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  • Tickets and tape
    florika.dolisi[at] - Faustine
    7Apr2022 9:04 AM (1 year 177 days ago)
    Hello again David,
    I have 5 tickets from gigs in the 80's and a tape dated 4th february 1987, with 2 interviews of Pat and some extracts of the gig. The second interview, the one after the gig, is really interesting...
    Lots of love from France
  • monkeyface
    alastair[at] - Alastair Indge, London
    24Mar2022 7:24 PM (1 year 191 days ago)
    Hi David and all jbc conspirators,

    Here are the actual lyrics to Monkeyface as written in collaboration with Pat..

    Cien días, cien años, no sé ... soledad en Russia... Moskva.

    I think you're crazy.

    No quiero muchas plata señor, no, no quiero muchas plata; solamente mi tierra.

    La onza, el gato blanco más precioso…

    Migración... Extinción...

    He is poisoned and trapped;
    He is shot from aeroplanes, and chased by riflemen on snowmobiles.

    I think you're crazy.

    No quiero muchas plata señor, no, no quiero muchas plata; solamente mi tierra.

    I think you're crazy. I think you're crazy. I think you're crazy.
    I think you're crazy. I think you're crazy.

    love from Alastair xx
  • JBC Concert Ads
    kevinpcarroll[at] - Kevin Carroll USA
    22Mar2022 8:04 PM (1 year 193 days ago)
    Hi David,
    I have a couple more JBC concert ads for the website.
    Sorry I lost your email address in a system switchover.
    1986 Milwaukee, WI
    2000 Madison, WI
  • Pics of Pat in the wild
    Chernobylred[at] - Victoria in Portland
    30Jan2022 10:25 PM (1 year 244 days ago)
    I doubt you are interested in pics of Pat with fans in the wild, but I have a lovely one taken by a very patient Max Eider in Shinjuku after a show. I finally got the chance to meet the man behind the music and buy him a drink. He was a delight, and sent me a copy of Big Planet, Scary Planet afterwards as I’d mentioned that I had been searching for a replacement for mine for ages.
    I sent you a copy in messenger
  • Setlist
    ian[at] - Ian UK
    29Jan2022 10:25 PM (1 year 245 days ago)
    From a Bristol gig
  • Pat on my Spacemen 3 podcast
    ian[at] - Ian Edmond
    31Dec2021 3:15 PM (1 year 274 days ago)
    Hi Dave.

    I was lucky enough to chat with Pat a couple of times this last year for my Spacemen 3 podcast. The most recent time was less than a week before his death, which was one of the reasons it has taken me so long to edit and publish it, that rather threw me for a while. If you think anyone would be interested, the podcasts are here: Pat takes part in episodes 7 and 8.
  • Some stuff
    curtis_uk[at] - curtis Spain
    3Dec2021 6:51 AM (1 year 303 days ago)
    Hi Dave
    hope your well
    the fog of sadness has now started to recede, and after going through a hard drive I have discovered that I have a couple of things that you might like.
    I have all the wilson backing tracks for live gigs, and I also have all the backdrop animations that I made for those shows, I also have a digitised Sumo tape with early versions of things. and a drones rehearsal.
    I any or all of those things are of interest to you, then get back to me.
    Meanwhile big love to you and thank for building and maintaining this site.
  • 1986 photos post Toronto gig
    dyertribe[at] - Myke, Thornbury, ON
    1Nov2021 10:04 PM (1 year 334 days ago)
    Happy to share some photos of Pat lounging around in a Toronto hotel room following a gig the night before - Thursday, July 24th 1986 at the R.P.M. club.

    Pat was being interviewed by a local reporter for a music magazine and I was a young photographer.
  • 1988 ticket stub & recording
    jazzbutcher[at] - Wolf
    12Oct2021 11:10 AM (1 year 354 days ago)
    Hey there,

    I have a ticket stub for the 1988 Nuremberg show I can send you.
    Also a fantastic radio recording of the Lyon show from the same tour.

    Let me know....

