Jeff Pinkus

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Jeff Pinkus is an American bassist best known for his work with American punk band Butthole Surfers from 1986 to 1994.[1]

In 1990, he and Butthole Surfers' lead vocalist Gibby Haynes released Digital Dump, the only album from their psychedelic house music side project The Jackofficers.

Upon leaving Butthole Surfers, Pinkus assembled the Austin trio Daddy Longhead with longtime Atlanta associate Jimbo Yongue on guitar and Rey Washam on drums. Daddy Longhead retired after 10 years, leaving Pinkus free to explore other projects including Skinny Leonard and Areola 51. Pinkus has accompanied Helios Creed on at least one release.

He currently leads Honky[2] and as of January 2008 plays weekly on Monday nights at the Jackelope, in Austin, Texas, with an assortment of other musicians called the Git Down Syndrome. Pinkus also performs with Pure Luck, but leaves his bass to play guitar.

On their 2013 30th anniversary tour, Pinkus has been accompanying the Melvins on bass[3] in place of Jared Warren (on paternity leave) as well as performing with the opening Honky.

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Jeff Pinkus at AllMovie