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Butch Vig

Background information
Birth name Bryan David Vigorson
Also known as Butch Vig
Born August 2, 1957 (1957-08-02) (age 50)
Origin Viroqua, Wisconsin, U.S. Flag of the United States
Genre(s) rock
Occupation(s) Musician, composer, record producer, remixer
Instrument(s) Drums
Years active 1983 - present
Associated
acts
Garbage - Drummer
Nirvana - Producer
Firetown - Drummer
Spooner - Drummer

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Contents

Early career

Vig became interested in music and production work when he was a student at the University of Wisconsin main campus in Madison, Wisconsin. Vig was studying film, and subsequently became involved in the Madison music scene. During college, he lived with musician Laurie Lindeen, who went on to form her own band and eventually married noted musician Paul Westerberg. [1] The University of Wisconsin System is the state university system in Wisconsin, composed of fifteen institutions with twenty-six campuses. ... Nickname: Location of Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin Coordinates: , Municipality City Incorporated 1848 Government  - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz Area  - City 219. ... Westerberg during a performance. ...


Vig produced several local and regional punk rock bands, such as Killdozer and The Other Kids. [2] Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... In music, a band is a company of musicians, or musical ensemble, usually popular or folk, playing parts of or improvising a musical arrangement on different musical instruments. ... Killdozer was the name of a band formed in Madison, Wisconsin in 1983, with members Bill Hobson, Dan Hobson and Michael Gerald. ...


While enroled in college, Vig met Duke Erikson and Steve Marker. With Erikson, Vig began the band that became Spooner in 1979. Vig and Marker spent hours recording on Marker's four-track tape recorder in his basement. That was the nascent beginning of Smart Studios.


While no exciting offers came to Spooner, the side project Fire Town was signed to Atlantic Records in 1988. They gained critical acclaim and small financial success with their releases "I'll Carry The Torch For You", "Rain On You", and "The Good Life".


Born c. 1956, in Viroqua, WI; married; wife's name, Patti


Production work

Vig's first high-profile production work was in 1991, when he produced The Smashing Pumpkins' Gish and Nirvana's Nevermind. The Smashing Pumpkins are an American alternative rock band that formed in Chicago in 1988. ... Gish is The Smashing Pumpkins debut release. ... This article is about the American grunge band. ... For other uses, see Nevermind (disambiguation). ...


His production work on Nevermind is widely credited as the reason that Nirvana broke through to the mainstream, going #1 on the charts (replacing Michael Jackson). Vig incorporated overdubs and vocal doubletracking, whereas Nirvana's previous album, Bleach (produced by Jack Endino) had a more "lo-fi" sound. Kurt Cobain originally refused to double-track his vocals and guitars but Vig reportedly got him to comply by saying "John Lennon double-tracked!". Cobain would later criticize Vig for the album's slickness, although this might be due to Andy Wallace's mixing of the album. {Berkenstadt, J. (1998). Nevermind Nirvana at pg. 96. New York: Schirmer Books. ISBN 0-02-864775-0} Cobain said that "Butch Vig...recorded the album perfectly," in a 1993 MTV interview. Nevermind is Nirvanas second album, released in September of 1991. ... Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ... Overdubbing is a technique used by recording studios to add a supplementary recorded sound to a previously taped musical recording. ... Bleach was the debut album by Nirvana, released in June 1989 through Sub Pop. ... Jack Endino is a music producer based in Seattle, USA. Long associated with Seattle label Sub Pop and the grunge movement, Endino worked on seminal albums from bands such as Mudhoney and Soundgarden, but is probably best known for producing the first Nirvana album, Bleach, released in 1989. ... Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – c. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... Andy Wallace is a Grammy Award-winning music studio engineer with a long track record of successful productions, beginning with the early 1980s production of the Run-DMC/Aerosmith collaboration on Walk This Way. Following this breakout success, Wallace went on to work with Prince, Bruce Springsteen, Slayer, Sepultura, Nirvana...


Billy Corgan welcomed Vig's elaborate production on the The Smashing Pumpkins' Siamese Dream. The track "Soma," for example, uses over 40 guitar overdubs. This album met with great commercial and critical reception, also breaking another indie band into the mainstream. William Patrick Corgan, Jr. ... Siamese Dream is the second album for alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. ... Soma, originally called Coma[1], is a track on the album Siamese Dream by The Smashing Pumpkins. ...


