Butch Walker has done is all. A veteran of the industry who is still yet to get the respect he deserves. His Southgang efforts were quickly squashed by grunge even though the gang's music was better than anything being released.
From 1996 through 2001 is was Marvelous 3 who should've burned their way up the chart, but didn't. Hey! Album and Ready, Sex, Go were two of the best power, pop rock CDs of the decade. Still, no love for Butch and the boys.
Enter a label dispute, a new contract with Arista and a solo career was launched.
Left Of Self Centered brings it from start to finish. A little bit of satire comes in the form of "Rock Vocal Power" where Butch takes a shot or two at the industry that shunned him. A moment later a 2x4 in the form of "My Way" smacks the listener upside the head.
To me, every track on the CD is a bright spot -- but for the average listener, make a point to appreciate "Suburbia," "Sober," "Into The Black," "San Fernando Sexx Star" and "If."
This CD is a must have. The kind that you can listen to start to finish. They type to throw in at a party and stick on "repeat."
If you think the CD is all that, just wait until you see Butch live. I won't even waste time trying to describe. Get out there and show Mr. Walker the respect he deserves!