"Pepper" is a song by American alternative rock band Butthole Surfers. It appeared on their 1996 album, Electriclarryland, reached number one on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart, it was the top ranked song of 1996 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart. In Australia, the song peaked at number 15 on the ARIA Singles Chart and number four on Triple J's Hottest 100 of 1996, it reached number 32 in New Zealand and number 59 in the United Kingdom. "Pepper" opens with the chorus guitar riff, slowed down to half speed. The song shifts from spoken word verses to sung choruses; the lyrics of the verses list ten characters and describes how some either die or escape a brush with death. Each incident, whether brought about by recklessness or meaningless bad luck, finds the victim romanced or invigorated by facing death; the relationship between the lyrics and title is not made clear, nor is the exact connection between the different types of piqued awareness presented in the different sections.
The title may be a reference to the lead singer's father's local television personality, Mr. Peppermint; the song contains the bridge played in reverse. The reversed words are the first and last lines of the chorus: "I don't mind the sun sometimes; the song is in the key of G major. The video for "Pepper", directed by Gavin Bowden, features 1960s style news clip-like footage of a group of people being arrested in a Texas hotel for kidnapping while newscasters and cameramen crowd around; the kidnapping victim, rescued by the police, is portrayed by Erik Estrada. Singer Gibby Haynes is portrayed as the ringleader, is shown being interviewed by reporters as police gather evidence; the newsreel segment is filmed in 16mm black and white, is broken up by 1960s-style color footage, showing the band performing on a show much like American Bandstand. This performance footage is interspersed with 1960s style enactments of variety shows; the police and Estrada are shown eating corn from a can, according to the director, is "a reference to the way videos are made.
Compact Disc Single / US Cassette Single "Pepper" – 4:36 "Pepper" – 4:56 "Let's Talk About Cars" – 4:34Remix Maxi Single "Pepper" – 4:09 "Pepper" – 2:56 "Pepper" – 6:46 "Jingle of a Dog's Collar" – 3:09Compact Disc Single "Pepper" – 4:56 "Hybrid" – 6:39 "Pepper" – 4:44 "The Lord Is a Monkey" – 4:447" Vinyl Single "Pepper" – 4:36 "Pepper" – 4:447" Vinyl Single "Pepper" – 4:57 "Birds" – 3:10 On September 2, 2010, Hesta Prynn and Shawn Crahan of Slipknot released a cover of "Pepper" as a 7" vinyl single. The B-side of the single is the unreleased track "Seven Sisters"; the song was featured in the video game Saints Row: The Third, under the fictional radio station "The Mix 107.77", as well as in the 2012 surfer-movie, Chasing Mavericks and the 2012 drama movie, Being Flynn and the opening and closing theme to the 2016 Daniel Tosh stand up performance DVD, People Pleaser. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Psychic... Powerless... Another Man's Sac
Psychic... Powerless... Another Man's Sac is the first full-length studio album by American noise rock band Butthole Surfers, released in December 1984 by Touch and Go Records in America and Fundamental Records in England. All songs were produced by the Butthole Surfers; this was Butthole Surfers' first album on Touch and Go, was released on clear vinyl. It was reissued on Latino Buggerveil in 1999; the album's back cover and label photos were produced by artist Michael Macioce. The band embarked on a decidedly more psychedelic direction with their first LP. However, while the album's first half, in particular "Cherub," have definite psychedelic qualities, elements of traditional punk, surf rock, country rock are on display. Dum Dum is notable for being another song in Butthole Surfers' catalogue to be based around parts of a Black Sabbath song although the lyrics revolve around an different concept from the original; the drums are lifted from Children of the Grave, from the Master of Reality album.
Many of Psychic...'s tracks were enhanced with extensive tape editing and, in some cases, the addition of non-traditional instrumentation, including the barrage of bizarre sounds heard in "Lady Sniff." Lead vocalist Gibby Haynes debuted a new vocal technique by singing through a bullhorn for some songs, played saxophone on "Negro Observer" and "Cowboy Bob". This was the first Butthole Surfers studio album to feature double drummers King Coffey and Teresa Nervosa, the last with bass player Bill Jolly, who had performed on the band's first two releases. Half the songs on this album, including "Negro Observer," "Lady Sniff," "Cherub," "Mexican Caravan," "Cowboy Bob," and "Gary Floyd," are staples of Butthole Surfers' live shows. According to guitarist Paul Leary, Psychic... was recorded in a substandard studio. Leary claims he and Haynes were living in a tool shed at the time of the sessions. Butthole Surfers weren't under contract to any record label. Upon its completion they offered it to Alternative Tentacles, who had released the band's first two EPs but could not afford to distribute the new project.
