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Interviews

Published Interviews
2017
Bandcamp Daily
"The Jazz Butcher's Indie Pop Genesis"
Soul Kitchen (France)
"Un Samedi Soir Avec The Jazz Butcher"
2016
Distorsioni (Italy)
"The Return of the Jazz Butcher"
2015
2014
Radio Televisión Española - Radio 3 (Madrid, Spain)
"Live on the air with Julio Ruiz" - (Gig: 2014-11-12)
Louder Than War
"The Butch is Back… the return of The Jazz Butcher!" - (Gig: 2014-09-20)
2011
Jim Ruiz Website
"Jim remembers Max, Max remembers Wes"
2008
Max Eider Blog
"Interview With Mick Mercer"
2007
Caught In The Carousel
An incredibly long and detailed interview rescued from archive.org
Caught In The Carousel/Stereo Embers
"The Breathing of Statues: An Interview With Max Eider"
2005
Apollox Magazine (UK)
"Fish heads (& tales)"
2003
Apollox Magazine (UK)
"Apollox shares a conversation with The Jazz Butcher over a Free Lunch"
2002
Apollox Magazine (UK)
"The Jazz Butcher versus Max Eider... (a slight return)"
A lengthy Pat & Max tag-team interview
2001
The Independent (UK)
"Who is the Jazz Butcher?"
2000
Witness Website
"Interview with Julian "Jazz" Pransky-Poole"
The Madcap Speaks (Atlanta, GA, USA)
"Pat Fish of the Jazz Butcher Conspiracy" - (Gig: 2000-05-03)
Metro Times (Detroit, MI, USA)
"Chatting up the Butch"
1995
Apollox Magazine (UK)
"Alex Green & The Sinister Ducks – An Interview"
1994
Alternative Press (USA)
"British label sobers up and celebrates its tenth anniversary"
The Splatter Effect (New Brunswick, NJ, USA)
1992

The Record Store Up Front And Center Issue #5 (Waterloo, Canada)
"Treading the line between dumb and stupid"

Flagpole Magazine (Athens, GA, USA)
"Cult of the Jazz Butcher" - (Gig: 1992-04-24)

Toronto Performer (Toronto, Canada)
"Jazz Butcher's Conditioned Response" - (Gig: 1992-05-09)

The Province (Vancouver, BC)
"Jazz Butcher Feeling Moody, Blue" - (Gig: 1992-05-27)

The Ottawa Citizen (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
"British Popster Fights The Good Fight To Put Some Literacy Back Into Lyrics" - (Gig: 1992-05-07)

Vancouver Sun (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
"Butchered relationship fascinates Fish" - (Gig: 1992-05-27)

Monteal Gazette (Montreal, Canada)
"Jazz Butcher Slicing, Dicing Expectations" - (Gig: 1992-05-06)
1991

Music Express Magazine (Canada)
"The Jazz Butcher Vaulting Synapses"
1990

Alterock (Budapest, Hungary)
"Jazz Butcher" - (Gig: 1990-04-11)

Newspaper (Guelph, Ontario, Canada)
"Jazz Butcher comes up from the basement" - (Gig: 1990-11-09)
KCMU Interview (Seattle, WA, USA)
"Red Dots In The Butcher's Basement"
1989
The Milwaukee Interview (Milwaukee, WI, USA) - (Gig: 1989-11-19)
Two star-struck fans corner the Butcher and he graciously provides a very informative and lengthy recorded interview, here transcribed.
1988

Melody Maker (UK)
"Conspiracy Theories"
The Newsletter Vol1 #7 (Milwaukee, WI, USA)
"Jazz Butcher Vs. New Community" - (Gig: 1988-06-12)
1986
Non*Stop Banter (USA)
"Life According to the Jazz Butcher"
Contrast (USA)
"The Jazz Butcher vs the USA" - (Gig: 1986-08-14)
1985

Abstract Magazine
"Issue #5"
1984

NME (UK)
"The Fish And I"
ZigZag
"Jazz Butcher: Meat Means Murder!"

