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Butthole Surfers

The Butthole Surfers are an American alternative rock band. The band was founded by Gibby Haynes and Paul Leary in San Antonio, Texas in 1982; the pair met while students at Trinity University. Incorporating elements of hardcore, psychedelia, and performance art, their live shows also made heavy use of strobe lights, background films (of note, footage of penis reconstruction surgery) and naked dancers.

While their line-up has changed frequently over the years, they have maintained a core membership of Haynes (vocals), Leary (guitar), and King Coffey (drums). For much of their career the band also included Teresa Taylor as a second drummer. The band has been through numerous bass players, including Jeff Pinkus and Mark Kramer (of Bongwater and Shimmy Disc).

The first Surfers song "100 Million People Dead" was included on the RRadical Records International P.E.A.C.E./War compilation. This led to their self titled live debut EP on Alternative Tentacles replete with provocational titles like The Shah Sleeps in Lee Harvey's Grave and The Revenge of Anus Presley.

The Surfers then moved to Touch & Go to release their debut album Psych...

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