Butthole Surfers – Psychic, Powerless… Another Man’s Sac – Vinyl, LP, Remastered, Matador Records, 2024

Butthole Surfers have announced their first batch of remastered reissues in collaboration with Matador Records certain to raise the roof for a lot of people who thought they had a pretty good handle on the outer realms of the ‘80s indie-rock scene.

‘Psychic…Powerless… Another Man’s Sac’ is wildly advanced over the previous records. Parts of the LP swaddled their punk edge inside so much oink and babble you almost couldn’t discern it, with other segments stretching out into a mutant form of garage blues, and others just swirling out of control.

Their live shows became legendary examples of excess and derangement, and their music just kept getting louder and stranger and more savage.