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Butthole Surfers News

Butthole Surfers gig ends in chaos

Final date of US jaunt sees frontman dragged offstage

  • Jul 31, 2008

Butthole Surfers announce UK tour

US indie legends will head to Britain next month

  • Jun 4, 2008

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Butthole Surfers Music Videos

Kicked By The Ball Play Video

Kicked By The Ball

Kalahari Surfers official music video for the track Kicked By The Ball

Gangsta feat Mzi Play Video

Gangsta feat Mzi

Kalahari Surfers official music video for the track Gangsta feat Mzi

Kicked by the Ball Play Video

Kicked by the Ball

Landmark video event for the Cape Town electronic music scene, this 2001 vid matches the Kalahari Surfers' exotic blend of San bushmen, haunting piano, quirky instrumentation and cultured afro-dub with the awesome...

Gangsta Play Video

Gangsta

Gangsta is one of the most enduring tracks from the African Dope label, and this video by vj Grrrl (aka Meme aka vj Blink) blends both versions of the track (the original and DJ Dope's Raggadub remix) with the true...

Rockaway Surfers Play Video

Rockaway Surfers

Watch the official Rockaway Surfers video by Los Coronas in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

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Butthole Surfers Biography

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 Bill Jolly and 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, punk rock and, later, electronica, as well as their use of sound manipulation and tape editing. The Buttholes have a well-reported appetite for recreational drugs, an evident influence on their sound.

Although they were respected by their peers and attracted a devoted fan base, 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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