Butthole Surfers

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

Members:
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
Owen McMahon 1996
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
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Albums

T & GLP#5 Psychic... Powerless... Another Man's Sac — Butthole Surfers Butthole Surfers Psychic... Powerless... Another Man's Sac (Album) Touch And Go T & GLP#5 US 1984 Sell This Version
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RRE LP 2 Rembrandt Pussyhorse — Butthole Surfers Butthole Surfers Rembrandt Pussyhorse (Album) Touch And Go RRE LP 2 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
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BFFP15C Locust Abortion Technician — Butthole Surfers Butthole Surfers Locust Abortion Technician (Album) Touch And Go BFFP15C UK 1987 Sell This Version
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T&GLP#29CD Hairway To Steven — Butthole Surfers Butthole Surfers Hairway To Steven (Album) Touch And Go T&GLP#29CD US 1988 Sell This Version
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LBV 002, LBV 002C Double Live — Butthole Surfers Butthole Surfers Double Live Latino Bugger Veil LBV 002, LBV 002C US 1989 Sell This Version
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TCR 260 Piouhgd — Butthole Surfers Butthole Surfers Piouhgd (Album) Rough Trade TCR 260 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
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DPRO 79692, dpro-79692 Independent Worm Saloon — Butthole Surfers Butthole Surfers Independent Worm Saloon (Album) Capitol Records DPRO 79692, dpro-79692 US 1993 Sell This Version
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TR35CD, TR35 The Hole Truth... And Nothing Butt! — Butthole Surfers Butthole Surfers The Hole Truth... And Nothing Butt! (Album) Trance Syndicate Records, Trance Syndicate Records TR35CD, TR35 US 1995 Sell This Version
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7 24382 98422 1 Electriclarryland — Butthole Surfers Butthole Surfers Electriclarryland (Album) Capitol Records 7 24382 98422 1 Brazil 1996 Sell This Version
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96-49 In The Zone — Butthole Surfers Butthole Surfers / Everclear Butthole Surfers / Everclear - In The Zone(CD, Promo, Transcription) Westwood One 96-49 US 1996 Sell This Version
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97-07 In Concert: High Voltage — Butthole Surfers Deftones, Butthole Surfers Deftones, Butthole Surfers - In Concert: High Voltage(2xReel, 2tr Stereo, 7" Reel) Westwood One Entertainment 97-07 US 1997 Sell This Version
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97-09 Westwood One In Concert — Butthole Surfers 311 / Butt Hole Surfers* 311 / Butt Hole Surfers* - Westwood One In Concert(2xCD, Promo, Transcription) Westwood One 97-09 US 1997 Sell This Version
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8677 The Last Astronaut — Butthole Surfers Butthole Surfers The Last Astronaut (Album) Capitol Records 8677 US 1998 Sell This Version
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2061-62335-2 Weird Revolution — Butthole Surfers Butthole Surfers Weird Revolution (Album) Hollywood Records, Surfdog Records 2061-62335-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
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CDLHN43 Live At The Forum London — Butthole Surfers Butthole Surfers Live At The Forum London(2xCDr) Live Here Now CDLHN43 UK 2008 Sell This Version
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none 1987 Leeds Poly — Butthole Surfers Butthole Surfers 1987 Leeds Poly(13xFile, WAV, Album) Sheffield Tape Archive none UK 2022
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Singles & EPs

VIRUS 32 Butthole Surfers — Butthole Surfers Butthole Surfers Butthole Surfers (EP) Alternative Tentacles VIRUS 32 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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69001, VIRUS 39 Live PCPPEP — Butthole Surfers Butthole Surfers Live PCPPEP (EP) Floatum Scrotum, Alternative Tentacles 69001, VIRUS 39 US 1984 Sell This Version
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T&G #14 Cream Corn From The Socket Of Davis — Butthole Surfers Butthole Surfers Cream Corn From The Socket Of Davis (EP) Touch And Go T&G #14 US 1985 Sell This Version
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14 1/2 American Woman — Butthole Surfers Butthole Surfers American Woman(7", S/Sided, Single, TP) Touch And Go 14 1/2 US 1985 Sell This Version
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TORSO CD 157 Widowermaker! EP — Butthole Surfers Butthole Surfers Widowermaker! EP (EP) Touch And Go TORSO CD 157 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
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BFDJ 10 Jimi / Jan Brady — Butthole Surfers Butthole Surfers / Lunachicks Butthole Surfers / Lunachicks - Jimi / Jan Brady(7") Blast First BFDJ 10 UK 1989 Sell This Version
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RTT 240 The Hurdy Gurdy Man — Butthole Surfers Butthole Surfers The Hurdy Gurdy Man (Single, Maxi) Rough Trade RTT 240 UK 1990 Sell This Version
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CAT087 Lonesome Bulldog — Butthole Surfers Butthole Surfers Lonesome Bulldog(Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Single, Squ) The Catalogue CAT087 UK 1990 Sell This Version
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DPRO 79611 Who Was In My Room Last Night? — Butthole Surfers Butthole Surfers Who Was In My Room Last Night? (Single) Capitol Records DPRO 79611 US 1993 Sell This Version

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DrDrunk

DrDrunk

July 14, 2021
Perhaps the most memorable live shows, EVER!! I was able to see them in a small club in Richmond, Va in 86 or 87. They had the naked girl dancing, but since it was illegal in Va they made her put a tour shirt on. And that proceeded to catch fire when Gibby did his "flaming cymbal" thing. Roadies patted the flames out and she never stopped dancing! Plus they played with a very young GWAR. Definitely a night to remember!!
drgiggles

drgiggles

July 12, 2021
I have to echo some other comments about their live shows in the mid to late 80's. They were insane. 2 drummers completely in sync, wall of echo, delay and effects, megaphones, and other devices for Gibby Haynes vocals, a completely naked woman dancer with down syndrome, STD films or Charlies Angels tv shown upside down on huge screens, wall of strobe lights and other killer lights. I was only 16 years old at some of their shows but they sure made an impression on me and semi scared the shit out of me at the same time.
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leglesseye1968

leglesseye1968

June 2, 2021
Been my favorite band since 1984. Seen them live 9 times in Seattle and once at the King fairgrounds for Lollapalooza 1. Want to hear them in their full glory check out Double live. Best studio album, Psychic Powerless another man's sac. My favorite Butthole Surfers song, Human Cannonball.
gsheputis

gsheputis

December 27, 2020
Hey Buttholes ! How about a nice vinyl boxset of the first 4 Lp's, first 4 Ep's and the Double Live ? I would certainly drool a bunch and shell out whatever price you would ask.....and so would a whole buncha other folks, for sure....just think, a boxset of the Buttholes - my gawd !
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airports

airports

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.
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L1K3D33L3R

L1K3D33L3R

January 2, 2008
edited over 12 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.
andyman5

andyman5

January 24, 2007
edited over 16 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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