The Jazz Butcher
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Live

2018
2018-11-08 100 Club , London , England
Someone To Share My Life With (Television Personalities)
2018-05-27 100 Club , London , England
The Entire Performance 2018-05-27 - The Jazz Butcher, 100 Club, London. (+ 1 extra track) Very sad to hear that Pat Fish passed away suddenly. A great talent, passionate about music and a cracking sense of humour. Paying my own tribute by sharing a live gig I recorded when both he and the band I was playing in (Jowe Head's Infernal Contraption) supported The Bevis Frond. Track 8 is taken from when he guested with Television Personalities at a benefit gig for Dan Treacy later that year at the same venue - which for me was the highlight of the night. RIP Pat. Lineage - Tascam DR-07 16 bit WAV - Audacity - Tascam DR-07 track splitting - FLAC
2016
2016-06-03 The Lamplighter , Northampton , England
The Entire Performance
Credit: Curtis Johnson
2015
2015-12-12 The Playhouse Theatre , Northampton , England
The Entire Performance Extracted from youtube video
Credit: The Jazz Butcher Quartet
2013
2013-06-17 The Cake Shop , New York , USA
The Entire Performance
[download PDF suitable for CD] PDF suitable for CD Credit: Lito Vales
2009
2009-08-23 The Greyhound , Brackley , England
The Entire Performance excerpts
Credit: Dave from Ohio
2005
2005-10-27 KIR , Hamburg , Germany
The Entire Performance Pat Fish solo set
The Entire Performance Owen Jones set
The Entire Performance Max Eider set
The Entire Performance Peter Crouch set
The Entire Performance Joe Woolley set
The Entire Performance Full band
Credit: Owen Jones
1999
1999-09-23 Wetlands , New York , USA
The Entire Performance The Jazz Butcher Conspiracy - Wetlands, New York City, NY September 23, 1999 audience master Sony TCD-D8 w/ 2 audio technica AT-831b mics > wavelab 6 > TLH > make torrent 2 > dime (SBE corrected)
Credit: Nathan
1999-09-13 Sy Klopps Studios , San Francisco , USA
The Entire Performance
She's On Drugs
Girlfriend
Soul Happy Hour
Walk With The Devil
Rough mixes of a practice session recorded by Henry Sarmiento at Sy Klopps Studios in San Francisco. Credit: David Whittemore
1999-09-09 Troubador , Los Angeles , USA
D.R.I.N.K.
1997
1997-09-22 The Great American Music Hall , San Francisco , USA
Who Loves You Now?
La Mer
Raking Up The Leaves ( Max Eider )
Water
Just Like Bettie Page
Rough mixes of a flawless night out for Pat and Max. Recorded to 8-channel digital. Credit: David Whittemore
1997-09-19 Bob & Anne's Wedding , Seattle , USA
Who Loves You Now?
Angels
Recorded and mastered from the live mix DAT. Pat + Max, Joe Skyward (bass), Greg Gilmore (drums) Credit: David Whittemore
1997-09-17 Practice for Bob & Anne's Wedding , Seattle , USA
Girlfriend
Pineapple Tuesday
2nd practice prior to Bob & Anne Frangooles' wedding in Seattle, Washington. Pat + Max, Joe Skyward (bass), Greg Gilmore (drums) Credit: David Whittemore
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). Credit: David Whittemore
