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  • Third book back CD
    lesguillaumepch[at] - Pierre Guillaume, Brussey
    7Sep2021 10:25 AM (2 years 88 days ago)
    Great news...!
    I knew the blue one was missing...!!
  • Interview Request
    Paulmcgu[at] - Paul McGuire
    16Jul2021 6:38 PM (2 years 140 days ago)
    Dear Pat:

    I do a radio show for low power/internet station in Los Angeles: I love your work. My show is a pre-recorded hour. I can send you a sample show if you wish. Sometimes I focus on one artist (JJ Cale, The Tubes, The Alice Cooper Group—week after played Caroline Wheeler’s Birthday Present😉) and I am going to soon do an hour on TJB. If any chance I could email you some questions would love to then read your answers on air. Have also done rock journalism off and on since I was 15 fyi.

    Anyway longshot but never hurts to ask. Really love your work and have turned many fellow Angelenos and friends onto it. Have played on air Shakey, Devil, Jungle, YoYo, CWBP and Roadrunner.

    Hope you are healthy after health scare in recent years. You do great stuff.

    Paul McGuire
    Canyon Country CA
  • Hamburg LP
    nope[at] - Pat Fish, NN1
    3Jul2021 8:58 AM (2 years 154 days ago)
    Hi Patrik, The album that you have was recorded live at Onkel Po's Carnegie Hall, Hamburg (yes, really!) on 16th August 1985. Released by SPV, a German label. It was a very enjoyable gig, but the record didn't come out particularly well, in my opinion. Best regards, Pat x
  • Mysterious vinyl
    patrik.zarkovic247[at] - Patrik, Croatia
    5Jun2021 4:10 AM (2 years 182 days ago)
    Hey, I got a vinyl record from my parents a few days ago. They were looking for Joy Division but got something called Jazz Butcher, and that's how I ended up here. The record is called "Jazz Butcher Live Hamburg". It isn't mentioned anywhere on the Internet and I feel like you might know something. If you want photos send an email :)
  • Olof Palme
    Bluesbaruch[at] - Bryan, Californis
    25May2021 5:58 PM (2 years 192 days ago)
    Olof Palme was a great man and the Jazz Butcher's song about him was a great song. WT holy living F is going on with that song? You can find lyrics online, but absolutely no links to recordings, performances, videos, nothing. Is there something going on with the rights? A legal fight? Or is socialism still such a nasty word in the US that it's been culturally erased? I have the lyrics and I play it busking. I think it's such a culturally important song, it needs to be household familiar and played far and wide. I'm gonna keep playing it. I'm so poor I'm judgement proof, so sue me. Be my guest. It needs to be heard.
  • "All the Saints" and "Saints Prayer" Videos
    rsd[at] - Scott, PA, USA
    23Feb2021 3:05 PM (2 years 284 days ago)
    Just posted this video for "Saints Prayer":

    which is a companion piece / making of video for the original "All the Saints" video:

    Thanks to Pat and Max for the great music!
  • Happy New Year
    LetTheRain[at] - Liam, Oregon
    2Jan2021 7:15 PM (2 years 335 days ago)
    Just wanted to say still blasting JB into 2021
  • Cheers from longtime fan
    Kevininnes[at] - Kevin Innes, washington state, USA
    14Dec2020 3:04 AM (2 years 355 days ago)
    Hi! Really want to say how much I’ve enjoyed the music over
    the years! Grew up in Winnipeg, introduced to the JBC by
    Brave New Waves, on the CBC radio. Saw you in concert in
    88 or 89 when you came through on tour. Constantly
    somewhere on my playlists. My kids sing along to the songs
    as well! Thanks for being a meaningful part of my musical life!
  • The gift keeps giving
    Thmtelluride[at] - Tom
    22Sep2020 9:14 PM (3 years 72 days ago)
    Just cranked, very loudly, the Glass/Cartel vinyl 45 of Groovin in the bus lane and Hard on my insane audiophile system here in Brentwood (Los Angeles)CA. I was strutting around my house like a rooster in heat.
    I have been listening to the Butcher since about '83. Saw them Many times on any tour that came within 1000 miles of me. Last show was Mercury Lounge NYC I think in early 2000s. Met Pat on several occasions. An honor.
    It's hard to overstate the joy that your (and Max's) music has brought, and still brings to me over almost 40 years later. I have almost all of the original vinyl. I won't listen on CD. Just isn't the same.
    Your songwriting craft and wit put you among the best in the rock and roll tradition. IMHO.
    Thanks Pat. For the gift of your genius.
  • Sun Is Still Sunny
    richp20[at] - Rich from Calgary, Alberta
    16Aug2020 6:37 PM (3 years 109 days ago)
    Just listened to Sun Is Still Sunny. Damn. Great cover choice. You can still kick me hard in the feelings when you want to Fishy! Tasty stuff.

    By the way, I'm still holding you to that promise of a set of those rare tunes that I need in cd quality. I bought and devoured the two box sets (Violent and Wasted years) - loved to hear those wonderful songs again - and the liner notes brought a smile and a tear! But I need many of your lesser known gems available in high quality sound!

