Once upon a time, I had a lot more time to write about music than I do now!
In 2013, about a year after I joined the staff at AbsolutePunk, I decided I’d take on a project called “Butch Walker Week.” The basic idea was that I’d go back and write about every Butch album, from the records with his former band Marvelous 3 up to his solo output, in the week leading up to his then-new EP Peachtree Battle. That project ended up running 11 reviews and about 16,000 words of text.
When Jason started reviving old AbsolutePunk content to post here on Chorus, I knew I wanted to resurrect this feature. Butch Walker has been one of the absolute constants in my musical evolution for the past 15 years. Getting to write about all his records back then was super fulfilling (and even earned some Twitter recognition from the man himself). Reading back through these reviews reminded me how much these albums meant to me (and how much they continue to mean to me now). So whether you’re familiar with Butch’s work or just thinking about listening to him for the first time, I hope you’ll give these old write-ups a look!
Butch Walker Week:
- Part 1: Marvelous 3 – Math and Other Problems (1997)
- Part 2: Marvelous 3 – Hey! Album (1999)
- Part 3: Marvelous 3 – ReadySexGo (2000)
- Part 4: Butch Walker – Left of Self-Centered (2002)
- Part 5: Butch Walker – Letters (2004)
- Part 6: Butch Walker – The Rise and Fall of the Let’s-Go-Out-Tonites! (2006)
- Part 7: 1969 – Maya (2008)
- Part 8: Butch Walker – Sycamore Meadows (2008)
- Part 9: Butch Walker – I Liked It Better When You Had No Heart (2010)
- Part 10: Butch Walker – The Spade (2011)
- Part 11: Butch Walker – Peachtree Battle (2013)