The Jazz Butcher Audio
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2019-02-21 Facebook Live
The Entire Performance (Facebook Live Broadcast)
2015-12-12 The Playhouse Theatre , Northampton , England
The Entire Performance (Extracted from youtube video)
2013-06-17 The Cake Shop , New York , USA
The Entire Performance
[download PDF suitable for CD] PDF suitable for CD
Credit: Lito Vales
1999-09-13 Sy Klopps Studios , San Francisco , USA
She's On Drugs
Soul Happy Hour
Walk With The Devil
Rough mixes of a practice session recorded by Henry Sarmiento at Sy Klopps Studios in San Francisco.
1999-09-09 Troubador , Los Angeles , USA
1997-09-22 The Great American Music Hall , San Francisco , USA
Who Loves You Now?
La Mer
Raking Up The Leaves ( Max Eider )
Just Like Bettie Page
Rough mixes of a flawless night out for Pat and Max. Recorded to 8-channel digital.
1997-09-19 Bob & Anne's Wedding , Seattle , USA
Who Loves You Now?
Recorded and mastered from the live mix DAT. Pat + Max, Joe Skyward (bass), Greg Gilmore (drums)
1997-09-17 Practice for Bob & Anne's Wedding , Seattle , USA
Pineapple Tuesday
2nd practice prior to Bob & Anne Frangooles' wedding in Seattle, Washington. Pat + Max, Joe Skyward (bass), Greg Gilmore (drums)
1997-09-16 Practice for Bob & Anne's Wedding , Seattle , USA
The Basement
1st practice prior to Bob & Anne Frangooles' wedding in Seattle, Washington. Pat + Max, Joe Skyward (bass), Greg Gilmore (drums).
1994-06-04 Royal Albert Hall , London , England
(Creation Records 10th anniversary mega-gig)
Jdete Pryc (The audience accosts the JBC with shouting in Czechoslovakian)
1993-12-23 The Racehorse , Northampton , England
The Entire Performance (EQd from Master Cassette)
Christmas gig. Pat is joined by David J.
1993-10-28 The Forum , London , England
The Entire Performance (Mono, from Master Cassette)
1992-06-17 The Nick , Birmingham , USA
Banter (Between-tunes - talking about the Highlander Hotel in Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
1992-05-16 Tower Records , Chicago , USA
After Hours (Velvet Underground)
Tugboat Captain (Dean Wareham)
In-store performance.
1992-05-09 El Mocambo , Toronto , Canada
Over The Rainbow (Arlen/Hamburg)
Falling In Love
1992-05-01 9:30 Club , Washington , USA
Sister Death
1992-04-29 J.C. Dobbs , Philadelphia , USA
The Entire Performance (Mixed-down from master DAT)
1992-04-26 Cat's Cradle , Chapel Hill , USA
Everybody's Talkin' (F. Neil)
Still & All
Girls Say Yes
She's On Drugs
Sister Death
The "1 mile per hour Art Misery tour".
1991-11-14 Arena , Vienna , Austria
The Entire Performance (1st Gen Cassette)
Credit: Alexander Vrchoticky
1991-08-00 Nitronic Research Wind Tunnels , Silverlake , USA
We Are The Traffic (#1) (Pat Fish/Cole Coonce)
We Are The Traffic (#2) (Pat Fish/Cole Coonce)
"Cambodia": Pat Fish /Cole Coonce
1991-07-00 Woodhouse Studio , Leeds , England
A Matter of Time (13 Frightened Girls)
Bombed (Richard Formby)
Pedby's Grace (Pat Fish/Sumishta Brahm)
Colour Waltz (Pat Fish/Richard Formby)
Elwood (Pat Fish/Sumishta Brahm)
"The Vaguely Familiar": Pat Fish / Richard Formby / Sumishta Brahm
1989-12-10 The Coach House , San Juan Capistrano , USA
The Devil Is My Friend (West Coast '89 Cassette)
Mr. Odd (West Coast '89 Cassette)
From Pat's "West Coast '89" compilation cassette (2nd generation), courtesy Andrew Brooksbank.
1989-12-09 Roxy Theatre , Los Angeles , USA
Bach Intro + Big Saturday (West Coast '89 Cassette)
Burglar Of Love (West Coast '89 Cassette)
The Best Way (West Coast '89 Cassette)
Looking For Lot 49 (West Coast '89 Cassette)
Girl-Go (West Coast '89 Cassette)
From Pat's "West Coast '89" compilation cassette (2nd generation), courtesy Andrew Brooksbank.
1989-11-28 Commodore Ballroom , Vancouver , Canada
Moscow Drug Club (West Coast '89 Cassette)
Intro + New Invention (West Coast '89 Cassette)
Chickentown (West Coast '89 Cassette)
Bicycle Kid (West Coast '89 Cassette)
Angels (West Coast '89 Cassette)
Bad Dream Lover (West Coast '89 Cassette)
Hysteria (West Coast '89 Cassette)
From Pat's "West Coast '89" compilation cassette (2nd generation), courtesy Andrew Brooksbank.
1989-11-18 Ratskeller , Madison , USA
The Entire Performance
1989-11-17 Lounge Ax , Chicago , USA
Biggest, Loudest, Hairiest Group Of All (John Cale)
Moscow Drug Club (B. B. Gabor)
Part-Time Punks (TV Personalities)
Big Saturday
1988-08-07 Town & Country Club , Kentish Town, London , England
(Doing It For The Kids)
The Entire Performance (Extracted and EQd from mixcloud)
Excerpted and pitch-corrected from Creation Records all-day recording
1988-05-02 Dingwall's , London , England
The Entire Performance (Extracted from youtube video)
Pulled from file originally uploaded to youtube.
1987-03-20 Black Horse , London , England
The Entire Performance (Extracted from youtube video)
1986-12-02 Szene Wien , Vienna , Austria
The Human Jungle (Gen1, from cassette soundboard source.)
Soldiering on, one week after the exit of Max Eider .
1986-07-24 R.P.M. , Toronto , Canada
The Entire Performance (Radio broadcast, from 1st generation cassette)
1986-03-13 The Cricketer's , London , England
Zombie Love (Pet Semetary - from the cassette "Various: The Holy Bible")
Credit: Kevin Carroll
1986-03-04 University , Besancon , France
The Entire Performance
Credit: Dom Genot
1985-04-23 Onkel Pö , Hamburg , Germany
The Chinese Envoy (Gen1 cassette) (John Cale)
"I can see you if I take off my glasses" - Max Eider
1985-03-24 Kolingsborg , Stockholm , Sweden
The Entire Performance (Gen2 Cassette)


