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Pat Fish - 1957-12-20 .. 2021-10-05
Max Eider Says..
Very sad to announce that my old friend Pat Fish died suddenly but peacefully on Tuesday evening. Pat rocked my world in every way and his death leaves a big hole in my life and my memory, much of which was only stored in his outsized brain. Goodbye mate and thanks for everything. I’m going to miss you.
Max x

Memoriam is here.

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Credit: Dave E. Barker

2021-10-06

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Third book back CD
Great news...!
I knew the blue one was missing...!!
Pierre Guillaume, Brussey 7Sep2021 10:25 AM
Interview Request
Dear Pat:

I do a radio show for low power/internet station in Los Angeles: KHUG.rocks. 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.

Best
Paul McGuire
Canyon Country CA
Paul McGuire 16Jul2021 6:38 PM
Hamburg LP
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
Pat Fish, NN1 3Jul2021 8:58 AM
Mysterious vinyl
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 :)
Patrik, Croatia 5Jun2021 4:10 AM
Olof Palme
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.
Bryan, Californis 25May2021 5:58 PM
"All the Saints" and "Saints Prayer" Videos
Just posted this video for "Saints Prayer": https://youtu.be/tW2hsJNGIvI

which is a companion piece / making of video for the original "All the Saints" video: https://youtu.be/8KnBitnz7PY


Thanks to Pat and Max for the great music!
Scott, PA, USA 23Feb2021 3:05 PM
Happy New Year
Just wanted to say still blasting JB into 2021
Liam, Oregon 2Jan2021 7:15 PM
Cheers from longtime fan
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!
Kevin Innes, washington state, USA 14Dec2020 3:04 AM
The gift keeps giving
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.
Tom 22Sep2020 9:14 PM
Sun Is Still Sunny
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!
Rich from Calgary, Alberta 16Aug2020 6:37 PM
FB Live Show???
Live from Fishy Mansions, Sunday 14 June
Europe 22:00
London 21:00
New York: 16:00
CHICAGO: 15:00
L.A. 13:00
Doc 12Jun2020 7:47 AM
video
Thanks for your human jungle video. Like we say in french: ces chansons n'ont pas pris une ride...!
Pierre Guillaume 3Jun2020 9:34 AM
Re: Box Sets
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
Thomas USA 22Sep2019 4:19 AM
22 of june's gig
Hello,
Seems to be quiet a gig...!
Too bad Northampton, UK is so far from Besançon, France...
Pierre Guillaume Besançon 30Jun2019 12:52 PM
Hello
Will always find my way back JBC Rosemary Davis where E U? Cheers Pat!
Rene Walczak Indy 14Feb2019 6:19 PM
Reviews on AllMusic
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:

https://www.allmusic.com/album/a-scandal-in-bohemia-mw0000017476

You might be aware of them, but if not, you may want to take a look. Best wishes!
Justanotherdarnedex-critic, Somewhere USA 21Sep2018 4:32 AM
Wasted Years CD's
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.
John Hall (Indianapolis) 12Jan2018 1:49 PM
jumping
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.

Thanks!
Matthew Melbourne 26Dec2017 6:26 PM
gig
Hello, is there a jazzbutcher gig for every day of the year...?
Pierre Guillaume Brussey 20Oct2017 12:04 AM
Good time had ATLANTA festival
Sounds were great temperature is just right Wonderful night in downtown Atlanta
BRENDA Atlanta Georgia 28May2017 4:44 PM
re:Washington DC
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!
Lise Toronto 11May2017 3:57 AM
Submitted for Pats' consideration
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.
Pursued By Trees (Cornwall, UK) 7Feb2017 6:19 AM
Perpetual gratitude
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
Old Andrew 11Jan2017 10:11 PM
Dunkin Bagel?
I love this version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3RYcPySxE4
Doc, Chicago 18Nov2016 7:46 AM
Paris
Happy to see that the Jazz butcher quartet is on the road again


We're waiting for you Pat !
jean michel Paris 16May2016 1:53 PM
abus dangereux
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 !
Pierre Guillaume Brussey 9May2016 6:22 AM
steve garofalo
So sorry for this loss even if I didn't know him and I didn't saw him play with you...!!!
Pierre Guillaume 25Mar2016 5:25 AM
New Album
FANTASTIC NEWS!!!

