A special new paperback edition of Butthole Surfers: What Does Regret Mean? has been released as a fully authorized visual history of the band published by Melodic Virtue. Originally released in 2019, it’s full of never-before-seen photos, artwork, and other memorabilia from the viewpoint of their underground contemporaries. The reissue will also include a limited-run reproduction of the long out-of-print zine, Strange VD.

[Limited edition cover]

Butthole Surfers: What Does Regret Mean? features an introduction by Mickey Melchiondo (Ween) and exclusive interviews from Rob Zombie, Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Eric Avery (Jane’s Addiction), Steven Drozd (The Flaming Lips), Al Jourgensen (Ministry), Nick Oliveri (Queens of the Stone Age), Stephen Malkmus and Bob Nastanovich (Pavement), Neko Case, Dale Crover (Melvins), Eric Wilson (Sublime), Henry Rollins, Daniel Johnston, Cris Kirkwood and Derrick Bostrom (Meat Puppets), Steven McDonald (Redd Kross), Berserker Blothar and Balsac The Jaws of Death (GWAR), David Yow (Jesus Lizard), and more.

Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth comments:

The Butthole Surfers were by far the most exhilarating band of the American underground in the heyday of the ‘80s and ’90s. No one really came close. They blew doors off every punk outhouse in the USA, drenched in LSD, sweat, nudity, and Texas garage hardcore. This book, long-awaited, is as gorgeous and fetching as Cream Corn from the Psychic Abortion Sac. Yummy stuff, and oh man, those were the daze.