1994
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
Credit: David Whittemore
1993
1993-12-23 The Racehorse , Northampton , England
The Entire Performance EQd from Master Cassette
Christmas gig. Pat is joined by David J. Credit: David Whittemore
1993-10-28 The Forum , London , England
The Entire Performance Mono, from Master Cassette
1992
1992-06-17 The Nick , Birmingham , USA
Banter Between-tunes - talking about the Highlander Hotel in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Credit: David Whittemore
1992-05-16 Tower Records , Chicago , USA
After Hours (Velvet Underground)
Tugboat Captain (Dean Wareham)
In-store performance. Credit: David Whittemore
1992-05-09 El Mocambo , Toronto , Canada
Over The Rainbow (Arlen/Hamburg)
Falling In Love
Angels
Racheland
Credit: David Whittemore
1992-05-01 9:30 Club , Washington , USA
Sister Death
Credit: David Whittemore
1992-04-29 J.C. Dobbs , Philadelphia , USA
The Entire Performance Mixed-down from master DAT
Credit: David Whittemore
1992-04-26 Cat's Cradle , Chapel Hill , USA
Everybody's Talkin' (F. Neil)
Still & All
Susie
Girls Say Yes
She's On Drugs
Sister Death
Racheland
The "1 mile per hour Art Misery tour". Credit: David Whittemore
1991
1991-11-14 Arena , Vienna , Austria
The Entire Performance 1st Gen Cassette
Credit: Alexander Vrchoticky
1990
1990-11-23 Roxy Theatre , Los Angeles , USA
The Entire Performance Soundboard - unknown generation Maxell XLII-90 > Denon DRW-850 > wavelab 6 > TLH > Make Torrent 2 > dime Azimuth calibrated and SBE corrected.
1989
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
Credit: David Whittemore
1989-11-17 Lounge Ax , Chicago , USA
Biggest, Loudest, Hairiest Group Of All (John Cale)
Moscow Drug Club (B. B. Gabor)
Partytime
Part-Time Punks (TV Personalities)
Big Saturday
Hysteria
Credit: David Whittemore
1989-11-08 Paradise , Boston , USA
The Entire Performance "Stuck Outside - young fans record the show from outside. First 5 minutes is fan discussion, last 10 minutes includes backstage conversations
Credit: Tom Peterson
1988
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 Credit: Creation Records
1988-06-12 Odd Rock Cafe , Milwaukee , USA
Girl-Go One of first performances
The Entire Performance Recorded on AIWA cassette deck with stereo microphone, hand-held in audience, by Douglas Buege. The Jazz Butcher Conspiracy, June 12, 1988 Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA Odd Rock Cafe 2010 S. Kinnickinnic Ave Milwaukee, WI 53207 Operated from 1987 to 1990
Real Men
Spooky (Hirsch)
Angels
Big Saturday
The Best Way
Caroline Wheeler's Birthday Present
Soul Happy Hour
Grey Flanelette
Susie
Girlfriend
Sex Engine
Looking for Lot 49
Take the Skinheads Bowling (Camper Van Beethoven)
Zombie Love
Credit: Douglas Buege
1988-05-02 Dingwall's , London , England
The Entire Performance Extracted from youtube video
Pulled from file originally uploaded to youtube. Credit: FruitierThanThou
1988-04-15 Rail Theatre , Lyon , France
The Entire Performance

