The Jazz Butcher
The Jazz Butcher Press - March, 1995
March, 1995 Credit: Vanessa Cotton at Creation
Press Kit/Biography Album Review: Illuminate

Creation Records Promo - Illuminate

"The adept had to become justified. The justified must then become illuminate..."
(Santesson from Understanding Mu Pg 117, Paperback Library, New York)
"Pat Fish/The Jazz Butcher is one of the most brilliant incisive pop writers that Britain has produced since the glory days of Ray Davies and Pete Townsend. Criminally overlooked by a media obsessed by the next big thing instead of what is actually good. A truly great songwriter, surely due promotion to the premiership this time"
Alan McGee

To follow up the release of the single Sixteen Years , The Jazz Butcher Conspiracy release a whole new album, Illuminate .

Release Date: April 3rd 1995
Catalogue Number: CRELP/CRECD 182

Illuminate , The Jazz Butcher Conspiracy's 10th album was produced by David J. of Love And Rockets/Bauhaus fame. On Illuminate the JBC deliver hook-laden pop froth with... bits floating in it. Something is amiss. This is the view from Abington Square...
The Tunes

A Great Visitation Of Elephants : Bolly saw the sharp end of the action in a number of recent conflicts while he was serving in the R.A.F. Now he runs a pub in a remote Northamptonshire village. Welcome to the Difficult Tenth Album.

Sixteen Years : Defly manoeuvring their way around a Leveller's song title, the JBC show up mob handed and do their collective nut on behalf of Clause Four. Nasty, Brutish & Short... The single.

Cute Submarines : "Gee Flip! Will you really let me hold it?"... Dolphins descended from cows... enraged Italian motorists... New Age psychobabble. All in 3 minutes 45 seconds.

Lulu's Nightmare : A simple narrative tale of human endurance: "Cigarettes, Beer, Ticket Money... What could possibly go wrong?"

Beetle George : The JBC celebrate the lusty talent of Mr Dave Henderson .

Truck Of Fear : "When the doomed go shopping, boy, there ain't no stopping: we're just happy to be here."

Old Snakey : Years of incarceration in the asylum, years of desperate scrabbling in ancient texts, and then one night - heads off!

Blues For Dean Read : Dean Read was the American folk singer who contrived, staggeringly, to become the biggest pop star in East Germany. They're both gone now, forever.

When Eno Sings : It's always difficult to sing about real people, especially when they're famous. But fan records are cool.

Waiting For Sumo : A surprisingly tranquil song about a rottweiller.

The Ugliest Song In The World : The cannabis/adrenalin combo comes good again. A song about a horrendous motion picture featuring, unbelievably, Bob Dylan.

Scarlett : "I've found it sir, this'll be the non-specific situationaist art-misery ballad."

Cops And Hospitals : Your kids are all evil. Your mother's a crook - do you believe what they're telling you yet?"

Surf Gear In Idaho : The JBC continue in pissy mood, trying to sneak up on a few seedy wankers from the religious & nationalist right.

Land : "One day Osiris will come & show a world of two legged apes what they can do: but they will never belong here. And they're gonna make a thousand points of light upon the earth, but you know the only light comes from the stars."

True Stories : "What you want... what you want is miracles and wonders, and aeroplane, a special view. True stories will have to do.
1994 live line-up stumbled through a series of tunes and such under Butcher's direction, aided and abetted by a number of the usual suspects; Alex Lee on guitar, Alex Green on saxes, that sort of thing.
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