Sunday, December 28, 2008

Butthole Surfers - Locust Abortion Technician

Label: Touch And Go
Year: 1987

Hey...look who's back from visiting his parents in Virginia for Christmas...me. Sorry for the lack of posts, but you gotta celebrate the baby jesus every once in awhile.
As a result, I have some stuff on my computer that I need to either post or dump, so why not make a steaming, corn riddled post? Great idea!
You should know this record, and most likely should own it, it's a "classic" as it where. You should also be painfully aware of what Butthole Surfers sound like, but in case you don't...drop LSD and listen to Roky Erikson and Black Sabbath simultaneously. There you go, that's what they sound like. In all honesty, I was never a huge fan of this band, and certainly the records that came out after this one are utter crap. Not to mention they and their bloated egos almost put Touch And Go out of business, but that's a story for another day. My point being, this, to me anyway, is the one Butthole Surfers record you need. It's the heaviest, the darkest, and has the best songs. They mix fast and slow, guitar based, and non-guitar based, and basically make a fucked up mess that somehow coalesces into very listenable noise rock. 
If you don't have this for some reason (maybe you're young, maybe you had it on vinyl and it scratched, maybe you heard the 90's version of the band and [rightfully so] ignored them, or maybe you're a big homophobe and just the mere mention of "buttholes" is too much to take) then you should look into it now, it stands the test of time. 
Of course, you see what label this is on, so when the link disappears, it's gone for good.

8 comments:

Mars said...

Man, you are so right about the 90's version. You tell kids that they USED to be one of the best and they look at you like you're crazy. Or flat out refuse to believe it (same goes for 80's vs. 90's White Zombie).

Jenny said...

Ya don't enjoy indepedent worm saloon? I wanna hear about their bloated egos.

playgrounded said...

They just played here in SF- 2 nights in a row. I didn't go, but heard from a friend that they were on fire, like the OLD/Good B.S.

Nice blog by the way- I enjoy it.

El Cyber said...

Ha Ha Ha :D what a Freaky album!, i've heard it some years ago, still is a very good and yes...freaky album after all this years

Anonymous said...

I remember seeing Pearl Jam play and Mudhoney opened for them. When Mudhoney was playing Gibby strolled on stage and started wrestling with mark Arm. It actually got pretty heated. The funny thing is this happened in Denver (actually Boulder). Weird but true.

Anonymous said...

Dude, Goth Chick, I don't know! After perusing your blog, I think I need reading glasses or black tar heroin?!

A.Zero said...

oh man not cool... your link be broked... i've been looking everywhere for this album...
;_; plz fixx...

A. Zero said...

Pleeeaaase?

 
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