    Thanks for all the gifts over the years. I still listen to your music often and it is a touchstone and comfort in time like these! Good heath and happiness to you sir! My wallet will always be willing to part with its contents whenever you have more beautiful tunes. to offer!
  • FB Live Show???
    doc6502[at] - Doc
    12Jun2020 7:47 AM (3 years 175 days ago)
    Live from Fishy Mansions, Sunday 14 June
    Europe 22:00
    London 21:00
    New York: 16:00
    CHICAGO: 15:00
    L.A. 13:00
  • video
    les.guillaume[at] - Pierre Guillaume
    3Jun2020 9:34 AM (3 years 184 days ago)
    Thanks for your human jungle video. Like we say in french: ces chansons n'ont pas pris une ride...!
  • Re: Box Sets
    therecordstop[at] - Thomas USA
    22Sep2019 4:19 AM (4 years 74 days 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] - Pierre Guillaume Besançon
    30Jun2019 12:52 PM (4 years 158 days ago)
    Seems to be quiet a gig...!
    Too bad Northampton, UK is so far from Besançon, France...
  • Hello
    rene[at] - Rene Walczak Indy
    14Feb2019 6:19 PM (4 years 293 days 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 (5 years 75 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] - John Hall (Indianapolis)
    12Jan2018 1:49 PM (5 years 327 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.
  • jumping
    matthewbrunswick[at] - Matthew Melbourne
    26Dec2017 6:26 PM (5 years 343 days ago)
    My two year old daughter got so excited dancing to "Looking for Lot 49" that she jumped into the air for the first time ever.

  • gig
    les.guillaume[at] - Pierre Guillaume Brussey
    20Oct2017 12:04 AM (6 years 46 days ago)
    Hello, is there a jazzbutcher gig for every day of the year...?
  • Good time had ATLANTA festival
    apples_1215[at] - BRENDA Atlanta Georgia
    28May2017 4:44 PM (6 years 191 days ago)
    Sounds were great temperature is just right Wonderful night in downtown Atlanta
  • re:Washington DC
    liseroussel[at] - Lise Toronto
    11May2017 3:57 AM (6 years 208 days ago)
    Hi Pat,

    Just wondering if you have written any songs about the fiascoes happening in Washington DC? I think you would be the perfect laureate to comment on these dark days. I read this morning that press secretary Sean Spicer was hiding in the bushes to try to avoid reporters. Alas, it has come to this!
  • Submitted for Pats' consideration
    Pursuedbyemail[at] - Pursued By Trees (Cornwall, UK)
    7Feb2017 6:19 AM (6 years 301 days ago)
    What are the chances of visiting a Jazz Butcher memoir upon the literary world?

    Is this something that you might consider undertaking either as a solo project, or perhaps collectively/collaboratively with your fellow and former conspirators?

    I reckon that this would make for an entertaining and enlightening read, and possibly another great crowd-funded project.
  • Perpetual gratitude
    pressaccofowlow[at] - Old Andrew
    11Jan2017 10:11 PM (6 years 327 days ago)
    Lads, just another ardent fan thanking you for all the years of sublimely beautiful and odd music. Kitchen dancing, playing bicycle kid for my wee ones, litmus test for potential friends. The joy I feel when I play anything truly gives me hope for these dreadful times. Thank you for everything
  • Dunkin Bagel?
    doc6502[at] - Doc, Chicago
    18Nov2016 7:46 AM (7 years 17 days ago)
    I love this version:
  • Paris
    dufourelisa[at] - jean michel Paris
    16May2016 1:53 PM (7 years 203 days ago)
    Happy to see that the Jazz butcher quartet is on the road again

    We're waiting for you Pat !
  • abus dangereux
    les.guillaume[at] - Pierre Guillaume Brussey
    9May2016 6:22 AM (7 years 210 days ago)
    3 cheers for Abus Dangereux, french magazine who has very good taste with his interview of Mr Fish: 2 pages, one colour photo and one song (animals) on the CD sampler offered with every magazine !
  • steve garofalo
    les.guillaume[at] - Pierre Guillaume
    25Mar2016 5:25 AM (7 years 255 days ago)
    So sorry for this loss even if I didn't know him and I didn't saw him play with you...!!!
  • New Album
    thomastomasska[at] - Thomas Tomasska: Gloucestershire
    16Feb2016 8:28 AM (7 years 293 days ago)

    Condition no longer blue!
  • Fire Records
    EchoBmen[at] - Mark R, Brooklyn, NY
    4Dec2015 3:13 AM (8 years 2 days ago)
    Great news on your deal with Fire. Better a deal with Fire than to play with it. Long time fan, and while my CD version of GENTLEMAN ADVENTURERS will do, I am so happy that your stuff will soon be available once again -- that once the re-releases happen. I guess I'll have to take down my duplicate CD copy of FISHCOTHEQUE from Amazon, which is posted at $100+. THAT'S how happy I am.

