Last year, before everything went all Butcher-shaped, a young man from California asked me to contribute to a charity compilation album in memory of his unfortunate girlfriend, who died real young. The money goes to help disadvantaged and abused kids with art projects.
I contributed a track, recorded on Curtis' computer. It's a version of "Indian Summer" as written by the Beat Happening, and recorded by Luna and Spectrum.
Another track from that L.A. babe, Deirdre O'Donoghue's radio show.
This very rare cassette was compiled by Mark Webber and released on his bedroom-based label. The sleeve features artwork by Natty Brooker of Spacemen 3 (who are featured on the cassette) and Spiritualized. The drawing is also titled Oozing Through the Ozone Layer.
The Jazz Butcher contribution coincided with the release of The Gift of Music. Here again, this compilation-tape came with a fanzine and was also available as a limited package with the "Uncle Arthur's Pop Parlour" compilation-tape in addition.
Note: Limited edition on clear vinyl. The Jazz Butcher contribution subsequently appeared on the Big Questions LP/CD. Having said that, this album also includes an early studio version of " Leaving It Up To You " by Max Eider with Pat Fish on guitar as well as "Fear (Is A Man's Best Friend)" by David J. and a different version of "2:35" by Spacemen 3 amongst others.
This release of the German newspaper "Süddeutsche Zeitung" combines a book and a CD.
A lovely interpretation of the Jonathan Richman classic which was originally released in 1979 on the Back In Your Life LP by Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers.
The Jazz Butcher cover version is unavailable elsewhere. Interestingly enough, the same must be said about the other contributions ... The Rag Dolls were an early and short-living band of Dave Kusworth (Jacobites), Missionary Boy features Nikki Sudden himself on vocals (and is therefore better than the version that appears on The Bible Belt LP with Lizard on vocals) while Sad Go Round was The Swell Maps (!) in disguise. Obviously essential, this highly sought after split single came with a fanzine.
- MonkeeMan's "variations" page (mirror)
where can i find it
dslichacz[at]-remove-hotmail.com - dave, canada
15Dec2014 6:25 PM (2 years 223 days ago)
Where can I find Scandal in Bohemia/ Sex and travel?
I need to know, I had the disc but since lost it and want to replace it.
if anyone knows where I can find it please let me know.
pcruz[at]-remove-netcabo.pt - Paulo Oporto
21Nov2012 2:58 AM (4 years 248 days ago)
I recently had access to a double album, allegedly a compilation named 'Girl Go, The Best Of Creation Years' that I don't find in The Jazz Butcher Conspiracy discography.
Is it possible that I got in touch with a bootleg/unofficial release ?
The Compile Scandal and Sex & Travel
richarthur[at]-remove-yahoo.com - Rich formerly of Canada
28Jan2010 2:49 AM (7 years 181 days ago)
Hi Pat, I feel compelled to add that the single CD "A Scandal in Bohemia/Sex & Travel" was in my player non-stop for a few years in the late 80's. A soundtrack to university.
I enjoyed your discography comments. Any comments on this one?
harlan777[at]-remove-hotmail.com - tony foster
27Dec2007 4:53 PM (9 years 213 days ago)
you probably dont remeber me 1992 wat a year,
just saw the page and thought Id say hi were can i download some songs??
masmojo[at]-remove-sbcglobal.net - masmojo
3Dec2007 1:17 PM (9 years 237 days ago)
Thanks Pat, One of my favorite shows of all time was the time I saw JBC [at]-remove-Rockafellers(SP?) in Houston! I don't think there was many there, but it was magic! I believe that was around the release of Big Planet, Scary Planet. Maybe you could get with the guys [at]-remove-House of Blues for a N.A. Tour? We got one here now & I would sure be there!! Listening to Condition Blue for the first time as I type this! Really nice! ;-)