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Rise & Fall of Butch Walker & The Let's-Go-Out-Tonites

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  • Audio CD (July 11, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Red Int / Red Ink
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #98,195 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The Rise and Fall of Butch Walker and the Let's-Go-Out-Tonites is the third full-length album by Butch Walker.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still living the dream July 22, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Really amazing third solo disc, goes in so many new directions, feels like Butch is really getting into the swing of being a distinct artist. The last disc was more of an exclamation point where this one is more of a period. It really makes a statement, it makes you stop and listen. It made me laugh when the only mention it got on Rolling Stone was about Avril being in the "Bethanphetamine" video, those losers are so out of touch. And by the end of the disc; just like every great entertainer Butch leaves you wanting more and more and more...

Track Listing:

1. Oooh...Aah...-pretty much just that.

2. Hot Girls in Good Moods- A throw back to T-Rex and Bowie, maybe Rob Zombie should be taking notes, for fans paying attention it has an "Alecia Amnesia" vibe.

3. Ladies & Gentlemen...The Let's Go Out Tonites- This song is fantastic for two reasons 1-butch makes fun of himself (Marie who has sex for free) 2- Butch makes fun of everybody else(Wolfmother and Yeah Yeah Yeah's refrences anyone?)

4. Bethamphetamine (Pretty Pretty)- The first single, which susprised me, Avril looks like hell in the video, what is there not to like. I hear "This Year's Model" Elvis Costello undertones.

5. Too Famous To Get Fully Dressed- I love this song! Butch is exploring his continued commentary on pop culture.

6. We're All Going Down- Dark! I like this, A very different direction. It's like what an emo song written by Tom Petty would sound like.

7. Dominoes- I think this is some sort of a Ben Folds inspired tune. I know they toured together a bit. I wonder what the story is?

8. Paid To Get Excited- This is by far the most bold song that Butch has ever released. I think it pretty much sums up who he is and what he believes.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Butch continues to grow July 11, 2006
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Butch Walker is not an artist that rests on his laurels. After the breakup of The Marvelous 3, he made a very good arena rock record with "Left of Self Centered." Walker followed it up with 2004's brilliant "Letters," which critics unfairly labeled an emo record, but actually was a '70s singer songwriter affair. Walker could have easily made a sequel to "Letters," but instead he takes us in another direction entirely.

To fans who loved the soothing sounds of "Letters," "The Rise and Fall of the Let's Go Out Tonites" will seem quite offputting. Walker has picked up the electric guitar again, and almost every track is bathed in crunchy riffs. Walker wears his influences on his sleeves here: "Hot Girls in Good Moods" is ripped from T. Rex, "Bethamphetimine (Pretty Pretty)" sounds like Transformer era Lou Reed. Despite cribbing from his favorite artists, it never feels like plagerism. It feels as if Walker is trying to introduce these great artists to a new generation.

Besides the glam inspired rock, Walker has written some of the best ballads of his career. "Dominoes," "We're All Going Down" and especially "This is the Sweetest Little Song" are all achingly beautiful. Unlike the ballads on "Letters," which were often bitter and heartbroken, these are lush and whistful and have an undercurrent of hope running through.

My one problem with the album is the production. The background vocals are pushed to the background and can barely be heard. However, this is a very minor issue when the songs are so good.

All in all, this record was everything I'd hoped for in a new Butch Walker record. This is one of the best releases of 2006.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's Glamtastic! July 24, 2006
Format:Audio CD
It pretty much works like clockwork now a days. Every other year a new Butch Walker record. And everytime it's something completly different.

Where Butch's last solo record "Letters" was akin to the seventies singer-songwriter movement, "The Rise and Fall of Butch Walker and the Let's Go Tonites" is a pop glam record. Anf although it isn't as strong as "Letters", "The Rise and Fall" is still a helluva fun record.

"Hot Girls in a Good Mood" has a riff and arrangement that T. Rex's Marc Bolan would be proud of, all cocky arrogance and melody, not to mention one of the finest titles in a long time. "Ladies and Gentleman...The Let's Go Out Tonites" sounds more like David Bowie than anything Bowie's put out in the last ten years, where the lead off single "Bethamphetamine" is easily the cachiest single of the year that will be universally, and curiously, ignored by radio. "Dominoes" will appease those who liked "Letters" "Joan", and the final song "When Canyons Ruled the City" has a pleasant, almost Beatles-esque flow and vibe that closes the album on an upbeat note. And unlike most artists, Butch Walker has always had the ability to be reminscent of other artists while sounding completly like himself, no small feat friends.

Lyrically the record follows the usual Butch Walker charactors without sounding forced. If anything, this might be the most joyous jaded rock record you'll hear all year. And Butch's backing band, the The Let's Go Out Tonites don't necessarily add a lot to the songs, but they play with energy and a looseness that was lacking from the last two Butch Walker solo records.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yay Butch
As a long-time fan of Butch Walker - I had to make sure I have every CD. And this one rounded out my collection of all things Butch! Fabulous!
Published 7 months ago by Sueanne Kyle
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock&Roll
I love the music! Nice up songs! it's very catchy and fun! Go butch!! He's very underrated! He should be known by everyone
Published 13 months ago by Maria M.
3.0 out of 5 stars OK for Butch
Far from my favorite Butch CD but it's OK. I wouldn't pay full price but for less than $5 it's worth purchasing if you're a Butch Walker fan.
Published 16 months ago by D Scott
5.0 out of 5 stars Butch's album is DELICIOUS!
I can't help but love every song Butch puts out. His lyrics are outstanding and the song is fun and pop-y. You'll love it!
Published 17 months ago by J. Allman
4.0 out of 5 stars Great music but beware: the MP3 version features "clean" aka censored...
Love the record, love Butch's music. This is the first bad MP3 purchase experience I've had tho -- without clear warning up front, it features "clean" aka censored tracks. Read more
Published on June 28, 2009 by Stan
3.0 out of 5 stars Let's Label it: The Worst of the Best
You will notice that the Let's-Go-Out Tonites appear on one album and one album only. This might be because the go-go dancer, tambourine players really didn't add anything to Butch... Read more
Published on April 19, 2009 by Megan E. Hoppe
5.0 out of 5 stars by far the best of 2006
I discovered Butch Walker over 2 years ago when i heard the song "Mixtape" on a TV soundtrack. The song immediatly stood out among all the others with the piano intro, the... Read more
Published on April 5, 2007 by elvishmonkey
5.0 out of 5 stars Butch Walker. Simply Amazing.
This album is one of his more upbeat works, a sharp change of pace from "Letters." After listening to the album only a couple times, I get a kick out of just about every song. Read more
Published on April 4, 2007 by Jordan Nutt
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable
This man is the most unbelievable talent I have ever come across. Yet sadly, not one of my friends or even my husband know who he is!! What an injustice. Read more
Published on December 6, 2006 by A. Foster
4.0 out of 5 stars A Batter than Average Album
The music is certainly good, in fact it could at times be called infectious. Highlights from the album include Hot Girls in Good Moods and Bethamphetamine. Read more
Published on October 2, 2006 by D. Watt
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So true.

I have been a huge fan since the Hey! Album.
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