    Looking forward to a new record from you.
  • Reissues?
    doc6502[at] - Doc, Chicago
    23Nov2015 9:05 AM (8 years 13 days ago)
    After all this time, Fire finally got itself together. This does, of course, call for a tour of the US.
  • New JBQ recordings.
    drop[at] - Phillip Lewis, Kuranda, Australia
    2Nov2015 3:28 AM (8 years 34 days ago)
    Delighted to hear the news of any new Jazz Butcher material. Congratulations guys. If you do rerelease Big Planet I won't need to buy a turntable.
  • re-releases and new music
    john[at] - John Hall Chicago illinois
    8Oct2015 4:04 PM (8 years 59 days ago)
    Wonderful news! I had a lot of fun in the past hunting down your out of print CD's through E-Bay. I would have rather given the money directly to you. Any re-mastering or re-mixing planned? Always loved "Big Planet, Scarey Planet", but thought it sounded a little 'muddy'. Pardon the technical jargon. Can't wait to put some cash in your coffers.
  • Vinyl Gentleman/New Jazz Butcher Quartet Album
    h2ofuego[at] - Jimmy Hollywoodland
    2Oct2015 2:04 PM (8 years 65 days ago)
    Seconded! Just landed from Hawaii and I must admit this is Great, Great news!! I've been eagerly awaiting the Vinyl release of "Last of The Gentleman Adventurers" since it was 1st proposed and of course eagerly anticipating any recordings "The Jazz Butcher Quartet" since they began performing! The holidays are a comin'! Thank you, for the great news Pat!! Let's see if I can't get back over to that side of the pond sometime in the near future! Missin' ya, from Hollywoodland, Jimmy D.
  • great news
    les.guillaume[at] - Pierre Guillaume Brussey
    30Sep2015 11:38 AM (8 years 67 days ago)
    great great news...!!
  • la mer sur France inter
    les.guillaume[at] - Pierre Guillaume Brusser
    22Aug2015 6:55 AM (8 years 106 days ago)
    This morning at quarter to 9, I have heard "La mer" on the french radio France Inter...Very emotionnal...Here is the link:

    Rare enough to be told...!!
  • Your attendance is requested.
    peter[at] - Peter Reitzel, Flesherton Ontario Canada
    20Jun2015 11:31 AM (8 years 169 days ago)
    In Canada.
    Particularly Flesherton.
    What do you say?
  • sud-ouest
    les.guillaume[at] - Pierre Guillaume - Franche Comté
    17May2015 2:37 PM (8 years 203 days ago)
    De retour en France...!
    Les gens du sud-ouest sont de sacrés chanceux...!!!
  • k b
    stephen[at] - Stephen Howe, Oxford
    6Apr2015 10:52 PM (8 years 243 days ago)
    You may well long have known this - if so sorry for repetition and for ‘re-bringing’ old bad news – but I only just learned that KB Mensah died on NY Eve in Ghana. I see he's mentioned somewhere on this site, as an old school/college friend of several JB-linked musicians.

    He and I had remained good friends, though latterly only getting together occasionally, when we were both in London (he’d been living back in Ghana for some years) – he always made a real effort to stay in touch.

    So many good (albeit, from the earliest days, often stoned) memories of him, so often revolving also around music, from listening to reggae and jazz in his Oxford rooms to going together, later, in London to hear everything from Louis Moholo and other visiting Africans to various latterday manifestations of the Institution/Random Hold/Jazz Butcher ‘family’… I wish the attached could show, and let me hear again, his laugh.

  • Gutted
    gregoryoung[at] - Gregor
    13Aug2014 1:04 AM (9 years 115 days ago)
    I'll be in London Aug 15-17 and then again Aug 25-27. Came here fingers crossed to maybe see if there was a show in Northampton I could make my way too and now see I'll miss three full JBC shows by a matter of days. Great to see you playing again but shaking my head at my unfortunate timing
  • The Last of the Gentlemen Adventurers
    doc6502[at] - Doc, Chicago
    11Mar2014 8:14 PM (9 years 269 days ago)

    I confess, I had no small amount of trepidation approaching the new record. Indeed, I've had it in my possession for a year and I just completed the third listening.

    Since the JBC hits me on a basic emotional level (even the funny stuff, always has done), I worry about the releases from my favorite artists as I age exponentially. It's not doubt, it's just wondering where this communique will fit in the cupboard of things near and dear to me. Either there's less space in there, or there are more items in store than I'd care to admit.

    I needn't have worried. This is a wonderful record. I'll spare you my nonsense re: what I like and why.

    Thanks for realizing you had another one in you and getting it out the door.

  • Calgary High Performance Rodeo
    richp20[at] - Rich from Canada
    22Feb2014 8:16 AM (9 years 287 days ago)
    Just wanted to follow up on the invitation for The JBC to play at Calgary's well respected High Performance Rodeo. I am not a good friend of Michael (though we have met a few times) but I have attended many events at The High Performance Rodeo and at One Yellow Rabbit theatre and can vouch for the wonderful festival and concur that you would be a wonderful fit. I have sent several messages on this board requesting for you guys to return to Calgary for a live show or two. This might be the best way and venue to make it happen. Please bring Max with you! I enjoyed your last couple of shows here in town but it has been way too long and we need you back! Love the new album!
  • My brother's mix
    msclafani[at] - Mike from Bronx, NY
    23Jan2014 5:49 PM (9 years 316 days ago)
    So twenty-one years ago, my brother passed away. When going through his things, I found a mix tape of great songs with no tracklisting. It took me twenty-one years, but I finally identified the last two songs: Olof Palme, and the up-tempo version of Southern Mark Smith that appears on Gift of Music.

