Rembrandt Pussyhorse review by Butthole Surfers

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  • Released: Jan 1, 1986
  • Sound: 8
  • Lyrics: 8
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 8 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.3 (3 votes)
Butthole Surfers: Rembrandt Pussyhorse
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Sound — 8
FIrstly, a band like The Butthole Surfers don't come around often. They have a unique sound that can inspire some and scare others. Gaining popularity in the mid '90s for the song 'Pepper' means that many people only heard their most radio-friendly album (which wasn't really) and missed out on all the early stuff. Sad really, but they are a band that continues to amaze anyone. Since this album is long out of print, it is only available as a re-issue that includes an extra four tracks that were originally from their "Cream Corn From The Socket Of Davis" Ep that was released the previous year. With songs that are almost made entirely out of Pitt Bull growls and songs that consist of feedback it is hard to believe this album is any good. With songs such as 'Creep In The Cellar' (featuring the backwards violin, mistakenly left in) and their cover of The Guess Who's 'American Women' this album is definitely one of their most underrated.

Lyrics — 8
Gibby Haynes maintains his reputation as the weirdest singer ever on this album. During 'American Women' he uses effects to make his voice sound female and then switches back into a male vocal range. From the lyrics you hear on the album, The Butthole Surfers really do have a intelligent streak at parts and use their abilities to make great lyrics for songs like 'Creep in The Cellar' and 'Mark says Alright' (featuring guest vocals from Mark Farner, their pit bull terrier).

Overall Impression — 8
Compared to their other albums, this is not their best but it certainly tops some of their early stuff. One great thing about this is the piggybacking EP that comes with it. Great value, this is one album I would ship all the way from America to replace if it ever got stolen. Great album.

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    GuitaPlaya
    This is a good album. My favorites are "Sea Ferring," "American Woman," and "Whirling Hall of Knives." From the EP I also really love "Moving to Florida" and especially "To Parter," which has one of the coolest intros of all time. It's not nearly as good as Locust Abortion Technician though.
    noisewall11
    some of their earliest stuff, imo is their greatest. cherub is my favorite BS song