Butch Vig production discography

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The discography of Butch Vig, an American musician and record producer, consists of a mix of albums, extended plays and singles released by bands he was a performer in and records on which he produced, mixed, remixed, engineered or a combination of those roles.

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in film studies, Vig became a core member of cult Mid-West band Spooner, and an offshoot group Fire Town, as well as co-founding recording studio Smart Studios in Madison, Wisconsin in the Eighties.[1] Vig is now best known internationally as the drummer of the Madison-based alternative rock band Garbage and the producer of multi-platinum selling albums Nevermind by Nirvana and Siamese Dream by The Smashing Pumpkins.[2]

Vig's production, Green Day's 21st Century Breakdown, debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and atop the album charts of 23 further countries.[3]


Year Album Artist Producer
1982 Every Corner Dance (1982) Spooner Gary Klebe and Spooner
1985 Wildest Dreams (1985) Doug Erikson and Butch Vig
1987 In the Heart of the Heart Country (1987) Fire Town Fire Town
1988 The Good Life (1989) Michael Frondelli
1990 The Fugitive Dance (1991) Spooner Doug Erikson and Butch Vig
1994 Garbage (1995) Garbage Garbage
1997 Version 2.0 (1998)
2000 Beautiful Garbage (2001)
2004 Bleed Like Me (2005) Garbage (Mixed by Butch Vig)
2007 Absolute Garbage (2007) Garbage
2012 Emperors of Wyoming (2012) Emperors of Wyoming Emperors of Wyoming
2012 Not Your Kind of People (2012) Garbage Garbage
2016 Strange Little Birds (2016)
2017 5 Billion In Diamonds (2017) 5 Billion In Diamonds 5 Billion In Diamonds

Vig also wrote and recorded the theme tune for the Green Bay Packers, "Go Pack Go!", under the band name The 6 Packers.[4]

Music production[edit]


The following studio albums were produced, or co-produced by Vig, many at his own recording studio:

Year Album Artist
1983 Hollywood Autopsy (1983) Hollywood Autopsy
Face the Music (1983) Tar Babies
Intellectuals are the
Shoeshine Boys of the Ruling Elite
[A] (1984)
1985 Snake Boy (1985) Killdozer
1st E.P. (1985) Ivory Library
Living in the Mirror (1986) The Other Kids
1986 Burl[B] (1986) Killdozer
Happy Home[E] (1987) The Other Kids
1987 Little Baby Buntin' (1987) Killdozer
Come Down to the Merry Go Round (1987) Laughing Hyenas
1988 Century Days (1988) Die Kreuzen
1989 Suction (1989) feedtime
Twelve Point Buck (1989) Killdozer
For Ladies Only (1989) Killdozer
You Can't Pray a Lie (1989) Laughing Hyenas
Gone Away 12 (1989) Die Kreuzen
1990 Life of Crime (1990) Laughing Hyenas
Ground Into The Dirt (1990) King Snake Roost
Nevermind (1991) Nirvana
Cement (1991) Die Kreuzen
Gish[C] (1991) The Smashing Pumpkins
Bricks are Heavy (1992) L7
1992 Overwhelming Colorfast (1992) Overwhelming Colorfast
Dirty (1992) Sonic Youth
Pick Up Heaven (1992) Drain
1993 Siamese Dream[C] (1993) The Smashing Pumpkins
1994 Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star (1994) Sonic Youth
Let Your Dim Light Shine (1995) Soul Asylum
This Perfect World (1995) Freedy Johnston
2003 Sing the Sorrow[D] (2003) AFI
2006 New Wave (2006) Against Me!
2007 Chase This Light (2007) Jimmy Eat World
All or Nothing (2008) The Subways
Heart Burns (2008) Tom Gabel
2008 21st Century Breakdown (2009) Green Day
2009 White Crosses (2010) Against Me!
2010 Harmony (2010) Never Shout Never
Wasting Light (2011) Foo Fighters
2013 Sound City: Real to Reel (2013) Various
2014 Sonic Highways (2014) Foo Fighters

^ A Co-produced by Butch Vig and Steve Marker.
^ B Co-produced by Butch Vig and Corey Rusk.
^ C Co-produced by Butch Vig and Billy Corgan.
^ D Co-produced by Butch Vig and Jerry Finn.
^ E Co-produced by Butch Vig and Steve Watson.

