Primus and the Chocolate Factory with The Fungi Ensemble
April 14, 2015
Set 1: Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers, Groundhog’s Day, American Life, Over the Falls, Lee Van Cleef, The Toys go Winding Down, My Name is Mud, Jerry Was a Race Car Driver
Set 2: Primus and the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble
Hello Wonkites, The Candy Man Can*, Cheer Up Charlie*, Golden Ticket, Lermaninoff, Pure Imagination*, Oompa Augustus, Semi-Wondrous Boat Ride, Oompa Violet, I Want It Now*, Oopa Veruca, Wonkamobile Wankavision*, Oompa TV, Farewell Wonkites,
Encore: Wyona’s Big Brown Beaver, Southbound Pachydrerm, Here Come the Bastards
If there is something that the world can never have too many of, it is brilliant songwriters. By its very essence, the poetic pen of a songwriter takes the vast landscape of personal emotions that are based upon thoughts or circumstances and provides a sweeping and boundary defying humanness to these. In so doing, he takes his thoughts to a place of transcendence — where others can listen, identify and share. To possess this ability goes beyond the ability to shred or melt faces, and while Perpetual Groove‘s Brock Butler is apt to do the latter on any given night, it is his ability as a lyricist that truly sets him apart as a unique and increasingly rare talent.
While in Huntsville, Butler sat down with Honest Tune to play a recent trilogy of songs that he had written and give a brief but personal glimpse into the situation and feelings from which the songs were spawned.Â
The trilogy takes its listener from turmoil and loss to healing and redemption in approximately 20 minutes… and it is a beautiful journey.Â
So sit back, relax, listen, watch and introspect as Honest Tune exclusively brings you Brock Butler: Live, Backstage & Unplugged, a Trilogy. Â Â
Brock Butler: Live, Backstage & Unplugged, A Trilogy (Part I)
Brock Butler: Live, Backstage & Unplugged, A Trilogy (Part II)
Brock Butler: Live, Backstage & Unplugged, A Trilogy (Part III)
No matter how it is sliced, 10 years is no drop in the time bucket. It is hard to believe that Perpetual Groove has been putting forth their brand of “trance arena rock” since the early Dubya days; when Katrina was just the name of some gal who always sat on the front row of fifth period math class.
Much has changed in the world since then, as it has in both the individual and collective band lives of these Athens-based lads though several things have remained true through it all: the fan base is committed, the musicianship is solid, and the camaraderie is steadfast.
With a new year upon us, PGroove took the time to reflect on both personal and professional times past, present, and hopes for the future.