Butthole Surfers

Butthole Surfers

American experimental rock band founded by Gibby Haynes and Paul Leary in San Antonio, Texas in 1981.

Gibby Haynes 1981-present
Paul Leary 1981-present
Jeffrey "King" Coffey 1983-present
Jeffrey Pinkus 1986-1994, 2008-present

Past Members:
Teresa "Nervosa" Taylor 1983-1985, 1986-1989, 2008-2009
Nathan Calhoun 2000-2002
Kytha Gernatt (Cabbage) 1985-1986
Mark Kramer 1985
Trevor Malcolm 1985
Terence Smart 1984-1985
Bill Jolly 1982-1984
Brad Perkins 1982-1983
Quinn Matthews 1982
Scott Matthews 1981-1982
Andrew Mullin 1981-1982
Scott Stevens 1981

Butthole Surfers Discography


T&GLP#5C Butthole Surfers Psychic... Powerless... Another Man's Sac (Album) Touch And Go T&GLP#5C US 1984 Sell This Version
RRE LP 2 Butthole Surfers Rembrandt Pussyhorse (Album) Touch And Go RRE LP 2 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
BFFP15C Butthole Surfers Locust Abortion Technician (Album) Touch And Go BFFP15C UK 1987 Sell This Version
T&GLP#29CD Butthole Surfers Hairway To Steven (Album) Touch And Go T&GLP#29CD Canada 1988 Sell This Version
LBV 002, LBV 002C Butthole Surfers Double Live Latino Bugger Veil LBV 002, LBV 002C US 1989 Sell This Version
TCR 260 Butthole Surfers Piouhgd (Album) Rough Trade TCR 260 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
DPRO 79692 Butthole Surfers Independent Worm Saloon (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records, Capitol Records DPRO 79692 US 1993 Sell This Version
TR35CD, TR35 Butthole Surfers The Hole Truth... And Nothing Butt! (Album) Trance Syndicate Records, Trance Syndicate Records TR35CD, TR35 US 1995 Sell This Version
7243 8 29842 4 5 Butthole Surfers Electriclarryland (Album) Capitol Records 7243 8 29842 4 5 Poland 1996 Sell This Version
2061-62335-2 Butthole Surfers Weird Revolution (Album) Hollywood Records 2061-62335-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
CDLHN43 Butthole Surfers Live At The Forum London(2xCDr) Live Here Now CDLHN43 UK 2008 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

VIRUS 32 Butthole Surfers Butthole Surfers (EP) Alternative Tentacles VIRUS 32 UK 1983 Sell This Version
69001, VIRUS 39 Butthole Surfers Live PCPPEP (EP) Floatum Scrotum, Alternative Tentacles 69001, VIRUS 39 US 1984 Sell This Version
T&G #14 Butthole Surfers Cream Corn From The Socket Of Davis (EP) Touch And Go T&G #14 US 1985 Sell This Version
TORSO CD 157 Butthole Surfers Widowermaker! EP (EP) Touch And Go TORSO CD 157 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
RTT 240 Butthole Surfers The Hurdy Gurdy Man (Single, Maxi) Rough Trade RTT 240 UK 1990 Sell This Version
CAT087 Butthole Surfers Lonesome Bulldog(Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Single, Squ) The Catalogue CAT087 UK 1990 Sell This Version
DPRO 79611 Butthole Surfers Who Was In My Room Last Night? (Single) Capitol Records DPRO 79611 US 1993 Sell This Version
spro 79612 / 79613 Butthole Surfers Butthole Surfers(10", Ltd, Promo, Bro) Capitol Records spro 79612 / 79613 US 1993 Sell This Version
TR-30 Butthole Surfers Good King Wencenslaus(7", Single, Pic) Trance Syndicate Records TR-30 US 1994 Sell This Version
C2 7243 8 82812 2 5, 7243 8 82812 2 5 Butthole Surfers Pepper (Single, Maxi) Capitol Records, Capitol Records C2 7243 8 82812 2 5, 7243 8 82812 2 5 UK & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
7243 8 83478 2 2 Butthole Surfers Jingle Of A Dog's Collar(CD, Single) Capitol Records 7243 8 83478 2 2 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
S7-19253 Butthole Surfers Cough Syrup(7", Jukebox) Capitol Records S7-19253 US 1996 Sell This Version
020732 Butthole Surfers Dracula From Houston (Single) Festival Mushroom Records 020732 Australia 2001 Sell This Version
ED-11433-1 Butthole Surfers The Shame Of Life (Single) Hollywood Records ED-11433-1 US 2001 Sell This Version

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January 2, 2008
edited over 5 years ago
I didn't follow their development in the 90s anymore (I've heard complaints about a sellout) but I am real happy to have seen the Butthole Surfers live on stage 1987/88 in West Berlin.

The club at Nollendorfplatz was rather small and packed to the rim. The grungy backwater island of Berlin, surrounded by the wall, with its still war-scarred streets and the dark and timeless never-never-land feeling that permeated everything and everyone provided the perfect backdrop for their show. Which remains among the top three I ever attended. Completely brainless.

The sound rolled over us like the bulldozers projected onto the screen behind. The naked dancer was there, on a small pedestal, the films showing construction works and surgery and whatnot, she moving epileptically to the music, at one point starting to vomit into her hands and throwing the puke into the raving audience. A revelation. I've never so sweated.

I recommend the double live album for starters, it conveys at least a faint shadow of the Surfers' stage presence. Of the studio albums Locust Abortion Technician is probably their most accomplished. Five stars for lifetime achievement in any case.


January 24, 2007
edited over 9 years ago
Anyone who saw this band at their peak knows how amazing and demented they truly were. Distorted 'gibbytronix' vocals over a cacophony of whirling punk psychedelia that dripped of darkness and at times was menacing in its heaviness. Like a bad fever dream their live shows were especially exciting. At one show in NYC they played a blinding set complete with a naked woman painted blue and dancing while films of surgery played on the wall behind them. The closer was a particularly nasty version of 'Sweatloaf'. The 'Double Live' album showcases them in all of their glory.

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