Together, Jad Fair and Daniel Johnston approximate free jazz's
spirit, though it's manifested sonically in a very different way on
their long-out-of-print collaboration, It's Spooky.The
highlight of this freakfest, recently reissued by Jagjaguwar, is one
of the six bonus tracks, a demented cover of the Butthole Surfers'
"Sweat Loaf." In this version, Johnston and Fair rework the
original's spoken-word intro: " 'Daddy?' 'Yes, son?' 'What is Hell?'
'Well son, a funny thing about hell is that it's better to burn in
hell for all eternity then to bother to try to live a good life while
you're alive on this Earth. And by the way, if you see the Butthole
Surfers this week, be sure to tell them SATAN! SATAN! SATAN!'
" Christian rockers take note.