Butterfly Joe

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... read moreButterfly Joe is both a man (former Dead Milkmen leader Joe Genaro) and his band, which is a gang of merry men compiled from the best of the Philly indie scene. After the breakup of the Dead Milkmen in 1995, Genaro pulled together a group consisting of his former bandmate, drummer Dean Sabatino, and...

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Happy Imbecile Song
2:36
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April, May, June, July
2:11
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Seventeen
1:44
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Yesterday I Was Talking To My Sister
2:20
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Fancy Walls
5:08

Biography

Active: 2000s
Country Of origin: United States of America

Butterfly Joe is both a man (former Dead Milkmen leader Joe Genaro) and his band, which is a gang of merry men compiled from the best of the Philly indie scene. After the breakup of the Dead Milkmen in 1995, Genaro pulled together a group consisting of his former bandmate, drummer Dean Sabatino, and Big Mess Cabaret Orchestra members Andy Bresnan a multi-multi instrumentalist and former member of Baby Flamehead) and bassist Joe Quigley (who also toured with Lisa Loeb). A marimba player, Randy Rudolph, was around for a few shows, but tired quickly of lugging his marimbas up multiple flights of stairs for almost no money. The material for their shows was mined from a series of self-produced cassette "albums" that Genaro made at home from 1984 to 1995 with titles like I See Weasels, Halvin' My Baby and The Bland Years. In May of 1999, their first self-titled recording was released by Razler Records, by the beginning of the next year the album had been picked up for distribution by WEA. ~ Stacia Proefrock~ Rovi

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