90s Butthole Surfers Snake Punk Band t-shirt Extra Large


Chest 23.5 in.

Length 30.5 in.

Sleeve 25.5 in.

Content: 100% Cotton

Tag Brand: Fruit of the Loom

This awesome double-sided band shirt it for the Texas based rock band Butthole Surfers. The group was formed by Gibby Hayes, Paul Leary, and Jonathan Grisham amidst the hardcore punk scene of the early 80s. When the group first started playing gigs they purposefully decided to never play under the same name twice, choosing to go by ridiculous monikers such as Fred Astaire's Asshole or Ed Asner is Gay. Eventually an announcer at the show they were playing forgot whatever name they had chosen for the night, saw the song "Butthole Surfer" on the setlist and chose to introduce them as such.

The band got their first opportunity to make a record when they played at the Tool and Die club in San Francisco. There they got the attention of Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra. He invited the group to open for Dead Kennedys and T.S.O.L. at the Whiskey a Go Go in Los Angels and told them that if they could find a studio to record an album, his label Alternative Tentacles would reimburse the studio when it was complete. The resulting self-titled EP was released by the label in 1983. The EP really resonated with future Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain who would later speak on how Butthole Surfers influenced Nirvana's sound. Cobain even went on to meet his future wife, Courtney Love, at one of their concerts.

This shirt is from the 90s when the band began to earn more mainstream recognition. They worked with their first big time producer, Led Zeppelin bassist, John Paul Jones. With his help the band released Independent Worm Saloon, which featured their first minor radio hit "Who Was in My Room Last Night?" Two of the tracks from the album were also featured on MTV's Beavis and Butt-head, gaining even more attention for the band. The band's popularity peaked at around the time of their 1996 release Electriclarryland, which contained the hit song "Pepper". Their music began appearing in major movies including Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet and John Carpenter's Escape from LA.

Fits like a modern unisex adult Extra Large






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