Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Adjective Noun: Human Cannonball

Do you know a cooler name for a band? A journalist from Spin once described the Butthole Surfers as ´a gypsy commune of killer clowns reveling in their own morbid fascinations´, and that´s straight on the mark for once. What a wild bunch of acid-drenched, long-haired weirdos... Out to shock postpunk audiences everywhere, their tales of on-the-road mayhem are the stuff of legend. On the side, they produced some of the finest psychedelic noise to come out of Texas ever since Roky Erickson got institutionalized.

"Pardon me, I'm only bleeding, but you did cut me to the bone,
And tonight you're probably feeling like a human cannonball..."

Or is that ´cannibal´? In the land of the Buttholes, nothing is ever certain. Gibby Haynes, I salute you. 
Play loud.

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