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Name  Jeff Pinkus
Role  Bassist
Movies  Bar-B-Que Movie

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Music groups  Butthole Surfers (Since 1986), Melvins, The Jackofficers, Areola 51, Moistboyz
Albums  Honky, The Bootlicker, Locust Abortion Technician, Electriclarryland, Melvins
Similar  Paul Leary, Gibby Haynes, King Coffey, Teresa Taylor, Buzz Osborne


Jeff Pinkus is an American bassist best known for his work with American punk band Butthole Surfers from 1986 to 1994 and the 2009 reunion.


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In 1990, he and Butthole Surfers' lead vocalist Gibby Haynes released Digital Dump, the only album from their psychedelic house music side project The Jackofficers.

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Upon leaving Butthole Surfers, Pinkus worked full-time with the Austin trio Daddy Longhead, which he had assembled during his waning months in the band, and which included longtime Atlanta associate Jimbo Young on guitar and Rey Washam on drums. Daddy Longhead retired after 10 years, leaving Pinkus free to explore other projects including Skinny Leonard and Areola 51. Pinkus played with Helios Creed on his albums 'NUGG: The Transport'[1996] and 'Activated Condition' [1998], and has also collaborated with Bad Livers frontman Danny Barnes several times in a live setting.

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He currently leads Honky and as of January 2008 plays weekly on Monday nights at the Jackelope, in Austin, Texas, with an assortment of other musicians called the Git Down Syndrome. Pinkus also performs with Pure Luck, but leaves his bass to play guitar.

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On their 30th anniversary tour in 2013, Pinkus joined the Melvins in place of Jared Warren (on paternity leave) as well as performing with the opening Honky. He subsequently joined the Melvins full-time, touring with them in 2014 in support of the album Hold It In, which also featured Butthole Surfers founder Paul Leary, and again in 2015. He also plays on the song "Captain Come Down" which was first released in 2015 on Chaos as Usual, a split release with Le Butcherettes, and later included on the 2016 album Basses Loaded.

Butthole Surfers

  • 1987 – Locust Abortion Technician
  • 1988 – Hairway to Steven
  • 1989 – Widowermaker (EP)
  • 1991 – piouhgd
  • 1993 – Independent Worm Saloon
  • Daddy Longhead

  • 1991 – Cheatos
  • 1997 – Supermasonic
  • 1998 – Classic
  • Honky

  • 1998 – Honky
  • 2001 – House of Good Tires
  • 2005 – Balls Out Inn
  • 2012 – 421
  • 2016 – Corduroy
  • Melvins

  • 2014 – Hold It In
  • 2016 – Basses Loaded (on the song "Captain Come Down")
  • References

    Jeff Pinkus Wikipedia