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Kickstarter launched to complete new Butthole Surfers' biography

Ben Graham’s Scatological Alchemy: A Gnostic Biography Of The Butthole Surfers is in its final stages – now funds are needed for editing, type setting and more

A Kickstarter campaign has been launched to cover the final stages in the production of Ben Graham’s new Butthole Surfers biography. Called Scatological Alchemy: A Gnostic Biography Of The Butthole Surfers, the book will attempt to “pull the true significance of The Butthole Surfers' legacy from the wreckage”, recounting their history as well as taking an in-depth look at their discography.

This isn't the only recent publication documenting the Texan band: it follows James Burns’s 2015 Let's Go to Hell: Scattered Memories Of The Butthole Surfers.

Scatological Alchemy: A Gnostic Biography Of The Butthole Surfers will be published by Eleusinian Press, who are running the campaign to cover the editing, type setting and proof reading costs, as well as, ideally, the book launch in Graham's hometown Brighton. The campaign will end on 23 July, with the book's projected publication date being the end of summer 2017.