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Shut-In Theater: Butthole Surfers

November 30, 2008


This clip with interview makes me pine for the ‘Surfers when they were at their peak. I got to see them in one memorable performance on Halloween night at the (then) Pine Street Theater.

I don’t think there was a person there that wasn’t either tripping on something illegal or simply the strobes, surround sound system or second hand smoke.

Here’s a clip shot in Portland (by Smegma’s Mike Lastra) of a show that I sadly missed, although I once owned this bootleg on VHS.

But for my money, the lineup with Gibby, Teresa, King Coffee, Paul and Jeff Pinkus on bass was the best era in terms of sheer skullfuckery. Plus they could flat out rawk when they wanted to.

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2 comments

  1. the classic lineup has been touring since the summer. jeff and teresa are back, and the shows have been amazing. check their forum for dates, and the show trading forum has links to live audio/video of new and old shows.


  2. that show is at the fox theater, now fox tower.
    i stepped into that show for a few minutes and remember the strobes and that’s all.

    i didn’t stay just walked up to the balcony.

    privileges of getting into shows for free you see.
    even back then for me, i was what, 18 or something?

    I did see them at pine street before that, before they ‘made it big’??
    hell cows, smegma, butthole surfers. typical line up it seams.



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