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Psychic ... Powerless ... Another Man's Sac (1984)

Inaugural cavity search of rambling Captain Beefheartisms, abrasive No Wave freak-outs, and Dicks tribute "Gary Floyd." ***.5

Rembrandt Pussyhorse (1986)

More psychedelic than its predecessor, this house of mirrors warps the Guess Who ("American Woman"). ***.5

Locust Abortion Technician (1987)

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A crude, schizophrenic masterpiece of acid rock mutations laced with Gibbytronix and Leary's hemorrhaging guitar lines. ****

Hairway to Steven (1988)

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An unlikely melding of the Buttholes' early lowbrow experimentation and more polished major label turds. ***

Pioughd (1990)

Jeff Pinkus: "That record was something we gave to Rough Trade 'cause we didn't really like them." **

Independent Worm Saloon (1993)

Drugged-out dirges into depraved heavy metal, pristinely produced by Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones. ***

Electriclarryland (1996)

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Gilded palace of sin, home to the Butts' biggest hits ("Pepper") and misses ("Let's Talk About Cars"). **

Weird Revolution (2001)

The Surfers' stillborn Achtung Baby, a sardonic club makeover, neither weird nor revolutionary. *.5

For more on the Butthole Surfers' first four LPs, see "Tongue-in-Cheek Terror," Aug. 27, 1999.

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