The Jazz Butcher

Media: Album
Label: Creation Records, Genius
Catalogue: GENICD008, GENI-008CD
Released: 1989
Recorded: Woodbine St. Studio, Leamington Spa
A-Groove: jbc never scared
New Invention
Line Of Death
The Word I Was Looking For
Bicycle Kid
Burglar Of Love
Nightmare Being
Do The Bubonic Plague
Bad Dream Lover
The Good Ones


Pat Fish
Paul Mulreany
Laurence O'Keefe
Kizzy O'Callaghan
Alex Green
John A. Rivers - engineer
Francisco Cabeza - engineer
John A. Rivers - producer
Pat Fish - producer
Mitch Jenkins - photography
David Jackson - photography
Pascal legras - sleeve
These lyrics transcribed by the Butcher with an Edding 1800 Profitpen, because you're always on at me to put them on the sleeve! Hope you enjoy this collection. That is, after all, what we made it for. Best regards, The Butcher X.

Serious thanks to: Harry, Barbara, Martin Stebbing (Rev. Botus Whiteblood Fleming) and Frankie Stebbing, Mark, Dee, Eleanor, Jasmine, Wolfgang Tschegg , Karen, Gareth, Frank Riley, Cole, Nigel and the Wal Guitar Company.

The Butcher Says..
This was a real "band" album by a touring unit which had become really quite ferocious. In choosing to work with John A. Rivers again we felt that we were sufficiently noisy and fierce to cope with any over- tidy production strokes he might pull. "Clean *that* up, then, ya bastard" was out declared policy in the group.

Of course, we under-rated him.I wanted to start to mess with the pretty traditional song structures we were using. We were all aware that music was changing, and, more out of interest than out of any spurious "career" concern, we wanted to see where we could take our pop songs using things like breakdowns, the mixing in of "found" voices (which we first heard NOT from Steinski or the Bryne/Brian Eno collaboration, but from John Stapleton, a DJ who scratched things in at early The Blue Aeroplanes, radical and unexpected changes of sounds - a series of sonic events rather than plain old verse/chorus structure. I probably did too much pre-production on my (new) 4-track at home, and the whole thing sounds a bit stillborn. Source: Pat Letter: 1993-08-30


Sounds Scarey monster! (UK), Sat, Jul 29th 1989

Spiral Scratch (UK), 1989
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  • big planet
    26Mar2005 11:12 AM (18 years 195 days ago)
    In 89, my roomate, who was a DJ at our college station and had a massive record collection, bought this album and introduced me to Pat's music. Incredible! Then, we saw him play a gig, even better! I have been a fan ever since. Though the album doesn't get much in the way of attention from ardent fans, it's strong. I got to meet Pat in 92' after a show and he autographed a poster for me - I gave it to my old roomy to returning the favor of introing me to the music.
  • do the bubonic plague.
    thenothingboy!at,yahoo#dot*com - Brick, NJ, USA
    6Mar2004 3:57 PM (19 years 215 days ago)
    i heard the jazz butcher back when big world scary world came out in 1989, a boyfriend of my sisters put do the bubonic plague on a mixtape for me. several thousand minutes later, i found aforementioned album on a rack of $1 cassette tapes in some mall record store. it was truly a jazz butcher conspiracy. weird things, the enjoyable kinda "i don't understand why more people do not listen to this" weird things. then again, most people watch Friends, listen to Billy Joel, and can't believe it's not butter.