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Butthole Surfers

January 19, 2007

The Hole Truth.. And Nothing Butt
Totonka

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Semi-legit bootleg comp that includes two very early demo versions of songs that appeared on their first EP and LP respectively.
Most of the live recordings occur around the mid-eighties and early nineties, the latest including tracks from around the time of Independent Worm Saloon. Sound quality on all are good to excellent. The real prize is the WNYU interview from 1987 wherein the Buttholes do an impromptu version of Gordon Lightfoot’s Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald. I dug this out today and noticed it still has a price tag of $25. No way did I pay that much – or did I? I found it years ago in a somewhat dubious market known for its bootlegs. It appeared to be some kind of radio promo with an actual air date posted on it, but I’ve since seen it in other places, so who knows?

Go get it.

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5 comments

  1. the band actually released a copy of this bootleg themselves, and it’s still in print. they sell it from their website: http://www.buttholesurfers.com/drygoods.html


  2. great post!
    even when you were a blog i thanked you for the surfers!!
    ciao


  3. is it possible to see in your site some works by the great band called The Cows?
    i will appriciate very very much…
    ciao


  4. I am still a blog, marcus!
    I’m just not with Blogger anymore. And I’m glad today, seeing as how Blogspot’s been up and down all day!

    I have heard of The Cows, but know nothing about them.
    Please let me know if you come across any. Are they Ugly and Atonal?


  5. i think that we can say that The Cows were the sons of Butthole Surfers and Jesus Lizard: they were bluesy,noisy and dirty jazzy…and they signed for Amphetamine Reptile records. Their albums “Daddy has a tail”,”Sexy pee story”, “Cunning stunt” and the anthology “Old gold”,are here to demostrate this. Other influences: Birthday Party, Beefheart.
    I think they are very Ugly and Atonal
    ciao



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