The Jazz Butcher

Rememberences

2022

Monolith Cocktail
"Kalporz X Monolith Cocktail"

ink19.com
"The Jazz Butcher Society"
2021
Whisperin And Hollerin
"A Celebration Of Pat Fish"

I'll Live
"Making Me Understand"

post-punk.com
"The Jazz Butcher"
Mojo
"The Jazz Butcher"
Northants Telegraph (Northamptonshire, UK)
"Tributes paid to Northampton musician Pat Fish, The Jazz Butcher"

J. Eric Smith blog
"Only A Rumour"

NME
"Pat Fish"

Louder Than War
"Pat Fish aka The Jazz Butcher"

Magnet Magazine
"KEEPING THE CURTAINS CLOSED"
NN Journal (Northampton, England)
"Pat Fish obituary"
It's Psychedelic Baby Magazine
"The Jazz Butcher is Dead!"
Stereo Embers The Podcast
"Pat Fish (The Jazz Butcher)"
An interview and obit, combined. "He loved his cat, he loved to read, he loved to drink, he loved to smoke and he loved to play music. Recorded in 2013 as the Jazz Butcher’s The Last Of The Gentleman Adventurers album hit shelves, this interview finds Fish in fine form, talking about the new record, Roddy Frame, The Blue Nile, his long-standing relationship with Eider and why it’s so hard to age in rock and roll…"

Interviews

Published Interviews
2022
50 Years of Fun
"Dave E. Barker"
2021
The Funhouse
"Episode #88"
Stereo Embers The Podcast
"Pat Fish (The Jazz Butcher)"
An interview and obit, combined. "He loved his cat, he loved to read, he loved to drink, he loved to smoke and he loved to play music. Recorded in 2013 as the Jazz Butcher’s The Last Of The Gentleman Adventurers album hit shelves, this interview finds Fish in fine form, talking about the new record, Roddy Frame, The Blue Nile, his long-standing relationship with Eider and why it’s so hard to age in rock and roll…"
Innessa B Podcast
"Discovery and Uncovery with Pat Fish"
In the Spring of 2016, I sent my musical hero, Pat Fish, a list of questions. From the obvious like how the band name came to be born, to what was on Pat's reading list, to more complex items in one's life. Where do his inspiration come from and what made Pat dive into sadness.
2020

MELOMANIA
"AN INTERVIEW WITH PAT FISH"
Lengthy career-spanning questions answered

Pop News (France)
"Mes chansons n’ont pas toujours été bien comprise"
It's Psychedelic Baby Magazine (USA)
"Pretty Tunes With Sour, Disassociated Lyrics"
The Paine Full Podcast
"Episode #2"
Dating from 2018 and recorded at 'Fishy Mansions' in Northampton... Pat talks about academic life in Oxford, his friendship with Rolo McGinty, The Sonic Tonix, The Jazz Butcher's first album, 'In Bath Of Bacon', life on the road and the recording of 'Cult Of The Basement' ,
2018

Big Stir Magazine (Burbank, CA, USA)
"Steve Wilson talks to PAT FISH"
Retropopic podcast
"Episode #206"
Why did he decide to choose music over an academic route way? Where did the group name 'Jazz Butcher' come from? What negative event was the inspiration behind the classic song 'Next Move Sideways'? Why did Mark E Smith write to Pat? What were the circumstances that lead Brix Smith to thump Jazz Butcher drummer Owen Jones? How did he get involved in The Dan Treacey Benefit? And many, many more great anecdotes......
The Watt From Pedro Show
"Owen Jones"
Excerpted from the musician-to-musician podcasts by Mike Watt (of The Minutemen) speaking with Owen Jones (via Skype). Mostly "Shakespeare and The Bible", and some passing Jazz Butcher commentary.
2017

Bandcamp Daily
"The Jazz Butcher's Indie Pop Genesis"
Near Perfect Pitch podcast
"Episode #35"
Dara Mottahed and Pat (via Skype) catch up on happenings since the previous podcast.
Soul Kitchen (France)
"Un Samedi Soir Avec The Jazz Butcher"
Norwich Radio
"C86 Interview"
Excerpted from radio broadcast. Topics: The Smiths, early history, La Mer , playing the sax, David E. Barker
2016
Distorsioni (Italy)
"The Return of the Jazz Butcher"
Near Perfect Pitch podcast
"Episode #1"
Dara Mottahed and Pat (via Skype) chat about recent band history. And football.
2015

Wine Merchants (USA)
"D2D Interview"
2014
Radio Televisión Española - Radio 3 (Madrid, Spain)
"Live on the air with Julio Ruiz" - (Gig: 2014-11-12)

