Gibby Haynes

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Gibby Haynes
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Haynes in 2009
Background information
Birth nameGibson Jerome Haynes [1]
Also known asGibby Haynes, Gibby, Jackofficer, Fritz Wang
Born (1957-09-30) September 30, 1957 (age 61)
Dallas, Texas
Genres Alternative rock, punk rock, experimental rock, noise rock, hardcore punk
Instruments Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Saxophone, Keyboards
Years active1981-present
Labels Latino Buggerveil
Associated acts Butthole Surfers
Gibby Haynes and His Problem
The Jack Officers
Revolting Cocks
Psychic TV
The Dead Milkmen

Gibson Jerome Haynes (born September 30, 1957) [1] is an American musician, radio personality, painter, and the lead singer of the band Butthole Surfers.

Butthole Surfers American band

Butthole Surfers are an American rock band formed by singer Gibby Haynes and guitarist Paul Leary in San Antonio, Texas, in 1981. The band has had numerous personnel changes, but its core lineup of Haynes, Leary, and drummer King Coffey has been consistent since 1983. Teresa Nervosa served as second drummer from 1983 to 1985, 1986 to 1989, and 2009. The band has also employed a variety of bass players, most notably Jeff Pinkus.


Early life and career

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, he is the son of actor Jerry Haynes, best known as Dallas-based children's TV host "Mr. Peppermint", and Doris Haynes. His uncle was World War II hero and future Major General Fred E. Haynes Jr. Haynes was a star on his high school's basketball team, and he attended Trinity University to study accounting. While at Trinity, Gibby was the captain of the basketball team, president of his fraternity, and was named the Accounting Student of the Year. After graduating, he went to work as an auditor for the accounting firm Peat Marwick. After a year of working in accounting, he formed Butthole Surfers, a group who became notorious for their elaborate stage shows and psychedelic music. Gibby Haynes and Al Jourgensen lived with Timothy Leary. [2]

Dallas City in Texas, United States

Dallas is a city in the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Dallas County, with portions extending into Collin, Denton, Kaufman and Rockwall counties. With an estimated 2018 population of 1,345,047, it is the ninth most-populous city in the U.S. and third in Texas after Houston and San Antonio. Located in North Texas, the city of Dallas is the main core of the largest metropolitan area in the Southern United States and the largest inland metropolitan area in the U.S. that lacks any navigable link to the sea. It is the most populous city in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the country at 7.5 million people as of 2018. The city's combined statistical area is the seventh-largest in the U.S. as of 2017, with 7,846,293 residents.

Texas State of the United States of America

Texas is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population. Geographically located in the South Central region of the country, Texas shares borders with the U.S. states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the southwest, and has a coastline with the Gulf of Mexico to the southeast.

Jerry Haynes American actor best known for long-running role as childrens television host "Mr. Peppermint"

Jerome Martin "Jerry" Haynes was an American actor from Dallas, Texas. He is most well known as Mr. Peppermint, a role he played for 30 years as the host of one of the longest-running local children's shows in television, the Dallas-based Mr. Peppermint (1961–1969), which was retitled Peppermint Place for its second run (1975–1996). He also had a long career in local and regional theater and appeared in more than 50 films. A 1944 graduate of Dallas' Woodrow Wilson High School, he was the father of Butthole Surfers lead singer Gibby Haynes.

Haynes played saxophone on several albums, including the band's debut LP Psychic... Powerless... Another Man's Sac .

<i>Psychic... Powerless... Another Mans Sac</i> 1984 studio album by Butthole Surfers

Psychic... Powerless... Another Man's Sac is the first full-length studio album by American rock band Butthole Surfers, released in December 1984 by Touch and Go Records in America and Fundamental Records in England. All songs were written and produced by the Butthole Surfers.

Haynes appears with Ministry (recording the lead vocals on their song “Jesus Built My Hotrod”) and the 2006 Revolting Cocks CD entitled Cocked and Loaded .

Ministry (band) American industrial metal band

Ministry is an American industrial metal band founded in 1981 by Al Jourgensen in Chicago, Illinois. Originally a synth-pop outfit, Ministry's sound changed as they became one of the pioneers of industrial metal in the late 1980s. The band's lineup has frequently changed throughout its history, with the exception of Jourgensen who is the band's main producer, singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist. Notable musicians who have contributed to the band's studio or live activities include vocalists Nivek Ogre, Chris Connelly and Burton C. Bell, guitarists Mike Scaccia and Tommy Victor, bassists Paul Barker, Paul Raven, Jason Christopher, Tony Campos and Paul D'Amour, drummers Bill Rieflin, Martin Atkins, Rey Washam and Roy Mayorga, keyboardist John Bechdel, and rappers/producers DJ Swamp and Arabian Prince.

