Who Was In My Room Last Night? – Butthole Surfers

The Butthole Surfers, also known as Abe Lincoln’s Bush, Ashtray Babyheads, B.H. Surfers, Dick Clark Five, Ed Asner Is Gay, Fred Astaire’s Asshole, The Right To Eat Fred Astaire’s Asshole, The Unalienable Right To Eat Fred Astaire’s Asshole were founded in 1981 and specialized in punk rock, psychedelia, heavy metal, noise rock, and electronica — sometimes all at once.

There have been many personnel changes since 1981, but the core lineup of Gibby Haynes, Paul Leary, and King Jeffrey Coffey have been together since almost the beginning.

They didn’t get mainstream recognition until John Paul Jones, the bassist for Led Zeppelin started producing them in the early 1990s. Their first breakout album, ElectricLarryLand, reached number 124 on Billboard’s 200 even though it could never be played on the radio due to the original artwork and the obvious problem with the band’s name.

Who Was In My Room Last Night?


I’m Flying (repeated 22 times)
All night long my body burned
the sheets were wet and cold
the lights were on my eyes were gone
any second lose control
the pounding on my window is just the pounding in my head
I wonder who was in my room last night,
who the hell was in my bed?
There must have been a body there
I swear I felt some flesh
it took a little time
but I figured they were mine
there were fingers goin down my chest
my mouth went through the ceiling and my body fell through the floor
I couldn’t find the key cause there was no one I could see
and someone had moved the door
The cops the priest the crisis line,
And no one really had a clue
no one could tell who abducted me,
Or exactly what I should do
my throat was dry and my hopes were high,
but nothing really ever got said
Who was in my room last night,
who the hell was in my bed?

  • Audio from the 1993 album, Independent Worm Saloon:


About DJ Allyn

DJ Allyn is a burned out radio guy who went on to become a burned out sound engineer for a few Seattle area grunge bands in the 1980s and 1990s. Left the madness of worldwide tours with bands, cleaned up my act and went into the relative sanity of sound engineering for television series. Currently working as the Director of Sound for a television series being filmed in North Vancouver, British Columbia. I am always on the lookout for interesting videos, old music, and fun.

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