    Unfortunately, I cannot find a digital version of either song. Is there anyone who can help me? I'm more than willing to pay. This would be of great emotional importance to me.
  • Merry Xmas La Mer 2012
    h2ofuego[at] - Jimmy Duval
    26Dec2013 9:04 PM (9 years 344 days ago)
    Wishing A Very Happy Xmas (albeit a day late) to The JBC (Pat, Max, Johnny and Tim) and to all the gentlefolk out there! Many thanks for the Xmas surprise, "Gents"!! I've had La Mer 2012 on constant repeat (along with the "The Last of The English Gentleman" and the recently acquired Curtis E Johnson's "The Compleat Unknown"). Adding a little spice into the Xmas festivities. An utterly unexpected and absolutely marvelous surprise treat for the holiday season! Happy to New Year to all!!
  • High Performance Rodeo
    mgreen[at] - Michael, Calgary, Canada
    1Dec2013 3:16 PM (10 years 5 days ago)
    Hello Jazz Butchers, would you ever consider coming to Calgary to feature in our annual festival of the arts, High Performance Rodeo? Check it out, you’d be in good company: Calgary still misses you. And, I’d be delighted to host you. Please take this invitation seriously, and with affection.
  • Lou Reed
    cheeso65[at] - Cheeso, Alhambra, CA
    27Oct2013 4:46 PM (10 years 40 days ago)
    Play Sweet Jane and Over You for Lou today, Butch.

    RIP Lou
  • Love Kittens
    wkmccann[at] - Will, Richmond, Virginia, USA
    27Sep2013 10:40 AM (10 years 70 days ago)
    My children are 8 and 10, girl and boy respectively. My wife sings with a chorus on Monday nights, so I'm with them exclusively those evenings. This past Monday I told them if they brushed their teeth and got ready for bed extra quickly, I'd play them a special song. They raced through their evening ritual and came down to the living room, whereupon I played "Love Kittens" at a substantial volume. (This song drives their mother up the wall, you understand, so I can only play it on Mondays when she's gone.) They laughed out loud, danced around the room, and mimed the saxophone solo. Then they asked me to play it again and again, trying to keep up with the introductory "meows" and pantomiming "only six inches tall..." A great time was had by three. Thought you'd like to know you brought quite a lot of joy to two little kids.

    Thanks for all the music.
  • Toronto
    zevon65[at] - zevon65
    10Sep2013 5:53 PM (10 years 86 days ago)
    Please come to Toronto, we need you here! In the 80s I was a field geologist in the wilds of Northern Canada where your music, particularly Partytime, saved our little group of explorers from killing our boss and/or going completely batty. I thank you for that, but I never got a chance to see you play in person.
    The new CD is amazing and I finally found a way to order Sumosonic and Waiting for the Love Bus. Happy days!
  • thank gawd
    shortatthefront[at] - c austin canada
    7Jul2013 7:43 PM (10 years 151 days ago)
    "bloody nonsense' came out when everyone took themselves too seriously and had no tunes. JBC had tunes and a sense of humour. even in the barren wastes of Canaday it was apparent something was up. Cheers. Wish I could go to the pub with you.
  • I don't need no Ford Fiesta
    Jquinn14[at] - Jq
    15Jun2013 10:12 PM (10 years 173 days ago)
    I have such fond memories of Human Jungle. Just listening to my old vinyl again and pulled out Human Jungle EP. Wonderful. Please share the chords so I can butcher it myself. Love the JB. Come to Toronto again I saw u in 87 I think. At RPM. Cheers jq
  • Round Table
    andyc[at] - Andy, Cambridge
    31May2013 5:27 AM (10 years 189 days ago)
    Quick note: Art Brut's Eddie Argos bigged up the Butcher on last night's Round Table on BBC6 Music. Listen here:


    PS: Can't wait for the UK dates.
    doc6502[at] - Doc, Chicago
    24May2013 10:19 AM (10 years 196 days ago)
    So. You're there the weekend AFTER PopFest? Dammittohell.
  • The Jazz Butcher and Sonic Boom
    cheeso65[at] - David, Alhambra, CA
    23May2013 8:38 AM (10 years 197 days ago)
    Hey Pat, I had a dream that the Jazz Butcher made a psychedelic album with Sonic Boom. It was all fuzz guitars, tremolo, and synthesizer. And glorious! Do it!
  • Southern Mark Smith is a great song
    headhoncho[at] - Jorge Mario Bergoglio
    13Mar2013 1:10 PM (10 years 268 days ago)
    Thousands of people are queueing in the rain to meet the Pope (meet the Pope, meet the pope, meet the Pope) Francis I
  • Priceless
    annavulpe[at] - Kittrnchops
    2Mar2013 6:09 PM (10 years 278 days ago)
    'You've got to have a plan in the back of the van'...essential x
  • Wilson DVD
    decibel_hell[at] - Duncan Disorderly
    28Dec2012 6:20 PM (10 years 342 days ago)
    When will the Wilson DVD be available for purchase in the U.S.A.?
    Thank you.
    - Duncan
  • overseas purchase
    dmwha[at] - Dan Whalen
    21Dec2012 8:17 PM (10 years 349 days ago)
    Oooops. never mind. Purchase completed! I didn't see the country choice... at the very top !
  • Overseas purchase
    dmwha[at] - Dan Whalen
    21Dec2012 7:27 PM (10 years 349 days ago)
    Seems your PayPal only processes UK orders. Tripped up at the counties section and no other options.
    What's a feller to do?
  • Love The New Album
    wally[at] - Wally
    16Dec2012 9:19 PM (10 years 354 days ago)
    I'm really enjoying the new album - well done to you and Max and the rest of the band - you still have that magic touch and the sense of humour. Thanks so much!!!

