Out of print for the past year, Latino Bugger Veil is proud to announce the reissue of the Butthole Surfers' first four albums. For these reissues the Butts went back and remastered the suckers, digitally boosting the sounds of vomiting for '90s audiophiles. They also repackaged these in fancy, cost-intensive Digipaks (the jewel box backlash begins here), greatly improved the CD face art (some in striking full color!) and included additional artwork (some from the different European covers). In short, the CDs have never looked nor sounded better.
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David from Pittsburgh, PA
Feb 9 2003
First things first: this is an excellent album and you should buy it. But it's also possible to see many of the things that later went wrong with the Surfers, if you listen carefully. They definitely started sounding more normal on Hairway--they didn't go mainstream, but there was, for the first time, some basis on which to compare them to other bands. This isn't a bad thing; many of the more normal sounding tracks work quite well. However, this album as a whole sounds very little like Locust Abortion Technician or Rembrandt Pussyhorse, and if you go in expecting them you'll be in for a surprise. The most accurate thing to expect from Hairway to Steven is a much better Electriclarryland.