Friday, January 26, 2024

Mark Says Alright

Guess what? In honor of the recent announcement that Matador Records is re-releasing Butthole Surfers' catalog on remastered vinyl, it's Butthole Surfer's Week!!!

Taken from their 1986 album Rembrandt Pussyhorse, "Mark Says Alright" is the first song I remember hearing from Butthole Surfers' back catalog. A few years earlier while still in High School, 1993's Independent Worm Saloon briefly put the Surfer's on Empty-V's radar with the single/video release of "Who Was in My Room Last Night," which was cool despite in no way preparing me for the absolute madness of their early albums. I remember hearing this track on a cassette Mr. Brown brought around to our practice spot above my Parents' garage, a strange little gem that factored into many mind-altered evenings after we finished working on the set list and early demo for Wink Lombardi and the Constellations.

You can order the newly remastered Rembrandt Pussyhorse, along with 1985's Psychic... Powerless... Another Man's Sac and the live PCPPEP 12" directly from Matador HERE. There's even a bundle, which I won't be needing as I already have both Rembrandt and Psychic on vinyl. Can't wait for the re-release of Locust Abortion Technician, though! 


We finally have a trailer for Harmony Korine's new film AGGRO DR1FT, the one that is shot entirely in infrared.

I know I complain about trailers and try not to watch them. However, there's really no way the trailer for a Harmony Korine movie can tell you what it's about because with some of his films, you watch them and you still don't know what they're about. This one will be polarizing, but aside from Trash Humpers, I don't think I've ever not liked anything by him I've seen, so I'm in. 


NIN - Year Zero
Arab Strap - As Days Get Dark
Pixies - Trompe le Monde
Fugazi - Red Medicine
The Butthole Surfers - Rembrandt Pussyhorse
Matt Cameron - Gory Scorch Cretins
The Knife - Silent Shout
Mannequin Pussy - I Got Heaven (pre-release singles)


From Jonathan Grimm's Hand of Doom Tarot, which you can buy HERE.

• XVII: The Star
• Five of Pentacles
• Five of Wands

An explosive burst of creative energy will be a struggle to commit to. 

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