  • Your concert 1988 concert in Hamburg I met Pat and you left a message on my Distressed Gentlefolk 'copy ' Stil
    twenty-three-skidoo[at] - Steven Kaasgaard, TINY ONTARIO, Canada (91 Moreau Parkway Tiny, Ontario L9M 0H3 CANADA
    10Apr2021 6:24 AM (2 years 175 days ago)
    I hitch hiked from Northern Germany farmsted 'commune' of my cousin and pals *Shonmoor/Trappenkamp area to this concert and actually met you guys.
    We talked about your Distressed Gentlefolk album over a beer 'n hashish spliff I provided and spoke of the songs like 'Nothing Special' and what my buddy Stephen Burtch back in Canada and I believed this song to be about. Civil Disobedience of course we thought! RE: "gonna be the man who sat down!" Beautiful stuff fellas! Buffalo Shame is one o my favourite songs because it depicts the western expansion of Canada west. One of my heroes is Gabriel Dumont and his buddy Louis Riel. who both tried to defend their stakes on that art of Canada and rebelled Sir John A MacDonald's sending of troops to allow the rail road to proceed West.
    Gabriel in particular has been credited with so many battle tactics and was labelled the 'last great plains general of the West" Heinz Guderian German WWII General actually used some of Gabriel's tactics in his game. At Duck Lake one if his best victories vs. 3,000 of Colonel Worsley's Red coated mounties. He (Gabriel Dumont was alone with a just a few old ladies and men of ages between 82 and 90. They quickly set up "dummies" and fired guns at the troops from various positions to make it look like there was actually more rebels present than there was. Col Worsley called his 3,000 troops to retreat on fear of a giant response from that brave CREW of rebels of just hand full of old folks Metis French Canadians and natives of the plains aged 80 - 90 years.

    Absolutely *MAGIC* ACCOMPLISHED BY old folks homes participants today dying from Covid-19 because for profit agencies "fucked them up"

    And the saying 'Age before beauty takes on such a bigger meaning considering what they accomplished!

    He and Louis fought off Fenian raids (Irish Nationalists) during the 1st Rebellion The 'RED RIVER Rebellion OF 1879. Done as they properly again protected their stake in the area and got absolutely no credit from PM MacDonald.

    *Funny side bar here how today them Social Justice warriors CLOWNS with pay from George Soros (Just imagine to get paid as a protester?) WOW! I protested all through the 80's n 90's GREEN PARTY co-founder me with buddies all over Canada Vs. Griffiths air force base Cruise missile base for b-52's Stephen Burtch GPO/GPC cofounder actually made it closest to to the WARM Jets Brian Eno REFERENCE staring down scares USA Army regulars with loaded M-16 guns. Wow Good stuff Stephen!
    Today the Social Justice warriors rea paid to do that guff!
    "Jack Dumphys' full of shit!" One flew over the Cuckoos Nest "Chief Chief!!" Jack Nicholson Murphy vs mental health system Nurse Racthet Ass head and great Opening day Baseball gig with a TV that is not on! beauty play Direct Action again) (excerpt) As they want to remove his statue which we used to prop up Bottles of booze in in a park located close to Our Queen's University in Kingston Ontario CANADA's 1st capital of then Upper Canada (Ontario) next to LOWER Canada Quebec today as they were called at the time. But back to Gabriel and Louis.

    Louis Riel actually made a stealth trip to Ottawa to sit as member for his Manitoba postage stamp Province (locale) without the gendarmes even discovering him to be there! GREAT stuff of legends! Thomas Scott you may recall was hanged for his ORANGEMEN games (can't recall actually stuff he did) but it was enough to get him hanged. That made the Orangemen in Ontario Upper go crazy with revenge. And eventually got Louis Hanged. French Canada and Metis populations + natives like 'Poundmaker' etc. could not forgive Mac And the North West Rebellion of 1885 -Saskatchewan and further west ensued) Louis and Gabriel fled Gabriel joining the Wild Bill Hickock travelling 'Wild West Show and Louis fled a way which he was captured on and whisked off to trial where he was found guilty and hanged. Buffalo Shame grinds all that n more out of me in one foul swooop!
    Woooo hoooo...and My Brother, Kenneth Kaasgaard & I sing the words to Mr. Odd to reminisce 'Winterpeg' - Winnipeg Manitoba's capital. Complete with 'golden boy' perched on top of capitol building dome.

