The Jazz Butcher
The Jazz Butcher Releases Condition Blue

Release Type: album
Media: LP;CD
Released: 1991 (Creation Records) 1992 (Sky)
Label: creation_records, sky_records
Recorded: 1991-04/1991-05
Studio: Raven, Norfolk and Submarine Sound, Northampton
Catalogue: CRECD110, SKYCLAD 5080
The Sky (CD only) release has sides A&B switched
1. Girls Say Yes
2. Our Friends The Filth
3. Harlan
4. Still & All
1. She's A Yo-Yo
2. Honey
3. Shirley Maclaine
4. Racheland
9. Monkeyface

Tim Burrell - engineer
Howard Turner - engineer
Andy Elliot - engineer
Pat Fish - engineer
Lionel Cullman - photography
Pascal Legras - sleeve
Paul Mulreany - Drums
Joe Allen - Bass Guitar
Alex Lee - Lead Guitar, Rhythm & Backwards Guitar, Motorcycle & Fuel Air Explosions, Lynch-Mob
Richard Formby - Lead Guitar, Tremelo & 12 String Guitar, Infinite Guitar and Feedback
Alex Green - Tenor and Alto Saxophones, String Arrangements
Pat Fish - Lead Guitar, Rhythm & 12 String Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion, Vocals
Sumishta Brahm - Singing
Peter Crouch - Rhythm Guitar - Bird Guitar on Girls Say Yes
Owen Jones - Organ solo on Our Friends The Filth - Percussion, Singing
Laurence O'Keefe - Singing - Lead Guitar on Harlan
Peter Astor - Lead Guitar on Honey - Aquamarine Guitar on Harlan - Harmonica, Singing
Tim Burrell - Piano on Girls Say Yes
Alastair Indge - Vocals
James Rogers - Vocals
Howard Turner - Vocals
Colin Harris - Samples




Thanks to the bureaucratic idiocy on the part of the Butcher and his associates the contributions of Alex Lee & Sumishta Brahm to the previous JBCLP Cult Of The Basement have gone uncredited. The Butcher would have you know that they both played leading guitar stuff on that record, as well as on this one.

Respect and thanks are extended to the groups who let their musicians out to play on this waxing, specifically: The Blue Aeroplanes Levitation, 13 Frightened Girls and Spectrum. Thanks also to Ensign, Ultimate and Silvertone.

Deep gratitude goes out to all involved. This Butcher owes you one. Special love and thanks to Paul Mulreany , Tim Burrell and Sumishta Brahm , without all of whom God Only Knows...

The Butcher Says..
Four desperate men, all too desperate to notice how desperate the others are, gather in a farmhouse with a queue of lead guitarists stretching round the block. For all the pain and crap from which this record was made, the actual sessions were a gigantic and wonderful party.

The songs are all long because we (Paul, Joe, Lix & I) just enjoyed the playing on the "to-be-faded" bits so much that it seemed a shame not to let everyone hear them. This was warmly received by The Outside World, less popular among those who counted themselves JBC afficionados. Well, I couldn't have written it any other way, and I love that everyone plays on it, so I'm not in much of a position to know why you don't care for it. All I can say is that I'm still well pleased with it as a recording, and as a piece of writing about a tough subject. I mean, I hate "divorce rock" too. It wuz a tough assignment.

Go on, give the fucker another listen. The songs may not make you laugh, but the playing ought to give you a few thrills. And, after all, I'm not in a band to make money, or be a "professional entertainer" - I'm in a band because I like to play very loud electric guitar. This IS the sound of me having fun, and getting me to do that in those dark days of mid-1991 was no small job. (Can anyone tell me how I *knew* that the French were going to like " Girls Say Yes "?);;Pat Letter: 1993-08-30;;/letters/93Aug30/albums.html#blue;;1993-08-30$$

Rage Magazine (UK), September 1991

Select Magazine (UK), December 1991
Option (USA), May 1992
The Washington Post Charming Chiming of Jazz Butcher (Washington, DC, USA), Fri, May 1st 1992

Vancouver Sun Butchered relationship fascinates Fish (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada), Wed, May 27th 1992
Details For Men (USA), June 1992
Creem Magazine (USA), July 1992