The Jazz Butcher Press (USA) - June, 1992
Album Review: Condition Blue
Details For Men (USA)
June, 1992
Credit: chris heath

Release: Condition Blue

It is only fate, and perhaps the Jazz Butcher's daft name (he doesn't play jazz, and mutilation is not his forte), that has made Robyn Hitchcock the English eccentric college-rock favorite, and Mr. Butcher (real name: Pat Fish ) not.

On his latest LP, the attention-grabbing songs are the thumpin guitar rambles (pete!/pat) sort of Lloyd Cole on acid (!?) filled with silliness about this thing for Shirley Maclaine, but as usual his best songs are the slow, love-lorn reveries when he stops being weird and is just captivatingly soft and wet.

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