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Crowdsourcing Mornings: The Butthole Surfers Movie

Welcome to the Crowdsourcing Mornings segment!  Every weekday morning, Geek Alabama talks about and features one crowdsourcing project from crowdsourcing sites such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and others.  The hope with Crowdsourcing Mornings is to feature and help a project be successful and reach its fundraising goal.  Please enjoy today’s featured project!

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Director & Producer Tom Stern started documenting the Butthole Surfers in 1986 at CBGB’s as an NYU film student, and he’s been collaborating with the band ever since on various projects, like the short Entering Texas, the feature film Freaked, and his recent video for Paul Leary – Do You Like to Eat a Cow.

This documentary, produced with the full collaboration of the band, will be the culmination of Tom’s close relationship with the Butthole Surfers – a comprehensive look at this groundbreaking band and its continuing impact on culture at large. It’s a story he’s uniquely capable of telling because of the trust he and the band have built over the years.

The band exploded onto the underground music scene in the 1980s, amazing a growing audience as they built one of the most mind-boggling surrealist rock and roll spectacles ever devised. Their very name was a fuck you to the straight, conformist, homophobic Reagan ethos of the time. Instead, they were radically inclusive weirdo pioneers who pushed the limits of artistic expression and lifestyle.

They lived on the edge – nomadic art-punk pioneers on an endless tour, blowing minds and spreading their art to a cult following. When they started, their name was so shocking newspapers wouldn’t print it. Ten years later, Beavis and Butthead and David Letterman were saying it on prime-time national TV. They changed America, even if most people don’t realize it.

Insiders always knew how important they were: Perry Farrel asked them to perform at the first Lollapalooza, Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones produced their first major label record, and their fans are a who’s who of some of the world’s most influential artists.

As of December 14th, this project has raised $72,000 of their $50,000 goal. This project has 22 days left to raise as much as it can.  For a pledge of $20, you will get one enamel pin.  For a pledge of $30, you will get a link to the digital film.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/theholetruth/the-butthole-surfers-movie?

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