Friday, June 18, 2010

Rocking For The Weekend: Butch Walker

I first heard Butch Walker in the late 90s as the singer/songwriter/guitarist of kickass pop/punk band Marvelous 3. That band put out three fantastic albums and broke up in 2001, leading Walker to a new career as a songwriter/producer/svengali type. He's written and produced hits for such varied artists as Pete Yorn, Fall Out Boy, Avril Lavigne, All-American Rejects, Weezer, The Donnas, Hot Hot Heat, American Hi-Fi, and Dashboard Confessional, among others.

In addition to a career as a punkier Adam Schlesinger, Walker also continues to record his own albums. His solo music features the same catchy hook-laden pop rock as the Marvelous 3. Today's selection, "Bethamphetamine", comes from 2006's The Rise And Fall Of Butch Walker And The Let's-Go-Out-Tonites. Enjoy some fun rock and roll and enjoy your weekend!1





1. Even though I have to work. AGAIN.

8 metawords:

BeckEye said...

Marvelous 3 put out "three fantastic albums," eh? Well, I had the one with "Freak of the Week" on it and it was pure shit. I've been trying to sell it forever and no one wants the damn thing. Do you want it?

The Vegetable Assassin said...

Vevo hulu'd my ass so now I'm sulking. That's all. Sulking.

Gwen said...

Ooh! There's clapping! I like it. Thanks for sharing!

words...words...words... said...

Beck: Nope. Already have it. And love it :)

Veggie: That's what you get for being a dirty Canadian.

Gwen: I am always in favor of hand clapping. One or two hands.

Shana said...

Thanks for sharing

talesofawellfedgraphicdesigner said...

Is that Avril Lavigne in the video? Kinda looks like her...

Girl Interrupted said...

Gah! It wouldn't let me play the song AND it's Monday, so I'm kinda late for this whole post :/ but I hope you managed to have a reasonably good weekend.

words...words...words... said...

Shana: You're welcome!

Tales: Yes, in fact it is. I didn't recognize her with that hair.

Girl: From yours and Veggie's comments, I think Vevo can't be seen outside the USA. So here is the same video from another source. Enjoy!

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xa2vc_butch-walker-bethamphetamine_music