When Texas Punk Band Butthole Surfers Finally Scored a Hit, Their Fans Never Forgave Them

When Texas Punk Band Butthole Surfers Finally Scored a Hit, Their Fans Never Forgave Them

Texas-natives Butthole Surfers hit song "Pepper"The Butthole Surfers used to perform backed by films of gruesome surgeries, flanked by burning trash fires, and punctuated by the occasional shotgun blast from their oft-naked lead singer Gibby Haynes. On August 8, 1996, the most psychotic, scatological band to ever emerge from Austin’s punk scene played arguably the most shocking show of its long career on CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman. Letterman—who was clearly giddy at the chance to say “Butthole” on network television—introduced the group as a “groundbreaking, talented, and undeniably perverse band from Texas.” As cameras panned over to the band, the group launched into a rendition of its radio hit “Pepper” that found the band members . . . just . . . standing there. Playing competently. Appearing to enjoy themselves. Haynes, fully clothed, even cracked a smile. To…View Original Post

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