Black Butterfly (album)

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Black Butterfly
Studio album by Buckcherry
Released USA: September 16, 2008
UK: May 25, 2009
Recorded Late 2007-Early 2008
Genre Hard rock, alternative rock
Length 42:23
Label Eleven Seven Music, Atlantic
Producer Marti Frederiksen, Buckcherry
Buckcherry chronology
15
(2006)
Black Butterfly
(2008)
Live & Loud 2009
(2009)
Singles from Black Butterfly
  1. "Too Drunk"
    Released: 2008
  2. "Don't Go Away"
    Released: 2008
  3. "Rescue Me"
    Released: 2008
  4. "Talk to Me"
    Released: 2009
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (50/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars[2]
Blender 2.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B−[3]
IGN (7.1/10)[4]
Los Angeles Times 2/4 stars[5]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[6]
Spin (7/10)[7]
Ultimate Guitar (7.7/10)[8]

Black Butterfly is the fourth studio album by American hard rock band Buckcherry. The album was released on September 12, 2008 in Japan, Canada, and the United Kingdom while being released on September 16 in the United States. It had been in production since late 2007. The limited fan edition was included with two demo songs, "Nothing" and "Stayin' High". Along with the bonus songs, the case came with a year free membership to the Buckcherry Fan Club, "Buckcherry's Bomb Squad".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Rescue Me"   Josh Todd, Keith Nelson, James Ashhurst, Steve Dacanay 3:12
2. "Tired of You"   Todd, Nelson, Marti Frederiksen, Dacanay 3:07
3. "Too Drunk..." (replaced with a cover of "Highway Star" in the re-released version/"clean" version (originally featured on the 1972 album Machine Head by the British rock band Deep Purple.) Todd, Nelson, Dacanay 4:02
4. "Dreams"   Todd, Nelson, Ashhurst 3:51
5. "Talk to Me"   Todd, Nelson, Frederiksen 3:28
6. "A Child Called "It""   Todd, Nelson 2:55
7. "Don't Go Away"   Todd, Nelson, Frederiksen 3:49
8. "Fallout"   Todd, Nelson 3:36
9. "Rose"   Todd, Nelson, Frederiksen 3:53
10. "All of Me"   Todd, Nelson 3:45
11. "Imminent Bail Out"   Todd, Nelson 3:11
12. "Cream"   Todd, Nelson, Ashhurst 3:34
Total length:
42:23
Limited Fan Club Edition
No. Title Length
13. "Nothing" (Demo) 3:30
14. "Stayin' High" (Demo) 4:01

Singles[edit]

Band manager Josh Klemme allegedly leaked the first single "Too Drunk..." to the internet, only to later claim in a press release that it had been pirated.[9]

The songs "Rescue Me" and "Don't Go Away" were eventually placed on the band's MySpace page. "Rescue Me" was released for download in the video game series Rock Band. "Don't Go Away" was selected as the second single to be released from the album.[10]

A Child Called "It"[edit]

Vocalist Josh Todd has mentioned that the songs "Rescue Me" and "A Child Called "It"" were both inspired by the Dave Pelzer book, A Child Called "It". "There were times when I had to put the book down because the abuse of this boy was so bad, but I felt like the book found me… I was compelled to write this song out of inspiration from this guy’s incredible journey."[11]

"Rescue Me" was used as the official theme song for the WWE Judgment Day 2009 pay-per view.[12]

Personnel[edit]

Buckcherry

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Canada (Music Canada)[13] Gold 40,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 8
U.S. Billboard Top Rock Albums 3
Canadian Albums Chart 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Critic Reviews for Black Butterfly". Metacritic. Retrieved April 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Black Butterfly (album) at AllMusic. Retrieved July 18, 2011.
  3. ^ Vozick-Levinson, Simon (September 12, 2008). "Black Butterfly Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 9, 2012. 
  4. ^ Grischow, Chad (September 17, 2008). "Buckcherry - Black Butterfly Review: Watered down hard rock.". IGN. Retrieved July 18, 2011. 
  5. ^ Wood, Mikael (September 16, 2008). "Different ways to sing 'Sorry'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 27, 2012. 
  6. ^ Hoard, Christian (October 2, 2008). "Black Butterfly: Buckcherry: Review". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on October 6, 2008. Retrieved July 18, 2011. 
  7. ^ Uhelszki, Jaan (September 16, 2008). "Buckcherry, 'Black Butterfly' (Atlantin/Eleven Seven)". Spin. Retrieved November 27, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Black Butterfly Featured review". Ultimate Guitar. September 16, 2008. Retrieved July 18, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Band Leaks Own Album, Blames Pirates". Slashdot. 2008-08-01. Retrieved 2008-08-01. 
  10. ^ MySpace.com - BUCKCHERRY - Los Angeles, California - Rock / Alternative / Indie - www.myspace.com/buckcherry
  11. ^ Buckcherry Bio
  12. ^ WWE: TV Shows > Judgment Day
  13. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Buckcherry – Black Butterfly". Music Canada.