This, combined with questions the group had regarding Alternative Tentacles' handling of royalties from Butthole Surfers and Live PCPPEP, resulted in the album being released on Touch and Go. All songs produced by Butthole Surfers. "Moving to Florida" – 4:32 "Comb" – 4:57 "To Parter" – 4:20 "Tornadoes" – 2:36Tracks 12–15 from the Cream Corn from the Socket of Davis EP. Gibby Haynes – lead vocals, saxophone Paul Leary – guitar, vocals on "Mexican Caravan" and "Gary Floyd" Bill Jolly – bass King Coffey – drums Teresa Nervosa – drums
Punk rock is a rock music genre that developed in the mid-1970s in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia. Rooted in 1960s garage rock and other forms of what is now known as "proto-punk" music, punk rock bands rejected perceived excesses of mainstream 1970s rock, they produced short, fast-paced songs with hard-edged melodies and singing styles, stripped-down instrumentation, political, anti-establishment lyrics. Punk embraces a DIY ethic; the term "punk rock" was first used by certain American rock critics in the early 1970s to describe 1960s garage bands and subsequent acts perceived as stylistic inheritors. Between 1974 and 1976 the movement now called. By late 1976, bands such as Television and the Ramones in New York City, the Sex Pistols, the Clash, the Damned in London, the Saints in Brisbane were recognized as forming its vanguard; as 1977 approached, punk became a major and controversial cultural phenomenon in the UK. It spawned a punk subculture expressing youthful rebellion through distinctive styles of clothing and adornment and a variety of anti-authoritarian ideologies.
In 1977 the influence of the music and subculture became more pervasive. It took root in a wide range of local scenes that rejected affiliation with the mainstream. In the late 1970s, punk experienced a second wave as new acts that were not active during its formative years adopted the style. By the early 1980s, faster and more aggressive subgenres such as hardcore punk, street punk and anarcho-punk became the predominant modes of punk rock. Musicians identifying with or inspired by punk pursued other musical directions, giving rise to spinoffs such as post-punk, new wave, indie pop, alternative rock, noise rock. By the 1990s, punk re-emerged in the mainstream with the success of punk rock and pop punk bands such as Green Day, The Offspring, Blink-182; the first wave of punk rock was "aggressively modern" and differed from what came before. According to Ramones drummer Tommy Ramone, "In its initial form, a lot of stuff was innovative and exciting. What happens is that people who could not hold a candle to the likes of Hendrix started noodling away.
Soon you had endless solos. By 1973, I knew that what was needed was some pure, stripped down, no bullshit rock'n' roll." John Holmstrom, founding editor of Punk magazine, recalls feeling "punk rock had to come along because the rock scene had become so tame that like Billy Joel and Simon and Garfunkel were being called rock and roll, when to me and other fans and roll meant this wild and rebellious music." In critic Robert Christgau's description, "It was a subculture that scornfully rejected the political idealism and Californian flower-power silliness of hippie myth." Technical accessibility and a Do. UK pub rock from 1972-1975 contributed to the emergence of punk rock by developing a network of small venues, such as pubs, where non-mainstream bands could play. Pub rock introduced the idea of independent record labels, such as Stiff Records, which put out basic, low-cost records. Pub rock bands put out small pressings of their records. In the early days of punk rock, this DIY ethic stood in marked contrast to what those in the scene regarded as the ostentatious musical effects and technological demands of many mainstream rock bands.
Musical virtuosity was looked on with suspicion. According to Holmstrom, punk rock was "rock and roll by people who didn't have many skills as musicians but still felt the need to express themselves through music". In December 1976, the English fanzine Sideburns published a now-famous illustration of three chords, captioned "This is a chord, this is another, this is a third. Now form a band"; the title of a 1980 single by the New York punk band Stimulators, "Loud Fast Rules!", inscribed a catchphrase for punk's basic musical approach. Some of British punk rock's leading figures made a show of rejecting not only contemporary mainstream rock and the broader culture it was associated with, but their own most celebrated music predecessors: "No Elvis, Beatles or the Rolling Stones in 1977", declared the Clash song "1977"; the previous year, when the punk rock revolution began in Great Britain, was to be both a musical and a cultural "Year Zero". As nostalgia was discarded, many in the scene adopted a nihilistic attitude summed up by the Sex Pistols slogan "No Future".