    All the best with the upcoming show - wish I could make it but not likely this time - I see you may do a few covers so maybe one day I can get you to play that Television Personalities cover and record it.
    pamm77[at] - Pam in Vancouver
    15Dec2012 2:02 PM (10 years 356 days ago)
    Logged in today after missing a few months to find THE NEW ALBUM HAS BEEN RELEASED!!!! So sorry I didn't help with production costs, but have purchased my quota of album (quantities limited, so only 1 per :( ). Christmas has indeed come early, and can't wait for the CD to arrive! My ears are tingling with anticipation. Thank you, Pat (and everyone else involved). Would love to see you on the West Coast again....maybe we can help with touring costs???!? Here's to the possibilites of 2013!
  • ETA for CD?
    tripecac[at] - Travis (NZ)
    1Dec2012 10:02 AM (11 years 5 days ago)
    Any chance of a release of the new CD before Xmas?
  • new album
    dufourelisa[at] - jean michel (Paris)
    28Nov2012 12:49 PM (11 years 8 days ago)
    i got it !
    i listened to it !
    Beautiful songs Pat !
    You welcome in Paris to sing "tombé dans les pommes"

    Jazz Butcher will never die !!!!!
  • DJ Liam Fish
    andyzed1[at] - Andy Z
    16Nov2012 4:28 PM (11 years 20 days ago)
    Wanted to a) thank you again for pulling together an amazing night tonight. Liams beautiful, breathy melodies were a revelation, and I will be looking him up when I can. And David J has no doubt been on and off the majority of tonight's attendees record players/ tape decks/ cd players/ mp3 thingies for the past 30 years. When you think you know what to expect from someone you have grown up with, you get hit with an extraordinary show, such as was put on tonight, marvellously accompanied by Michael Berg. and b) I wanted to apologise for nicking off after you kindly went to find me a cd! I did lurk about for a while, until the call of nature took over both of us. Feel bad now for incurring you unneccesary postage costs! If you are ever passing, do pop it through the letter box, or better still..... pop in for a brew.
    THANKS again for organising tonight. A very special night for everyone in attendance!!!
  • Them Butchers
    thebutcher[at] - pat fish
    14Nov2012 6:35 AM (11 years 22 days ago)
    The "Jazz Butchers" appear to be a young, serious jazz band from the Los Angeles area. I believe that they have one album out at the moment. I also believe that the first of "our" Jazz Butcher records was almost certainly released before any of the members of this jazz band were actually born. So I'm rather looking forward to an irate letter from their management, asking us to change our band name.

    We shall see...
  • "the jazz butchers"
    juan234329[at] - John Hansen Buffalo, New York
    13Nov2012 5:20 PM (11 years 22 days ago)
    Best of luck with the new release, I looked for it on Amazon today, hoping maybe the CD'S were hitting the rack.
    While there I found something by a group called " The Jazz Butchers", I clicked on the 1st MP3 sample, it's some jazz-rock fission thing.
    Are you aware of this group? Are they compensating you for the use of the name? What gives?
  • release
    thebutcher[at] - Pat Fish, NN1
    21Oct2012 11:31 PM (11 years 45 days ago)
    Hi Everybody,

    Just to say that the download release for pledgers has happened, but the hard copy CDs will take a week or two more before they are available.
    We'll be sure to let you know when and where you can order them. Digital release via i-tunes and so forth will follow shortly after that.
    Best regards,
    Pat x
  • order/download of new JB
    salvi-stefano[at] - Stefano - Italy
    21Oct2012 6:45 PM (11 years 45 days ago)
    Dear Butcher,
    in the section it is not possible to order or download the new album.
    Please , how can I get it??
  • Last Of The Gentleman Adventurers
    h2ofuego[at] - Jim Duval
    20Oct2012 7:59 AM (11 years 47 days ago)
    Alright, Gentlefolks, it's finally here THE JAZZ BUTCHER CONSPIRACY - LAST OF THE GENTLEMAN ADVENTURERS and I can't believe no one has commented here on the new album yet! I guess it has only been a few days but still, it has been on constant rotation (house, auto, bus, train, and on foot) with this individual since it's groundbreaking launch at 4pm PST Oct 18, 2012 and I must add, "It's quite the perfect album, indeed!" After 30 years Pat, Max and co. have pulled out all the stops to bring us what can simply and truly be called the album Of The Year!! I've been in contact with all the usual JBC fan conspirators and I know they'll yourselves a tremendous favor and pick yourselves up a copy or 3!! Pat & Max are already gearing up for a few gigs in Japan in early Dec.!! Let's see what we can do about bringing them west across the pond for a little North American action!!! To the future kind Gentlefolks. with much Love & Respect, ~Jim
  • general adulation
    paulmcgu[at] - paul mcguire los angeles
    29Jun2012 6:49 PM (11 years 159 days ago)
    Dear JB,
    Discovered you via LA radio KXLU late 80s. Bought Hey America I Slept Your Wife LP. Genius. Been listening to my cassette i taped off elpee of Planet. What a MASTERPIECE.

