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YMMV: 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".
  • Nightmare Fuel: A good portion of their repertoire; for example, one part of "Jimi" sounds like a cartoon character getting raped.
    • Even if you know that it's just a band member's pet pitbull, the growls that appear throughout "Mark Says Alright" can be disturbing.
  • 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.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: Averted, hard. The band admits that they did a lot of drugs, acid especially. It explains a lot, really.
    • In the early days, Gibby would often go onstage drunk, stoned, and/or tripping on various psychedelics (it wasn't at all unusual for him to be under the influence of multiple drugs at once during their live shows in the 1980's). Gibby has also admitted to taking six hits of blotter acid meant for the entire band before a performance at one point, and a possibly apocryphal story features him preparing for a recording session by throwing a handful of acid in a bathtub he'd filled before getting in and spending the next three days straight tripping.

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