Expansive book-styled package of the first four albums from The Jazz Butcher’s early Creation Records’ years – 1988-1991.
Featuring the much praised ‘Fishcotheque’, ‘Big Planet, Scarey Planet’, ‘Cult Of The Basement’ and ‘Condition Blue”.
Featuring ‘Bath Of Bacon’, ‘A Scandal In Bohemia’, ‘Sex And Travel’ and ‘Distressed Gentlefolk’.
Release date: January 19, 2018 (LP)
The Jazz Butcher’s Brave New Waves session was recorded on June 5th, 1988 in CBC Studio 13 in Montreal. The recording is taken from CBC Archives reels and remastered at Grey Market Mastering in Montreal, by Harris Newman.
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Fire Records next spring will follow up its collection of the first four albums by The Jazz Butcher, Pat Fish’s long-running U.K. indie-pop outfit, with a new box set called The Violent Years that compiles the next four LPs, all originally released on Creation Records between 1988 and 1991.
Due out March 9 on streaming/download or in a 4CD box set encased in a book, The Violent Years collects straight, bonus-less reissues of Fishcotheque (1988), Big Planet, Scarey Planet (1989), Cult of the Basement (1990) and Condition Blue (1990). The collection can be pre-ordered now via Bandcamp.
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On the occasion of the The Wasted Years box set release, here's a nice review and interview and a nice review, and or two. or three
Also, unearthed on the 'tube are some recent video segments where Pat talks briefly on a variety of topics. Click the "Etc" tab over in The Viewing Room.
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Reviews on AllMusic
emailaddyshows[at]howcomeitdoesthat - Justanotherdarnedex-critic, Somewhere USA
21Sep2018 4:32 AM (79 days 11 hours ago)
Was looking through your website and noticed you didn't have links to reviews at the AllMusic website for your albums. The ones there are generally very positive, so you might want to do so. I wrote some of them, so I should know... BTW, love most of your stuff I've encountered (though have only heard through "Cult of the Basement"), with "Scandal in Bohemia" being my favorite -- truly fine stuff. Here's a link to that review:
You might be aware of them, but if not, you may want to take a look. Best wishes!
Wasted Years CD's
johnnybrew[at]-remove-comcast.net - John Hall (Indianapolis)
12Jan2018 1:49 PM (331 days 1 hour ago)
I am curious if the Wasted years re-issue have been remastered/remixed or whatever. I already own all these discs, though my copy of Big Planet/Scarey Planet has a very annoying skip during one of the songs. I also thought the vocal tracks on that album were a little muddy or surpressed.
Always happy to send some cash Pats way. His music has lifted my life for over a quarter century. (That's Big Scary).
Pat, I am the same brewer from Chicago you met on the 2000 tour. Still brewing and playing your music in the brewery every chance I get.
matthewbrunswick[at]-remove-gmail.com - Matthew Melbourne
26Dec2017 6:26 PM (347 days 20 hours ago)
My two year old daughter got so excited dancing to "Looking for Lot 49" that she jumped into the air for the first time ever.
les.guillaume[at]-remove-club-internet.fr - Pierre Guillaume Brussey
20Oct2017 12:04 AM (1 year 50 days ago)
Hello, is there a jazzbutcher gig for every day of the year...?
Good time had ATLANTA festival
apples_1215[at]-remove-yahoo.com - BRENDA Atlanta Georgia
28May2017 4:44 PM (1 year 194 days ago)
Sounds were great temperature is just right Wonderful night in downtown Atlanta