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Butthole Surfers (live at The Forum)

The Forum, LondonPaul Leary, still weird after all these years 26 July 2008

Gibby ahoy!They’re certainly not 22 going on 23 any more, but the Butthole Surfers have taken measures to ensure their set goes down in properly deranged psychedelic hardcore style tonight. First, it’s the classic late Eighties lineup of Gibby Haynes and Paul Leary at the front and centre, with the rhythm section filled out by Theresa Nervosa and King Coffey, still managing to stand up and drums like being posseessed, and the heavily-bearded, flying-axed bass courtesy of Jeff Pinkus provides a suitably weird backwoods presence, especially as the rest of the band seem to have grown into a look which harks back to their meeting as accountancy students all

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Butthole Surfers – Blind Eye Sees All

Label: Music Video Distributors Format: DVD (Region 0, NTSC)

Blind Eye Sees All - coverBlind Eye Sees All is a true classic of the live music video genre, and now receives a long-awaited DVD release via those thoroughly hardworking people at Music Video Distribution. So why is it essential? Apart from featuring the world’s most wigged-out, demented and occasionally evilly silly band back in the days when they were busy redefining Psychedelic music from the bottom up, the film combines some of the best live footage of a gig around with some lysrgically weird interviews pretty much guaranteed to leave the viewer in head-scratching mode for years while simultaneously offending any passing parental figures along the way.

Filmed over two nights in February and March 1985 at Traxx in Detroit during what appeared to be a freezing cold winter (this is demonstrated by Gibby

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