Manage episode 282738600 series 2849595
Christopher Butler (born May 22, 1949) is an American musician, writer, and artist best known for conceptualizing and leading the 1980s new wave band The Waitresses. Among Butler's, the most notable songs are "I know what boys. like", "No Guilt," "Christmas Wrapping," and the theme song for the T.V. sitcom Square Pegs.
Butler grew up in Ohio and majored in sociology at Kent State University. He was among a crowd of students fired on by the Ohio National Guard on May 4, 1970.
Butler was active in the Kent OH music and art scene that also spawned The James Gang, Devo, Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders. In several films by KSU's film professor Richard Myers, he played guitar in the blues band City Lights with Jack Kidney. He followed Kidney into The Numbers band aka 15-60-75, founded by Jack's brother Robert Kidney, and played bass with them from 1975 to 1978. Butler was fired from the band for skipping a rehearsal to attend a photo session for his Waitresses band project, which were to be part of stiff records ' "Akron: Shine On, America" compilation, which also included tracks by Tin Huey, Jane Aire & The Belvederes, Rachel Sweet, The Rubber City Rebels, The Bizarros and chi Pig.
Chris talks, Cats, Covid, social media, Kent State, Film, Art, The Numbers band, Tin Huey, The Waitresses, The Return of the Tear drop, hold the world record for worlds longest pop song, Living in the Jeffrey Dahmer house,The Akron scene, Finding ways to keep the DIY house show scene and the Akron venue scene alive during covid, and Much More!