Though guitarist Paul Leary has called it “music to drool into a bucket to,” the Texas band Butthole Surfers’ brain-damaged catalog has brought joy and terror to literally hundreds of people. Live and on record, the band takes audiences through a phantasmagoria of American waste that reflects the Buttholes’ scatological and non sequitur sense of humor. The Butthole Surfers’ music is a glorious combination of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, FM radio, acid rock, and plain old gross-out fun.
Paul Leary and Gibby Haynes met as students at Trinity College in San Antonio, Texas in the late 1970s. Perhaps they glimpsed their future with their early cover of Texan hard-rockers Bloodrock’s 1971... Read More