While "self-imposed alienation" was common among "drunk punks" and "gutter punks", there was always a tension between their nihilistic outlook and the "radical leftist utopianism" of bands such as Crass, who found positive, liberating meaning in the movement. As a Clash associate describes singer Joe Strummer's outlook, "Punk rock is meant to be our freedom. We're meant to be able to do what we want to do."The issue of authenticity is important in the punk subculture—the pejorative term "poseur" is applied to those who associate with punk and adopt its stylistic attributes but are deemed not to share or understand the underlying values and philosophy. Scholar Daniel S. Traber argues that "attaining authenticity in the punk identity can be difficult".
Caroline Records is a record label. Caroline has or had a number of subsidiary labels including Astralwerks, Caroline Blue Plate, Rocks the World and Passenger; the original Caroline record label started as a subsidiary of Richard Branson's Virgin Records from 1973 to 1976. It specialized in inexpensive LPs by progressive rock and jazz artists that lacked commercial appeal. Caroline records mentioned a connection with Virgin, some UK and European Virgin albums that were distributed internationally named Caroline as their American distributor; some Caroline records bore the label name Caroline Blue Plate. The first release was Outside the Dream Syndicate by Tony Conrad and Faust in 1973; the logo was a photographic-style variation of Virgin's "Twins" logo designed by Roger Dean. In 1983, the Caroline name was reused by Virgin in the US as the importer Caroline Distribution. Caroline Distribution founded the current Caroline Records in 1986. Caroline Records was merged into Virgin Records after Virgin was acquired by Thorn EMI.
Caroline Distribution became part of EMI Music Distribution. Primo Scree was an imprint of Caroline Records created by Ned Hayden of the Action Swingers, a sales rep at Caroline, its releases included the Action Swingers' single "Fear of a Fucked Up Planet", as well as Gumball's debut album Special Kiss and Monster Magnet's debut album Spine of God. Audio Active & Laraaji – The Way Out Is the Way In Kevin Ayers, June Campbell Cramer & Brian Eno – Lady June's Linguistic Leprosy Bad Brains – Quickness Ben Folds Five – Ben Folds Five Harold Budd Reuben Garcia Daniel Lentz – Music for 3 Pianos Cabaret Voltaire – The Drain Train Cabaret Voltaire – Drinking Gasoline Cherry Poppin' Daddies – Kids on the Street Cluster – Grosses Wasser Cluster – One Hour Lol Coxhill – Fleas in Custard Dumblonde – Dumblonde Egg – The Civil Surface Brian Eno – Before and After Science Eno Moebius Roedelius – After the Heat Brian Eno & Jah Wobble – Spinner Excel – Split Image Excel – The Joke's on You Excel – Seeking Refuge Fred Frith – Guitar Solos Various artists – Guitar Solos 2 Gilgamesh – Gilgamesh Gong – Camembert Electrique Gong – Angel's Egg Gong – You Goo Goo Dolls – Goo Goo Dolls Heatmiser – Mic City Sons Henry Cow – Concerts Hole – Pretty on the Inside Bat For Lashes–Two Suns Bat For Lashes – Fur and gold Idaho – Year After Year Idaho– This Way Out Idaho – Three Sheets to the Wind Jabula – Thunder into our hearts Killing Joke – Killing Joke Korn – The Paradigm Shift KT Tunstall - Kin Jayce Lewis/Protafield - Nemesis Mercyful Fate – Melissa The Misfits – Static Age Monster Magnet – Tab Oh Wonder – Oh Wonder Andy Partridge/Harold Budd – Through the Hill Primus – Frizzle Fry Smashing Pumpkins – Gish Southern Culture on the Skids – For Lovers Only Steven Wilson – To the Bone Suicidal Tendencies – Join the Army Suicideboys – I Want to Die in New Orleans Swans – Children of God Tangerine Dream – Livemiles Tangerine Dream – Pergamon Uncle Slam – Say Uncle Underdog – The Vanishing Point Various artists – Greasy Truckers Live at Dingwalls Dance Hall Van Morrison - Keep Me Singing Walt Mink – Bareback Ride Walt Mink – Miss Happiness Warzone – Don't Forget the Struggle, Don't Forget the Streets White Zombie – Gods on Voodoo Moon White Zombie – Soul-Crusher White Zombie – Make Them Die Slowly White Zombie – God of Thunder Youth Of Today – We're Not In This Alone Artist Shop Caroline Records Caroline Distribution Official website Discogs Caroline Records Discogs Gyroscope EMI Group Website links
