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EP by Butthole Surfers
Released September 6, 1989
Recorded 1989
Genre Avant-garde, hardcore, psychedelia
Label Touch and Go
Blast First
Butthole Surfers chronology
Double Live
The Hurdy Gurdy Man
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Widowermaker is the third studio EP by American punk band Butthole Surfers, released in September 1989. All songs were written by Butthole Surfers.

This was the band's last release on Touch and Go Records.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Helicopter" – 6:47
  2. "Bong Song" – 3:41
  3. "The Colored FBI Guy" – 2:46
  4. "Booze Tobacco Dope Pussy Cars" – 2:19

UK edition[edit]

The UK edition, on Blast First, was originally released on 10" vinyl. It was later reissued on a mini CD with a plastic clip-on cover to fit in all CD players.

It has the same tracks with slightly different names and in a different order to the US release.

  1. "Bon Song"
  2. "1401"
  3. "Booze Tobacco"
  4. "Helicopter"

"1401" is the true name of "The Colored FBI Guy", as it is always used on set lists. The name is a reference to the address of the house that Butthole Surfers lived in at the time.[2]



Chart (1989) Peak
UK Indie Chart[3] 1


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ http://www.jasonramke.com/bhs/show.php?era=80&year=1989&id=637
  3. ^ Lazell, Barry (1997). Indie Hits 1980-1989. Cherry Red Books. Retrieved September 5, 2014.