Condition no longer blue!
Thomas Tomasska: Gloucestershire 16Feb2016 8:28 AM
Fire Records
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.
Mark R, Brooklyn, NY 4Dec2015 3:13 AM
Reissues?
After all this time, Fire finally got itself together. This does, of course, call for a tour of the US.
Doc, Chicago 23Nov2015 9:05 AM
New JBQ recordings.
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.
Phillip Lewis, Kuranda, Australia 2Nov2015 3:28 AM
re-releases and new music
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.
John Hall Chicago illinois 8Oct2015 4:04 PM
Vinyl Gentleman/New Jazz Butcher Quartet Album
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.
Jimmy Hollywoodland 2Oct2015 2:04 PM
great news
great great news...!!
Pierre Guillaume Brussey 30Sep2015 11:38 AM
la mer sur France inter
This morning at quarter to 9, I have heard "La mer" on the french radio France Inter...Very emotionnal...Here is the link:

http://www.franceinter.fr/emission-la-langue-a-loreille-vive-les-bananes

Rare enough to be told...!!
Pierre Guillaume Brusser 22Aug2015 6:55 AM
Your attendance is requested.
In Canada.
Particularly Flesherton.
What do you say?
Peter Reitzel, Flesherton Ontario Canada 20Jun2015 11:31 AM
sud-ouest
De retour en France...!
Les gens du sud-ouest sont de sacrés chanceux...!!!
Pierre Guillaume - Franche Comté 17May2015 2:37 PM
k b
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.

Stephen
Stephen Howe, Oxford 6Apr2015 10:52 PM
Gutted
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
Gregor 13Aug2014 1:04 AM
The Last of the Gentlemen Adventurers
Lads

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.

doc6502<[at]-remove-at[at]-remove->yahoo.com.
Doc, Chicago 11Mar2014 8:14 PM
Calgary High Performance Rodeo
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!
Rich from Canada 22Feb2014 8:16 AM
My brother's mix
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.
Mike from Bronx, NY 23Jan2014 5:49 PM
Merry Xmas La Mer 2012
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!!
Jimmy Duval 26Dec2013 9:04 PM
High Performance Rodeo
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: www.hprodeo.ca Calgary still misses you. And, I’d be delighted to host you. Please take this invitation seriously, and with affection.
Michael, Calgary, Canada 1Dec2013 3:16 PM
Lou Reed
Play Sweet Jane and Over You for Lou today, Butch.

RIP Lou
Cheeso, Alhambra, CA 27Oct2013 4:46 PM
Love Kittens
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.
Will, Richmond, Virginia, USA 27Sep2013 10:40 AM
Toronto
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!
zevon65 10Sep2013 5:53 PM
thank gawd
"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.
c austin canada 7Jul2013 7:43 PM
I don't need no Ford Fiesta
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
Jq 15Jun2013 10:12 PM
I don't need no Ford Fiesta
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
Jq 15Jun2013 10:12 PM
Round Table
Quick note: Art Brut's Eddie Argos bigged up the Butcher on last night's Round Table on BBC6 Music. Listen here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01xpy4p

ACx

PS: Can't wait for the UK dates.
Andy, Cambridge 31May2013 5:27 AM
AAAAAAUUUUGHGHGHGHGHGHG
So. You're there the weekend AFTER PopFest? Dammittohell.
Doc, Chicago 24May2013 10:19 AM
The Jazz Butcher and Sonic Boom
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!
David, Alhambra, CA 23May2013 8:38 AM
Southern Mark Smith is a great song
Thousands of people are queueing in the rain to meet the Pope (meet the Pope, meet the pope, meet the Pope) Francis I
Jorge Mario Bergoglio 13Mar2013 1:10 PM
Priceless
'You've got to have a plan in the back of the van'...essential x
Kittrnchops 2Mar2013 6:09 PM
Wilson DVD
When will the Wilson DVD be available for purchase in the U.S.A.?
Thank you.
- Duncan
Duncan Disorderly 28Dec2012 6:20 PM
overseas purchase
Oooops. never mind. Purchase completed! I didn't see the country choice... at the very top !
Dan Whalen 21Dec2012 8:17 PM
Overseas purchase
Seems your PayPal only processes UK orders. Tripped up at the counties section and no other options.
What's a feller to do?
Dan Whalen 21Dec2012 7:27 PM
Love The New Album
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.
Wally 16Dec2012 9:19 PM
I'M-SO-EXCITED-NEW-ALBUM-YAY!!!!
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!
Pam in Vancouver 15Dec2012 2:02 PM
ETA for CD?
Any chance of a release of the new CD before Xmas?
Travis (NZ) 1Dec2012 10:02 AM
new album
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 !!!!!
jean michel (Paris) 28Nov2012 12:49 PM
DJ Liam Fish
Pat,
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!!!
Andy Z 16Nov2012 4:28 PM
Them Butchers
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...
pat fish 14Nov2012 6:35 AM
"the jazz butchers"
HiPat,
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?
John Hansen Buffalo, New York 13Nov2012 5:20 PM
release
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
Pat Fish, NN1 21Oct2012 11:31 PM
order/download of new JB
Dear Butcher,
in the pledgemusic.com section it is not possible to order or download the new album.
Please , how can I get it??
Thanx,
stefano
Stefano - Italy 21Oct2012 6:45 PM
Last Of The Gentleman Adventurers
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 agree...do 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
Jim Duval 20Oct2012 7:59 AM
general adulation
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.