Bios

Albums

Published Album Reviews
2017
When You Motor Away...
"The Jazz Butcher - The Wasted Years"

The Wasted Years
The Vinyl District
"Graded on a Curve: The Jazz Butcher, The Wasted Years"

The Wasted Years
AllMusic
"The Wasted Years"

The Wasted Years
Pop Matters
"The Wasted Years"

The Wasted Years
A Pessimist Is Never Disappointed
"Big Bad Thing: A Few Words About The Fine New Jazz Butcher Box From Fire Records"

The Wasted Years
Bandcamp Daily
"The Jazz Butcher's Indie Pop Genesis"

The Wasted Years
Louder Than War
"The Jazz Butcher: The Wasted Years – album review"

The Wasted Years
2016
Distorsioni
"The Return of the Jazz Butcher" (Italy)

Last of the Gentleman Adventurers
2008
2003
2001
Disclaimer
"Music Review - All The Albums"
2000
1997
1996
1995
Creation Records
"Promo - Sixteen Years"

Sixteen Years
1994
1993
1992
The Washington Post
"Charming Chiming of Jazz Butcher" (Washington, DC, USA)

Condition Blue

The Record Store Up Front And Center Issue #5
"Treading the line between dumb and stupid" (Waterloo, Canada)

Condition Blue
1991
1990
KCMU Interview
"Red Dots In The Butcher's Basement" (Seattle, WA, USA)

Cult Of The Basement
1989
Sounds
"Scarey monster!" (UK)

Big Planet, Scarey Planet
1987

Gigs

Published Gig Reviews
2017
Pop News
"The Jazz Butcher and The Jasmine Minks - The Lexington" (France) - (Gig: 2017-04-15)
2014
Radio Televisión Española - Radio 3
"Live on the air with Julio Ruiz" (Madrid, Spain) - (Gig: 2014-11-12)
Louder Than War
"The Butch is Back… the return of The Jazz Butcher!" - (Gig: 2014-09-20)
2013
Chickfactor Magazine (Brooklyn, NY, USA) - (Gig: 2013-06-15)
2012
2011
Musoscribe Bootleg Bin
"Bootleg Bin: Jazz Butcher – Bob & Anne’s Wedding Reception" (USA) - (Gig: 1997-09-19)
2005
Nightshift (Oxford, UK) - (Gig: 2005-04-14)
Oxford Bands Website
"The Black Watch + Pat Fish + Anton Barbeau + The New Moon" (Oxford, UK) - (Gig: 2005-04-14)
2004
2003
2002
2000
The Madcap Speaks
"Pat Fish of the Jazz Butcher Conspiracy" (Atlanta, GA, USA) - (Gig: 2000-05-03)
Brian Kelly write-up (Minneapolis, MN, USA) - (Gig: 2000-04-23)
Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Top-five obscurity" (Cleveland, OH, USA) - (Gig: 2000-04-18)
Metro Times
"Chatting up the Butch" (Detroit, MI, USA) - (Gig: 2000-04-19)
1999
Village Voice (New York, New York, USA) - (Gig: 1999-09-23)
The Rocket (Seattle, Washington, USA) - (Gig: 1999-09-16)
Up & Coming (Seattle, Washington, USA) - (Gig: 1999-09-16)
Timeout (New York, New York, USA) - (Gig: 1999-09-23)
1997
San Francisco Bay Guardian (San Francisco,CA) - (Gig: 1997-09-22)
1996
The Observer (UK) - (Gig: 1996-08-20)
1994
The Big Takeover Issue #34
JBC is favourably mentioned in an interview with Belly
1993
Best of Rock n Roll Folk Magazine
"Gig clipping" (France) - (Gig: 1993-02-21)
Liberation Newspaper
"Gig clipping" (France) - (Gig: 1993-02-16)
l'Est Republicain Newspaper
"Gig clipping" (France) - (Gig: 1993-11-15)
1992
The Washington Post
"Charming Chiming of Jazz Butcher" (Washington, DC, USA) - (Gig: 1992-05-01)
Ryder Magazine
"The Distressed Gentlefolk" (Bloomington, IN, USA)

Flagpole Magazine
"Cult of the Jazz Butcher" (Athens, GA, USA) - (Gig: 1992-04-24)

