7/17/93…Butthole Surfers with Stone Temple Pilots & The Flaming Lips @ Aragon Ballroom, Chicago

Butthole Surfers @ Aragon Ballroom 7/17/93

Butthole Surfers with Stone Temple Pilots @ Aragon Ballroom 7/17/93

Now THIS was a show!!  I went with my best friend & her little sister.  I laugh when I look back on shows like this one with NO recollection of the opening band.  In this case, I vaguely remember The Flaming Lips.  But I also remember dismissing them as being weird.  WTF?? I wish I had paid more attention!!  I definitely remember STP!  In fact, they were probably the main reason we went to this show.  While we also really dug Butthole Surfers, we were even more excited about STP.  Their new album, Core, had just come out & I had really begun to love it.  Upon first listen, I almost wrote them off as being Pearl Jam copycats.  But I’m so glad I stuck with them because they really proved themselves to be quite a different band.  At this show they pretty much sang the entire Core album.  Just check out their set list.  It was great!!!

  1. Crackerman
  2. Wicked Garden
  3. No Memory
  4. Sin
  5. Plush
  6. Where the River Goes
  7. Creep
  8. Dead & Bloated
  9. Sex Type Thing
  10. Wet My Bed
  11. Naked Sunday

After STP played I remember nearly getting into a fight with some idiot with attitude.  My best friend had to break that up.  Nice.  Butthole Surfers put on a fun show.  I wasn’t really familiar with anything but their current album, Independent Worm Saloon, so when they played older stuff, I was a little lost. It didn’t matter though because we had a GREAT time!  I’m glad I got to see such a diverse combination of bands.

2 comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    This was an insane tour. I was at the Milwaukee show in an empty Summerfest grounds. Everyone was sauced cuz there was a beer trailer getting everyone fueled up. The security guards had to abandon ship because people were straight punching them

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