A New Low In Getting High
July 13, 2006 2:32 PM   Subscribe

I used to have a numbered and signed copy of that Butthole Surfers Double Live back in the late eighties. Lost it before I archived it. God how I missed it (the REM cover is priceless)!

Thanks to you, I miss it no more!
posted by sourwookie at 2:38 PM on July 13, 2006

I must second the Butthole Surfers Double Live. Awesome sounds...used to have it on a couple of cassettes.

But no more!
posted by stinkycheese at 2:40 PM on July 13, 2006

What, no batshitinsane tag?

Only kidding, I like BJM. Saw them twice. One sparsely attended pre-Dig when Anton got wasted and Matt Hollywood had to hide the bottle of whiskey he'd been swigging from all night. It was a great show. One post-Dig where the place was packed and most people acted like they were there just to see Anton to do some serious flipping out. He didn't and I'm glad that he disappointed all those people who were only there to see the spectacle of Anton. That was a good show, too.
posted by Kronoss at 2:43 PM on July 13, 2006

I too am a happy camper. All my Buttholes is belong to vinyl and I don't have a lot of great shit on my ipod cos of that. Woe is me :-(
posted by Skygazer at 2:48 PM on July 13, 2006

Slashot effect on the BJM files? I can't get much to actually download from that site...
posted by stevil at 2:51 PM on July 13, 2006

Really? They all worked fine for me...
posted by klangklangston at 2:56 PM on July 13, 2006

I bought the Independent Wormhole Saloon when it came out because I was into Ministry, and Gibby had guested on Jesus Built My Hotrod. I thought it was OK, if uneven. A bit after that, I found the Double Live on cassette in a coworker's car and borrowed it while doing magazine delivery on a hot day. It was awesome and amazing, and I felt like I finally got why people liked the Buttholes so much.
posted by klangklangston at 3:01 PM on July 13, 2006

I've seen the BJM page before, and it's the kind of thing that makes me love and hate the internet. LOVE because it puts all of this great band's output in a single place and will surely bring them the new fans that they deserve; HATE because, goddammit, mp3s sound like flange-y, moist farts.

Dr. Wu,
Commissioner, Organization for Better Musical Fidelity (Grouchy Old Man Division)
posted by Dr. Wu at 3:05 PM on July 13, 2006

Cool! You got any Sufjan?

I kid. I kid.
posted by fungible at 3:05 PM on July 13, 2006

I will take this from your hand. And thank you.
posted by LarryC at 3:10 PM on July 13, 2006

Dr. Wu - Play them loud in the next room.
posted by stinkycheese at 3:24 PM on July 13, 2006

actually, that's not every BJM album... aside from that, you're really only getting the music for free, not the album.
posted by wumpus at 3:25 PM on July 13, 2006

Dr. Wu - I think anton encodes it mostly into ogg vorbis, not mp3
posted by wumpus at 3:27 PM on July 13, 2006

I linked a BJM page before that had everything on it but it was different--had a lot of live stuff too. I think MeFi killed that one.

Some excellent live bootlegs of other bands on rbally.net (which I posted to the blue a few months ago, but which I continue to find great stuff on).

I'm currently in an email campaign to get a bunch of my fave bands to donate exclusive track for my upcoming entry in the blogathon. It's slow going and a lot of begging. Seeing sites like these are great and make me more optimistic for the slog in the days ahead.
posted by dobbs at 3:27 PM on July 13, 2006

Anacrusis and Love/Hate (careful - noisy flash page) have put up free mp3s of their old albums. I like the trend of defunct bands making their back catalogue freely available.
posted by Wolfdog at 3:32 PM on July 13, 2006

Thanks for the post klangklangston. Anton lived in my basement for a few weeks when he temporarily moved BJM up to Portland. He seemed like an OK guy (especially in light of the way he was potrayed in Dig), but I never got to see them live or hear any of their albums.
posted by turbodog at 3:36 PM on July 13, 2006

This is really fucking excellent.
posted by Jimbob at 3:59 PM on July 13, 2006

I like the trend of defunct bands making their back catalogue freely available.

When my last band broke up, I suggested we do just this and everyone else thought it was a stupid suggestion, I still don't see why.
posted by drezdn at 4:17 PM on July 13, 2006

Buncha live Swervedriver.
posted by schoolgirl report at 4:27 PM on July 13, 2006

Very nice. Now I don't suppose anyone remembers which BJM song is playing on the menu for the DiG! dvd, do they? I don't remember anything about it except that I love it.
posted by picea at 4:33 PM on July 13, 2006

I highly recommend checking out Mr. Vanderslice - very clever stuff indeed. Plus he's a really nice guy.
posted by kahboom at 4:44 PM on July 13, 2006

Hah, I was about say, I swear there was an ILM thread about this...
posted by apple scruff at 4:59 PM on July 13, 2006

damn-- we used to play the shit out of that Butthole Surfers album way back in the early '90s... glad to see these guys putting it out on MP3.
posted by 40 Watt at 5:23 PM on July 13, 2006

goodness that goes all the way around.
posted by nola at 5:31 PM on July 13, 2006

If you haven't seen Dig!, the doco about BJM and the Dandy Warhols, you should. It's good, but it did make me look a little askance at BJM afterwards, unrepentant fuck-ups that they are/were.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:57 PM on July 13, 2006

That is the worse Jad Fair record I've ever heard. Please, if you haven't heard Jad or Half Japanese, don't judge him by this free album...
posted by TonyRobots at 8:18 PM on July 13, 2006

Ha! Also, if you've heard some Jad solo or some Half Jap, don't judge him by that either... (He's a hometown hero, but not always great).
posted by klangklangston at 8:20 PM on July 13, 2006

if you haven't heard Jad or Half Japanese, don't judge him by this free album

posted by sourwookie at 12:59 AM on July 14, 2006

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