BAD BOY BUTCH BATSON

Spare Parts

(Dutch Boy) LP $15.00

After a stint in the world of amateur wrestling Bad Boy Butch Batson, based out of North Carolina, took up the blue-collar lifestyle and spent ten years producing this labor of love. With help from dozens of studio musicians, Spare Parts cavorts recklessly through the annals of popular song, wrestling rock anthems delivered in almost heroic Beefheartian gaudiness, mid-80s slasher vibes narrated with congested indignity by a self-hating eunuch, and uneasy love songs from the acne-scarred panty-collector. Interspliced is a series of gawky real-life tape collages, but that goes without saying. Real outsider WTF here, according to the label.

BAD BOY BUTCH BATSON

Twisted & Bent

(Beniffer Editions) Cassette $12.00

Batson's first tape, dating back a few years before the Spare Parts LP. Fewer backing musicians lend it intimacy. With photographic proof that Batson is truly an unknown modern Beefheart. C44. Edition of 100.