The Interview
Credit: FrehcnSpurs1
2018-07-03 "The Watt From Pedro Show" podcast - Owen Jones
The Interview
Excerpted from the musician-to-musician podcasts by Mike Watt (of The Minutemen) speaking with Owen Jones (via Skype). Mostly "Shakespeare and The Bible", and some passing Jazz Butcher commentary.
Credit: Mike Watt
2017-06-12 Norwich Radio/C86 Interview
The Interview
Excerpted from radio broadcast. Topics: The Smiths, early history, La Mer , playing the sax, David E. Barker
Credit: David Eastaugh
2017-03-20 "Near Perfect Pitch" podcast #35
The Interview
Excerpted from @NearPerfPitch's podcast #35. Dara Mottahed and Pat (via Skype) catch up on happenings since the previous podcast.
Credit: Dara Mottahed
2016-05-09 "Near Perfect Pitch" podcast #1
The Interview
Excerpted from @NearPerfPitch's inaugural podcast. Dara Mottahed and Pat (via Skype) chat about recent band history. And football.
Credit: Dara Mottahed
2014-11-12 RTVE - Radio Televisión Española - Radio 3 with Julio Ruiz , Madrid , Spain
(Live on the air with Julio Ruiz)
The Interview
Melanie Hargreaves' Father's Jaguar
From interview session with Julio Ruiz.
1993-02-15 French National Radio , Paris , France
The Interview (In French, from Gen1 Cassette)
1992-06-26 WHPK , Chicago , USA
The Interview
1992-05-16 WNUR , Chicago , USA
The Interview (Master recording. College radio interview with a couple of live tunes)
1992-05-06 CBC , Montreal , Canada
The Interview
Credit: Brent Brambury
1992-04-26 WXYC , Chapel Hill , USA
The Interview
Biggest, Loudest, Hairiest Group Of All (John Cale)
A Butcher acoustic performance of the John Cale tune.
1992-04-25 WRAS , Atlanta , USA
The Interview (Gen 1 Cassette. Includes the 'Sydney Meats Story')
1990-11-24 KCRW , Santa Monica , USA
Crocodile Tears And The Velvet Cosh (David J.)
The Chinese Envoy (John Cale)
From Deirdre O'Donoghue's SNAP program on KCRW, Santa Monica, CA. Recorded by Martin Stebbing (Rev. Botus Whiteblood Fleming) . Pat and Alex duets with lots of chatter.
1990-11-19 KTBS , Austin , USA
The Interview
Credit: Robert Jacob
1989-11-19 Pat Fish , Milwaukee , USA
Topic: Robyn Hitchcock
Topic: David J's "The Party's Over"
During The Milwaukee Interview Pat muses on being compared to Robyn Hitchcock, and talks about David J.
1989-07-01 "On The Road" - CBC featurette
The Interview
While en-route to 1989 Germany dates, Pat Fish answers "Big Questions" for CBC radio listeners.
Credit: Dana Mottahead (Gen0 cassette of FM broadcast)
1986-07-18 Background Noise Productions
The Interview
Pat Fish & Max Eider in Washington, DC the night of the Jazz Butcher's show at the 9:30 Club.