This is the 217th upload of my concerts collection recorded in Lyon (France) between 1982-1990. The JAZZ BUTCHER were recorded for ZAP FM at the Rail Théatre in Lyon in spring 1988. The complete show was recorded on-the-fly with my usual way of mixing sdb outputs with 4 ambiance mikes to a HiFi video tape recorder.

For this night, I've placed 2 ambience mikes (Sennheiser MD441) on each side of the stage and another couple (Sennheiser cardoids) close to the soundboard. That night, I've a 16 tracks soundboard for recording...

I took usual sdb outputs on 2 tracks and some individual instruments outputs (from band sdb)... bass drum/snare/bass guitar/2 guitars/vocals completing the last 4 tracks with my 4 microphones. By this way, you have more than a pure sdb, and, very important, on the recording you have the effects (reverb/delay/etc...) used by the soundman. This is the main difference with the incomplete recording done on a multitracks recorder and mixed in studio afterwards (LTC 216).

So this new recording sounds as it was naturally in the venue... and the songs are in the right order... yep!! Bad souvenir!!!

At the end of the show, I saw a guy steal one of my big Sennheiser on the right side of the stage... I was at the other side of the venue... impossible to catch him. I've recorded a ton of concerts in Lyon, it was the only time I've lost something...


Credit: Lolive
1988-03-24 Metropol , Aachen , Germany
The Entire Performance The Jazz Butcher - Metropol, Aachen, W. Germany March 24, 1988 audience - unknown generation or equipment TDK-SA90 > Denon DRW-850 > wavelab 6 > TLH > make torrrent 2 > dime
1987
1987-03-20 Black Horse , London , England
The Entire Performance Extracted from youtube video
Credit: FruitierThanThou
1986
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
Credit: David Whittemore
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
1985-11-16 Batschkapp , Frankfurt , Germany
The Entire Performance Source: 1st Generation Audio Cassette -> Magix MCLab 2008 deluxe -> Cool Edit -> wav -> TLH -> flac 8 -> dime -> you all credits for this very good audience recording go to the taper: 'mo-Sound concert recording'! complete show, total length: 83:00 mins
Credit: mo-Sound concert recording
1985-08-23 Zeche , Bochum , Germany
The Entire Performance AUD > low gen analog via buenaventura Low gen analog > Kenwood KX-5030 cassette deck > Zoom H2 > WAV (16/44) [transfer to auto_pilot] > Audacity (normalize, trimming) > CDWave (tracking) > TLH (flac, checksum) Running time [92:02] Tape flip 3 minuntes into track 10 Many thanks to buenaventura for sharing.
Credit: buenaventura
1985-07-05 666 , Barcelona , Spain
The Entire Performance Audio recording live concert sourced from the audience. 96kHz FLAC available
Credit: Ramón Piserra
1985-04-25 Melkweg , Amsterdam , Netherlands
The Entire Performance
Credit: unka1723
1985-04-23 Onkel Pö , Hamburg , Germany
The Chinese Envoy (John Cale) Gen1 cassette
"I can see you if I take off my glasses" - Max Eider
1985-03-24 Kolingsborg , Stockholm , Sweden
The Entire Performance Gen2 Cassette
1984
1984-11-13 The Richmond , Brighton , England
The Entire Performance
Credit: FruitierThanThou
1982
1982-12-18 The Black Lion , Northampton , England
The Entire Show excerpts
Credit: David E. Barker

Interviews

2021
2021-10-07
Stereo Embers The Podcast: Pat Fish (The Jazz Butcher)
An interview and obit, combined. "He loved his cat, he loved to read, he loved to drink, he loved to smoke and he loved to play music. Recorded in 2013 as the Jazz Butcher’s The Last Of The Gentleman Adventurers album hit shelves, this interview finds Fish in fine form, talking about the new record, Roddy Frame, The Blue Nile, his long-standing relationship with Eider and why it’s so hard to age in rock and roll…" Credit: Alex Green
2018
2018-12-09
"PAT FISH: EARLY DAYS TO JAZZ BUTCHER'S FIRST RELEASE 'IN BATH OF BACON'"
Credit: FrehcnSpurs1
2018-07-03
"The Watt From Pedro Show" podcast - Owen Jones
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
2017-06-12
Norwich Radio/C86 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
Excerpted from @NearPerfPitch's podcast #35. Dara Mottahed and Pat (via Skype) catch up on happenings since the previous podcast. Credit: Dara Mottahed
2016
2016-04
Discovery and Uncovery with Pat Fish
Excerpted from Inessa B's soundcloud interview with Pat in 20016. "Having discovered The Jazz Butcher and followed their varied career over the years, an opportunity came up to connect with the man who started the journey himself, Pat Fish. I sent him questions that began with the all important naming of the group, to what Pat's reading, watching and listening to, and so much more." Credit: Inessa B
2016-05-09
"Near Perfect Pitch" podcast #1
Excerpted from @NearPerfPitch's inaugural podcast. Dara Mottahed and Pat (via Skype) chat about recent band history. And football. Credit: Dara Mottahed
2014
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
1993-02-15 French National Radio , Paris , France
The Interview In French, from Gen1 Cassette
1992
1992-06-26 WHPK , Chicago , USA
The Interview
Excerpts
Credit: David Whittemore
1992-05-16 WNUR , Chicago , USA
The Interview Master recording. College radio interview with a couple of live tunes
Credit: David Whittemore
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. Credit: David Whittemore
1992-04-25 WRAS , Atlanta , USA
The Interview Gen 1 Cassette. Includes the 'Sydney Meats Story'
Credit: David Whittemore
1990
1990-11-22 KCRW , Santa Monica , USA
Crocodile Tears And The Velvet Cosh (David J.)
The Chinese Envoy (John Cale)
Partytime
1990-11-19 KTBS , Austin , USA
The Interview
Credit: Robert Jacob
1989
1989-11-19 Shank Hall (backstage) , 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. Credit: Brian Kelly/David Whittemore
1989-07-01
"On The Road" - CBC featurette
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
1986-07-18
Background Noise Productions
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 - 6 years 235 days ago)

