Thursday, May 26, 2005

Mark Farner of Grank Funk Railroad Now a Pocket PC Skin



via Pocketnow.com

I don't know about you but I may actually dust my IPAQ (or whatever it's called) off just to stick this on it. I hope Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad's kin are getting royalties, though.

Last week, I posted a link to a version of "Cherub" and said its one of the few Butthole songs that sounds good as a boot, perhaps better than the recorded version because it becomes something totally different live thanks to the satanic megaphone of one Gibby Haynes.

Here's a version off a bootleg that I had to beg for on my knees and swear I would never give a copy to anyone else. Of course within a year, I had traded a copy with Dave Redman (a DC show promoter who had all the boss boots) for something which I have long forgot. The person who gave it to me was pretty pissed and I don't think has ever forgiven me - as she had made a promise to the guy who made a promise to the band not to circulate it.

Since the band now has a policy that show tapes are okay as long as you don't sell them, I guess it's okay to pass this one on as it is pretty fucking incredible - compare the previous post's version of "Cherub" with the this version and tell me if the band got better as it aged. Of course, they have not. There's probably a list in all this - top 10 bands that got worse as they aged and top 10 bands that got better as they aged.

"Cherub" - Butthole Surfers - 6-22-85, Stache's - Columbus, Ohio
"100 Million Dead" - Butthole Surfers - 6-22-85, Stache's - Columbus, Ohio

Links:
  • Butthole Surfers
  • Stache's is now known as Little Brothers
  • Anyone have a copy of the Melvins' version of "Cherub"? They used to have it on their website but I lost it in a system crash.

5 comments:

Eric said...

Of all of the insights in "Our Band Could Be Your Life" the funniest was that the Surfers pet dog was named "Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad". I wish I had thought to name a pet (or a child) that

Jim H said...

Yes Eric - and suck you very much for handing a meme to me.

Eric said...

Apologies - let it wither and die, no obligation. I should have ended it, just taken a stick to it and killed it.

idleheart said...

haha
hilarious!

NOTSAVED said...

i have been the Official archivist for Butthole Surfers live recordings for a few years (King posted my recordings list on their page fer a while), and I can tell ya, ya did a great job re: the STACHES show...now let's talk about a deal on how to obtain the full show.

i can forward ya a LIve Discography (50+ pages) of all known recordings ++

please help out!

here's a topic: the butthole surfers were the most important band of the 80's.....


discuss.....

peace
jimi