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A Vast Pile of Buttholes

January 18, 2007

Were you aware of this?

Chances are, if you are a regular vistor of either WFMU’s Beware of the Blog or Archives.org, you may already know that there is a treasure trove of live recordings of The Butthole Surfers. Some of them date back to the mid-eighties, thier peak era. All are in the FLAC format, though. I might download and convert some and pass them along if worth it. Link right here.

Also, at the formerly mentioned WFMU BotB, some kind poster put up that funny Thai song that is in the middle of Locust Abortion Technician (Kuntz). It’s nice to hear it in its unadulterated form, although weird not to hear it looping and pitch distorted. My memories of that song are watching the Buttholes play at the Pine Street Theater in Portland on Halloween night in ’86 or ’87 – several people tripping hard – and that song playing on the house system while the band took a break. Paul Leary came out on stage and took his break, smoking the biggest joint I’ve ever seen outside of a Cheech and Chong movie – seemingly oblivious to the crowd.
Another was playing that song very loudly at the factory I worked at at the time (the Butthole’s doctored version of it anyway) and putting it on nearly every mix tape for nearly a year. Go get it here.

That is all.

2 comments

  1. Check out Something I Learnt Today for additional B.S. stuff (http://www.somethingilearned.com/2007/01/butthole-surfers)
    :)


  2. email me if you’re looking for more bhs rarities.



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