"Wayne Butane is a crazy old bastard who lives in the middle of the desert with Mrs. Butane and five cats" quoth the liner notes to Wayne's new CD-R "Imbalanced," but more importantly (for our purposes), he also lives with the thousands of hours of audio recordings that must have gone into the making of this album. From campy old B-movie trailers, newscasts, and commercials from throughout the decades, to pop songs and TV-show/movie sound bytes, all manner of sounds are assembled into a vast sonic tapestry of surreal juxtapositions and irreverent, often R-rated jokes.
Running gags abound: Perry Mason keeps requesting Top-40 tunes from the court, a rude robot recalls favorite TV episodes, and children's records and religious broadcasts morph into ads for feminine hygiene. As clever and funny as those British culture-vultures Cassetteboy, but coming from an American frame of reference, Butane has been creating outrageous sound collages for ages - his early works were (now out-of-print) home cassettes. Although I don't see his new one listed on his website
Flaming Canine, I'm sure he'll sell you a copy (cheap!) to anyone who asks nicely.
Wayne Butane "How Bazooka Joe Lost An Eye (excerpt)"
"C.G. & the B.L.'s (excerpt)"