Lady Sniff 2020 – 65 x 50cm, oil on canvas
Lady Sniif is a track from the Butthole Surfers debut album ‘Psychic… Powerless… Another Man’s Sac’ released in 1984. This particular song is a deranged excursion into hillbillyesque sounding filth, it includes the addition of non-traditional instrumentation, including the barrage of bizarre sounds (spitting, vomiting, Spanish radio station, etc.) for some reason I find it highly enjoyable. Lead singer Gibby Haynes debuted a new vocal technique by singing through a megaphone for some songs and the whole album is astonishing as the Butthole Surfers identity emerges fully formed in all it’s hybridized glory.