The Jazz Butcher
The Jazz Butcher Releases Western Family
[album cover] [sleeve photo]
Media: Album, Live
Label: Creation Records
Catalogue: CRECD148
Released: 1993
Ring: the floor was slightly wet
The Songs
Southern Mark Smith
Shirley Maclaine
Sister Death
Still & All
Pineapple Tuesday
Beautiful Snow-White Hair
She's On Drugs
She's A Yo-Yo
Everybody's Talkin' (F. Neil)
Tugboat Captain (Dean Wareham)
Over The Rainbow (Arlen/Hamburg)


Pat Fish - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Peter Crouch - Lead Guitar
Dooj Wilkinson - Bass, Vocals
Nick Burson - Drums
Iain O'Higgins - engineer
David Whittemore - engineer
Martin Stebbing (Rev. Botus Whiteblood Fleming) - producer
Pascal Legras - sleeve
Mark Brown - photography
Mike Egli - photography

Kathie McGinty - mileage and maintenance
Karen Shook - tour management and leisurewear
Thanks and respect are extended to Frank Riley, Peter McCulloch, Jennifer Blair, Jim Parker, Pam Cross, Ellen and Suzanne at In-Press, Gareth Hardman, Steve Cranwell, Sal Garza, J'Anna Jacobi, Deirdre O'Donoghue, Kottie Lurie, Roadkill Joe, The Jersey Posse, Lucien Borderline, Gillian Barclay, Larry Collins, Conrad Sverkersson, Tom Peterson, Don Chow, Douglas Long, Anne Kiener, Liz Garo, Cole Coonce, Rob Zieger and the Seattle Crew, Knight Berman and all in Atlanta, Ligga and Meathook, Tony Brusdeilins, The Elefanthaus Posse, Tony and Joe Foster, Rex Sargeant, Judge Curtis, The Walkabouts, LX Chilton, Downey Mildew, D. Elvis Parker, and the Scum.
Liner Notes
Recorded live by David Whittemore at Tippitina's, New Orleans; The Cotton Club, Atlanta; El Mocambo, Toronto; The Nick, Birmingham, Alabama and Lounge Ax, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Mastered by Martin Stebbing (Rev. Botus Whiteblood Fleming) . No overdubs, drop-ins or any of that nonsense.
The Butcher Says..
Yes, I believe something horrible DID happen to the tapes somewhere. The first time that Richard Formby and I played this CD we sat there laughing. Still, Bootleg No.2 is easier to get used to than the first one, so again, it's a souvenir. After all, if you were there, you can remember what it really sounded like. For loonie completists only, for sure, though, if you listen through the muck, you'll see that we did our bit. Source: Pat Letter: 1993-08-30
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  • Tugboat cover?
    toddgeetee[at] - T.G.T.
    25Jul2014 11:28 PM (9 years 70 days ago)
    Just picked up a used copy of the "Western Family" album on CD ... and was pleased beyond words with the Galaxie 500 cover. Very nice! Used albums are a lot like filing sharing ... only nobody seems to care about the lost revenue. Weird.
  • offal
    jgibbin[at] - want
    8Feb2007 1:36 PM (16 years 239 days ago)
    david's got scads of the stuff on tape - out with it!