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Our Friends The Filth
female: smile
sample: [cheering]

He's a marine commander in a submarine world
And he knows what he's after he's a tank driving man
He talked to orcas - they told him whoppers.
He's wearing flippers he's got an optical correcter on his goggles
His mind's a blank he's only thinking of his duty to the folks back home

He watches the boats as he floats down the Danube
He's been making a living giving businessmen head.
He's anti-grav, he's underwater
Oo floating around in a state of confusion
In the bath can't find the plug hole
They took one look they sank his boat

Hair kelp gator-breath death in the basement
Disaster in the Mediterranean
Hair kelp gator-breath death in the basement
Disaster in the Mediterranean
Hair kelp gator-breath death in the basement
Disaster in the Mediterranean
Hold down, turtle down down, death in the basement,
Disaster in the Mediterranean
Swim

(female: it's a nice place to visit x8)

Like a Ninja Simone
With a cold-hearted stare
Came a terrible rage
On a squid in a mood.
Our friends the filth are only geezers:
They use their tweezers
Well it seemed a shame to move it
Ed lived next door
Said use a plunger
Dogboy gets his biscuit and the cake gets bigger

You want it mad I'll give you barmey
You want it rough go join the Army
You want absurd I'll give you barmey
You want it rough go join the Army
You want real life I'll give you barmey
You want it rough go join the Air Force
You want absurd I'll give you barmey
You want it rough go join the Air Force
You want my name I can't remember
You want my vote you'll have to pay me
You want my car you'll have to drive me
You want my number you'll have to find me
You want it now I'll see you later
You want it large you'll have to feed it
You want it mad it mad I'll give you donuts
You want it fresh you'll have to keep it in the bath

sample: [cheering]

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[Condition Blue cover thumbnail]
Condition Blue
For all the pain and crap from which this record was made, the actual sessions were a gigantic and wonderful party. This was warmly received by The Outside World, less popular among those who counted themselves JBC afficionados. This IS the sound of me having fun, and getting me to do that in those dark days of mid-1991 was no small job.
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Unconditional (compilation)
One of the better Creation-era compilations. Canadian release.
[¡Excellent! The Violent Years cover thumbnail]
¡Excellent! The Violent Years (compilation)
Millions of years ago, dinosaurs ruled the Earth. Today the Galileo Space Probe orbits mighty planet Jupiter. The Jazz Butcher Conspiracy first appeared in June 1982 in the back room of the Black Lion in Northampton. They finally drank the bar dry in a small town in in Mallorca on the 20th August 1996

Insight

The Butcher Says..
Uh... in the Sixties Beirut was a real playground for the rich, like Cannes or Ibiza or something. A nice place to visit. Sometimes things really do just slide right out of control, don't they? Lexicographical note: to anyone who finds the juxtaposition of the words "Beirut" and "filth" a tad obvious, I would just say that "filth" is an agreeable little lowlife term that one uses in London to describe our wonderful police force. I trust that clears things up a little.
Source: Unconditional liner notes

Notes: swiped from The Black Eg song Filth

Live Stats

7 documented performances (click to explore)
1992 1 (Black Eg)
1994 5 (JBC)
1995 1 (JBC)

Media

1 Recorded Live Performances
1992-09-15 Peter Murphy (demo tape) - Northampton, England (Black Eg demo)
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