two in 1988, one each in 1989 and 1991, and three in 1993. The interview was taped at New York, NY station WNYU on July 28, 1987. All members from that time period are present, including Gibby Haynes, Paul Leary, King Coffey, Teresa Nervosa, and Jeff Pinkus. The Hole Truth... and Nothing Butt is the third of three Surfers albums to feature clown imagery on the cover, the others being 1984's Live PCPPEP and 1987's Locust Abortion Technician.
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    1 votes
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