LOCUST ABORTION TECHNICIAN (1987)

Locust Abortion Technician

Artist: Butthole Surfers
Label: Touch & Go
Producer: Butthole Surfers
Cover art: Arthur Sarnoff
Length: 32:34

‘KEEP AUSTIN WEIRD,’ says the slogan on t-shirts and bumper stickers in the Texas capital, an attempt by local businesses to promote the city’s quirky charms. But in 1987, there was something far stranger brewing in a house on the northern border of Austin than the city’s citizens could ever have imagined. Locust Abortion Technician is an album of such singular peculiarity that its mere existence has made the entire world, let alone Austin, a much stranger place.

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