The Jazz Butcher


This is partytime
And we're all having so much fun
This is partytime
I could look at all the girls that are in this room
This is partytime
I could think of what would happen if one took me home
This is partytime
I think I'll have another of those

You always act so stupid
You always talk so dumb
But this is partytime
And you've got to say its better than a war
This is partytime
And its better than a cold bath with someone you dislike
This is partytime
And its good to drink for free when you haven't any money
This is partytime
Oh, she might just possibly take me home

But she always talks so foolish
She always acts so dumb
Its only partytime

This is partytime
And its not polite for you to muck around
This is partytime
Naw, you know you'll only go home in a taxi and disgrace
This is partytime
And you know you won't be spending it here again
This is partytime
It's an exceptional way to make friends

But you always act so foolish
You always talk so dumb
But this is only partytime
It doesn't matter anymore
It isn't funny anymore
It's only partytime
Oh lord have mercy on all our souls

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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
Bloody Nonsense
The Jazz Butcher and his group are not in the business of belonging; they are too old and too obstreperous to conform to some attention-seeking image or commercially viable formula. Rather, they bring their not inconsiderable talents to bear on whatever happens to be in the way at the time. The results can only be described as essential.
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One of the better Creation-era compilations. Canadian release.
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Draining The Glass
Glass Records era compilation.
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Fire Records
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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

Pat Says

The Butcher Says..
I guess you could say that this was the first jazz butcher song ever written. This recording is almost ten years old now. I find it staggering, but there are hundreds of people out there (I've seen them) on whom the irony has yet to take effect. Perhaps it would help them to know that the events described in this song ended up with the writer in hospital. We all like a laugh, though, don't we? Source: Unconditional liner notes

Live Stats


11 Recorded Live Performances
2018-07-28 The Thunderbolt - Totterdown, Bristol, England
Credit: Jane B
2014-08-20 NN Cafe - Northampton, England
Credit: Philip Snow
2013-06-17 The Cake Shop - New York, USA
Credit: Tom Peterson
2013-06-17 The Cake Shop - New York, USA
Credit: John Leon
2013-02-15 Schauspielhaus Dortmund (Institut) - Dortmund, Germany
Credit: Allroy For Prez
2009-10-11 The Echo - Los Angeles, USA
2009-10-10 Private Party - West Covina, USA
Credit: Cole Coonce
2002-06-16 Au Casino - Kortrijk, Belgium
Credit: Brian Kelly
1999-09-23 Wetlands - New York, USA
Credit: Tom Peterson
1990-11-22 KCRW - Santa Monica, USA
1989-11-17 Lounge Ax - Chicago, USA
Credit: David Whittemore