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Hairway to Steven

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Jimi
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Ricky
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I Saw an X-Ray of a Girl Passing Gas
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John E. Smokes
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Rocky
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Julio Iglesias
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Backass
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Fart Song
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Total Tracks: 8   Total Length: 41:22

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Appears To Be Other Than A Deal

davecali

WTH? Eight tracks for twelve credits?

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People thought I was weird when this came out ...

jolo

When this came out, my college roomate thought I had flipped. From the band name, to the album cover, to the fact that there were no song names, just dirty little pictures ... That being said, this is a definately freak-out movie. Johnnie Smokes is still a great song to grab people's attention at parties. All-in-all, great fun.

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The Most 'accessible' Surfers record...

jhedrick0521

Pre-ElectricLarryLand. Which is kind of like saying that you drive the nicest Ford Pinto ever built, but still a great album. The Surfers always had trouble putting together a complete record, but this one probably comes closest and has some great songs ("John E. Smokes").

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Punk Floyd

ElectricLarry

Pure genius. True innovators. The Butthole Surfers are not hardcore, punk, speed metal, or acid rock. They are the first true original band in a long time. BHS are progressive rock, just lounder and angrier than thier progressive rock counterparts. If you have any doubts, check out early Pink Floyd (preferably Syd Barret eara.)

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classic

MotherFolker

tHIs iS My FAvoRiTe BuTthOLe ReCORd, IncREDible orCHEstration TIme STAnds StIlL, A REvolTING RevoLUTIon In BIbliCAl BuBBle Gum ACid No ONe COmes CLOSe theSE daYS ClOse tHE BooK

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OOPS!!!

squid_ink666

i made some mistakes as a young man, given to breaking and entering...upon lifting some records and a bag of weed from some upscale suburban home i came upon this album sifting thru my score...now, ive not done any real psychedelics prior to listening to this sort of music, but i came away from a 1st listening as if i had dropped 100 mgs of LSD

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Go-Go Back to Naked Land

FineArk

Is there a finer North American ensemble capable of rendering melodic vomit any better than BHS? Well?!

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ACID KINGS!!!

rorythunders

It' such a drag that these brilliant musicians got caught up in that early 90's grunge hype, resulting in sub-par albums on BS majors, and then oblivion..but their early records, esp. this one, locust, rembrandt, psychic..,ARE ABSOLUTE PUNK MASTERPIECES!!!This group is so sick(good) it defies explanation. Even better, these discs contain SOME OF THE BEST DRUG MUSIC EVER MADEEVER!!! take acid and play them as loud as poss. they are the soundtrack to the best mental breakdown you'll ever have..younger kids just getting into punk? their early output is essential.period. HAIL GIBBY!

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Check Your Head

bensch

This is nearly a classic as far as the Butthole Surfers are concerned. If you have this and Locust Abortion Technician, you don't need much else unless you're some sort of aficianado. And you don't need to be a recreational user/abuser to enjoy any of it, but it couldn't hurt matters. The only downfall of downloading this bongload of goodness is you'll miss out on the lovely pictograms that represent each song.

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Take acid and listen to this

hiat

This is the album that first turned me on to the Butthole Surfers. One of the great punk/alternative albums of the 80's. This album and Locust Abortion are classics.

They Say All Music Guide

The final album for the Surfers’ legendary run on Touch and Go got a reception probably not even the band figured on — lead reviews in major music magazines, increasingly higher profiles, and more. As it is, though, Hairway is actually a touch lazy in comparison to the previous releases, sometimes sounding almost all too normal. When it connects, though, Steven works wonders, whether continuing in the punk/psychedelic fusion vein of the past or exploring a gentler, tuneful side. The lengthy opener “Jimi” is the album’s high note, and as one might guess from the title it’s something of a tribute to Hendrix — at least, if “Third Stone From the Sun” sounded like it was recorded in a sewer tunnel and was even more gone than it already was. Haynes’ alternately deep and hyper-high-pitched vocals work perfectly against Leary’s searing, crazed guitar noises, while the Pinkus/Coffey rhythm section lays down a massive beat. Everything concludes with deceptive peacefulness: acoustic guitar, tweeting birds, sounds of bowling, and the like. Other highlights include “I Saw an X-Ray of a Girl Passing Gas,” a relatively straightforward, mostly acoustic-plus-rhythm section number sung clearly (!) by Haynes, and the mock live recording “John E. Smokes,” with Haynes often sounding like a rural preacher gone mad. The humming guitar buzz of “Backass” and the quick blast of “Fart Song” concludes Steven with vim. As a final note, the song titles themselves can’t be found anywhere on the release — instead, and quite notoriously, a series of cartoon drawings stand in for them. Some are fairly calm, but most show things like nude women displaying their butts and rabbits taking dumps on deer. Juvenile? Of course, but the Butthole Surfers never pretended to be nice and sweet. – Ned Raggett

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