Fundraiser for Pat Fish by Will Carruthers
He is a Master of Budvar. He is an old Wilsonian. He is a Scandal in a Bath of Bacon and the Last of the Gentlemen Adventurers.
Pat Fish, aka. Mr Jazz Butcher, aka. The Almost Abstemious Bohemian Godfather of the New Barcelona, NN1 Northampton has been unwell. This will come as a bit of a shock to those of you who may have thought that he was always slightly unwell, which is just a matter of opinion anyway.
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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1983-04-19 Courtesy its author.Credit: https://twitter.com/NeilCooper1
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.
French National Radio, Paris - 1993-02-15 (In French, 4 songs performed) The Forum, London - 1993-10-28 (Opening for John Cale. w/Alex Green and Paul Mulreany) Kolingsborg, Stockholm, Sweden - 1985-03-24
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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Mackney, London England E9 6NU
96-98 Pentonville Rd, Islington
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Re: Box Sets
therecordstop[at]-remove-aol.com - Thomas USA
22Sep2019 4:19 AM (24 days 4 hours ago)
The Violent years and Wasted Years boxes were great. Are we going to see a 3rd covering the last 4 albums? We really should! Thanks
22 of june's gig
les.guillaume[at]-remove-club-internet.fr - Pierre Guillaume Besançon
30Jun2019 12:52 PM (107 days 19 hours ago)
Seems to be quiet a gig...!
Too bad Northampton, UK is so far from Besançon, France...
rene[at]-remove-blossombeauty.us - Rene Walczak Indy
14Feb2019 6:19 PM (243 days 13 hours ago)
Will always find my way back JBC Rosemary Davis where E U? Cheers Pat!
Reviews on AllMusic
emailaddyshows[at]howcomeitdoesthat - Justanotherdarnedex-critic, Somewhere USA
21Sep2018 4:32 AM (1 year 25 days 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 (1 year 276 days 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.