Saturday, November 14, 2009

November 14

Today's undercelebrated celebrity is songwriter/guitarist/producer Butch Walker. He used all these skills to mastermind the 90's alt-rock band Marvelous 3, whose highest charter was "Freak of the Week": a perfect title for a one-hit wonder tune, right? But that's not how the story ends, of course...
With the band dissolved in 2001, Butch started using his skills to write songs, play guitar, and produce hits for other artists. In 2002, he produced Bowling For Soup's major label debut; "Girl All The Bad Guys Want" hit the charts, got nominated for a Grammy, and Walker had his golden ticket. I've been trying to figure out how to encapsulate what he's been up to in the last decade; how about some of the songs he's written/co-written?

Happy Birthday, Butch. Thanks for the music.

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