    As yiu might imagine two brother's from 'wrong side the tracks' _ both actually We are both RATHER ODD to most of the surrounding versions of INCROWD full of themselves and staring at our silly ways!


    Steven Kaasgaard
    ONE LAST foray into important 'guf n' stuff" dept.
    If I may?

    I am an ORIGINAL Green Party of Canada / Green party of Ontario founder - and Official Party Secretary from 91- 92
    *&Removed by State assisted Coup D'état in 92' with magic clock work on behalf of clowns Jim Harris GPC "leader" and Frank de Jong GPO 'leader' put in by Shenanigan handy-work of Ontario Elections and Finances Commissioner Gordon Kushner after I deregistered 3/4 quarters of the party's Ontario riding associations for violating the Ontario Green Party constitution. I told them not to mess with our decentralist BTC-esque no OUTSIDE banker like meddling possible 3 + times trying to put in FRANK De Jong as "leader" for TOP down traditional party Structure as N.H. DEEP Green Murray Bookchin quipped to Joshka Fischer GERMAN greens You just became "stinkt normal" stinkingly NORMAL political entity NOTHIN NEW at all. this coup was never covered by mass media even NOW as I report it whenever I get an ear like the readers of these posts ( I'm hoping do care)

    Love N Rockets

    Steven Kaasgaard

    I email YOU Pat from my new Green Party Platform - WildGreens-CANADA twenty-three-skidoo[at]

    Nickname(S)- Rebel, Captain Shit & Spliff
  • 23-Aug-2009 Brackley show
    dave.ungar[at] - Dave U
    26Feb2021 10:50 AM (2 years 217 days ago)
    I recently found a recording I did from this show (

    It cuts off very early due to MD malfunction. But here it is. I have tried to clean it up a little:

    Here's the original, if you want it unedited:
  • Photos
    kjws[at] - Kevin - Canada
    28Nov2020 1:28 AM (2 years 308 days ago)
    I have some photos from 1988 and 1989 in Vancouver, Canada.
    Do you have any memories of playing at the Town Pump, or Commodore Ballroom?
  • Re: ROYALTIES !!
    sambeckwith - Sam, Prague, Czech Republic
    27May2020 4:47 AM (3 years 128 days ago)
    [at]-remove-cwillimer According to Shazam, that's "Cheree", a Suicide track from 1978. But it does sound a lot like SMS.
    cwillimer[at] - Chris NJ
    8May2020 9:10 PM (3 years 146 days ago)
    Here in the US, the latest advert for Daisy perfume by Marc Jacobs has a soundtrack which includes a section sounding uncannily like the jangly intro to "Southern Mark Smith". Anyone heard it ? Is it the genuine article ? If so, are the band getting royalties ? See for yourself -
  • Gig photos
    martinsreed[at] - Martin Reed, Oxford, UK
    10Jan2020 11:32 AM (3 years 265 days ago)
    Hi, I've unearthed a handful of my gig photos. I have a couple of the 11 March 1997 Sumosonic gig at the Powerhaus, London. No worse in quality terms than the ones on the gig page already, but no better either. There are also two of the 23 September 1999 Wetlands NYC show, and three slightly blurred ones from the 19 September 2005 12 Bar Club, London show. Happy to share, if they're welcome. Martin
  • Memorabilia
    blindalfredreed[at] - Gene in Pullman
    9Mar2019 10:25 PM (4 years 207 days ago)
    Found my way to the site tonight - thanks for all of the goodies! I have a couple of bootleg recordings, but my treasure is a show 'program' from the 2 May 1992 show(s) at Trammps in NYC. The tables were covered with butcher(!) paper and Pat had hand-written different little bits on each table. I still have mine, framed, along with the show listing from the Village Voice - the opening act was Jeff Buckley (then almost unknown, pre-Grace, pre-Sin'e) accompanied by Gary Lucas. The Jody Grind were originally scheduled to open that show, but several members of band died in a car accident shortly before.

