12:03 PM on 09/11/13
Changin' strings, bangin' on things
I posted a very long comment and then the page failed. Sucks. Anyhow, in short I will just say that I saw a lot of Butch concerts between LOSC and Letters. I got to hear many of the songs on Letters in their infancy, in acoustic, raw versions. I loved it. So I guess it took me a little while to fully embrace this album because I was comparing all the album versions to the live versions. I've sometimes found that Butch holds back vocally on this album, whereas live he really shines as an amazing singer. That being said, I love this album. And Stateline...holy shit, even before I was a father the line about "my boy will never know me with another man by his side" brought tears to my eyes. what a powerful track.