The Jazz Butcher


Well, I never felt so lucky
How can I sleep at a time like this?
Acting teenage mucky
Hey, but I'd kill for one more kiss
I never would have known
So where do you live? Do you have a telephone?
I'm even going to see you home


Let the rain wash the shame away
Let the rain wash the shame away
Let the rain wash the shame away
Let the rain wash the shame away
Well I guess they just got lucky
Would you believe he could act that way?
If he stares at her much longer
He's going to dream himself away
Oh, would you believe those two
Making like they never ever had a clue
Well, I can tell you exactly what they're going to do


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Now (x14) (x4)

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Glass Records 12er
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
We were all disappointed at the way this came out. The concert was great, but logistics prevented us from making anything much more than a glorified bootleg. Still, live albums are best as souvenirs anyway, so I guess some people regard it fondly. Lots of entertaining photos to look at anyway...
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glass_records, Rebel LP
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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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..
You've heard of the Bermuda Triangle? Well, Max has shares in it. Rain , recorded at the same session, concerns sex and the weather and the undoubted connection between the two. Incidentally, it didn't rain once during the three days we were in the studio! Source: The Gift Of Music liner notes

Live Stats

35 documented performances (click to explore)
1984 4 (JBC)
1985 7 (JBC)
1986 5 (JBC)
1987 1 (JBC)
1989 4 (Pat Solo)
1993 1 (Pat Solo)
1994 1 (JBC)
1997 2 (JBC)
1999 7 (JBC)
2001 1 (JBC)
2002 1 (JBC)
2009 1 (JBC)


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