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PhotobucketSouthGang was a Los Angeles-based glam metal band composed of lead vocalist Jesse Harte, guitarist Butch Walker, bassist Jayce Fincher, and drummer Mitch “Slug” McLee, active in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The band’s original name was Byte the Bullet, which was changed to SouthGang before they released their first album, Tainted Angel. They had a similar style to many of the other “hair bands” of the era. The band is best remembered for their 1991 single “Tainted Angel,” which received some MTV airplay, especially during Headbanger’s Ball.

Tainted Angel was produced by Howard Benson and Desmond Child. After the band’s breakup in the mid-1990s, Butch Walker, Jayce Fincher, and Mitch McLee went on to form power pop band Marvelous 3, scoring a minor hit with “Freak of the Week” in 1998.

More recently, Butch Walker has had a successful solo music career, as well as written and produced hits for many of today’s pop and rock artists such as Avril Lavigne and Bowling for Soup. Butch Walker is currently pursuing his solo career after Marvelous 3 called it a day. He has also been co-writing and producing other artists.

Jesse Harte is currently residing in the Atlanta Area, working in the cell phone industry. Mitch McLee is still playing drums in Atlanta, Georgia. Jayce Fincher is married to Christina Lloree-Fincher with a couple of children. He is working at a church in Atlanta as the musical production “go to” person. He also works with the middle school ministry.


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– Tainted Angel [1991]
– Group Therapy [1992]

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