Louder Than War
"The Butch is Back… the return of The Jazz Butcher!" - (Gig: 2014-09-20)
2011
Jim Ruiz Website
"Jim remembers Max, Max remembers Wes"
2008
Max Eider Blog
"Interview by Mick Mercer"
2007
Caught In The Carousel
"I Was A Goth Before You Were A Goth"
An incredibly long and detailed interview rescued from archive.org
Caught In The Carousel/Stereo Embers
"The Breathing of Statues: An Interview With Max Eider"
2005
Apollox Magazine (UK)
"Fish heads"
2003
Apollox Magazine (UK)
"Apollox shares a conversation with The Jazz Butcher over a Free Lunch"
2002
Apollox Magazine (UK)
"The Jazz Butcher versus Max Eider..."
A lengthy Pat & Max tag-team interview
2001
The Independent (UK)
"Who is the Jazz Butcher?"
2000
Witness Website
"Interview with Julian "Jazz" Pransky-Poole"
The Madcap Speaks (Atlanta, GA, USA)
"Pat Fish of the Jazz Butcher Conspiracy" - (Gig: 2000-05-03)

Metro Times (Detroit, MI, USA)
"Chatting up the Butch"
1995
Apollox Magazine (UK)
"Alex Green & The Sinister Ducks"
1994
Alternative Press (USA)
"British label sobers up and celebrates its tenth anniversary"
The Splatter Effect (New Brunswick, NJ, USA)
1993
French National Radio (Paris, France)
"French-language interview"
1992
WXPN (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
"World Cafe"
Played: Honey & Biggest Harriest
WNUR (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
"Radio interview"
College radio interview with a couple of live tunes
WRAS (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
"WRAS Radio Interview"
Includes the 'Sydney Meats Story'
WXYC (Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA)
"WXYC Radio Interview"
In-studio. Basic college radio interview. Pat & Dooj.
CBC (Toronto, Canada)
"CBC Radio Interview"
Very thoughtful Condition Blue era interview during tour of US/Canada.
WHPK (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
"Black Eg Radio Interview"
Karel Von Dämmerung , Otto Von Dämmerung give preposterous answers to preposterous questions.

The Record Store Up Front And Center Issue #5 (Waterloo, Canada)
"Treading the line between dumb and stupid"
Flagpole Magazine (Athens, GA, USA)
"Cult of the Jazz Butcher" - (Gig: 1992-04-24)

Toronto Performer (Toronto, Canada)
"Jazz Butcher's Conditioned Response" - (Gig: 1992-05-09)

The Province (Vancouver, BC)
"Jazz Butcher Feeling Moody, Blue" - (Gig: 1992-05-27)

The Ottawa Citizen (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
"British Popster Fights The Good Fight To Put Some Literacy Back Into Lyrics" - (Gig: 1992-05-07)

Vancouver Sun (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
"Butchered relationship fascinates Fish" - (Gig: 1992-05-27)

Monteal Gazette (Montreal, Canada)
"Jazz Butcher Slicing" - (Gig: 1992-05-06)
1991

Music Express Magazine (Canada)
"The Jazz Butcher Vaulting Synapses"
1990
KTBS (Austin, Texas, USA)
"Radio interview"

Alterock (Budapest, Hungary)
"Jazz Butcher" - (Gig: 1990-04-11)

Newspaper (Guelph, Ontario, Canada)
"Jazz Butcher comes up from the basement" - (Gig: 1990-11-09)
KCMU Interview (Seattle, WA, USA)
"Red Dots In The Butcher's Basement"
1989

La Tribune (Montreal, QU, Canada)
"The Jazz Butcher" - (Gig: 1989-11-11)
Inconsequential short interview

Kelly & Whittemore (Milwaukee, WI, USA)
"The Milwaukee Interview" - (Gig: 1989-11-19)
Two star-struck fans corner the Butcher and he graciously provides a very informative and lengthy recorded interview, here transcribed.
Howl #2 (Munich, Germany)
"The Jazz Butcher"
CBC (Canada)
""On The Road" - CBC featurette"
While en-route to 1989 Germany dates, Pat Fish answers "Big Questions" for CBC radio listeners.
1988

Melody Maker (UK)
"Conspiracy Theories"
The Newsletter Vol1 #7 (Milwaukee, WI, USA)
"Jazz Butcher Vs. New Community" - (Gig: 1988-06-12)
1986

Background Medium Productions
"Background Noise Productions"
Pat Fish & Max Eider in Washington, DC the night of the Jazz Butcher's show at the 9:30 Club.
Background Noise Productions is: John Collins, Steve Yegelwel, Andy Schoengold, Jim Black, and Jimmy Mitchell

Nerve #27 (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
"the joy of BUTCHERY"
Non*Stop Banter (USA)
"Life According to the Jazz Butcher"

Contrast (USA)
"The Jazz Butcher vs the USA" - (Gig: 1986-08-14)
1985

Go For Gold #3 (Ludenscheid, Germany)
"The Jazz Butcher"

New Music Express
"THIS MEAT IS MURDER"

Abstract Magazine
"Issue #5"
1984

New Music Express (UK)
"THE FISH AND I" - (Gig: 1984-05-26)
ZigZag
"Jazz Butcher"

Bios

Albums

Published Album Reviews
2023
2022
Brooklyn Vegan
"Watch The Jazz Butcher's animated "Running On Fumes" video from posthumous new LP"

Highest in the Land
Uncut Magazine
"The Jazz Butcher"

Highest in the Land
Pop News
"Jazz Butcher" (France)

Highest in the Land
Stereo Embers
"Stereo Embers’ TRACK OF THE DAY"

