• Image of Butthole Explorers Zine - Ed Docherty
  • Image of Butthole Explorers Zine - Ed Docherty
  • Image of Butthole Explorers Zine - Ed Docherty

Butthole Explorers is a curiously-titled 32 page zine from Ed Docherty, featuring shots from a trip around Spain and Portugal last year with Ruben Alcantara, Joe Rich and Garrett Byrnes. As you'd expect from Ed, the photos are top notch - and as well as plenty of deep bowl riding snaps, he shows the other bits involved in traveling about with your mates.

In case you were wondering, here's an explanation of the title from Ed... "When I first did this zine I didn't plan on selling it, so I figured whoever saw it would remember where it came from, but now an explanation's probably needed...

Butthole Explorers: that was just something that popped up in a conversation in the van on that trip. I asked Garrett what movies he watched on the plane and he said he watched some documentaries. One was about some old famous children's entertainer from the 1960s. I asked if he was the father of Gibby from the band Butthole Surfers, but it was some other children's entertainer. That bounced around the van with people adding their own ending to butthole. I said, 'butthole explorers', and that stuck in my head."

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