Re: Jazz Butcher on Lloyd Cole & The Smiths
Date: Wed 11 Feb 1998 - 15:59:05 PST
> The following was posted on the Lloyd Cole mailing list. Thought someone
> might be interested in reading it.
> >>I thought i'd share this excerpt from an interview with the Jazz Butcher
> (aka Pat fish) from contrast magazine circa '86.
> Nor does their current tag as a sort of "Lloyd Cole and the Smiths gone
> wrong" outfit describe the anomaly: "I think that's basically because
> Lloyd Cole and I are the only two people with sensible haircuts in the
> entire industry.I quite like his music, but to suggest that we're
> influenced by him is ridiculous.We just have the same record collection,
> probably. And I quite like the Smiths - I like Morrisey, he's an
> he can't sing, but he knows it. It's funny about the Smiths: when we
> began, everybody thought we were all ha-ha-ha, and the Smiths began and
> they went 'Poor miserable bastards'. But I notice that the Smiths are
> getting funnier and funnier, and we're getting more and more miserable,
> so maybe we're like passing each other and waving out the window..."
> i also remember a review of the Jazz butcher's 1992 long player
> "condition Blue" where the Jazz butcher was described as being "Lloyd
> Cole on acid".
> just thought i'd share<<
I am the guilty party, swiped it off Mr. Whittemores site,the article in it's entirety is out there if interested. i took the bit that Lloyd Cole fans would find interesting, as digging up old articles has been the order of the day on that list.
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