Some of my friends complain that my blog tends to stay too technical and doesn’t really talk much about my personal life. So here is something for them.
For those of you that don’t know me, I am hooked on the music of a musician named Butch Walker. Some of you may remember him from a little band called the Marvelous 3 that had a hit song “Freak of the Week” Windows Media Real Player back in the mid 90’s. I highly recommend checking him and his music out if you get the chance. He has one of the best live shows I’ve ever seen. Since the breakup of the Marvelous 3, he has done two solo albums (Here and Here) and has become a very sought after producer (producing the likes of Avril Lavigne, SR-71, American Hi-Fi, and The Donnas).
Got an e-mail yesterday from ButchWalker.com mentioning that he had just put out an album of cover songs on iTunes. The album is titled Cover Me Badd – Link here for you iTunes folks (a play on words, of course, with the cheesy 90’s band Color Me Badd
The EP contains 6 songs:
Since U Been Gone (Live) – 2:15 – Kelly Clarkson
A Good Year for the Roses – 4:04 – George Jones
Alison (Live) – 3:47 – Elvis Costello
Live and Let Die – 3:14 –
The Beatles Wings
Queen Medley (Live) – 8:37 – Queen (of course)
Always Something There to Remind Me (Live) – 4:13 -Naked Eyes
The live tracks (especially the Queen Medley) do a great job showing how Butch is in concert. He likes to joke and have a good time with the audience and most of all get them involved in the show. “Always Something There to Remind Me” was the closing song that Marvelous 3 used to perform and it is an awesome cover. I got a chance to see the Marvelous 3 perform at Atlanta’s Music Midtown (2001 to be exact) right before they broke up for good and when they played this song it was absolutely unbelievable.
Butch may be coming to your town. Here is his current Tour Listing
He will be in Atlanta on November 18 but I don’t think I’m going to be able to make the drive this time. Saw him about a month or two ago up there and it was awesome. Have to see if I can make it up there for it somehow….
Also here is a Pollstar.com article on Butch – Butch Walker Has Been Here Before