Jesus Built My Hotrod 1991 single by Ministry

"Jesus Built My Hotrod" is a song by American industrial metal band Ministry, released as the first single from their fifth studio album, Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs. It was written by the band's frontman Al Jourgensen, bassist Paul Barker, drummer Bill Rieflin, session keyboardist Michael Balch, and the Butthole Surfers lead singer Gibby Haynes, and was co-produced by Jourgensen and Barker. An industrial metal track, it features elements of rockabilly and psychobilly, and is influenced by the Trashmen 1963 hit "Surfin' Bird", and Flannery O'Connor's novel Wise Blood; the song's instrumentation is defined by its polyrhythmic structure.

Revolting Cocks band

Revolting Cocks, also known as RevCo, are an American–Belgian industrial rock band and, sometimes, supergroup that began as a musical side-project for Richard 23 of Front 242, Luc van Acker, and Al Jourgensen of Ministry.

Haynes has also fronted the band P with friend and actor Johnny Depp. He also did guest vocals for The Dead Milkmen and Deconstruction, Eric Avery's short-lived post-Jane's Addiction band. Haynes’ solo project is called Gibby Haynes and His Problem. In 2009 he produced Varshons, a record of cover songs by The Lemonheads featuring guest vocals from Liv Tyler and Kate Moss. Gibby Haynes also appeared as a guest vocalist on the song "Atlanta" by Mastodon which was a limited edition release on 18 April 2015 to celebrate Record Store Day 2015.

P was a short-lived American alternative rock band formed in early 1993 by Butthole Surfers frontman Gibby Haynes (vocals), actor Johnny Depp (guitar/bass), actor Sal Jenco (percussion), and songwriter Bill Carter (guitar/bass).

Johnny Depp American actor, film producer, and musician

John Christopher Depp II is an American actor, producer, and musician. He has been nominated for 10 Golden Globe Awards, winning one for Best Actor for his performance of the title role in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2008) and has been nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Actor, among other accolades. He is regarded as one of the world's biggest film stars.

The Dead Milkmen American satirical punk rock band

The Dead Milkmen are an American punk rock band formed in 1983 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Their original lineup consisted of vocalist and keyboardist Rodney Linderman, guitarist and vocalist Joe Genaro, bassist Dave Schulthise and drummer Dean Sabatino.

Also a painter, in spring of 2011 Gibby exhibited some of his water colors and drawings at the Recess Activities space in the Kidd Yellin Gallery, located in Brooklyn, founded by Charlotte Kidd and Dustin Yellin. [3]

Recess Activities is a publicly accessible nonprofit artist work and exhibition space located in a street-level storefront at 41 Grand Street in Soho, Manhattan, New York City. In February 2011, Recess opened a satellite space for Session at Kidd Yellin Studios at 133 Imlay Street in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Borough in New York City and county in New York state, United States

Brooklyn is the most populous borough of New York City, with an estimated 2,648,771 residents in 2017. Named after the Dutch village of Breukelen, it borders the borough of Queens at the western end of Long Island. Brooklyn has several bridge and tunnel connections to the borough of Manhattan across the East River, and the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge connects it with Staten Island. Since 1896, Brooklyn has been coterminous with Kings County, the most populous county in the U.S. state of New York and the second-most densely populated county in the United States, after New York County.

Dustin Yellin American artist

Dustin Yellin is a contemporary artist living in Brooklyn, New York. He is best known for sculptural paintings that use multiple layers of glass, each covered in detailed imagery, to create a single intricate, three-dimensional collage. His work is notable both for its massive scale and its fantastic, dystopian themes. Yellin is the founder of Pioneer Works, a not-for-profit cultural center, in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Work in film and television

Haynes and Johnny Depp produced a mini-documentary about John Frusciante's life called Stuff . In late 1992, Haynes appeared in GWAR's first long-form video, Phallus in Wonderland as director Fritz Wang. Haynes appeared briefly in Jim Jarmusch's 1995 film Dead Man as a man being fellated in an alley. He also has a very small cameo appearance in Gregg Araki's 1997 film Nowhere and the Adult Swim television show Delocated . [4] Additionally he appears as uncredited in CB4 . [5]

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  1. 1 2 Texas Births, 1926-1995, Gibson Jerome Haynes, Birth Date: 1957-09-30
  2. Timothy Leary Archives. "AL JOURGENSEN AND GIBBY HAYNES WERE TIMOTHY LEARY'S PSYCHEDELIC GUINEA PIGS". Dangerous Minds. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  3. Recess Activities Website "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-29. Retrieved 2011-10-06.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. "Gibby Haynes of The Butthole Surfers Cameo on Delocated".
  5. "CB4 Full Cast and Crew".