Friday, June 24, 2005

More Butthole Surfer Tracks

First of all, BRAVO for putting this asshole away. I hope he gets to share a cell with the appropriate inmate. I know, I try not to get political here but this was the best news of the week.

In celebration, here are some more live, previously unknown tracks from the Butthole Surfers.

So, I was contacted by the Butthole Surfer's archivist and he wants a rip of the Columbus soundboard tape of which I posted a few tracks several weeks ago. He actually contacted me on the 20th anniversary of this show and didn't realize it until I pointed it out. We'll trade for a mix CD-R he is putting together from what I assume is a vast collection.

He sent me his 50 page listing of all the known shows available on tape. supposedly this is one of the few shows on tape that has Kramer playing bass (and trombone).

Here are some more tracks from that tape including a song which has Kramer on trombone.

If you know what the name of the song is, drop a line in the comments. I've asked the archivist if he knows and if I get an answer, I'll correct the track and repost.

4 Tracks from Butthole Surfers Show, Stache's, Columbus Ohio, 6-22-85
  • ??? (Mystery Track)
  • "Graveyard"
  • "To Parter"
  • "Tornado"
UPDATE: Tracks removed to get space on my server. If you want some of these tracks, drop me a line and an address to send them too.

Here's the set list to the best of my skills:

100 Million Dead (previously posted)
To Parter
Tornado
Cherub
graveyard
The Shah Sleeps
Butthole Surfers
Gary Floyd
Lady Sniff
Something
??? Mystery Track
Suicide
(Space Jams)
Hey
Bar B Q Pope
Dum Dum

11 comments:

dane said...

the butthole surfers - i also like them. the music is madly, crazy and friendly.. they often make me gonna smirk. for example the >guess who<-cover "american woman" - irre schönes stück (i´m listen to it right now)
and also the project "p" with johnny depp is a very special and great album..

thank you for posting all that great stuff here -)

ihatethebeatles said...

You should post the complete shows to Archive.org. There are already 8 other Surfers shows there.
http://www.archive.org/audio/etreelisting-browse.php?collection=etree&cat=Butthole%20Surfers

the leonard said...

the mystery track is "whirling hall of knives" (as found on rembrandt pussy horse). it's kind of hard to tell since you can't really hear the guitar, but you do hear lots of lots of trombone (?!). thanks for posting these.

escapegrace said...

Gibby was one of the more entertaining aspects of The Flaming Lips doc, The Fearless Freaks.

countrygrrl said...

2 right about the kkk asshole, a happy ending for once,,he should have been strung up with a swarm of bees down his pants and made to listen to cliff richard ....one of the times capital punishment dont sound too bad...love the blog by the way

Jim H said...

tee! re: bees and cliff richard, although I'd add in lots of hardcore rap, I'm sure he detests that music. Escape: I must check out that doc - it's in my netflix queue and getting bumped up even as we speak. If you can check out the blind eyes sees all tape/DVD for more gibby madness. The DVD has a karoake option in case you want to have a good party game (also on Netflix, by the way).

Leonard The (that's how the Chinese would say your name - are you related to Bill Cosby?) - thanks I thought it was "whirling" but I haven't listened to that LP for so long & it does sound a bit different.

Ihtb: I'll consider the archives thing but I'm really busy just livin' life AND doin a blog or two. Maybe some snow day next winter. It's been sent to some guy who tells me he is the Butt's archivist.

Dane, I like the American Women cover - I have the original release of it which was a 5" plastic record that came with the Blind Eye Sees All video.

NOTSAVED said...

yes, it's me!

I am said archivist, and i LOVE this recording! the CDs are on their way, and ya certainly may post whatever tracks ya want from them...

the mystery track is "Whirling Hall of Knives" and it rules....
just in case ya didn't get my email, or this is easier to grab, here's the full list:

100 million \ to parter \ tornadoes \ cherub \ graveyard \ pittsburg to lebanon \ the
shah sleeps in lee harvey’s grave \ butthole surfer \ gary floyd \ lady sniff \
something \ whirling hall of knives \ suicide \ psychedelic jam \ mark says alright\
hey \ bbq pope \ dum dum

thanks again...

any more rare live BHS shows that my be floating around, please get in touch!

NOTSAVED said...

...also,

if anyone is interested in the Butthole Surfers LIVE DISCOgraphy, get in touch. I find it amusing, maybe you will too...

dane said...

oh, nice to have it, this 5" plastic record. i love this stuff..

Jane Hamsher said...

Yeah that was one long overdue jailing. Butthole surfers an excellent choice for celebration, Jim.

Jim H said...

Hey, I had to take down the tracks to get more space on my server - if you want them, drop me a line and an eamil address to send 'em too since the BHs have said its okay to trade live tracks.