While I’m one of the five people in the world that think the Butthole Surfers are amazingly overrated on a musical front. I tried for years to like their stuff, but was only able to ever really enjoy a very small window of their catalog (“piouhgd”/”Widowermaker” era + “Electriclarryland” LP for those curious). Anyhow, I do appreciate them as a band in general.
I was reading about Paul Leary, which led me to the Butthole’s wiki page and this part made me laugh out loud:
“The Surfers originally performed under a different name at every live show. Early aliases included the Dick Clark Five, Nine cm Worm Makes Own Food, the Vodka Family Winstons, Ashtray Babyheads, Ed Asner Is Gay, Fred Astaire’s Asshole, The Right To Eat Fred Astaire’s Asshole, The Inalienable Right To Eat Fred Astaire’s Asshole, and many others.”
Ed Asner Is Gay was the one that really cracked me up hard, just cos his face instantly popped in to my head as soon as I read it. I also liked Ashtray Babyheads & Fred Astaire’s Asshole.
Those guys sure thought about butts a lot…