"What kind of monster would do such a thing? God... WHY?!" - Joe Butcher, All Dead


Joseph Butcher.

Joe Butcher is the former pedal steel player for the Polyphonic Spree. In addition to pedal steel he also provided some keyboards.

Previous to his Polyphonic Experience, he was the frontman in Ufofu, a punk band that also featured Benjamin Curtis, onetime Tripping Daisy member and now a member of Secret Machines.

Some of Joe's contributions on synthesizer are so important that they are still played live, as samples.

In the BBC Radio 1 Documentary, The Evil Heart of the Polyphonic Spree, he claims that his role in the band is to fry eggs with his mind.