Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Butt Trumpet - I'm Ugly and I Don't Know Why (mp3)

It's oldies day here at the Smudge, because every now and then we arbitrarily make it so. Today we're beaming you back to the primordial year of 1994, when all the little teenage flagellates still swam around in a sea of old flannel, ratty sweaters, and goatees, all in a quest to be the grungiest in the ooze. Back then, there were so many records with decadent cartoony cover art that came straight from the Garbage Pail Kids. This track is from the Butt Trumpet album, Primitive Enema, that fits that description.

From their bio on Launch:

Influenced by early U.S. punk and hardcore, vocalist Thom Bone, bassist/vocalist Bianca Butthole, guitarist Blare N. Bitch, bassist Sharon Needles and drummer Jerry Geronimo formed Butt Trumpet in L.A. The band's vulgar song material caused a Massachusetts town to consider banning Butt Trumpet's major-label debut, Primitive Enema, after a citizen heard her 12-year-old daughter listening to what the mother called "audio porn." ~ John Bush, All Music Guide

Most of the members of Butt Trumpet moved on to form Betty Blowtorch, who were documentarized in this movie, which features the persistent (like a bad stain) Vanilla Ice and Guns N Roses' Duff McKagan.

Bianca Halstead (Butthole) died at 36 in an automobile accident in 2001.

Butt Trumpet - I'm Ugly and I Don't Know Why (mp3)

1 comment:

RC666 said...

I have never heard of the butt trumpets before, I wish I had. This is awesome thanks for posting some of my music. Some classic new (at least to me) punk.