Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Craig Manning, Feb 4, 2020.
Butch Walker's Awesomely Diverse Rock Résumé | Here's the Thing | WNYC Studios
Here’s the podcast he did with Alec Baldwin. Including some live performances
Out in the Open
Closest Thing to You
produced by Butch
never really dug into Jewel, and she isn't exactly convincing me on this song.... BUT, the song itself is pretty solid, that's a great chorus, I just kinda wish... Butch was singing lol. Great production, the horns toward the end... good stuff
Getting the song Gridlock tomorrow.
I used to have a sick cutoff Jewel shirt I wonder where it is
Best song on the album.
like this way more than the last one
I like it. Happy I pre-ordered.
Solid song, I think I like Pretty Crazy better but it's great to hear two songs that are pertty different already from this project
That little guitar lead reminds me of something and I can’t think of it. My mind thinks it sounds like something from Jacks Mannequin but I’m not sure.
Yeah, definitely one of my favorite songs on the record.
Finally checked out Gridlock and damn, I'm so excited for the album.
Wish the spoken word/radio skit was separate from the main song. Can’t throw this on a playlist in this way.
Why? haha it doesn't last long and you can press next
if you really really really care, i can edit it for you and send over
Nah that's cool, I won't really listen to it on iTunes. Would maybe be a good idea for Butch to consider song-only versions.
Not a super playlist-able album in general.
While we're waiting I've been putting together a new bootleg. This one is exclusively songs Butch has performed from his home during the quarantine. I call it The Seclusion Sessions. Sound Quality is pretty good, though some spots in Out in the Open are a little spotty due to the web cast nature. I gave it a nice kinda cheesy cover, but it works.
This folder will be updated if he does anymore smaller performances (if there was a long one I'd just do something separate.)
Hmmm, having trouble getting the link to show right... hold please
Tried pasting is like 6 times, nothing seems to fix it. You can grab it from the other place I posted it in the meantime
Updated Bootleg Links
If a mod or someone knows how to fix the link here, feel free to make it work and remove this second one
The more time I spend with this album, the less I like it. There are moments of brilliance, but it's hard to want to spend time with this character. There are also a few songs that I legitimately think are bad ("Everything White" is a complete failure) which I don't know if I've ever said about a Butch song before. The best part of the album is the actual love story bit at the end, but it's only three songs.
whhhaatttt don't you say that
It's still a good record, but he nails the MAGA nut perspective so well that you just fucking loathe the protagonist for the first half of the album. Which is kind of a bummer, because musically, the songs in the first half are really a lot of fun.