Butthole Surfers

Butthole Surfers

Humpty Dumpty LSD

Latino Buggerveil

One need not review a Butthole Surfers release. Simply stating that it exists should be enough. Print the notice in large letters, so that it’s clearly visible through clouds of bong smoke, and let their fans crawl out into the dreaded sunlight and slink to the store, pulling wadded up bills and a handful of change out of grimy jean pockets and spilling it all onto the counter. Disc in hand, they will return to the cave, fire up the stereo, load up the hookah, and let 16 tracks of Butthole mayhem (nice mental image, that…) surround them in angry musical love.

Made up of 4-track experiments, lost cuts, and songs from tribute albums, Humpty Dumpty LSD falls into the BS world somewhere around the Rembrandt Pussyhorse time period, which means of course it sounds nothing like their latest, the way too slick Weird Revolution, which sounded as if it could have been made by most anyone. Nobody else on the planet (barring a return from Captain Beefheart in a real bad mood) could make music like this. “Day of the Dying Alive” sounds like exactly that, “Hetero Skeleton” comes off as soundtrack music to the movie playing in a serial killers head. This record won’t gain the Surfers any new fans, but then again, one suspects that isn’t what the band has in mind.

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