    Just ordered and received (took me few decades to catch up sorry) Condition Blue, Glorioius and more. Put CB on and heard Shes a YoYo for first time. WOW. As exhilarating a pop song as i have ever heard up there with i Got A Line on you by SPirit. Played it 15 times today. No kidding. Somehow missed tours. 53 year old Hollywood exec in LA. You should be opening for Stranglers (Giants in more ways than one) next tour.

    Anyway just wanted to say f-ing great music. The Devil Is My Friend indeed.

  • Looking for glass era cds (I know I am not alone)
    richp20[at] - Rich from Canada
    29Jun2012 2:13 PM (11 years 160 days ago)
    Howdy Folks!
    I am a longtime JBC fan. I had the great pleasure of seeing Pat and friends several times here in Canada. Good times. I am also a big music collector and though I spend a great deal of time snooping the corners of the internet and cd shops all over the world I am still without a CD of In Bath Of Bacon, Big Questions Gift of Music vol 2 and the live Hamburg glass era cds. I NEED them in my collection on cd. I have them on vinyl and have ripped them to cd but it just ain't the same. I have plenty of extra rare JBC to trade ( an extra Scandal In Bohemia / Sex and Travel glass era CD in mint) plus a ton of extra rare jbc vinyl. It is criminal that this wonderful music is largely out of print. Anyone want to trade or sell me the goodies I need. Mr. Fish, is there no chance of future re-issues? Also while I am voicing my sob stories, why has Grooving In The Bus Lane (Bloody Nonsense version) been released on cd? Anywho, I just thought I would express my love for all eras of Jazz Butcher material and throw in a rude complaint or two. Can't wait to hear more new stuff. I have Max's recent cds as well as the new Pat tracks on the Northhampton cd, but do sign me up for more new cds and I would like to second someone else's suggestion of a fan funded project. That might be the way to get reissues off the ground too. Don't ask mw what I paid for some of my glass era cds on ebay. Yikes!!!!
    Cheers All,
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • If I Can Help
    wally[at] - Wally
    26May2012 10:16 AM (11 years 194 days ago)
    Let me know if I can help spread the word about your new stuff and get your new songs released - i'm sure there will be many people interested.

    jdvf[at] - Foonon, New England
    26May2012 4:47 AM (11 years 194 days ago)
    Found in my inbox today:

    The corpse of the Jazz Butcher seems to be twitching. If you're interested, please sign up for the Jazz Butcher Facebook page (it says here) and await instructions.

    Lovely in Frinton this time of year.

    Augustus Pokerback
  • New album?
    pursuedbyemail[at] - Pursued By Trees - Midlands UK
    26May2012 4:16 AM (11 years 194 days ago)
    "I've got a good album's worth of new and unreleased stuff. I wonder what happens now..."

    You set up a page somewhere like pledgemusic or kickstarter, let it be known here and we fund it for you! This in return for a signed advance copy or something of that order. Sound like an idea?

    Love & Affection

  • Copy of Reunion Tour CD
    liseroussel[at] - Lise, Toronto
    9Mar2012 3:57 PM (11 years 272 days ago)
    Hi David,

    I would be delighted to get a cd copy of the show! My e-mail is liseroussel[at] Looking forward to hearing from you!

    kind regards,
  • Lise in Toronoto, request for CDs
    dzembower[at] - David, Chicago
    29Jan2012 5:22 AM (11 years 312 days ago)
    Hello Lise. You can download the tribute cd as individual mp3 files from this website, follow the tribute project link on the left. As for the recording of the 1999 show at Crocodile Club in Seattle (I think that's what you're asking for when you refer to the 2000 reunion tour CD), I'd be happy to make a copy and send it to you. Please post some way I could contact you (email address would be easiest).
  • Wow
    h2ofuego[at] - James Hollywoodland
    20Jan2012 3:47 PM (11 years 321 days ago)
    Well said, Iian.

    Wow. All that (and years later mind you) from a comment off myspace? Of your band? Whew, I highly advise you against anything having to do with entertainment industry or public criticism in general, sir.

    It's a losing battle, and with that being said, yes, "Good luck, with that lad."

    ....ok, so, now back to the more pertinent subject at hand. I also am famished for New material since "Now That's What I Call Northampton Vol. 1". Whaddya say, Pat? Looking forward to the Wilson DVD! Shall we be on the look out for "Now That's What I Call Northampton Vol. 2"? Or a Pat Fish album perhaps? Time will tell.

    Cheers, Pat! And to the New Barcelona!!

