Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Looking for a Gibby-esque Figure

Found this posting on a UK band site looking to recruit members to form a Butthole Surfers tribute band. The responses were naturally positive but didn't seem like there were any actual takers...yet.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Rare Butthole Surfer Footage from 1987

Bill Daniel has compiled lost 16mm footage of a number of bands, including Butthole Surfers, Sonic Youth, Johnny Cash and The Beatles, into a film called Sonic Orphans: Lost Music Films 1965-87. He's showing the film in September in several US cities, but isn't coming to New York (yet).

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Tiny Masters of Today

Can you spot Gibby in this video? Don't blink.

Is There Such Thing as Too Much Drugs?

According to this interview with Nick Cave and Jim Sclavunos, the writer Jon Doran tries to confirm a rumor that the Butthole Surfers once asked to be removed from a show with Birthday Party and the Swans because those two bands were doing too much heroin. Nick Cave seemed to have never heard this rumor, though it was surmised that the show in question was in Hamburg, this rumor was not confirmed in this interview.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Psychic Ills Tribute

A Psychic Ills tribute album (no comment), the fourth in a series called FRKWYS, will be released Sept 21 and will include the song "I Take You As My Wife Again" sung Gibby Haynes, with other songs done by other Brooklyn hipsters. Note the photo of Gibby with what must be his baby. The album will be released on vinyl, only 550 copies. So break out that turntable if you ever want to hear it.