Weird Revolution is the eighth studio album by the alternative rock band Butthole Surfers, released in 2001 on Surfdog Records and Hollywood Records. It is in large part a rerecorded version of an earlier album, tentatively entitled After the Astronaut, abandoned in 1998; the initial release of this album featured a lenticular cover and jewel case that shows the baby's limbs moving and shooting a beam at other planes on the cover. The song "They Came In" was featured on the soundtrack to Mission: Impossible 2; the song "The Shame of Life" was featured in the trailer for Phone Booth. "The Shame of Life "The Shame of Life" "The Shame of Life" "The Shame of Life" "The Shame of Life""Dracula from Houston" "Dracula from Houston " "They Came In" "Call Out Hook" Gibby Haynes – vocals Paul Leary – guitar, mixing King Coffey – drums Rob Cavallo – producer, A&R Michael Bradford – engineering, additional production Stuart Sullivan – engineering, mixing Allen Sides – engineering Chris Lord-Alge – mixing Brian Gardner – mastering Nathan Calhoun – bass Chris Vrenna – additional drum programming Cheryl Jenets – A&R coordination Dave Kaplan – management Actionfigure – art direction, design Album - Billboard Singles - Billboard
Butthole Surfers (EP)
Butthole Surfers is the debut studio EP by American rock band Butthole Surfers, released in July 1983. It is known as Brown Reason to Live and Pee Pee the Sailor. All songs were produced by Butthole Surfers; the album was released on Alternative Tentacles. The center label on vinyl printings invited listeners to play the record at 69 RPM, a joke referencing the famous sex position; the album's back cover features a mildly distorted image of famed Mexican luchador Santo. Kurt Cobain listed the EP in his top fifty albums of all time. Butthole Surfers introduced themselves to the world with seven songs full of throbbing bass, crashing drums, distorted guitar topped off with nonsensical intelligible lyrics, alternately sung by lead vocalist Gibby Haynes and guitarist Paul Leary. Haynes plays saxophone and drums on some tracks. Unlike Butthole Surfers albums, no electronic instrumentation is present. "The Shah Sleeps in Lee Harvey's Grave" and "Suicide" are sloppy mocking takes on hardcore. "The Revenge of Anus Presley" is a Black Flag and Henry Rollins parody.
Others, including "Hey" and "Bar-B-Q Pope," are better indicators of the psychedelic direction the band would take on future albums. Having parted ways with their original drummer, Scott Matthews, shortly before entering the studio, Butthole Surfers used a number of different percussionists on this album; the last of them, King Coffey, is still with the band to this day. Bassist Bill Jolly was a new addition, joining after original bass player Quinn Matthews quit at the same time as his brother, Scott. Jolly would play on the Surfers' first official live release, Live PCPPEP, their first full-length album, Psychic... Powerless... Another Man's Sac. Most of this album is included in the band's live performances, including "The Shah Sleeps..." "Hey," "Something," "Bar-B-Q Pope," and "Suicide." Two songs from the album, "The Shah Sleeps..." and "Bar-B-Q Pope" are available for download on the MP3 section of Butthole Surfers' official website. Though this EP is known as Brown Reason to Live and Pee Pee the Sailor, Butthole Surfers is its official title.
Firstly, "Butthole Surfers" were the only words to appear on the front cover of its original release. Furthermore, Latino Buggerveil's 2003 reissue of the EP, together with 1984's Live PCPPEP on a single CD, is titled Butthole Surfers/Live PCPPEP. Most it is listed as Butthole Surfers in the "Discography" section of the band's official website; that said, Brown Reason to Live has a strong claim to title rights, many fans refer to it by that name. The 12-inch vinyl edition was, still is, sold as Brown Reason to Live through original label Alternative Tentacles, but it is unclear if it was released as such. Though the words "Brown Reason to Live" did not appear on the original album's packaging,'A BROWN REASON FOR LIVING' was etched into the run-out grooves of early pressings of this release and'Brown Reason To Live' was included below the band's name on Alternative Tentacles printings. Latino Buggerveil's reissue of this album is listed as Brown Reason to Live on iTunes; as for Pee Pee the Sailor.
