The Jazz Butcher


Guns and bombs and old fire lighters on channel 4 T.V.
20 years since rocks got chucked at cops in Gay Paree.


They'll have a retrospective orgy
Of twisted idiot theory
And they won't get the point
And I'm just getting weary

Things are getting out of hand
Stuff that I don't understand
Somebody caught rabies
I don't recognise this place
No one looks you in the face
I'm scared of the hotel ladies


Don't blame it on me
Blame it on the Libyans
Don't blame it on me
Blame it on the Libyans
Don't blame it on me
Blame it on the Libyans
Don't blame it on me
Blame it on the Libyans

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Spooky EP
Thanks for the money. We'll be spending it on weapons and drugs. The first thing that you have to understand about this disc is that it is not an L.P.: it is a single and a radio session nailed together for your amusement.
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Brave New Waves Session
The Jazz Butcher’s Brave New Waves session was recorded on June 5th, 1988 in CBC Studio 13 in Montreal. The recording is taken from CBC Archives reels and remastered at Grey Market Mastering in Montreal, by Harris Newman.
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Artoffact Records LP,CD
Dr Cholmondley Repents: A​-​sides, B​-​Sides and Seasides
Four CD box set gathering A-sides, the would-be hits along with B-sides, tangential 12-inch tracks (the C-sides), and an excellent session for Los Angeles radio station KCRW from 1989.

Includes over a dozen indie chart hits including ‘Southern Mark Smith’, ‘Girl Go’, ‘The Human Jungle’, ‘16 Years’ plus a host of truly eclectic Butcher tunes from his early Glass recordings through his time at Creation.

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Fire Records 4xCD

Pat Says

The Butcher Says..
And, well I never, here's another version of Blame . Without the civilising influence of Alex "Savage But Reasonable" Green (already suitably humiliated for absence on Canadian dates during the previous summer) or the supertechnopower hot Casio SK-1, this really does start to get ugly. Which is just as it should be, really. Did you ask your mum yet? No, well, it's a bit of a problem, I agree. Why not just fucking educate yourself instead? Source: Spooky liner notes

Live Stats

1 documented performances (click to explore)
1988 1 (JBC)