|Also known as||Teresa Nervosa|
|Associated acts||Butthole Surfers|
Taylor was born in Arlington, Texas. She began drumming by playing for various high school marching bands in Texas' Fort Worth and Austin areas. King Coffey, another Surfers drummer who remains with the group to this day, was one of her fellow performers in high school.
Taylor was one of two Surfers drummers from 1983 through 1989 (the other being Coffey), with the exception of a brief leave of absence from late 1985 to 1986. In that band, she and Coffey would drum in unison on separate, stand-up drum kits. Her drumming can be heard on a number of key Surfers albums, including Psychic... Powerless... Another Man's Sac, Rembrandt Pussyhorse, Locust Abortion Technician, and many others (see "Discography" section).
Additionally, Taylor had a small role in director Richard Linklater's 1991 film, Slacker. She played a woman who was trying to sell a pap smear from Madonna. Taylor's character, listed as "Pap smear Pusher", also appeared on the movie's poster and subsequent home video media covers.
In 2008, she returned to the Butthole Surfers: the band's website announced tour dates for 2009 including "Teresa Taylor".
During her time with the Butthole Surfers, Taylor and Coffey repeatedly referred to themselves, and were referred to, as siblings. However, in his 2001 book on the American punk movement, Our Band Could Be Your Life, author Michael Azerrad asserts that the two only presented themselves as brother/sister due to their similar appearances, and were not actually related.
All albums and EPs released by the Butthole Surfers.
- 1984 Live PCPPEP
- 1984 Psychic... Powerless... Another Man's Sac
- 1985 Cream Corn from the Socket of Davis
- 1986 Rembrandt Pussyhorse
- 1987 Locust Abortion Technician
- 1988 Hairway to Steven
- 1989 Double Live (Butthole Surfers album)
- 1995 The Hole Truth... and Nothing Butt
- 1996 Electriclarryland
- 2002 Humpty Dumpty LSD
- 2003 Butthole Surfers/Live PCPPEP
- Teresa Taylor's page at IMdB.com
- Interview, Flipside #46, conducted September 22, 1984 Archived November 10, 2007, at the Wayback Machine., archived at Butthole Surfers fan website, Negro Observer Archived 2006-12-15 at the Wayback Machine.
- Joe Nick Patoski and John Morthland, "Feeding the Fish: An Oral History of the Butthole Surfers," Spin Magazine, 1996 Archived 2007-11-09 at the Wayback Machine., archived at Butthole Surfers fan website, Negro Observer Archived 2006-12-15 at the Wayback Machine.
- Slacker page at IMdB.com
- King Coffey interview, SonicNet.com, conducted February 22, 1995 Archived November 10, 2007, at the Wayback Machine., archived at Butthole Surfers fan website, Negro Observer Archived 2006-12-15 at the Wayback Machine.
- Butthole Surfers article at Trouser Press
- Michael Azerrad; Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground, 1981-1991; Little, Brown; 2001