USA punk/alternative band from San Antonio, Texas

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Butthole Surfers is 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 its core lineup of Haynes, Leary, and drummer King Coffey has been consistent since 1983. Teresa Nervosa served as second drummer from 1983 to 1985, 1986 to 1989, and 2009. The band has also employed a variety of bass players, most notably Jeff Pinkus.

Rooted in the 1980s hardcore punk scene, Butthole Surfers quickly became known for their chaotic and disturbing live shows, black comedy, and a sound that incorporated elements of psychedelia, noise rock, punk and, later, electronica, as well as their use of sound manipulation and tape editing. Butthole Surfers have a well-reported appetite for psychoactive drugs, an evident influence on their sound.

Although they were respected by their peers and attracted a devoted fanbase, Butthole Surfers had little commercial success until 1996's Electriclarryland. The album contained the hit single "Pepper" which climbed to number one on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart that year.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1984 Psychic... Powerless... Another Man's Sac 4 3
1986 Rembrandt Pussyhorse 4
1987 Locust Abortion Technician 4 5
1988 Hairway to Steven 5 6
1991 Piouhgd 5
1993 Independent Worm Saloon 5
1996 Electriclarryland 7
2001 Weird Revolution 2
After the Astronaut 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1986 Rembrandt Pussyhorse / Cream Corn From the Socket of Davis 3
1994 The Hole Truth... and Nothing Butt 2
2002 Humpty Dumpty LSD 1
2003 Butthole Surfers EP / Live PCPPEP 1
2007 Pioughd / Widowermaker! 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1989 Double Live 1
2002 Live in Fort Worth, July 19th 2002, Ridglea Theater 1
2008 Live at the Forum London 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1990 The Hurdy Gurdy Man 2
1994 Good King Wencenslaus 1

Single + Remix

Year Title RatingReleases
1996 Pepper 5


Year Title RatingReleases
1983 Butthole Surfers 1
1985 Cream Corn from the Socket of Davis 1
1989 Widowermaker! 4

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