… we decided that our music would be better and more unique if [we] weren’t ‘scared’ of being stupid and un-cool.
Tomas Antona, Prindle Record Reviews interview, 2007
Formed: 1987, New York, USA
JELLO BIAFRA DESCRIBED them as ‘the missing link between R.E.M. and the Butthole Surfers’. There’s a kind of truth to that epithet, because under Alice Donut’s acid-punk slop and crude sense of humour lies a knack for melodic songwriting that could’ve made them huge. If only they weren’t so damn demented.
We… come from the same place of just hating what we heard, and wanting to make something that was even worse that people would hate even more and somehow get paid for it. That’s what we were trying to do; make the worst records possible.
Paul Leary, Our Band Could Be Your Life, 2001
Formed: 1981, Texas, USA
Featured album: Locust Abortion Technician (1987)