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Pineapple Tuesday
I'm standing here with my head in my hands
I put it there 'coz I'm tired
Drinking vodka and Gatorade
Swaying to the rhythm that the Gators made
Down by Beethoven Street staring at the passersby
Then there was you
Then there was you

Just keep driving
You know it's got to be someplace here
And I've got plenty of time
Oh, people round here just don't have no lane discipline
And then there was you
Then there is you


And I don't wanna let you go
I don't wanna let you go
But it's Tuesday

Been there, done that ( x 6 )

Chorus (x2)

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Cult Of The Basement
If things seemed weird back in February 1989, when we made this baby, the Weird were going shopping on bikes. In a farmhouse in the dead of winter, in personal circumstances too bizarre and complex to relate, we set about making our "commercial suicide" album. For the first time, I felt, we had made an album that really sounded like us. This record does have personality. One of my favourites, this.
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creation_records, Rough Trade
Edward's Closet
So you've got a CD player, have you? I've got a headache and an abiding dislike of expensive food crews in dumb baseball hats. I've been in Edward's Closet and he wasnt't in. "That JBC", they mutter at the bus-stop, "turned left at the light a Long Time Ago".
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creation_records CD
One of the better Creation-era compilations. Canadian release.
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Western Family
For loonie completists only, for sure, though, if you listen through the muck, you'll see that we did our bit.
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creation_records CD
¡Excellent! The Violent Years
Millions of years ago, dinosaurs ruled the Earth. Today the Galileo Space Probe orbits mighty planet Jupiter. The Jazz Butcher Conspiracy first appeared in June 1982 in the back room of the Black Lion in Northampton. They finally drank the bar dry in a small town in in Mallorca on the 20th August 1996
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The Violent Years
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Fire Records 4xCD

Pat Says

The Butcher Says..
Source: Inspired On This Day 1989-12-11 (Monday, 11th of December 1989 - 33 years 303 days ago)
Is it a road song? Is it a love song? Is it a mushy title or what? I'm sorry, Jesus, every line is true. I never enjoyed vanilla as much in all my life. Watch carefully: Californian brainfried road-accident-from-outer-space guitar in the area! Source: Unconditional liner notes

Live Stats

30 documented performances (click to explore)
1990 8 (JBC)
1991 1 (JBC)
1992 17 (JBC)
1997 2 (JBC)
2020 1 (Pat Solo)
2021 1 (Pat Solo)


Rough studio mix
1 Recorded Live Performances
1997-09-17 Practice for Bob & Anne's Wedding - Seattle, USA
Credit: David Whittemore
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  • clillyblad[at]
    clillyblad[at] - Eric Lillyblad - Forest Lake, MN - USA
    22Mar2018 6:38 AM (5 years 195 days ago)
    Saw The Butcher at shows supporting this album (“Cult of the Basement”) and before that, “Big Planet, Scary Planet”, at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC – where I was living at the time. Was able to talk with Pat on both occasions for two reasons – one, I recognized him as he walked through the crowd of oblivious Americans (of which I am most usually one) and two – I knew his name was Pat and so I called out “Pat”.

    The Butcher was kind enough to stop and chat a bit and his most memorable lines were, “Why do you American’s have a picture of the President’s wife on the dollar bill?” (George H.W. Bush was President at the time and his wife, Barbara, did bear a strong resemblance to the rendition of old George Washington on the dollar bill). And, “Have you seen my girlfriend? She’s wearing a leopard skin outfit?”

    Took a roll of black & white pictures with my Pentax K1000, somehow got connected with David Whittemore, and grabbed the “Cult of the Basement” poster on my way out after the show - it now hangs on the wall of my garage, right in front of Daddy’s Jaguar! ;-)
  • clillyblad[at]
    clillyblad[at] - Eric Lillyblad - Forest Lake, MN - USA
    22Mar2018 6:36 AM (5 years 195 days ago)
    One question and one comment about a previous comment – how could you think the lyric was about “brain discipline” and not “lane discipline”? In the context of preceding lyrics in the song (“Just keep driving”) and with the incredibly narrow roadways of England “lane discipline” is an absolute must!

    This song fit my self-pitying mood and alcohol consumption at the time it was released, but I wasn’t drinking vodka, I was drinking copious amounts of Sam Adam’s Double Bock (which, after I got married, my wife aptly called “Devil Bock” for reasons easily surmised).
  • lovely guitar work
    ken.h[at] - sydney
    14May2005 9:48 PM (18 years 144 days ago)
    Dig the fuzzy bass guitar under the lead on this. Drinking vodka and gatorade! How do you come up with such beauties. Fucking amazing.
  • aural hallucinations(scuse me while i kiss this guy)
    jcvincent[at] - lexington kentucky
    14Dec2004 12:48 PM (18 years 296 days ago)
    i was always sure that the line was

    people around here just don't have no brain discipline
    then they're asleep
    then they're asleep

    i swear i have heard this song thousands of time and i always, always sang it that way...
    (this may have lead to the misunderstanding if my singing is factured in)
    of course
    i once famously thought i heard gibby haynes say in the butthole surfers song "perry"-"it's about throwing up and eating it" when he actually said "it's about growing up in england" which is an even larger and more self incriminating error...

    maybe i just need to listen more softly...

    fuck i think
    i might be bummed

    change the lyrics for me
    you have the powers

  • whatever
    where ever - whoever
    8Jun2002 6:10 PM (21 years 121 days ago)
    so many tuesdays in my life. damn.