    Laurence Okeefe sat in for Mr. Odd. Peter Crouch and Pat were amazing on guitar. The 'Tugboat Captain' encore was one of my favorite musical moments ever.
  • birthdays
    luciencarr13[at] - lucien
    21Nov2018 1:07 PM (4 years 315 days ago)
    this is a bittuva trivial question but i was wondering if anyone knows the birthdays of the members of jazz butcher ? pat, max etc ...
  • 9:30 Club Pictures
    clillyblad[at] - Eric Lillyblad
    21Oct2018 4:45 PM (4 years 346 days ago)
    David - i found two pictures i took out of a frame and put in a photo album. One with Pat leaning to the tuner/speaker. One with Pat Kelly draining a beer with Robert Lanza (a very smart engineer) looking at me when the shutter opened and shut.
  • Misc. Items
    carroll[at] - Kevin USA
    30Aug2018 4:07 PM (5 years 33 days ago)
    Thanks for all the postings!
    I've got some decent tape & vinyl transfers which may be of interest.
    Over the Rainbow (studio I believe - tape)
    Instrumental (Shining with a Butcher in a Shed tape)
    Both versions of Cruis'in in the Bus Lane (tape & vinyl)
    Devil is My Friend (tape)
    Almost Brooklyn (vinyl)
    Pet Semetary (tape)
    and probably some tickets and posters from shows in europe
    Let me know if you are interested in any.
  • gig tickets
    liards77[at] - Christophe from France
    16Mar2018 2:16 PM (5 years 200 days ago)
    i have four gig tickets to give.
    Thanks for all Pat.
    I'm sure you don't remember me but we spent a good moment in
    Paris when you produced the Chelsea LP (French band leaded by
    Emmanuel Tellier).
  • Washington DC Interview
    happymedium27[at] - John Collins
    18Jan2018 9:33 PM (5 years 257 days ago)
    Is it possible to credit the whole Background Noise Productions team on this one? That would be John Collins, Steve Yegelwel, Andy Schoengold, Jim Black and Jimmy Mitchell

    Thanks very much!
  • Interview With Pat & Max
    happymedium27[at] - John Collins
    16Jan2018 8:58 PM (5 years 259 days ago)
    Here is a link to an interview we (Background Noise Productions) did with Pat and Max in Washington, DC the night of the Jazz Butcher’s show at the 9:30 Club.
  • Cassettes
    Stephen.dixon8[at] - Stevie Disco
    27Aug2017 4:01 AM (6 years 37 days ago)
    I may have some stuff stashed away. What are you looking for?
  • Cassettes
    Stephen.dixon8[at] - Stevie Disco
    27Aug2017 4:00 AM (6 years 37 days ago)
    I may have some stuff stashed away. What are you looking for?
  • JBC stuff
    les.guillaume[at] - Pierre Guillaume Brussey
    19Feb2017 2:10 PM (6 years 225 days ago)
    I have french tickets from differents gigs:
    Fréjus, veni vidi vici, in 1987 (with Passion Fodder & Mac and the boys)
    Clermont-Ferrand, rock au maximum in 1994
    Strasbourg, le bandit in 1987
    Paris l'Européen 1993
    Lyon, le truck 1990
    Paris l'Européen 1991
    Marseille, l'Espace Julien 1988 (with Marc Minelli)
    London Upstair at the garage 1995

    I also have a Clermont-Ferrand poster. And 2 or 3 others. I have to check out.

    I also have a flyer for the 1991 Marseille gig, for the 1993 Besançon Taos Blue gig and for the 2001 Ypres gig.

    I have some interviews and disc reviews from the inrockuptibles and Abus Dangereux magazines and from others magazines I don't remember the name right now. May be an italian one...

    I have taken photos from the Frejus and Marseille concert.

    I don't know if these stuff may interest you. Best regards...Pierre