That title is derived from Alternative Tentacles' vinyl editions, which include a cartoon of a Popeye-esque character with buttocks for a face printed on the record's center label, the words "Pee Pee the Sailor" written next to it. This cartoon is in addition to the label's humorous suggestion that listeners play the record at 69 RPM. "Pee Pee the Sailor" is featured on the disc art of the 2003 reissue. Paul Leary recorded a song with Bad Livers called "Pee Pee the Sailor" for their 1992 album Delusions of Banjer. In 1995, Meat Puppets covered this song, renaming it "The Adventures of Pee Pee the Sailor"; this version of the song fuses the original with new instrumental intro/coda passages written by Curt Kirkwood. The sessions for Butthole Surfers were made possible by an earlier Butthole Surfers concert at Los Angeles, California's Whisky a Go Go, where they had opened for Dead Kennedys and T. S. O. L; the band gained an early admirer in Dead Kennedys' lead vocalist Jello Biafra, who ran Dead Kennedys' Alternative Tentacles record label.
Biafra told the band that, if they got someone to loan them studio time, Alternative Tentacles would reimburse the studio once the album was complete. According to guitarist Paul Leary, the band talked Bob O'Neill, owner of San Antonio, Texas' BOSS Studios, into loaning them the required time. Joe Pugliese, a San Antonio music promoter, recalled that lead singer Gibby Haynes slept at the studio during these sessions. Mike Taylor, an engineer at BOSS Studios, assisted with the EP's production. Taylor would record and assemble the contents of 1984's Live PCPPEP. All songs produced by Butthole Surfers. "The Shah Sleeps in Lee Harvey's Grave" – 2:09 "Hey" – 2:06 "Something" – 4:36 "Bar-B-Q Pope" – 3:36 "Wichita Cathedral" – 2:22 "Suicide" – 1:24 "The Revenge of Anus Presley" – 2:25 Gibby Haynes - lead vocals, saxophone Paul Leary - guitar, lead vocals Bill Jolly - bass King Coffey - drums Brad Perkins - drums on "The Shah Sleeps in Lee Harvey's Grave" and "The Revenge of Anus Presley" Various musicians - drums
Humpty Dumpty LSD
Humpty Dumpty LSD is the second compilation album by American experimental rock band Butthole Surfers, released in July 2002. All songs were written by Butthole Surfers, except for "Earthquake,", a cover version of the 13th Floor Elevators song; the album was released on Latino Buggerveil. It offers a wide assortment of demos, unreleased studio tracks and songs released on compilations, recorded between 1982 and 1994. Most notably, it contains outtakes from the 1985 sessions for Butthole Surfers' Rembrandt Pussyhorse studio album; some tracks are unfinished songs. The bonus track, which lasts for only six seconds, is the band's shortest song to date. "Ghandi" first appeared as a bonus track on Independent Worm Saloon. "Night of the Day" – 2:20 1 "One Hundred Million People Dead" – 7:22 2 "I Love You Peggy" – 3:25 3 "Space I" – 5:48 2 "Perry Intro" – 1:36 3 "Day of the Dying Alive" – 5:46 2 "Eindhoven Chicken Masque" – 2:52 3 "Just a Boy" – 4:02 4 "Sinister Crayon" – 4:00 "Hetero Skeleton" – 4:58 3 "Earthquake" – 4:55 5 "Ghandi" – 2:28 6 "I Hate My Job" – 2:04 4 "Space II" – 5:11 2 "Concubine Solo" – 1:46 1 "All Day" – 8:32 2 "Sherman" – 6:10 "DADGAD" – 6:00 7 – 0:061 4-track recording, 1983 2 Home 8-track recording, 1987 3 Studio recording, 1985 4 Studio recording, 1982 5 Studio recording, 1988 6 Practice space recording, 1992 7 Practice space recording, 1994 Gibby Haynes Paul Leary Quinn Matthews Bill Jolly Jeff Pinkus Scott Matthews King Coffey Teresa Nervosa