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


Butthole Surfers Psychic... Powerless... Another Man's Sac (Album) Touch And Go US 1984 Sell This Version
Butthole Surfers Rembrandt Pussyhorse (Album) Touch And Go Europe 1986 Sell This Version
Butthole Surfers Locust Abortion Technician (Album) Touch And Go UK 1987 Sell This Version
Butthole Surfers Hairway To Steven (Album) Touch And Go Canada 1988 Sell This Version
Butthole Surfers Double Live Latino Bugger Veil US 1989 Sell This Version
Butthole Surfers Piouhgd (Album) Rough Trade Canada 1991 Sell This Version
Butthole Surfers Independent Worm Saloon (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records, Capitol Records US 1993 Sell This Version
Butthole Surfers The Hole Truth... And Nothing Butt! (Album) Trance Syndicate Records, Trance Syndicate Records US 1995 Sell This Version
Butthole Surfers Electriclarryland (Album) Capitol Records Canada 1996 Sell This Version
8677 Butthole Surfers (Sequenced & Mastered)(Cass, Promo) Capitol Records 8677 US 1998 Sell This Version
CDP 7243 8 55859 2 0 Butthole Surfers The Last Astronaut(CD, Promo) Capitol Records CDP 7243 8 55859 2 0 US 1998 Sell This Version
Butthole Surfers Weird Revolution (Album) Hollywood Records 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

Butthole Surfers Butthole Surfers (EP) Alternative Tentacles UK 1983 Sell This Version
Butthole Surfers Live PCPPEP (EP) Floatum Scrotum, Alternative Tentacles US 1984 Sell This Version
Butthole Surfers Cream Corn From The Socket Of Davis (EP) Touch And Go US 1985 Sell This Version
Butthole Surfers Widowermaker! EP (EP) Touch And Go Germany 1989 Sell This Version
Butthole Surfers The Hurdy Gurdy Man (Single, Maxi) Rough Trade UK 1990 Sell This Version
CAT087 Butthole Surfers Lonesome Bulldog(Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Single, Squ) The Catalogue CAT087 UK 1990 Sell This Version
Butthole Surfers Who Was In My Room Last Night? (Single) Capitol Records 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
Butthole Surfers Pepper (Single, Maxi) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 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

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February 18, 2017
these guys' live performances through the 2nd half of the 80's were a lot of fun and highly entertaining. they were the shit. and i'm still fond of all their records....up until 'stairway' which is when, imo, they started losing their edge, but they didn't lose a place in my heart.


January 2, 2008
edited over 6 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 10 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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