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Corpus Christi TX, United States (1981 – present)

The Butthole Surfers are an American band founded by Gibby Haynes and Paul Leary in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1981. Incorporating elements of , , , and performance art, their live shows also made heavy use of strobe lights, background films (of note, footage of penis reconstruction surgery) and naked dancers. The band has a well-reported appetite for recreational drugs, particularly psychedelics, an evident influence on their sound. These live performances added a dimension that completely side-stepped the grandiosity and secured them a prominent place in the annals. Their best known songs are 1994’s “Pepper” (a left-field Top 40 hit) and 2001’s “Dracula From Houston”.

The band has had numerous personnel changes, but the core lineup of Haynes (vocals), Leary (guitar), and drummer King Coffey has been together since 1983. Teresa Nervosa served as second drummer from 1983 to 1985 and from 1986 to 1989, and they have employed a variety of bass players, most notably Bill Jolly, Jeff Pinkus and Mark Kramer (of Bongwater and SHIMMY DISC).

Their song “Who Was In My Room Last Night?” can be found on the hit console game Guitar Hero II (without most of the ‘I’m flying’ intro)

The Buttholes are best known for their chaotic and disturbing live shows, black humor, a sound that incorporates elements of punk rock, psychedelia, heavy metal, noise rock, and electronica, as well as their use of sound manipulation and tape editing.

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  • bobo9390

    I like weird revolution. [2] calling it a sell out album is asinine. It's no more accessible than anything else they did post-80s. They just replaced the noisy guitars with goofy off kilter electronic parts. The weirdness was still present.

    19 Oct 8:46am Reply
  • ecat13

    melvins

    14 Sep 6:07am Reply
  • Duckman888

    https://soundcloud.com/adultswimsingles/atlanta Here's Gibby on the new Mastadon track. Plus Paul and Pinkus are on the new Melvins album, which is like a Melvins/Butthole Surfers collaboration or something. (https://soundcloud.com/ipecacrecordings/melvins-brass-cupcake#t=0:00) Maybe one day they'll actually tour or release some new stuff. But we can always dream.

    5 Sep 10:32pm Reply
  • dr_bun

    There's a time to shit and a time for god, the last shit that I took was pretty fucking odd!

    15 Aug 7:05pm Reply
  • leeisfreee

    jesus christ

    12 Aug 12:38am Reply
  • uglyfirewizard

    butthole fucking gays

    25 Jul 5:13pm Reply
  • Duckman888

    On September 8th, via the adult swim singles, Mastadon will release a new track featuring Gibby Haynes.

    21 Jul 11:35am Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    мне всегда нравились, все в порядке у ребят и с музыкой, и с чувством юмора.

    19 Jul 12:35pm Reply
  • chedder1

    weird revolution is pretty shit. [6]

    16 Jul 10:21am Reply
  • Drobsolete

    I love it when people say "sell out", do you realize something? It's their band, they play what they want because they love it, they don't have to cater to you!

    16 Jul 3:41am Reply
  • olin97

    No, people. Weird Revolution is godawful fucking shit. [5] Weird Revolution shouldn't even be considered a Butthole Surfers record, it's Gibby hardcore selling out.

    8 Jul 12:01am Reply
  • bobo9390

    never a bad choice

    5 Jun 7:16am Reply
  • Treats4TheSOUL

    Kick it Jimmy.

    2 Jun 2:34am Reply
  • Heigen

    I love dog awful fucking shit!

    8 May 5:47am Reply
  • AsbestBili

    I really don't know what it is about these guys but I just can't stop listening to them.

    3 May 12:31am Reply
  • dr_bun

    locust abortion technician FTW

    5 Apr 1:38am Reply
  • CadenMoran

    BUTTHOLE SURFERS?? more liKE BUTTHOLE!! lol make way for CADEN MORAN

    3 Apr 1:09am Reply
  • Infernatic

    I like weird revolution. Experimental bands can experiment with their sound, you don't have to like it.

    29 Mar 7:19pm Reply
  • leeisfreee

    drop acid and get weird/wired

    28 Mar 12:50am Reply
  • Wondermoose

    No, people. Weird Revolution is godawful fucking shit. [4]

    4 Mar 1:49am Reply
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