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Locust Abortion Technician
Butthole Surfers
Locust Abortion Technician
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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The Butthole Surfers were never more playful and psychotic than on Locust Abortion Technician, which opens with the tender dialogue between an inquisitive, sweet son asking his father the meaning of regret. The father, it ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Butthole Surfers
Title: Locust Abortion Technician
Members Wishing: 9
Total Copies: 0
Label: Latino Bugger Veil
Release Date: 8/3/1999
Album Type: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Indie & Lo-Fi, American Alternative, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 697410000524

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The Butthole Surfers were never more playful and psychotic than on Locust Abortion Technician, which opens with the tender dialogue between an inquisitive, sweet son asking his father the meaning of regret. The father, it turns out, is Gibby Haynes (uh oh!), who spouts something comfy--"it's better to regret something you have done," he opines, "than to regret something you haven't done"--and then adds, "By the way, if you see your mom this weekend, tell her..." Then the band explodes into a ragged, tweaked metal riff, with Gibby screaming "Satan" in the background. 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. --Andrew Bartlett

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Ronald Battista | Colorado Springs, CO | 07/31/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"You! Yes, you, contemplating your Butthole buy! Stop looking at "Electric Larryland" immediately and buy this, the creme de la creme of the dirty, drug-drenched catalogue of one of the sickest bands to press noise into vinyl. This is gua-ran-teed to frighten all the right people."
The real soundtrack to an acid trip
Private Quentin Tarantino Fan | nowhere | 07/02/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Man, this stuff is delightfully weird. The Butthole Surfers drew me based on the fact that there stuff is weird, though I never would have guessed that from the only song I ever heard from them for a long time, Dracula From Houston. Then I heard Who Was In My Room Last Night, and it freaked the ____ out of me! Now that I can listen to weird things and glance at weirds things without breaking a sweat (in fact, I'm drawn to the odd, dark, and twisted at times). So early Butthole Surfers is supposed to be like a bad acid trip, huh. Well, I've never done acid, but I think Pittsburgh to Lebanon, with it's fuzzed out feedback, crazy vocals, lumbering beat, and an overall feel of seeing weird things disjointed probably makes that "supposed" disappear. Awesome!

Describing their music is sometimes difficult, though this is my first full length Butthole Surfers album. It's over rather quickly, and there plenty on this album that will keep you interested. Heck, some of these songs must be heard. Kuntz, my personal favorite, takes an already alien Thai song. The O-Men, with it's driving, plodding beat, has Gibby Haynes going nuts yabbering gibberish which is inspired lunacy. Graveyard has vocals that one would probably hear on an acid trip (maybe I'm basing my observation on "The Mysterious Voyage of Our Homer" when he sees Nelson, Flanders, and Mrs. Krabbapall talking). Human Cannonball has an insane wail and is the most straightforward. And starting with Ozzy's classic ode to pot Sweet Leef (covered and retitled to Sweat Loaf) just sets the tone well. I like the bit on Hay as well. In short, this album should at least listened to.

You may hate this album or you may not, but some of this stuff should be heard at least once. Of course, you would probably become more aquainted to it if your interested in this sort of music anyway. Check it Out

8/10"
The circus is in town and all the clowns are melting and scr
Eric Robinson | 12/21/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the Butts at their peak of awesomeness. Every song is a delightful romp in the dark woods of the soul. Play this album at parties and turn off all the lights and start moaning... everyone else will join in and you will make tender memories!"