pm
paul mcguire los angeles 29Jun2012 6:49 PM
Looking for glass era cds (I know I am not alone)
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,
Rich
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
richp20[at]-remove-hotmail.com
Rich from Canada 29Jun2012 2:13 PM
If I Can Help
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.

Wally
www.thebeautifulmusic.com
Wally 26May2012 10:16 AM
IT LIVES!
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.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/the-Jazz-Butcher/382453195016

Lovely in Frinton this time of year.

Augustus Pokerback
Supremo
Foonon, New England 26May2012 4:47 AM
New album?
"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

PBT
Pursued By Trees - Midlands UK 26May2012 4:16 AM
Copy of Reunion Tour CD
Hi David,

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

kind regards,
Lise
Lise, Toronto 9Mar2012 3:57 PM
Lise in Toronoto, request for CDs
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).
David, Chicago 29Jan2012 5:22 AM
Wow
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!!

James
James Hollywoodland 20Jan2012 3:47 PM
The Last Post
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.

Iain
Iain Nottingham 16Jan2012 11:28 AM
your music
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.
Jon SF, CA 15Jan2012 10:41 PM
Ruenion Tour cd/Tribute cd
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?
Lise, Toronto 15Jan2012 11:30 AM
Max Eider, etc
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!
WGH from Vancouver 12Jan2012 10:22 PM
Weelllll......
Let's get it on! Wha'd ya say, folks? More importantly, what do you say, Pat? You say......
Pam from Vancouver 1Jan2012 4:43 PM
fan funding
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.
Pasitos Wells 27Dec2011 6:59 PM
Kickstarter
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 dunno...me.)

Also, peoplefund.it is a UK-based Kickstarter like-a-look, but it only takes UK contributions for the moment.

IndieGoGo.com is international, but they charge 4% according to their FAQ

~f
Foonon, New England 27Dec2011 4:59 PM
It"s been so long :(
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.
pam from vancouver, bc, canada 23Dec2011 1:36 AM
fan-funding
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
The Butcher 28Nov2011 5:45 PM
new material
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?
Dave, Ohio 27Nov2011 3:25 PM
12 bar club
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
Jean michel 12Oct2011 12:43 PM
12 Bar Club
I should be on at about nine o'clock. Details for 12 Bar Club bookings can be found here: http://www.12barclub.com/gig_listings.html
Pat, NN1 12Oct2011 3:48 AM
Not sure
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!
Mike/USA(sorry) 11Oct2011 6:03 PM
gigs in Nov?
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.

Best,

Iain Grant
Iain Grant 30Sep2011 11:32 AM
Gig 12 BARCLUB
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 ?)
jean michel (Paris) 14Sep2011 12:32 PM
new songs
I think the subscription CD is a very good idea...!!
pierre guillaume brussey 6Sep2011 11:47 PM
The new stuff
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
Mark Gallacher 16Aug2011 2:26 AM
conspiring
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
classics.
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!
paul
wallfisch 2Aug2011 3:27 AM
I go with the vinyl idea..
..as 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?
Iain Nottingham 19Jun2011 2:48 AM
New Stuff?
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?

Doc, Chicago 7Jun2011 8:51 PM
Recent Pat Fish Songs
Hi...

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

Thanks,
Stan
Stan US 2Jun2011 10:39 AM
Download of Devil is My Friend
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.
Jeff Everett 1May2011 1:49 PM
paris
hello pat
have we got any chance to hear one more time your fabulous songs in paris ?
good luck
best regards
jean michel 1May2011 12:54 PM
Camden gig
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...
pat NN1 22Apr2011 4:42 AM