The Jazz Butcher
The Jazz Butcher Lyrics Girls Who Keep Goldfish


Girls Who Keep Goldfish
Girls who keep goldfish
Interest me strangely
Girls who keep goldfish
Fascinate my mind
What are they doing here?
Why are they here at all?


Hey I'd like to know - Those fish are awful small (x2)

Goldfish are silent under the water
Girls who keep goldfish
Are sometimes quite loud
Is there a reason?
Should it happen at all?


Goldfish or Mondays are life as it should be
Goldfish are grateful for sun and for food
Is there a secret?
Oh is there a secret at all?

Chorus (x2)

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Bath Of Bacon
It's really just the sound of a few mates failing to take seriously the fact they they've got an l.p. to make. It seems VERY early eighties now, but you must remember that there was a LOT of crap for us to clear out of the way in those days.
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Glass Records LP;CD
The Gift Of Music
This record collects together the various singles that have been issued in England to date under the much-abused name of the Jazz Butcher, to wit: me. I rather like having them all in one place like this - it makes for a nice, noisey muck-it-up sort of disc that is ideal for leisure time at home, on the beach, in you local club.... hell, ANYWHERE!!!
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Glass Records
Marnie 12er
An attempt to force a meeting between the steaming tropical jungles of Bangladesh (where the tigers live) and the frozen stepps of Siberia (where the Siberian tigers live).
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Glass Records 12er
Draining The Glass
Glass Records era compilation.
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Fire 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
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

Live Stats

40 documented performances (click to explore)
1983 1 (JBC)
1984 1 (JBC)
1985 5 (JBC)
1986 2 (JBC)
1987 1 (JBC)
1995 1 (JBC)
1997 3 (JBC)
1998 1 (JBC)
1999 7 (JBC)
2000 9 (JBC)
2002 2 (JBC)
2004 1 (Pat Solo)
2005 2 (JBC)
2006 1 (Pat Solo)
2012 1 (JBC)
2020 1 (Pat Solo)
2021 1 (Pat Solo)


30 second snippet
1 Recorded Live Performances
1999-09-23 Wetlands - New York, USA
Credit: Tom Peterson