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Hairway To Steven (Remastered) Vinyl LP - PRE-ORDER

MatadorSKU lp-15203

freaky Texas band's 1988 ascendance into wider recognition, remastered
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"The second part of Matador Records’ reissues of the essential early records by Texas’s Butthole Surfers continues with three of their most insane slabs -- 1985’s ‘Cream Corn from the Socket of Davis,’ 1987’s ‘Locust Abortion Technician’ and 1988’s ‘Hairway to Steven.’ The period during which these records were first issued parallels the Buttholes’ transition from being weirdo Texas outcasts to becoming internationally recognized smut-kings of the American underground. In 1985 they were still the sole province of hallucingen-soaked punk rock freaks. By 1988 they had toured Europe, had records licensed internationally, and bought a house in Driftwood Texas to serve as their home base. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. ‘Hairway to Steven’ is a blast, ranging from the blood-smeared guitar-overload of Jimi' to the acoustic guitar-based sing-along sweetness of I Saw an X-Ray of a Girl Passing Gas' to the Fugs-like ranting of John E. Smokes.' Yet somehow, the album managed to get the straight media to actually notice. For all its strangeness, ‘Hairway’ got rave notices in places that had never paid the band any attention previously. It was the Buttholes’ last album of the ‘80s and marks the beginning of their ascendance into something akin to commercial success. Not that the band actually imagined anything at all like that occurring." - Matador

  • black vinyl pressing (please note: actual pressing color and packaging may differ from mock-up photo)
  • remastered audio
  • original release year: 1988
  • music label: Matador 2024

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UPC: 191401205917

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