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Buttafüko: Bringing you ass-kicking rock and metal for the last 20 years! In 2013 Buttafüko released their second album, Acoustifüko – Lawnchair Lesbians: Live!, a live acoustic follow-up to their 2010 debut album, The Black Album. Both albums are available online on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, and Bandcamp, among other sites, or at any of their shows. You should also be on the lookout for the return of The Buttafüko Show on Ustream.tv this summer and for the boys to return to the studio this fall to begin recording their third full-length album.
“It’s a Mighty, Brutal, Aural Assault here,
We’re fucking stupid and we’re drinkin’ beer.”
These first two lines to “Buttafüko Family Assault” say everything you need to know about this Seattle-area trio. Buttafüko was born in Iowa, when bare-assed, giggling bassist Hodgy woke up one morning in 1993 and decided he was going to make a band and perform that night. He returned to the band house and laid out his plan to his current band mates. Jeff G. (the singer) was to play drums. The drummer would play bass, and Hodgy would take guitar and vocal duties. The newly formed band made a set-list, wrote “The Buttafüko Theme Song”, and played that evening to thunderous silence. It was an amazing success.
Six years later, the band found themselves in Seattle, Washington- this time armed with some actual songs. After a series of bass players were lost to drugs, laziness, and cancer, Josh Blondo joined the clan in 2008.
The Fü is known as much for their crazy live performances and ‘themed’ shows (i.e. Buttafü-karaoke, All-Request-a-Füko, The Ass-Kicking Coloring Contest, and Acousti-Füko), as they are for their catchy and fun tunes, including the hits “Jack Hammer” and “I Love You So Fucking Much I Could Shit”. The boys are also known to take requests and play songs they don’t even know.
The tunes run stylistically from thrash to rock to punk to country to just ridiculous, laden with noodling guitar work and autobiographical lyrics. “Just about every word I sing, I’ve lived that shit”, says Hodgy, “Except for that line ‘out on the dock, thinking of you’. I’d never write something that fruity. Jeff wrote that.”