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Trivia: Butthole Surfers
  • Black Sheep Hit: You'd never know by listening to "Pepper" that the band's repertoire is mostly disturbing lyrics, shrill/distorted voices and bordering-on-surreal riffs. The song dropped out of their live sets entirely for a while, but during a 2011 tour, a small portion of it was often played as a medley with "Lady Sniff".
  • Missing Episode: After The Astronaut was recorded in 1998, but was scrapped after promo copies started surfacing, apparently due to a troubled relationship with their label. About half of the songs were reworked for The Weird Revolution, recorded for a new label in 2001. And in the meantime, the back cover of After The Astronaut ended up becoming the front cover of Marcy Playground's Shapeshifter - At the time Marcy Playground were signed to Capitol Records, the label Butthole Surfers had recently left, and the label had offered Marcy Playground the artwork without informing them who designed it or that it was originally intended for something else.
  • One-Hit Wonder: The only song commonly played on the radio, and the one everybody knows about, is their first big hit Pepper off of Electriclarryland. Though "Who Was In My Room Last Night?" started gaining a little more recognition when a cover version appeared in Guitar Hero II.
  • Similarly Named Works:
    • "Space", a song from Electriclarryland, has nothing whatsoever to do with "Space I" and "Space II", songs that appeared on their rarity/outtake compilation Humpty Dumpty LSD.
    • "Mark Says Alright" shares its name with a Grand Funk Railroad instrumental. This is actually a deliberate Shout-Out - the band owned a pitbull which they had named Mark Farner, after the Grand Funk member, and the song includes recordings of said pitbull growling.
    • "Something" is definitely not The Beatles' song.
  • Throw It In: The backwards fiddle in "Creep In The Cellar". The band were recording over tapes left behind by the last group to use the same studio, and somehow when they recorded the song a stray fiddle track running in reverse ended up in the mix. By the time they figured out how to remove it, they decided to just leave it in. It does fit into the song surprisingly well.
  • Working Title: Electriclarryland was originally going to be called Oklahoma!, playing off both the musical and the then-recent Oklahoma City bombing. Promo copies were labeled with the original title, but Capitol Records insisted on a change, supposedly fearing a lawsuit from the copyright holders for said musical.

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