The Hole Truth... And Nothing Butt!

(Trance Syndicate - TR35) Used CD $20.00 (Out-of-stock)

“Originally released as a bootleg by the shadowy Totonka outfit,” explains All Music Guide, “The Hole Truth [was legitimized] when Surfers’ drummer King Coffey simply took a copy and re-released it on his own label…. [The live material] sounds fairly good throughout…, [as does] an early 1983 studio demo [of] ‘Butthole Surfer,’ and three numbers from 1985 San Antonio date on the Independent Worm Saloon tour. As a ten-year snapshot of the band’s evolution from freakish punk weirdness into a more professional but no less insane band, it’s manna from heaven for the hardcore fan…. [T]he 1983 demo of ‘Something’, a slow stomp and throb with what almost sounds like a horn section coming from Leary’s deathdrone guitar work, sounds utterly unlike the Pioughd version. Haynes’ screeching makes everything even nuttier…. Other highlights include [a straightforward “Hurdy Gurdy Man,” an out-of-nowhere snippet of “Come Together,”] a ridiculous version of ‘Lady Sniff’ taped in San Francisco in 1986, and a 1987 interview on a New York college station featuring various insults about Oliver North and bizarre takes on ‘Kum Ba Yah’ and ‘The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald’.” Sealed.


¡Cinco Años!

(Trance Syndicate) Used CD $3.00

1995 comp with tracks by A.C. Acoustics, Bedhead, Butthole Surfers, Cherubs, Crust, Desafinado, Drain, Ed Hall, Roky Erickson, Furry Things, Johnboy, Lowbrow, My Dad Is Dead, Pain Teens, Sixteen Deluxe, Starfish, Sweetpea