TVD Radar: Butthole Surfers’ “Locust Abortion Technician” 10″ remaster in stores now

VIA PRESS RELEASE | Cult-classic punk rock band, Butthole Surfers released a 10″ remastered vinyl of their fan-adored 1987 EP, “Locust Abortion Technician,” on Friday (11/24) via Five Music/RED MUSIC. This marks the band’s first release since 2007’s compilation Pioughd/Widowmaker, ahead of new music in 2018—the first in 15 years. The remastered 10″ vinyl is released in celebration of the band’s 30th anniversary, kicking off a series of remastered releases throughout the next year.

“Sometime in 1986, the band decided that we were tired of living on the road, that it was time to find a home. We were in San Francisco at the time, and chose our new home town by throwing a dart at a map,” says guitarist Paul Leary. “The dart landed on Athens, Georgia, so off to Georgia we went. We soon realized that we couldn’t actually afford to rent a house in Athens, but were able to find a 2-bedroom rental house in tiny nearby Winterville. We used our meager savings to purchase an old Ampex 8-track tape machine, two microphones, and recorded what would become our third full-length LP “Locust Abortion Technician.”

Upon release in 1987, “Locust Abortion Technician” reached number three on the UK Indie Chart and was considered by fans to be one of the band’s best albums. The album’s influence is widely cited to have birthed grunge music and considered one of the top 50 albums of all time by the late Kurt Cobain and featured in Robert Dimery’s 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

The Butthole Surfers performed their first show since December 2016, and only show of 2017, at the recent Growler’s Six Festival on the scenic L.A. Waterfront at the Port of Los Angeles on October 29th. The genre-defying event featured multiple stages throughout the weekend donning the likes of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Modest Mouse, and Dan Auerbach, among additional incredible acts.

Arguably the most infamously named band in the annals of popular music, Butthole Surfers long reigned among the most twisted and culture defying acts ever to bubble up from the American underground. The Butthole Surfers grew to fame as punk rockers in the ’80s and ’90s. The legendary group were the first to fuse the antics of shock rock with an avant-garde, hardcore, and psychedelia soundscape. The newly reunited band (consisting of Haynes, Leary, Coffey, and Pinkus) are writing and recording new music, nearly ready to feed the flames of their patiently waiting fans.

The band are currently relaunching their socials, highlighting rare, retro images, archival footage and memories gathered throughout the years, and encourage fans to share their memories with the band on socials as well.

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