All Tomorrow’s Parties to The Butthole Surfers: “Suck My Balls”

09/03/2009 10:56 AM |

All Tomorrows Parties

In anticipation of next weekend’s All Tomorrow’s Parties festival at Kutshers Country Club in Monticello, New York, this week’s Voice features an “oral history” of the event, with interviews, conducted by Chris Weingarten, with festival organizers Deborah Kee Higgins and Barry Hogan, as well as Steve Albini and Flaming Lip Wayne Coyne, who are the special guest curators for this year’s installment. Surprisingly, the money quotes didn’t from Albini or Coyne, but from Barry Hogan, who is awesome and who will apparently say anything that comes to his mind.

On some bands that won’t be invited back:

Killing Joke and the Butthole Surfers will never play ATP again, and they can both suck my balls. And you can put that in print. The Black Lips will never play again—they’re assholes. They broke into a chalet and started stealing stuff.

On noted Luddite Wayne Coyne:

[Coyne] doesn’t do e-mail. This is the first time we never dealt with a curator directly. We do it through his manager. I don’t do Facebook or Twitter or any of that shit. But e-mail? Come on. What year is it?

Aw, and on poor Devo not knowing their place:

Devo are delusional. I love Devo, but if they took off a zero, then we’d be making it work.

And lastly, on former curator Vincent Gallo trying to bed a pop-star:

Vincent Gallo—who I’m happy to shame—put down Christina Aguilera. He wanted to have sex with her.

I can’t wait till next year when he spills the beans about Sufjan Stevens being a total diva.

One Comment

  • It’s really weird that you chose for the headline the news that the Butthole Surfers are assholes to festival organizers — I mean, I know you’ve reread their chapter of Our Band Could Be Your Life as many times as I have, and know that this is pretty much the definition of dog-bites-man (or man-bites-Dutch-music-festival-organizer).

    Ok, just for fun:

    “FUCKING DUTCH FAGGOTS!!! A WHOLE FUCKING COUNTRY OF COCK-SUCKING QUEENS!!!! YOU FUCKING BEAT ME UP AND THEN YOU RIP US OFF!!! WHICH ONE OF YOU FAGGOTS STOLE OUR MONEY??!!!! FUCKING DUTCH FAGGOTS!!!!”