Independent Worm Saloon

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Independent Worm Saloon
Butthole Surfers Independent Worm Saloon.jpg
Studio album by Butthole Surfers
Released March 23, 1993
Genre Hardcore punk, alternative rock, experimental rock, neo-psychedelia
Length 62:22
Label Capitol
Producer John Paul Jones, Butthole Surfers
Butthole Surfers chronology
Independent Worm Saloon
The Hole Truth... and Nothing Butt
(1995)The Hole Truth... and Nothing Butt1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune3/4 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyB[3]
Los Angeles Times3/4 stars[4]
The New York Times(favorable)[5]
Robert ChristgauA−[7]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[6]

Independent Worm Saloon is the sixth album by alternative rock band Butthole Surfers, released in 1993 on Capitol Records.

Who Was in My Room Last Night? audio sample

Track listing[edit]

1."Who Was in My Room Last Night?"4:09
2."The Wooden Song"3:50
4."Chewin' George Lucas' Chocolate"0:43
5."Goofy's Concern"3:03
7."Dog Inside Your Body"3:06
9."Some Dispute Over T-Shirt Sales"2:06
10."Dancing Fool"2:59
11."You Don't Know Me"2:41
12."The Annoying Song"2:40
13."Dust Devil"6:39
14."Leave Me Alone"2:25
16."The Ballad of Naked Man"6:05
17."Clean It Up"8:39

Japanese CD reissue bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Beat the Press" – 1:25
  2. "Ghandi" – 2:31
  3. "Neee Neee" – 4:31

These three bonus tracks were also included on a 10" vinyl promotional release sent to college radio stations.[8] "Ghandi" was later included on Humpty Dumpty LSD.


Butthole Surfers[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • John Paul Jones – producer, bass (track 16)
  • Pat McCarthy – engineer, mixer
  • Helios Creed – guitar (tracks 12 & 17)
  • Heather Van Haaften – "art slave"


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1993 The Billboard 200 154
Heatseekers 6

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1993 "Who Was In My Room Last Night?" Modern Rock Tracks 24


  • The vocals in "Some Dispute Over T-Shirt Sales" are similar to the one in the Ministry song "Jesus Built My Hotrod", possibly as an intentional reference as vocalist Gibby Haynes sung the vocals on that song. However, "Some Dispute" had appeared in the band's set lists as far back as 1990 under the name "Watlo", roughly a year before Haynes' vocals were recorded for "Jesus Built My Hotrod".
  • The song "Strawberry" ends with an extended sample of a man speaking Navajo.


  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Independent Worm Saloon – Butthole Surfers". AllMusic. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  2. ^ Kot, Greg (1993-04-01). "Butthole Surfers Independent Worm Saloon (Capitol)". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2017-10-19.
  3. ^ Aaron, Charles (1993-04-02). "Independent Worm Saloon". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2017-10-02.
  4. ^ Hochman, Steve (1993-05-16). "In Brief". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2017-10-28.
  5. ^ Kenny, Glenn (1993-05-23). "Record Reviews". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-10-28.
  6. ^ Brackett, Nathan. "Butthole Surfers". The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. November 2004. pg. 123, cited March 17, 2010
  7. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Butthole Surfers"., Retrieved on March 17, 2010.
  8. ^ Nunez, Carlos. The Hole Truth...And Nothing Butt. Archived 2008-03-17 at the Wayback Machine. Fiz Magazine, 1993.