Vig’s ‘Go Pack Go!’ Top Career Moment
Butch Vig has made a lot of great music.
He’s a founding member of Garbage. He’s produced records for the Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day and, most notably, helmed Nirvana’s Nevermind, which is one of the most influential albums in history.
Despite all that, his version of the Green Bay Packers fight song ‘Go! You Packers! Go!,’ simply titled ‘Go Pack Go!,’ is the top moment of his career, according to the legendary producer.
“The cool thing is, we sent it to the people at Lambeau — I know one of the DJs, Malcolm, who does on-field [music] at Lambeau Field — and when they first got it, [guitar tech] Chad [Zaemish] and I went to the game, and they played it, like, 15 times during the game,” he laughed. “We were just in heaven, and, like, I know I’ve done Green Day and the Pumpkins and Garbage and whatever, but now I can die a happy man. I’ve had a song played at Lambeau.”
Vig, who’s from Madison and a life-long Packers fan, originally created a version of the song several years ago with members of No Doubt and Garbage, but there were several lines about Brett Favre in it.
That situation has been remedied with the new version, which was recorded by Vig, Zaemish and Garbage’s Duke Erikson, also known as 6 Packers. The band name combines their affinity for the Packers and beer, in case you were wondering.
Here’s the official video.
Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.