Butthole Surfers (pronounced: [bʌthəʊl ˈsɜːfəz] ; jarg . "Water enthusiasts love tires") is an American rock band formed by Gibby Haines and Paul Leary in San Antonio in 1981 . The composition of the group changed many times, but since 1983 the core consisting of Haines, Leary and drummer King Coffey has been preserved. Teresa Nervosa was the second drummer from 1983 to 1985 and from 1986 to 1989; the group was also replaced by many bassists, most notably Bill Jolly and Jeff Pincus.
From left to right: King Coffey, Jeff Pincus, Gibby Haines, Paul Leary
|Genre||experimental rock |
|Years||1981 - to this day|
|Other name||Dick Clark Five (1981)|
|Language of songs||English|
|Label||Alternative tentacles |
Touch and go
Au go go records
|see group composition|
Butthole Surfers are best known for their absurd-surreal lyrics and black humor , a sound combining elements of punk , psychedelia , avant-garde , metal , noise rock and electronics , as well as the use of numerous sound effects and experiments. Their exuberant concert performances are a huge success. Band members cite drugs, especially psychedelic drugs , as a source of inspiration for their sound. The group is considered to be one of the most influential in the history of alternative rock ; the group's creativity had a special influence on alternative metal and the nascent grunge and slug metal  . Among the fans of the group were Kurt Cobain  , Johnny Dapp , Dave Grohl , Courtney Love , Yegor Letov  , Peter Mamonov and many others.
Although the group was highly regarded by colleagues and attracted a lot of fans, commercial success was not high until the 1996 album ElectricLarryLand, the only one to become " gold ." The album contained the hit “Pepper”, which reached number one on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks charts . Subsequently, “Pepper”, like “Who Was in My Room Last Night?”, Was released as a separate single and as a video clip .
The group was formed in the late 1970s by students at Trinity University in San Antonio , Texas , Gibson “Gibby” Haines and Paul Leary Welthall. Haines, being the captain of the university’s basketball team, and in the past, also a school “Accountant of the Year,” soon got a job in a respected Texas accounting firm, and Leary remained in college to work on his MDA degree  .
In 1981, Haines and Leary published the Strange VD magazine, which contains photographs of abnormal medical conditions combined with fictitious, humorous explanations of the disease  . After being captured from one of the photographs at work, Haines left the accounting firm and moved to Southern California. Leary, unhappy with his degree, dropped out of college and drove with Haines. After a short period spent selling home clothes and lingerie, decorated with the image of Lee Harvey Oswald , Haines and Leary returned to San Antonio and created a group that later became Butthole Surfers  .
The Early Years (1981-1984)
In 1981, Haines and Leary played their debut concert in one of the art galleries of San Antonio. By 1982, the group had a rhythm section consisting of Quinn Matthews on bass, and his brother Scott on drums. In San Antonio, the group did not have supporters, so later that summer, they acquired a van and returned to California   . It got its name after it was mistakenly announced by the name of one of the songs (“Butthole Surfer”).
During a short concert at the Tool and Die Club in San Francisco , the band was spotted by frontman of hardcore punk band Dead Kennedys and founder of Alternative Tentacles label Jello Biafra  . Biafra invited the band to open a concert for Dead Kennedys and TSOL at the Whiskey a Go Go club in Los Angeles , and soon made an offer to ever record on his label. The band returned to San Antonio to record at BOSS Studios  , however, by then, the Mason brothers had left the band due to Haines fighting with Scott Mason. The place of the bass player was taken by Bill Jolly, who played on the two subsequent albums of the group. King Coffey (née Jeffrey Coffey), who has been playing with the band to this day, began to play drums.
- Current squad
- Gibby Haines - vocals , guitar , saxophone (1981 - present)
- Paul Leary - guitar , backing vocals (1981 - present)
- King Coffey - drums (1983 - present)
- Jeff Pincus - bass (1986-1994, 2008 - present)
- Former members
- Teresa Nervosa — percussion (1983-1985, 1986-1989, 2008-2009)
- Nathan Calhoun - bass guitar (2000-2002)
- Kita Gernatt (Kabbaj) - drums (1985-1986)
- Mark Kramer - Bass Guitar (1985)
- Trevor Malcolm - Bass Guitar (1985)
- Terence Smart - bass (1984-1985)
- Bill Jolly - bass (1982-1984)
- Quinn Matthews - Bass (1982)
- Scott Matthews - drums (1981-1982)
- Andrew Mullin - bass (1981-1982)
- Scott Stevens - Bass Guitar (1981)
- Band members during tours
- Jason Morales - [Extra Drummer] (2002)
- Josh Klinghoffer - guitar, drums (2001)
- Kyle Allison - Guitar (1996)
- Owen McMahon - bass (1996)
- Kathleen Lynch - percussion, percussion (1986-1989)
- Juan Molina - Bass Guitar (1985)
- 1983 - Butthole Surfers
- 1986 - Cream Corn from the Socket of Davis
- 1989 - Widowermaker
- 1990 - The Hurdy Gurdy Man
- 1990 - Lonesome Bulldog
- 1993 - Who Was in My Room Last Night?
- 1994 - Good King Wencenslaus
- 1996 - Cough Syrup
- 1996 - Jingle of a Dog's Collar
- 1996 - Pepper
- 2001 - Dracula from Houston
- 2001 - The Shame of Life
- Studio albums
- 1984 - Psychic ... Powerless ... Another Man's Sac
- 1986 - Rembrandt Pussyhorse
- 1987 - Locust Abortion Technician
- 1988 - Hairway to Steven
- 1991 - piouhgd
- 1993 - Independent Worm Saloon
- 1996 - ElectricLarryLand
- 2001 - Weird Revolution
- Live albums
- 1984 - Live PCPPEP
- 1989 - Double Live
- 2008 - Live at the Forum London
- 2012 - Sugar Daddy Live Split Series
- 1986 - Rembrandt Pussyhorse / Cream Corn from the Socket of Davis
- 1995 - The Hole Truth ... and Nothing Butt
- 2002 - Humpty Dumpty LSD
- 2003 - Butthole Surfers / Live PCPPEP
- 2007 - Piouhgd + Widowermaker!
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