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  • Audience-Alienating Premise: You'd think a band that wanted to be taken seriously would want a better name than Butthole Surfers.
  • Awesome Music: Admittedly, "Who Was In My Room Last Night?" has some pretty damn good guitar riffs, to the point where it was even in Guitar Hero II.
  • 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.
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    • "22 Going On 23" is basically a local psychiatric call-in show being used as Spoken Word in Music over a sludgy noise rock jam that seems to have been electronically slowed down. What makes it unnerving is the combination of the music and the content: one caller discusses a traumatized reaction to sexual assault, another speaks of a loveless, emotionally abusive relationship, and the host's advice is edited down into a series of meaningless buzz words ("Medicine... Anxiety... Sleep programming... Counseling")
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: Somewhat of a zigzagged variety. The band believed Beck's "Loser" to be a style-parody of their work. The response: "Pepper", containing similar changes, a rap-sung style, and even the chorus backmasked at one point, JUST like Beck did.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: Averted. The band admits that they did a lot of drugs, acid especially. It explains a lot, really.
    • In the early days, Gibby Haynes 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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