The Butterfly Plague

by Wilton Said...

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about

This album was a was a very important statement both lyrically and musically, at least to myself, that I had to make. The music was my first attempt at writing a rock opera influenced by my new love of Andrew Lloyd Webbers "Jesus Christ Superstar", hence why so much of it has recurring themes. In the end the lyrical idea for the rock opera was abandoned and I decided to look elsewhere for lyrical inspiration.
The lyrics stemmed from a variety of places such as the Timothy Finnley book The Butterfly Plague, the so called reality talk shows which proliferated T.V. (Geraldo), a recent break-up with a girl friend who wasn't really right for me and vice versa, and my own inner demons. The event which set this whole lyrical inspiration in motion was the 1996 film "The Long Kiss Goodnight" which featured Geena Davis and Samuel L. Jackson.
It wasn't until I had a more solid line up of musicians that I decided to record the whole thing which was done during the Fall and Winter of 2003/2004 with the release being in the Spring of 2004. In addition to myself on Vocals and Keys, the original recording features Chris Reid on guitar, Richard Rizzo on drums and Andrew Buntain on bass.

credits

released June 18, 2004

All songs (Music and Lyrics) by Wilton except...
"Circus Alive" by Wilton and Deb Ray.
"Bar" by Wilton and Chris Reid.
All songs (c) (p) Said Style Productions 2004.

Personal
Wilton - Vocals, Keys, Piano, Acoustic guitar on "Mom".
Chris Reid - Guitars
Richard Rizzo - Drums
Andrew Buntain - Bass

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Wilton Said... Toronto, Ontario

Wilton Said...

The Wilton Said... band led by baritone and occasional jazz infused vocalist Wilton has long skirted on the outside of the Pop/Rock genre.

Rounded out by Guitarist Chris Reid, Bassist Frank Heisler, and Drummer Peter Karppi's tasteful rhythmic ornamentation, Wilton Said… transforms the sonic landscape into a dramatic, dynamic and eclectic Indie Art Rock journey.
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