Butt Trumpet
Primitive Enema


3.0
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Review

by Omnipanzer... USER (5 Reviews)
October 8th, 2010 | 6 replies | 4,099 views


Release Date: 1994 | Tracklist

Review Summary: The Butt Trumpets didn’t care if you liked there music then (1994) and really don’t care now, because they no longer exist.

So why write a review of a 16 year old album that no one has ever heard of and certainly doesn’t care about? Well, I’m glad you asked…. Because Its memorable. That is way more than I can say for about half of the some odd 10,000 albums I would realistically estimate I’ve listened to over the last couple of decades. I simply refuse to believe that this album deserves to go down in the annals of punk history without most punk fans having given it at least one good run through. I feel that it is unique enough to at least make the suggestion. I probably would have rated it higher back in the day but I still like to pull it out once in a while and listen to it because it is still pretty amusing.

The Butt Trumpet’s "Primitive Enema" is a Raucous cacophony of smut, raunch and profanity railing against grunge when grunge was King. I originally heard the edited single "I'm Ugly And I Don't Know Why" on the famous radio station KROQ out of California which would lead me to believe there are people outside of my youthful mid-east clique that are familiar with this album. A very amusing song that received air play all the way over in ohio. That’s pretty impressive for a crap Punk band from a state that is literally littered with crap punk musicians and to do so in 1994 no less makes it even more impressive.

Say what you want about Ohio but we have some great record stores and so In this Pre Windows 95’ world I went to one of our great record stores and found the album that contained the amusing song I had heard on the radio. Let me say that that album got passed around more than (insert joke about whore here). Not a single person that borrowed it didn’t find it at least amusing and still make reference to it via quote to this day. In all fairness these were all people that at least enjoyed punk on some level and didn’t mind some serious toilet humor.

From gang bangs to (as the tile suggests) enemas the call and response theme running between Dan Druff and the women in the group lends greatly to its amusing quality. Realistically this album is probably best left to the younger punk fans as I was when I got it but if you’re still young at heart go ahead and give it a spin as well.
Side note: The women from the group later formed "Betty Blowtorch".

Edit: An example of the amusing nature of the songs from this album would be the lyrics from " I Left My Flannel In Seattle". If you were of the era you could probably get the level of sarcasm of such a song particularly if you were attempting to scrape out a living playing punk music.

Flannel
Seattle
Flannel
Seattle
I left my flannel in Seattle
I left my flannel in Seattle
Wanna go to Seattle and get some flannel
Wanna go to Seattle and get some flannel
Flannel
Seattle
Flannel
Seattle
Do you have some flannel?
Do you have some flannel?
Do you have some flanne?
Wanna go to Seattle and get some flannel
Wanna go to Seattle and get some flannel
Flannel
Seattle
Flannel
Seattle

check out more lyrics here if you are interested:
http://www.elyrics.net/song/b/butt-trumpet-lyrics.html


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random
October 8th 2010


2261 Comments


I've heard of these guys from Rock Video Monthly.

Asiatic667
October 8th 2010


4648 Comments


Review is ok, but you need to talk more about the music itself. Which tracks stand out? Why do they stand out? You say the lyrics are amusing, why not include an excerpt?

This sounds great, though

timbo8
October 8th 2010


618 Comments


Fantastic band name

Irving
Staff Reviewer
October 8th 2010


7261 Comments


Interesting review. Not particularly well-written, but it shows character and mettle in going back in time to pluck out an album from the DOS era just to extol its long forgotten virtues...I think I can pos that.

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BlackLlama
October 4th 2011


1666 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Dead dogs, dead dogs, dead dogs in my garage. I've got, dead dogs. Man, I really need to go find a copy of this. I remember having this on tape back in '95 :D

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omnipanzer
October 4th 2011


21446 Comments


DEAD DOGS IN MY FUCKING GARAAAAAAAAAGE.

great album for the time.



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