Background Noise Productions is: John Collins, Steve Yegelwel, Andy Schoengold, Jim Black, and Jimmy Mitchell

Well John, thanks for that rather strange and touching experience, which carried me back to a time when we were largely happy if permanently pissed. It says much for our dedication to our art that we sound so pleased to be drinking Heineken. But who the hell is that posh bloke Eider and where did he get that accent? Also you have made me catch a few bars of some tracks I've been assiduously avoiding for the last 30 years or so. But thanks all the same for the memory and indeed the Heineken.
Credit: Max Eider 2017-10-01 (Sunday, 1st of October 2017 - 3 years 362 days ago)


November, 2005 Demo

Recorded at Premier Studio

Buffalo Sniper
Police Chief
April, 2003 Demo

Recorded at Notepad, NW10 by Andy Parker. Produced by Donald Ross Skinner. All tunes conceived, devised & assembled by Wilson. Tracks contain elements of everything.

Istanbul Connection
Quality People
2002 Demo

Recorded by MC Bot on the Roland VS-1800 at Subsound, NN1 during 2001 and 2002. The words to "Play It All Night Long" are by Warren Zevon. Everything else is original pirate material. Increase the peace.

Quality People
Istanbul Connection
Hippy Shit
Play It All Night Long
Burn, Hollywood, Burn
Dark Agenda


Come, Friendly Spacemen
This is fun. Here's the midi file for Come, Friendly Spacemen
"Audio Aquatic" Demo

Credit: Andrew Brooksbank
"Audio Aquatic" was an early working name for Sumosonic. Most tracks from this tape are the same as the later "Demo Cassette".
Come, Friendly Spacemen
This is an "extended" version, with approximately 90 seconds more beat breaks.
Demo Cassette

Unlike the Creation "This Is Sumo" release, Pat sings lead on all tracks.

Come, Friendly Spacemen
Monks Of Kung Fu
God's Green Earth
Business And Work
Destroy All Monsters
Everything Is Wonderful
Fern Schnell Gut
Cat's Life
My Ultimate Baby
We Are The Traffic

Black Eg

1994-06-01 The Sound Shaft , London , England
The Entire Performance

Black Eg's Live Debut!