Credit: Background Noise Productions

Obits

2021
2021-10-07
Stereo Embers The Podcast: Pat Fish (The Jazz Butcher)
An interview and obit, combined. "He loved his cat, he loved to read, he loved to drink, he loved to smoke and he loved to play music. Recorded in 2013 as the Jazz Butcher’s The Last Of The Gentleman Adventurers album hit shelves, this interview finds Fish in fine form, talking about the new record, Roddy Frame, The Blue Nile, his long-standing relationship with Eider and why it’s so hard to age in rock and roll…" Credit: Alex Green

Wilson

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

Sumosonic

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
Stupid
Everything Is Wonderful
Fern Schnell Gut
Cat's Life
My Ultimate Baby
We Are The Traffic
Sputnik

Black Eg

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

Black Eg's Live Debut! Credit: David Whittemore

1993
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
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
Excerpts
Credit: David Whittemore

Etc

Uncle Andy's 2007 Christmas Album

Starting in the early 2000’s a friend of mine, Andy Clarke, started recording a Christmas Album each year to give away to friends and clients. They started as a bit of a joke based around his fictional alta ego “Uncle Andy” best described as a lecherous, fraudster, man of the cloth. Over the next few years more and more musicians became involved not just from The New Barcelona but from around the world, some still jokey but more and more they became serious production numbers.

In 2007 the storyline for that years album was Uncle Andy’s huge charity gig, which at the end of he obviously stole all the takings. That year we finally asked Pat if he wanted to record one and he said he wouldn’t do a Christmas song, but he would record something … and oh did he do something special for us. He came round and recorded a beautiful version of Afterhours from the 3rd Velvet Underground album.

Recorded in December 2007 at Greenway Studio by Andy Clarke

After Hours 2007-12

Credit: Mark Cotton 2021-11-15 (Monday, 15th of November 2021 - 2 years 189 days ago)
JBC Rarities
Tracks that appeared on early compilations and singles.
Christmas With The Pygmies
From Christmas With The Pygmies (1985)

London (Cowboys For Jesus)
Alan Moore and Pat Fish. From the same session that produced "Trampling Tokyo". Unreleased.

Tombé dans les pommes
When You's A Viper
Unreleased.
Recorded 2014-07-15

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)

La Mer
From the 2012 Last of the Gentleman Adventurers recording session (unreleased)

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)

The Hobbu Song (Robert Goodman)
Guest Pass 2000

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
Excellent!
King Tut
Pineapple Tuesday
Fertiliser (Yes, Mantor)
Girl-Go
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
Bombed
Pedby's Grace
Colour Waltz
Elwood
Cambodia
Demo tracks from the August 1991 Pat Fish and Cole Coonce collaboration.
We Are The Traffic #1
We Are The Traffic #2