|Tags:||electronic synthpop 70s instrumental pop moog|
|Decades:||1970s 1990s 2000s|
This one-man band comprised US Moog synthesizer player Stan Free, who had performed on recordings by John Denver, Arlo Guthrie and the Boston Pops Orchestra. Hot Butter made one US Top 10 record and promptly disappeared. Having previously recorded some unsuccessful singles under his own name in the 60s, Free took on the name Hot Butter and recorded the cleverly titled Popcorn, an instrumental which reached the UK Top 5 in 1972. Subsequent singles attempted to update early rock instrumentals such as Pipeline and Tequila but they did not reach the charts.