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"Chinese Envoy" (1983/4)

From: Andreas Hering <>
Date: Wed 04 Jun 2003 - 11:18:17 PDT

Hello folks,

"Chinese Envoy" was most likely the very first cover version ever issued by The Jazz Butcher and sounds as it was recorded during The Catbag Session in May 1983 (cf. "Affection" 12"), please see the message below for details.

>Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1999 09:46:56 +0000
>To: <>
>From: Perfection As A Hipster <>
>Subject: Exclusive compilation contributions by The Jazz Butcher
>Hello folks,
>this might have been discussed in the early years of this forum, but
>unfortunately the otherwise excellent website doesn't entirely cover the
>compilation contributions which were either unissued at the time of
>release or remained exclusive ever after. I'm aware of the following
>additions as regards the Glass Records Years ...
>V.A. - What A Nice Way To Turn Seventeen # 2 7"
>(UK/Seventeen Rather GEAR 17/'84)
>Note: No picture sleeve issued.
>Rag Dolls - Sparrows
>Nikki Sudden - Missionary Boy
>The Jazz Butcher - Chinese Envoy (John Cale)
>Sad Go Round - Elephant Flowers
>The Jazz Butcher cover version is unavailable elsewhere. Interestingly
>enough, the same must be said about the other contributions. The Rag Dolls
>were an early and short-living band of Dave Kusworth (Jacobites),
>"Missionary Boy" features Nikki Sudden himself on vocals (and is therefore
>better than the version that appears on _The Bible Belt_ LP with Lizard on
>vocals) while Sad Go Round was The Swell Maps (!) in disguise. Obviously
>essential, this highly sought after split single came with a fanzine with
>contributions by, inter alia, David J, Nikki Sudden and Epic Soundtracks.
>V.A. - Abigail's Birtday Party MC
>The Jazz Butcher & Max Eider - Olof Palme
>The Jazz Butcher contribution coincided with the release of _The Gift Of
>Music_ LP. Here again, this compilation-tape came with a fanzine and was
>also available as a limited package with the "Uncle Arthur's Pop Parlour"
>compilation-tape in addition.
>V.A. - Gunfire & Pianos LP
>(UK/Situation Two SITU 17/'86)
>The Jazz Butcher - Lost In France
>The Jazz Butcher contribution subsequently appeared as an additional track
>on _The Gift Of Music_ CD (only).
>V.A. - 50,000 Glass Fans Can't Be Wrong LP
>(UK/Glass GLALP 019/'86)
>Note: Limited edition on clear vinyl.
>The Jazz Butcher - City Of Night
>The Jazz Butcher contribution subsequently appeared on the _Big Questions_
>LP/CD. Having said that, this album also includes an early studio version
>of "Leaving It Up To You" by Max Eider with The Jazz Butcher on guitar as
>well as "Fear (Is A Man's Best Friend)" by David J and a different version
>of "2:35" by Spacemen 3 amongst others.
>I'd be interested in whether there were other unissued / exclusive
>compilation contributions during the Glass Records Years, save "Leaving It
>Up To You" (live) from the Abstract # 5 LP featured on the website.
> Kindest regards


    The rain it raineth on the just
     And also on the unjust fella
    But more upon the just because
The unjust steals the just's umbrella

        (Charles Baron Bowen) Received on Wed, 04 Jun 2003 20:18:17 +0200

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