Friday, December 30, 2022

Butler - Butler (1973 new zealand, great fuzzy psych rock, 2016 remaster)

Having built a strong Christchurch following, the band took stabs at other South Island centres, returning to hometown Rotorua in 1971.

From there they began building up a North Island following, proving popular on the Univertiy circuit with their combination of originals and Led Zeppelin and Whishbone Ash covers.

Some television exposure followed with a spot on Happen Inn, Popco and Free Ride. This was fairly rare for and underground group and even with this they never really gained much pulling power.

In 1973 they recorded a self-titled album for Pye. It was released on the Family label an from it came the single Especially For You. 
more about Butler 
1. Bang Bang (Sony Bono) - 3:57
2. Sucide Ride - 4:32
3. We're Getting Nowhere - 2:48
4. In The Morning - 3:06
5. Especially You - 3:11
6. Green River (John Fogerty) - 3:32
7. Reach Out (Brian Holland, Edward Holland, Jr., Lamont Dozier) - 5:19
8. Tilda Jane - 1:40
9. Mistake - 1:50
10.Southern Music - 2:30
11.Here We Come - 2:51
12.Mirror Don't You Weep - 4:30
All songs by Angel Adams, Heidi Warren, Hori Sinnott, Steve Apirana except where stated

*Heidi Warren - Vocals, Lead Guitar 
*Steve Apirana - Vocals, Lead Guitar
*Hori Sinnott - Drums
*Angel Adams - Bass Guitar