The Jazz Butcher Press (UK) - 1989
Album Review: Fishcotheque
Record Mirror (UK)
Credit: Chris Histed

Release: Fishcotheque

The Jazz Butcher

The Jazz Butcher, having shown the occasional flash of brilliance, has finally come up with the goods. Fishcotheque is that rare beast, an LP of cool, laid-back pop. With tracks imitating every current pop style the Jazz Butcher, always a fan of subtle humour, raps his way through a song about chickens and has a go at calypso.

Atmospherics are the name of the game here, with more than a hint of the Go-Betweens. The tunes have an addictive, subtle grip which tightens on each play, and vocals that are delightfully nonchalant. This is the ideal album to play when you're faced with a wet spring Sunday and you feel like putting your feet up for an afternoon.

3.5/5 stars

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