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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Butthole Surfers - 1983 Bootleg

Not many bands are as debaucherous as the Butthole Surfers. I can go on a two hour rant as to why this band is so amazing down to their batshit crazy haircuts but I will only talk about the music. Beneath the wild and crazy antics of the band and the hilarious stories they have to tell is a rollercoaster ride of zany sounds that changes up nearly every release.



This is the earliest example I've heard of the Butthole Surfers. There may be recorded material earlier but the production on this is very good for what it is and while you can definitely tell its the Butthole Surfers, the sound isn't exactly what you would expect it to be in their 1983 release. First off the songs seem to have more thought out structures where stuff right after it is everywhere. Songs like Radical West and Matchstick don't sound like your average Butthole song where as something like Something and I Hate My Job is. I feel this version of Something is better then the one on the EP. The saxophone and slide guitar blend together really well making one of the most hypnotic yet upbeat drones I've heard.

If you've heard the early Butthole Stuff then you are doing yourself a disservice not checking this out. This band is one of the craziest bands to happen and while their live act and outside antics seem to proceed them underneath the mess is a really unique and complex band.

I'm Tired, I'm Frustrated, I'm Full of Shit and I Hate My Fucking Job!!!

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