  • The Last Post
    joiain67[at] - Iain Nottingham
    16Jan2012 11:28 AM (11 years 325 days ago)
    I know that Pat is more than capable of composing his own defence, but I am pleased to see that the passage of 'a few years' and the discovery that his critic was responsible for a 'load of boring old dad rock' has helped the author of the Last Post to get over said criticism (if saying 'good luck with that lads' can be called criticism...) and move on with his life. Seems to slightly miss the point too that without Pat, who knows whether his (and probably most of ours too) beloved Spacemen 3 would ever have made it out of Rugby.

    Anyway, pleased to see that he was at least brave enough to name his band too, so we could check them out...err no he didn't.

    Anyway Pat, please update us on album plans, for those who can't wait for a lot more 'truly w**k' genius.

  • your music
    sf74ca[at] - Jon SF, CA
    15Jan2012 10:41 PM (11 years 325 days ago)
    A few years back when MySpace was popular my band mate posted a comment on someone's page maybe it was The Mirrors and you didn't like it so made a disparaging remark about my band something to the effect of "good luck with that lads". Years later I'm reading a Spacemen 3 book and I finally find out who you are so I come to your website to listen to your music and I have to say what a bunch of boring old dad rock. It is truly wank. Why the hell a band as cool as Spacemen 3 ever let someone like you hang around them is beyond me. I would put the music from that old band up against yours any day.
  • Ruenion Tour cd/Tribute cd
    liseroussel[at] - Lise, Toronto
    15Jan2012 11:30 AM (11 years 326 days ago)
    I recently lost a good chunk of my JBC cd's(including a lovely autographed copy of Scandal in Bohemia/Sex & Travel..!) - I was wondering if anyone had copies of the 2000 reunion tour cd and the JBC Tribute/covers cd that they'd be willing to copy? I'm not sure if this is the forum for such a request (or if it's feasible), or if there is another list?
  • Max Eider, etc
    haystackhunter[at] - WGH from Vancouver
    12Jan2012 10:22 PM (11 years 328 days ago)
    Just got the new(ish) Max Eider album & it's fantastic. Also have a record player for the first time in years so I can listen to my old Jazz Butcher & Woodentops platters. These are great days!

    Hey, the last commenter was from Vancouver as well!
  • Weelllll......
    pamm77[at] - Pam from Vancouver
    1Jan2012 4:43 PM (11 years 340 days ago)
    Let's get it on! Wha'd ya say, folks? More importantly, what do you say, Pat? You say......
  • fan funding
    pwgabachito[at] - Pasitos Wells
    27Dec2011 6:59 PM (11 years 344 days ago)
    Chip in works with Paypal, and many international banks can be connected to your PayPal account. I use it to send money from my Mexican bank account to my American.

    I have friends in the States who also use it for raising money for their charities.
  • Kickstarter
    jdvf[at] - Foonon, New England
    27Dec2011 4:59 PM (11 years 345 days ago)
    Anyone globally can pledge to Kickstarter projects, but creating a project currently requires a U.S. bank account. All you need is someone in the US who is willing to lend a hand.

    (Like, oh I

    Also, is a UK-based Kickstarter like-a-look, but it only takes UK contributions for the moment. is international, but they charge 4% according to their FAQ

  • It"s been so long :(
    pamm77[at] - pam from vancouver, bc, canada
    23Dec2011 1:36 AM (11 years 349 days ago)
    Well then: is it Christmas Eve there yet? Brain/time malfunction here. A very happy and into the new year to you and your family and friends. Good grief, I'm listening to "Illuminate", which made me think I could possibly make contact on my shiny new laptop. Perhaps it will work. Here's hoping.....

    Thanks for the tunes, Pat. I hope that doesn't sound flip. I was telling a friend a few months ago that I could (and will) happily listen to your music, desert island or not, for the rest of my life. It makes me feel: good, thoughtful, angry, connected,... and who doesn't need that? To that end, if funding for a new album is still pending/wanting;trying, please keep advised. Perhaps global fan funding is possible. Could you, or possibly fans, create a sort of co-op, without too much red tape?

    Anyways, here's withing you and yours the very best happiness, health and desired success for 2012. I look forward to learning more. Until then, take good care.
  • fan-funding
    butcher[at] - The Butcher
    28Nov2011 5:45 PM (12 years 8 days ago)
    The trouble with this fan-funding thing is that the various sites which do it are - at the moment - country specific. I don't think there are enough JBC fans in any one country to make an album happen right now. But we are thinking about it. Pat x
  • new material
    dave.ungar[at] - Dave, Ohio
    27Nov2011 3:25 PM (12 years 10 days ago)
    so, uh ... any possibility of releasing new material or rarities or something to make the trip to the mailbox exciting?

    any interest in a fan-financed release?
  • 12 bar club
    dufourelisa[at] - Jean michel
    12Oct2011 12:43 PM (12 years 56 days ago)
    thanks pat for these precisions
    i try to reserve by phone and mails but i've no response....
    so i'll be there of course
    so happy to see you on stage 20 years after !!!
    (nota the solo sets in paris were at the Troupeau bar...but i remenber the rex club, the new morning, elysées montmartre support tuxedo moon, l'Européen and many more)
    amitiés musicales
  • 12 Bar Club
    rub a dub - Pat, NN1
    12Oct2011 3:48 AM (12 years 56 days ago)
    I should be on at about nine o'clock. Details for 12 Bar Club bookings can be found here:
  • Not sure
    neardrums[at] - Mike/USA(sorry)
    11Oct2011 6:03 PM (12 years 56 days ago)
    Still not sure. I recently imagined that I hooked up with a former co-worker at a record store, and remembered a bit of music from that time. Yours was at the forefront, for what that's worth.
    Now I'm most assuredly not sure, but I am 'happy' I guess, that the man whose tunes I continue to dial up(not Itune-wise,etc.-I still use a walkman!)has a forum. Thanks for maintaining the idea that kick-ass rock can sulk, and rage, and kick ass, and love, and regret, and pilfer one's own soul for a time, all the while kicking ass for some reason.