Toronto Performer
"Jazz Butcher's Conditioned Response" (Toronto, Canada) - (Gig: 1992-05-09)

The Province
"Jazz Butcher Feeling Moody, Blue" (Vancouver, BC) - (Gig: 1992-05-27)

The Ottawa Citizen
"British Popster Fights The Good Fight To Put Some Literacy Back Into Lyrics" (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) - (Gig: 1992-05-07)

Vancouver Sun
"Butchered relationship fascinates Fish" (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) - (Gig: 1992-05-27)

Monteal Gazette
"Jazz Butcher Slicing, Dicing Expectations" (Montreal, Canada) - (Gig: 1992-05-06)
1990

Alterock
"Jazz Butcher" (Budapest, Hungary) - (Gig: 1990-04-11)
Universal Club Postcard (Madrid, Spain) - (Gig: 1990-03-08)

Newspaper
"Jazz Butcher comes up from the basement" (Guelph, Ontario, Canada) - (Gig: 1990-11-09)
Newspaper
"Gig clipping" (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA) - (Gig: 1990-11-05)
1989
The Milwaukee Interview (Milwaukee, WI, USA) - (Gig: 1989-11-19)
Two star-struck fans corner the Butcher and he graciously provides a very informative and lengthy recorded interview, here transcribed.
1988
The Newsletter Vol1 #7
"Jazz Butcher Vs. New Community" (Milwaukee, WI, USA) - (Gig: 1988-06-12)
1987
Best of Rock n Roll Folk Magazine
"Gig clipping" (France) - (Gig: 1987-02-10)
1986
Contrast
"The Jazz Butcher vs the USA" (USA) - (Gig: 1986-08-14)

Pat

The Butcher Writes..
2004
2002
Star of India restaurant review
Northampton's Star of India restaurant is dearly loved by the artist
2000
1998
1994
Letters From Pat - 1994-04-13
94 Euro Tour, Two Gigs, News, 93/94 Tours
Letters From Pat - 1994-09-13
Gig self-reviews, jbc-list rebuttals, etc
Letters From Pat - 1994-06-24
All The Gigs, Ever
1993
Letters From Pat - 1993-08-30
The Albums, The Bands, LoveBus, 93 Euro Tour
Letters From Pat - 1993-10-19
Eider, The Fall, News
1991
Letters From Pat - 1991-02-01
The "Hunter S. Thompson" letter
1990

Wilson

Black Eg

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  • JB In The Guardian
    steve.hyde[at]-remove-ndcls.ox.ac.uk - Steve Hyde - Oxford
    6Aug2006 6:39 PM (11 years 108 days ago)
    Dear Pat et al,

    For what it's worth I stumbled across the following ancient
    article in the Guardian. (Google: olaf palme jazz butcher it's the
    11 hit)

    http://arts.guardian.co.uk/fridayreview/story/
    0,12102,1353957,00.html

    Enjoy...

    I'm hoping by adding to your press cuttings, you'll play Olaf
    Palme on the 16th - any chance ???

    Steve
  • In Bath Of Bacon
    gavin13[at]-remove-letterboxes.org - Napa, CA, USA
    2Feb2005 11:17 AM (12 years 293 days ago)
    Hey Everyone,
    In Bath Of Bacon (CD) is up on Ebay. Thought
    someone might be interested.
    Best,
    Gavin
  • Say Roar
    theaudiodropout[at]-remove-aol.com - Sheffield UK
    18Dec2003 2:43 PM (13 years 340 days ago)
    now then young man
    check out the Wire mag jan 04 page 13.
    now that's a review!

    Cheers
    The tall wobbly one
  • how can i send you a copy of your song i cover?
    cogan[at]-remove-socal.rr.com - los angeles, ca
    17Sep2002 7:25 PM (15 years 67 days ago)
    what is your email address? i want to send you a copy of "party time" i played live last night. i do a one man band type thing at a bar in LA and play all your tunes - do sue me - come to LA and i'll point you to where all the jazz butcher fans hang out - they love you guys - and the chicks are hot - you've been helping me get laid for about a year now! i call myself the smooth jazz butcher (just kidding)

    ed cogan
    los angeles