The Jazz Butcher


Red Pets
Red pets - they get me so excited
They make me want to go to sea
They make me jump and shout and holler
They're really getting to me
Everyone says they lift weights
Except for me, I think they're great
Red pets, ah red pets

Red pets - I don't mean Guccione, and I don't mean Hugh
I want to go to Moscow, tell you what I'm going to do
Olga Korbut drives me mad, I'll buy some vodka for her dad
Red pets...grrrr, red pets

Red pets - Martina Navratilova, and Mrs. Gorbachev as well
Don't give up all of their secrets
They've got some stories to tell
Everyone says keep in touch, I don't think that they care that much
Red pets, red pets

Oh, everyone says keep in touch
I don't think that they care too much
Red pets, red pets

Red pets - Svetlana Peters, she's not defective at all

Stalin's daughter
I wanna go to Leningrad, and I'm gonna have a ball
Could turn the house into a wardrobe, could drive the vicar astray
Could make me join the Navy, I think they've got a lot to say

But everyone says keep in touch,
I don't think that they care too much
Everyone says they lift weights
Except for me, I think they're great
Everyone says keep in touch
I know they just don't care that much
Disconnect the party line
I think we're going to need some time
Red pets, grrr, red pets
Red pets, red pets

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Sex And Travel
Having exhausted the initial stick of JB songs, I was obliged for the first time to write about my life as it was at the time. I think that now we had started to learn about actually creating recordings rather than just recording the sound of a bunch of pals fooling around. This one I'd actually defend at length if I had to.
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Glass Records
The Wasted Years
Featuring ‘Bath Of Bacon’, ‘A Scandal In Bohemia’, ‘Sex And Travel’ and ‘Distressed Gentlefolk’.
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Fire Records 4xCD

Live Stats

8 documented performances (click to explore)
1985 4 (JBC)
1986 1 (JBC)
1989 2 (JBC)
2012 1 (Pat Solo)


1 Recorded Live Performances
2012-03-06 The Constitution - Camden Town, London, England
Credit: Raj Patel
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    dave.ungar[at]-remove-gmail.coM - Dave - Columbus, OH
    13Sep2018 5:51 PM (5 years 19 days ago)
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    zaza156[at] - Andrey Zaytsev Moscow
    11Apr2016 7:04 AM (7 years 174 days ago)
    what is the meaning of 'Red Pets' in this song?