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Butthole Surfers

The Butthole Surfers are an American rock band formed by Gibby Haynes and Paul Leary in San Antonio, Texas in 1981. The band has had numerous personnel changes, but the core lineup of Haynes, Leary, and drummer King Coffey has been together since 1983. Teresa Nervosa served as second drummer between 1983 and 1985 and 1986 and 1989, and they have employed a variety of bass players, most notably Bill Jolly and Jeff Pinkus.

The Buttholes are best known for their black humor, a sound that incorporates elements of punk rock, psychedelia, heavy metal, noise rock, and electronica, as w ...read more

The Butthole Surfers are an American rock band formed by Gibby Haynes and Paul Leary in San Antonio, Texas in 1981. The band has had numerous personnel changes, but the core lineup of Haynes, Leary, and drummer King Coffey has been together since 1983. Teresa Nervosa served as second drummer between 1983 and 1985 and 1986 and 1989, and they have employed a variety of bass players, most notably Bill Jolly and Jeff Pinkus.

The Buttholes are best known for their 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. Acclaimed for their chaotic live shows, the Buttholes have a well-reported appetite for recreational drugs, particularly psychedelics, an evident influence on their sound.

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LPs
Weird Revolution
2001

2.7
39 Votes
Electriclarryland
1996

3.4
141 Votes
Independent Worm Saloon
1993

3.8
108 Votes
Pioughd
1991

2.9
34 Votes
Hairway to Steven
1989

3.6
68 Votes
Locust Abortion Technician
1987

3.8
177 Votes
Rembrandt Pussyhorse
1986

3.8
73 Votes
Psychic... Powerless... Another Man's Sac
1984

4
105 Votes
EPs
Widowermaker
1989

3
15 Votes
Cream Corn From the Socket of Davis
1985

3.8
6 Votes
Brown Reason to Live
1983

3.8
46 Votes
Live Albums
Double Live
1989

3.5
7 Votes
Live PCPPEP
1984

3.5
12 Votes
Compilations
Humpty Dumpty LSD
2002

3.2
13 Votes
After The Astronaut
1998

The Hole Truth... and Nothing Butt
1995

2.9
7 Votes

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