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ALBUM OF THE DAY: BUTCH WALKER’S LEFT OF SELF-CENTERED

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I <3 Butch Walker! He’s about as brilliant a songwriter, producer and lyricist as there is in the entire world!

But before he got all indie/modern of late (and way after he was all glammed up in South Gang) he was all about power-crunch guitar pop, and hotdamn was he good at it. Following the breakup of Marvelous 3 in 2001 he released his first solo record Left of Self-Centered in 2002, an album with which I walked hand in hand down memory lane a few days ago. So excellent!

I’d forgotten about the little sketch, above, that opens the album. It’s funny how it’s even more relevant now than it was in 2002 when it was recorded. And for good measure, the album’s first actual song is included in the clip too since there’s a nice little segue there that’d be odd if it was just cut off.

If you’re questioning the validity of this post on a metal site, a) fuck you, b) do some research.

-VN

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