Together with Steve Marker (guitar player of Garbage) he also owns Smart Studios, located in Madison, Wisconsin, where Vig currently resides. Vig has recorded a number of artists, including Nirvana, The Smashing Pumpkins, and Sonic Youth, at Smart Studios. Steve Marker performing live Steve Marker (b. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Smart Studios is a recording studio located on East Washington Avenue in Madison, Wisconsin. ... Nickname: Location of Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin Coordinates: , Municipality City Incorporated 1848 Government  - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz Area  - City 219. ... This article is about the American grunge band. ... The Smashing Pumpkins are an American alternative rock band that formed in Chicago in 1988. ... Sonic Youth is an American alternative rock group formed in New York City in 1981. ... Smart Studios is a recording studio located on East Washington Avenue in Madison, Wisconsin. ...


Musician

As a musician, Vig is the drummer for Garbage, who have released five albums: For the comic book character, see Drummer (comics). ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...

The band also contributed the theme song for the James Bond film The World Is Not Enough. Garbage is the debut album by the band Garbage. ... Version 2. ... The correct title of this article is beautifulgarbage. ... Bleed Like Me is the fourth album by alternative rock group Garbage. ... Alternate cover Limited edition album cover Absolute Garbage is the title for the greatest hits album from Garbage. ... 007 redirects here. ... For other uses, see The World Is Not Enough (disambiguation). ...


Prior to Garbage, Vig was in the bands Firetown and Spooner with Garbage guitarist Duke Erikson. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Duke Erikson performing live with Shirley Manson and Eric Avery Douglas Duke Erikson was born in Nebraska on 15 January 1953. ...


spooner 1979 Fire Town The Good Life 1989 In The Heart Of The Heart Country 1987


Upcoming projects

Vig worked with Jimmy Eat World on their sixth album, Chase This Light, released in October 2007. He is also working on soundtracks for two new movies, and producing English indie rock band The Subways' second album. This will be the first time Vig has worked with a UK band. Jimmy Eat World is an American alternative rock band from Mesa, Arizona, formed in 1993. ... Singles from Chase This Light Released: August 24, 2007 Chase This Light is Jimmy Eat Worlds sixth studio album, and is scheduled for release on October 16, 2007. ... Indie rock is a subgenre of rock music often used to refer to bands that are on small independent record labels or that arent on labels at all. ... The Subways are an English indie rock band. ...


Productions

Butch Vig has produced albums for the following artists:

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The Subways are an English indie rock band. ...

Remixes

Butch Vig has remixed songs for the following artists:

Against Me! is an American rock band formed in 1997 in Gainesville, Florida. ... Ash are an alternative rock band that formed in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland in 1992. ... This article is about the musician. ... The Cult is an English rock band. ... Depeche Mode (pronounced ) are an electronic music group that formed in 1980 in Basildon, Essex, England. ... EMF is a British indie dance band which came to prominence at the end of the 1980s and the early 1990s. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... H.O.P. on the Best Of Album cover House of Pain was an Irish-styled American hip-hop group who released three albums in the early to mid 90s before lead rapper Everlast decided to pursue his solo career again. ... Korn logo KoЯn. ... Limp Bizkit (alternately written as limpbizkit) is a nu metal and rapcore band from Jacksonville, Florida. ... Alanis redirects here. ... NIN redirects here. ... Michael Penn (born August 1, 1958, in Greenwich Village, New York City) is an American singer and songwriter. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Subways are an English indie rock band. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ...

Movie soundtracks

Butch Vig has composed and produced soundtracks for the following movies:

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See also

This is a list of record producers: Contents: Top - 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A Mark Abramson producer for Judy Collins, Love, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band. ... This is a list of drummers, mostly in the fields of metal, rock, and jazz. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article is about the American grunge band. ... The Smashing Pumpkins are an American alternative rock band that formed in Chicago in 1988. ...

External links

  • Butch Vig Productions
  • All Music Guide entry for Butch Vig



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