History Music / ButtholeSurfers

22nd Apr '17 8:02:04 PM MikeK
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* NoPronunciationGuide: ''piouhgd'' again. An official press release stated that it was meant to be pronounced "pee-owed", as in the euphemism for "pissed off", but nothing on the actual album let you know that... And [[WordOfGod Jeff Pinkus]] claimed that this pronunciation was fabricated by the label without the band's knowledge, and that they intended the album title to be TheUnpronounceable.

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* NoPronunciationGuide: ''piouhgd'' again. An official press release stated that it was meant to be pronounced "pee-owed", as in the euphemism for "pissed off", but nothing on the actual album let lets you know that... And [[WordOfGod Jeff Pinkus]] claimed that this pronunciation was fabricated by the their record label without the band's their knowledge, and that they the band intended the album title to be TheUnpronounceable.
22nd Apr '17 8:00:34 PM MikeK
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* NoPronunciationGuide: ''pioughd'' again. It's supposed to be pronounced [[WordOfGod "Pee-Owed"]], as in the euphemism for "pissed off", but the album doesn't let you know that.

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* NoPronunciationGuide: ''pioughd'' ''piouhgd'' again. It's supposed An official press release stated that it was meant to be pronounced [[WordOfGod "Pee-Owed"]], "pee-owed", as in the euphemism for "pissed off", but nothing on the actual album doesn't let you know that.that... And [[WordOfGod Jeff Pinkus]] claimed that this pronunciation was fabricated by the label without the band's knowledge, and that they intended the album title to be TheUnpronounceable.
22nd Apr '17 7:43:32 PM MikeK
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* NoPronunciationGuide: ''piouhgd'' again. It's supposed to be pronounced [[WordOfGod "Pee-Owed"]], as in the euphemism for "pissed off", but the album doesn't let you know that.

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* NoPronunciationGuide: ''piouhgd'' ''pioughd'' again. It's supposed to be pronounced [[WordOfGod "Pee-Owed"]], as in the euphemism for "pissed off", but the album doesn't let you know that.
3rd Mar '17 12:31:38 PM NWolfman
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* AnswerSong: "Pepper" is one to Music/{{Beck}}'s "Loser," which the band thought was a rip-off of their sound.
3rd Mar '17 12:29:52 PM NWolfman
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** Music/{{Donovan}}'s "Hurdy Gurdy Man" from ''pioughd''.

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** Their cover of Music/{{Donovan}}'s "Hurdy Gurdy Man" from ''pioughd''.''pioughd'' also parodies the original versions delayed vocal effect by turning it UpToEleven, deliberately distorting it beyond comprehension.
10th Nov '16 9:00:59 AM erforce
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The Surfers began in 1980, when lead man Gibby Haynes met Paul Leary while going to college in Texas, where they became friends due to their shared overall weirdness and interest in strange music. They published a magazine, Strange V.D., with a lot of [[{{Squick}} pictures of strange diseases and illnesses]], long before they actually started playing in 1981. They were small names until their album ''Electriclarryland'' was released, containing their first big hit, "Pepper", which topped the Billboard Modern Rock charts in 1996. Afterwards, they became featured on many movie soundtracks, such as ''WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet'' and Creator/JohnCarpenter's ''Film/EscapeFromLA''.

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The Surfers began in 1980, when lead man Gibby Haynes met Paul Leary while going to college in Texas, where they became friends due to their shared overall weirdness and interest in strange music. They published a magazine, Strange V.D., with a lot of [[{{Squick}} pictures of strange diseases and illnesses]], long before they actually started playing in 1981. They were small names until their album ''Electriclarryland'' was released, containing their first big hit, "Pepper", which topped the Billboard Modern Rock charts in 1996. Afterwards, they became featured on many movie soundtracks, such as ''WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet'' ''Film/WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet'' and Creator/JohnCarpenter's ''Film/EscapeFromLA''.
8th Jul '16 1:30:17 PM MarkLungo
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** Their live shows during the 1980's on the other hand, are ''undoubtedly'' examples of this trope. For starters, the band would be playing at absurdly loud volumes, flashing strobe lights at the audience at speeds that would induce ''nausea and seizures in some members of the audience'', and displaying a combination of 16mm films Gibby had fraudulently obtained[[note]][[BavarianFireDrill He pretended to be a doctor in order to get films meant to be seen by people in medical school, for example]][[/note]] of things like male to female sex change operations, autopsy footage, driver's ed gore, medical examinations of people with sexually transmitted diseases, and even "innocent" things like episodes of shows like Series/CharliesAngels - played upside down in reverse, of course. The band would then compliment this with a series of props/stunts (flaming cymbals, dual-drummers, papier-mache dummies being ripped to shreds, copious amounts of fog, a naked dancer...), and improvised various other stunts on top of that to create a complete hellscape of a live show.

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** Their live shows during the 1980's on the other hand, are ''undoubtedly'' examples of this trope. For starters, the band would be playing at absurdly loud volumes, flashing strobe lights at the audience at speeds that would induce ''nausea and seizures in some members of the audience'', and displaying a combination of 16mm films Gibby had fraudulently obtained[[note]][[BavarianFireDrill He pretended to be a doctor in order to get films meant to be seen by people in medical school, for example]][[/note]] of things like male to female sex change operations, autopsy footage, driver's ed gore, medical examinations of people with sexually transmitted diseases, and even "innocent" things like episodes of shows like Series/CharliesAngels ''Series/CharliesAngels'' - played upside down in reverse, of course. The band would then compliment this with a series of props/stunts (flaming cymbals, dual-drummers, papier-mache dummies being ripped to shreds, copious amounts of fog, a naked dancer...), and improvised various other stunts on top of that to create a complete hellscape of a live show.
8th Jul '16 1:28:54 PM MarkLungo
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* CoverVersion: Of a more interesting version, "Dum Dum" is basically an original composition over the drum beat from Music/BlackSabbath's "Children of the Grave". They'd revisit the idea of sampling portions of Sabbath songs later in their career when they slightly altered the main riff to "Sweet Leaf" for the opening track of Locust Abortion Technician, appropriately titled "Sweat Loaf".

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* CoverVersion: Of a more interesting version, "Dum Dum" is basically an original composition over the drum beat from Music/BlackSabbath's "Children of the Grave". They'd revisit the idea of sampling portions of Sabbath songs later in their career when they slightly altered the main riff to "Sweet Leaf" for the opening track of Locust ''Locust Abortion Technician, Technician'', appropriately titled "Sweat Loaf".
30th Apr '16 11:32:12 AM MarkLungo
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* NonAppearingTitle: "Pepper", "The Annoying Song", "Sweat Loaf".

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* NonAppearingTitle: Too many to list, but well-known examples include "Pepper", "The Annoying Song", Song" and "Sweat Loaf".
30th Apr '16 11:30:58 AM MarkLungo
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* UsefulNotes/KuKluxKlan: Mentiuoned in the lyrics of "P.S.Y.".
-->''Nikki was in the KKK\\
and Lisa was a Nazi too\\
they both had half a brain\\
so together they were sane\\
and looked about as smart as their shoes''
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