onsdag 4. februar 2015

04022015 - Butch Walker "Afraid of Ghosts"

I had never heard of this guy before. Apparently he's had "major-label success" in the 80's and 90's, including hit singles with the bands SouthGang and Marvelous 3, both of whom I also missed out on. Lately he's worked as a songwriter and producer for people like Avril Lavigne and Katy Perry, and in my book that's far from a guarantee for greatness. At the same time he's worked with The Donnas, Hot Hot Heat, Sevendust, Weezer and several other poppy noiseniks, so to say there's several sides to him would be fair. Now to his latest album, released this week. The main reason I got interested is because he's got a song called "Chrissie Hynde" on it, which is pretty cool. The songs, however, are far from uptempo rock, but have more of a melancholy Tom McRae/Jesse Malin vibe to them. Which is nice. It will probably take a handful of listens for these songs to really sink in, but my first impression is that it will be worth it.

1 kommentar:

  1. Denne plata er til en hvis grad villedende markedsføring, fyren er en rocker, sånn egentlig. Anbefaler å sjekke ut de eldre soloskivene hans, "Letters" er kanskje den beste. Han rister hooks ut av ermet som få andre, fyren er en meget solid låtskriver og ditto vokalist. Jeg oppdaga BW da han var i Marvelous3. Det bandet låter kanskje litt datert i dag, men hør på "Freak of the Week" for eksempel, særdeles catchy, strålende radio-rock.
    Takk for meg!