The Hurdy Gurdy Man (EP)


The Hurdy Gurdy Man (EP)

Infobox Album
Name = The Hurdy Gurdy Man
Type = EP
Artist = Butthole Surfers


Released = 1990
Recorded = 1990
Genre = Alternative rock
Length = 17:04 (U.S. CD version)
Label = Rough Trade
Producer =
Reviews =
Last album = "Widowermaker"
(1989)
This album = "The Hurdy Gurdy Man"
(1990)
Next album = "piouhgd"
(1991)

"The Hurdy Gurdy Man" is the fourth studio EP by American alternative rock band Butthole Surfers, released in 1990.

The EP was named after its title track, "The Hurdy Gurdy Man," written by '60s pop star Donovan. All versions also included one original Surfers song, "Barking Dogs," and most versions also included a remix of "The Hurdy Gurdy Man."

Both songs were also part of 1991's "piouhgd", marking the first time that songs from a Butthole Surfers EP were officially included on a later album. (The contents of "Cream Corn from the Socket of Davis" were included on CD editions of "Rembrandt Pussyhorse" in the U.S. and "Psychic... Powerless... Another Man's Sac" in the U.K., but are not considered official parts of those albums.)

Track listing

U.S. CD version

# "The Hurdy Gurdy Man" (Leitch) – 4:01
# "Barking Dogs" – 7:31
# "The Hurdy Gurdy Man (Jim Melly Remix)" (Leitch) – 5:32

U.S. 7" vinyl version

# "The Hurdy Gurdy Man" (Leitch) – 3:56
# "Barking Dogs" – 7:31

U.K. CD version

# "The Hurdy Gurdy Man" (Leitch) – 4:01
# "Barking Dogs" – 7:31
# "The Hurdy Gurdy Man (Paul Leary Remix)" (Leitch) – 4:01

U.K. 12" vinyl version

ide 1

# "The Hurdy Gurdy Man" (Leitch) – 4:01

ide 2

# "The Hurdy Gurdy Man (Paul Leary Remix)" (Leitch) – 4:01
# "Barking Dogs" – 7:31

Personnel

* Paul Leary - guitar, lead vocals
* Jeff Pinkusbass
* King Coffey - drums


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