The following individual tracks were produced by Vig for various projects:

Year Track Artist Appears on
2000 "Totalimmortal" The Offspring Me, Myself and Irene O.S.T. (2000)
"Bloodstains" Ready to Rumble O.S.T. (2000)
2002 "Telling You Now" Jessy Moss Street Knuckles (2003)
"Pick a Card"
"I'll Manage"
2003 "Rabbits are Roadkill on Rt. 37" AFI Decemberunderground (2006)
2009 "Wheels" Foo Fighters Greatest Hits (2009)
"Word Forward"
2010 "Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)" Muse The Twilight Saga – Eclipse: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2010)


Year Album Artist
2004 Bleed Like Me[A] (2005) Garbage
Year Track Artist Appears on
1999 "Jesus Says" Ash Nu-Clear Sounds (U.S. Version) (1999) and Intergalactic Sonic 7″s (2002)
"Wild Surf"
"Folk Song" Nu-Clear Sounds (U.S Version) (1999)
2007 "Tell Me Where It Hurts"[A] Garbage Absolute Garbage (2007)
"Betcha"[A] "Tell Me Where It Hurts" (2007)
"All the Good in this Life"[A] Songs for Tibet: The Art of Peace (2008)
2008 "Witness to Your Love"[A] Give Listen Help: Volume 5 (2008)

^ A Mixed credited to Vig, independent of Garbage.


Year Track Artist Appears on
1992 "Throw This Away" Nine Inch Nails Fixed (1992)
"Last" (Butch Vig remix)" Unreleased (available from remix.nin.com)[D]
"Shamrocks and Shenanigans (Butch Vig remix)" House of Pain House of Pain (1992)
"It's You (Crash and Burn mix)" EMF "It's You" (1992)
1993 "She Sells Sanctuary (Sundance)" The Cult Sanctuary MCMXCIII: Volume Two (1993)
"In Your Room (Zephyr mix)" Depeche Mode "In Your Room" (1994) and The Singles 86>98 (1998)
1997 "Jack-Ass (Butch Vig mix)" Beck "Jack-Ass" (1997)
"Jack-Ass (Lowrider mix)"
"Staring at the Sun (Monster Truck mix)"[A] U2 "Staring at the Sun" (1997)
"Staring at the Sun (Lab Rat mix)"[A]
"Dirty Day (Junk Day)" [B] "Please" (1997) and The Best of 1990–2000 (2000)
"Dirty Day (Bitter Kiss)" [B] "Please" (1997)
1998 "Freak on a Leash (Freakin' Bitch mix)" Korn "Freak on a Leash" (1999)
1999 "Make Me Bad (Sickness in Salvation mix)" "Make Me Bad" (2000)
"So Pure (Pure Ecstacy mix)" Alanis Morissette "So Pure" (1999)
2000 "How About Some Hardcore (GrungeIsDead.com remix)" Butch Vig & M.O.P. Loud Rocks (2000)
2001 "Nookie (Androids vs. Las Putas Remix)" Limp Bizkit New Old Songs (2001)
2007 "Bad Boyfriend (Sting Like a Bee remix)"[C] Garbage "Tell Me Where It Hurts" and Absolute Garbage (2007)


  • All remixes are credited to Butch Vig, except ^ A credited to Butch Vig and Danny Saber and ^ B credited to Butch Vig and Doug Erikson. ^ C remixed by Butch Vig, independent of Garbage.
  • ^ D This remix has never been commercially released, however elements from the remix were incorporated into "Throw This Away". It was found in the early '90s on an FTP server as an 8-bit/22,050 Hz AIFF file, and then circulated on P2P until Trent Reznor hosted a WAV file of the remix online.


  1. ^ Welcome to Spooner Town. Record Collector. February 1, 1997. 
  2. ^ "Garbage: Behind The Music". Behind The Music. 2002-03-31. 
  3. ^ "MTV Games, Harmonix and Warner Bros. / Reprise Records Partner With Green Day to Bring Their Music Exclusively to Rock Band(R)". PR Newswire. Archived from the original on June 16, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-14. 
  4. ^ "Go Pack Go!". Archived from the original on September 30, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 

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