1993-08-20 l'esprit formidable (demo tape) , Northampton , England
After Vietnam (Black Eg demo)
Drugs Rumble #1 (Black Eg demo)
Bel Air (Black Eg demo)
Mogadon (Black Eg demo)
Lulu's Dog (Black Eg demo)
No Answer (In Cambodia) (Black Eg demo)
I Will Survive (Black Eg demo)
Sexual Taboos (Black Eg demo)
La Rage Le Sarcasme Et La Betise Humaine (Black Eg demo)
After Vietnam (Ambient Mix)
Tonight You Belong To Me (Black Eg demo)
1992-09-15 Peter Murphy (demo tape) , Northampton , England
Do Ya Wanna? (Black Eg demo)
Our Friends The Filth (Black Eg demo)
Coney Island Nightmare (Black Eg demo)
Ezcsta (Black Eg demo)
L.A. Stories (gameboy mix)
The Hypnotic Eye (Black Eg demo)
L.A. Stories (metal mix)
1992-06-26 WHPK , Chicago , USA
The Interview


JBC Rarities
Tracks that appeared on early compilations and singles.
Christmas With The Pygmies
From Christmas With The Pygmies (1985)

Affection (Jonathan Richman)
From VA: Shadow And Light (1984).
Recorded May 1983, "Cak Bag session", Sketch Studio, Northampton

Temptation Inside Your Heart (Velvet Underground)
From VA: Another Spark (1984).
Recorded from the May 1983, "Cak Bag session", Sketch Studio, Northampton

May I (Kevin Ayes)
From Speedy Gonzalez (1987)

Poor Spy
Recorded May 1983, "Cak Bag session", Sketch Studio, Northampton

Chinese Envoy (John Cale)
From VA: What A Nice Way To Turn Seventeen #2 (1983)

Cowgirl Fever
Marnie 12" single B-side (1984)

Vodka Girls
From VA: Abus Dangereux #21 (1994)
"Cult Of The Basement" rough mixes and alt takes
King Tut
Pineapple Tuesday
Fertiliser (Yes, Mantor)
The Onion Field
Sister Death

Provided by Martin Stebbing (Rev. Botus Whiteblood Fleming) , the session engineer.

Fan Tribute Discs - c. 2000
Downloadable high-quality MP3s of Jazz Butcher songs as covered by the musician/fans of the jbc mailing list and elsewhere. All tracks with annotation by the Butcher.
The Vaguely Familiar
Demo tracks from the July 1991 Pat Fish , Richard Formby , and Sumishta Brahm collaboration.
A Matter Of Time
Pedby's Grace
Colour Waltz
Demo tracks from the August 1991 Pat Fish and Cole Coonce collaboration.
We Are The Traffic (#1)
We Are The Traffic (#2)
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  • Tom hall
    woodnick81[at] - Nick wood denver
    10Oct2020 2:44 PM (351 days 12 hours ago)
    Hi . My dad is brian wood . He took the photos on the second album . Currently living in Denver Colorado. I have great memories with tom and diane . And Jake the dog . Mid seventies. I flew back . For the memorial in 03 . I have few old pics .
  • Peeking over the wall from the other side
    jgoloff[at] - Jack Goloff, Fort Lauderdale
    11Jun2018 3:29 PM (3 years 108 days ago)
    Fish friendly vegan Was here. A good time was had by all. Thank you for all the goods in my ear.
  • All The Sounds
    doc6502[at] - Doc
    4May2017 10:33 AM (4 years 146 days ago)
    This is wonderful. Thank you for posting.
  • tunage missing
    arcprado[at] - a prado, frozen desert
    24Jan2015 2:57 PM (6 years 247 days ago)
    hi, greatly appreciate the archival music. most is nowhere to be found. request zombie love/pet semetary from the 13Mar1986 cricketers gig! also request the pat-demo of regrets of a spaceman. too-bad nowhere to be heard
  • Manhattan Cake Shop show
    reedsoper[at] - Reed Soper, USA
    24Oct2013 6:36 PM (7 years 339 days ago)
    Just saw that the Cake Shop show was made available for download. Thanks for being both incredibly talented and impossibly generous