Electriclarryland

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Electriclarryland
Studio album by Butthole Surfers
Released April 2, 1996
Genre Psychedelic rock, alternative rock
Length 51:22
Label Capitol
Producer Paul Leary
Steve Thompson
Butthole Surfers chronology
The Hole Truth... and Nothing Butt
(1995)
Electriclarryland
(1996)
Weird Revolution
(2001)
Alternative Cover Art
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau (neither)[3]

Electriclarryland is the seventh studio album by the American rock band Butthole Surfers, released in April 1996 (see 1996 in music). This album brought Butthole Surfers their first Top 40 hit with "Pepper". The album was certified gold by the RIAA on August 20, 1996.[4] The title of this album is a parody of Jimi Hendrix's third studio album entitled Electric Ladyland. This is the second time the band has used a parody title for one of their releases. The first was Hairway to Steven which references the song "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin. The album's original title was going to be Oklahoma!, but fearing lawsuits, Capitol forced the band to change the name.[5]

The album was also released in a "clean" version with profanities removed, an alternate album cover, and the band being credited as "B***h*** Surfers".

The song "The Lord Is a Monkey" was featured in two 1996 films, an alternate "Rock" version in the Beavis and Butt-head Do America soundtrack and the original in Black Sheep.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Birds" – 3:10
  2. "Cough Syrup" – 4:33
  3. "Pepper" – 4:57
  4. "Thermador" – 4:35
  5. "Ulcer Breakout" – 2:34
  6. "Jingle of a Dog's Collar" – 3:08
  7. "TV Star" – 3:06
  8. "My Brother's Wife" – 5:13
  9. "Ah Ha" – 3:31
  10. "The Lord Is a Monkey" – 4:46
  11. "Let's Talk About Cars" – 4:34
  12. "L.A." – 2:46
  13. "Space" – 4:25

All songs written by the Butthole Surfers.

Personnel[edit]

Butthole Surfers[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Andrew Weissbass (Tracks 4, 6, 7, 9, 10)
  • Bill Carter – bass (Tracks 2 & 12)
  • John Hagen – cello (Track 2)
  • Fooch – pedal steel guitar (Track 7)
  • Mark Eddinger – keyboards (Track 3)
  • Danno Saratak – drum programming (Tracks 3 & 10)
  • Steve Thompson – producer
  • Christopher Shaw – engineer, mixing
  • Stuart Sullivan – engineer, mixing
  • Paul Mavrides – illustrations, cover design, cover art
  • Will Van Overbeek – photography
  • Tommy Steele – art direction
  • Wendy Dougan – art direction, design

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1996 The Billboard 200 31

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1996 "Pepper" Mainstream Rock Tracks 19
Modern Rock Tracks 1
Top 40 Mainstream 38

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Butthole Surfers Electriclarryland Review". Allmusic. Retrieved March 17, 2010. 
  2. ^ Brackett, Nathan. "Butthole Surfers". The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. November 2004. pg. 123, cited March 17, 2010
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Butthole Surfers". robertchristgau.com, Retrieved on March 17, 2010.
  4. ^ "Searchable Database - Search: Electriclarryland". RIAA. Retrieved 2013-12-10. 
  5. ^ Butthole Surfers - The Anal Obsession