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Locust Abortion Technician

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Sweat Loaf
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Graveyard
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Pittsburgh to Lebanon
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Weber
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Hay
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Human Cannonball
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U.S.S.A.
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The O-Men
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Kuntz
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Graveyard
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22 Going on 23
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Locust Abortion Technician

lott-richards

This is in my top five albums in all of American music history. Seriously. A near-perfect musical document.

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Painfully good

Peatbe

Not as awesome as what came before, but a whole lot better than what came after.

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This is also essential

nnnoidea

Punk has never been this psychedelic. Nor has psychedelia ever been this punk. And Kuntz!

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Great

Exiled_from_FLA

The Butthole Surfers definitely do not disappoint with this album.

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ambient music for the clinically deranged

kimWYLES

with 'pepper' as the unofficial anthem of my high school days, it took me another 10 years to find the rest of the treasure, but it's all here, and it's been painted baby-shit-brown. this stuff stinks to high heaven and infests your brain with putrid images of narcissistic drug abuse. ideal ambient music for the clinically deranged. highlights; o-men, human cannonball, sweat loaf.

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amazing

paulmason

I always heard that this album was made in Athens, GA where they moved, and lived in what I can only imagine as some kind of sublime squalor, in unironic reverence of R.E.M. Recorded entirely on an 8-track tape machine.

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22 going on 2007

rorythunders

this is one the best sonic mind blowing punk statements ever seared into vinyl. Lysergic brilliance..also, if you can find it, cop their live double album called 'double live". It is one of the best live punk albums ever made. They were at their prime at the time, and it just kicks so much ass, with paullearys searing guitar, gibby's scatalogical musings, bullhorned lyrics, and sound effects..well,losing your mind never felt this good. It's rare and may be hard to find, but it's worth it. the album cover alone should give yoyu an idea what to expect. they were one of the best liove bands ever, with the best stage effects (strobes, wacked-out lights, movie loops of surgeries and myriad other sickest-of-the-sick sh*t playing on a screen behind them as they killed it..those were the daze..its called Double Live...

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One of thier best!

OrkyDoc

The Butthole Surfers were never more playful and psychotic than on Locust Abortion Technician, Nothing could touch this in 1987 and nothing since has been as convincingly bent, as close to postpunk music theater gone madly haywire. Haynes growls and warps and pleads and the band drones and thuds and rocks, and the whole mix is so demented that it's almost touching to think that in a farmhouse somewhere in Texas, a bunch of acid-dosed punks were not only making this kind of racket, but also making it in the grand 1980s punk market of endless tours, crappy venues, and, well, more and more and more of the same. Including the acid.

They Say All Music Guide

The aural equivalent of a nightmarish acid trip and arguably the band’s best album (or worst, depending on your point of view), Locust Abortion Technician tops the psychedelic, artsy sonic experimentation of Rembrandt Pussyhorse while keeping one foot planted firmly in the gutter. The record veers from heavy Sabbath sludge (even parodying that band on “Sweat Loaf”) to grungy noise rock to progressive guitar and tape effects to almost folky numbers in one big, gloriously schizophrenic mess. Gibby Haynes debuts his “Gibbytronix” vocal effects unit here as well. – Steve Huey