    Please tell me if the I-tune thing would be the better way for yourself financially. You need to thrive more.

    I typed the red word into the box, but I'd still like the hose again. Rock n' Roll, I guess!
  • gigs in Nov?
    imgrant[at] - Iain Grant
    30Sep2011 11:32 AM (12 years 68 days ago)
    Hey Pat ...

    Greetings from Canada. Been a while - was a big fan back in the day, and we even opened for the JB at a hall in the middle of a park in Kitchener, Ontario, circa 1986 or 87. ANYWAY ... am coming to London for a bit in very early November. If you're playing it would be a blast to catch it.


    Iain Grant
  • Gig 12 BARCLUB
    dufourelisa[at] - jean michel (Paris)
    14Sep2011 12:32 PM (12 years 84 days ago)
    Hello Pat
    i will come with my family and friends to london and i will support you the 23 OCTOBER AT the 12 BARCLUB
    do you know at what time you ll play and how to reserve places

    À bientôt (remember the solo's shows at the piano vache in Paris ?)
  • new songs
    les.guillaume[at] - pierre guillaume brussey
    6Sep2011 11:47 PM (12 years 91 days ago)
    I think the subscription CD is a very good idea...!!
  • The new stuff
    marktgallacher[at] - Mark Gallacher
    16Aug2011 2:26 AM (12 years 113 days ago)
    Pat Pat Pat, you simply have to get this new albums worth of material out to us punks. It's a necessity. Even if it has to be via the evils of itunes or a simple subscription CD or vinyl deal. That would really make a haddock smile. Look forward to the Wilson DVD as well. Love and fishes Marko x
  • conspiring
    redvenus88[at] - wallfisch
    2Aug2011 3:27 AM (12 years 127 days ago)
    Hey Pat!
    44 days and 27 minutes after the last bloke...

    I'm living in old Europe these days--in Dortmund, the
    Pittsburgh of Germany. Took a job causing a ruckus at the local
    Stadt Theater. Woyzeck, Threepenny Opera and other teutonic
    Anyway--I've imported my music salon, Small Beast. We also do
    Hamburg and Berlin. I think Thomas T. might have mentioned to
    you my cockamany idea for conjuring up the non-existent
    supergroup reunion of Marcus Maria Jansen, Thomas, you and
    me for a few shows. Now might be that moment. Or Spring
    2012, anyway--if we can all plan that far ahead. It'd be perfect
    for my beastliness.
    Get in touch Butcher! Tell me what ya think.
    Be well!
  • I go with the vinyl idea..
    joiain67[at] - Iain Nottingham
    19Jun2011 2:48 AM (12 years 171 days ago) I am just sitting here listening to the aforementioned Mr Langley's new offering (and very fine it is too) - although an accompanying download code would have been handy! Presumably you would need to know (on whatever format) how many people were willing to buy (or indeed pre-pay), to help fund?

    Anyway, how are you Pat?
  • New Stuff?
    doc6502[at] - Doc, Chicago
    7Jun2011 8:51 PM (12 years 182 days ago)
    Wild, really? Is it all done-like? Could it be put out on the interwebs? Or is this a whole-single-unit-like and wouldn't like being split into pieces and downloaded? Could you go the old way and press some rekkids like dear Mr. Langley has done with the new Aeros record? What's the cost? How much you want to make outta this deal?

  • Recent Pat Fish Songs
    scierli[at] - Stan US
    2Jun2011 10:39 AM (12 years 188 days ago)

    Recently picked up All The Saints and Mercy... Fantastic songs... Any chance of any more solo songs?

  • Download of Devil is My Friend
    jcevrt[at] - Jeff Everett
    1May2011 1:49 PM (12 years 220 days ago)
    I am a big Jazz Butcher Fan and would also like to locate a copy of The Devil Is My Friend. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  • paris
    dufourelisa[at] - jean michel
    1May2011 12:54 PM (12 years 220 days ago)
    hello pat
    have we got any chance to hear one more time your fabulous songs in paris ?
    good luck
    best regards
  • Camden gig
    fishy[at] - pat NN1
    22Apr2011 4:42 AM (12 years 229 days ago)
    You should be fine turning up on the night, though the venue is small so don't leave it too late in the evening. Playing solo, as I shall be, I think there's a danger that Racheland might put everybody to sleep...
  • Camden gig
    bootyliciouspie[at] - Bootylicious - Tijuana
    20Apr2011 8:40 AM (12 years 231 days ago)
    would you recommend buying tickets before the 10 May show at the constitution, or can i just get them at the door? will you play an extended remix version of Racheland?