The Jazz Butcher
The Jazz Butcher Lyrics She's A Yo-Yo


She's A Yo-Yo
She left the cat in the air with something dead in its mouth
Packed her garbage collection in a bag
And then she headed down south
All join in the behavioural sink
She was on drugs, now she's on the brink
She's the angriest animal ever
She came through on the phone like a native
She's a yo yo

You get a slap in the head for your birthday honey
It's not my fault if everybody wants to
Now I'm going just as fast as I can
And I still feel like the elephant man

He's the king of inanimate objects
He woke up too late as usual
Yeah, right
We live in a sink of iniquity
Nothing we do makes sense

Queuing at the checkout of the twentieth century
Nothing we do makes sense

It's modern living on sweets
And it's modern too to live on the streets
Animals all go everywhere head first
That's how when they bump into things it hurts
She's the angriest animal ever
She fell off the plane like a waitress
She's a yo yo (x5)

Mr. Norris turned left at the lights in Berlin
It's so appropriate it makes me grin
Shoop! Shoop! Put him with the others!

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Sky Records CD
Condition Blue
For all the pain and crap from which this record was made, the actual sessions were a gigantic and wonderful party. This was warmly received by The Outside World, less popular among those who counted themselves JBC afficionados. This IS the sound of me having fun, and getting me to do that in those dark days of mid-1991 was no small job.
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creation_records, sky_records LP;CD
Western Family
For loonie completists only, for sure, though, if you listen through the muck, you'll see that we did our bit.
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creation_records CD
One of the better Creation-era compilations. Canadian release.
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¬°Excellent! The Violent Years
Millions of years ago, dinosaurs ruled the Earth. Today the Galileo Space Probe orbits mighty planet Jupiter. The Jazz Butcher Conspiracy first appeared in June 1982 in the back room of the Black Lion in Northampton. They finally drank the bar dry in a small town in in Mallorca on the 20th August 1996
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The Jazz Butcher's Free Lunch
"You're not a band. You're a crack team of international restaurant critics" - Curtis E. Johnson
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The Violent Years
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Fire Records 4xCD

Pat Says

The Butcher Says..
A sorry tale of bad people on bad diets doing bad things. Alex Lee gets to do his impressions of "Desert Storm" while Richard Formby goes backwards. Joe makes motorcycle and I still feel like the Elephant Man. Source: Unconditional liner notes

Live Stats

38 documented performances (click to explore)
1991 1 (JBC)
1992 18 (JBC)
1993 2 (JBC)
1994 4 (JBC)
1995 1 (JBC)
2000 11 (JBC)
2002 1 (JBC)


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1 Recorded Live Performances
1992-04-29 J.C. Dobbs - Philadelphia, USA
Credit: Brian Kelly