Highest in the Land
Spill Magazine
"SPILL ALBUM REVIEW"

Highest in the Land
The Manc Review
"ALBUM OF THE MONTH" (Manchester, UK)

Highest in the Land
Rock and Roll Globe
"The Last Will and Testament of Pat Fish"

Highest in the Land
Pitchfork
"The Highest in the Land"

Highest in the Land
Magnet Magazine
"ESSENTIAL NEW MUSIC"

Highest in the Land

Pop Matters
"THE JAZZ BUTCHER’S FINAL ALBUM IS ‘THE HIGHEST IN THE LAND’" (Queens, NY, USA)

Highest in the Land
Mojo
"The Jazz Butcher" (UK)

Highest in the Land
2018

Magnet Magazine
"Essential New Music"

The Wasted Years
WoNo Magazine blog
"A Scandal In Bohemia" (Netherlands)

A Scandal In Bohemia
Pitchfork
"The Jazz Butcher - The Wasted Years"

The Wasted Years
Pop Matters
"THE JAZZ BUTCHER’S ‘THE VIOLENT YEARS’"

The Violent Years
2017
When You Motor Away...
"The Jazz Butcher - The Wasted Years"

The Wasted Years
Under The Radar
"The Jazz Butcher - The Wasted Years"

The Wasted Years
Sun Burns Out
"The crazy years of the Jazz Butcher or no pity for geniuses" (France)

The Wasted Years
The Vinyl District
"Graded on a Curve: The Jazz Butcher, The Wasted Years"

The Wasted Years
AllMusic
"The Wasted Years"

The Wasted Years
Pop Matters
"The Wasted Years"

The Wasted Years

Bandcamp Daily
"The Jazz Butcher's Indie Pop Genesis"

The Wasted Years
Louder Than War
"The Jazz Butcher"

The Wasted Years
Abus Dangereux #144
"THE JAZZ BUTCHER" (France)

The Wasted Years
2016
The Big Takeover (print)
"the jazz butcher" (New York, New York, USA)

Last of the Gentleman Adventurers
Distorsioni
"The Return of the Jazz Butcher" (Italy)

Last of the Gentleman Adventurers
Rolling Stone
"Beautiful comeback album by the jingling Bohemians from Oxford" (Germany)

Last of the Gentleman Adventurers
2013
A song within a song
"The Jazz Butcher Conspiracy" (Spain)

Distressed Gentlefolk
Mojo
"The UK Indie Top 100 Records"

Southern Mark Smith
2008
2003
2001
Disclaimer
"Music Review - All The Albums"
2000
1997
1996
1995
Creation Records
"Promo - Sixteen Years"

Sixteen Years
1994
1993
1992
The Washington Post
"Charming Chiming of Jazz Butcher" (Washington, DC, USA)

Condition Blue

The Record Store Up Front And Center Issue #5
"Treading the line between dumb and stupid" (Waterloo, Canada)

Condition Blue
1991
1990
KCMU Interview
"Red Dots In The Butcher's Basement" (Seattle, WA, USA)

Cult Of The Basement
1989

Record Mirror
"The Jazz Butcher" (UK)

Fishcotheque

Sounds
"Scarey monster!" (UK)

Big Planet, Scarey Planet
Howl #2
"The Jazz Butcher" (Munich, Germany)

Fishcotheque
1988
Hatchet, George Washington University
"Scanning the globe for discs" (Washington DC, USA)

Fishcotheque

The Defender, Saint Michael's College
"The Jazz Butcher's latest has the right idea, wrong sound" (Winooski, Vermont, USA)

Fishcotheque
1987
1986
The McGill Daily #76
"The Jazz Butcher" (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

Bloody Nonsense
The Bell Ringer, Montgomery Bell Academy
"The Jazz Butcher Bloody Nonsense" (Nashville, Tennessee, USA)

Bloody Nonsense
1985

New Music Express
"THE JAZZ BUTCHER"

Sex And Travel
1982

Mercury And Herald
"Jazz Butcher set for a debut" (Northampton, UK)

Bath Of Bacon

Gigs

Published Gig Reviews
2019
Whisperin And Hollerin
"David J Haskins and Pat Fish" (Hackney, London, England) - (Gig: 2019-10-26)
Torched Magazine
"REGULAR, ENGLISH SPEAKING GENTLEMEN…" (Manchester, England) - (Gig: 2019-10-24)
Whisperin And Hollerin
"Pat Fish, Matthew Edwards & Dave Sutherland" (Cork, Ireland) - (Gig: 2019-10-11)
2017

Pop News
"The Jazz Butcher and The Jasmine Minks" (France) - (Gig: 2017-04-15)
2015

Dirty Rock Magazine
"THE JAZZ BUTCHER (PAT FISH)" (Valencia, Spain) - (Gig: 2015-04-17)
2014
Whisperin And Hollerin
"The Jazz Butcher Quartet" - (Gig: 2014-09-20)
Radio Televisión Española - Radio 3
"Live on the air with Julio Ruiz" (Madrid, Spain) - (Gig: 2014-11-12)
2013
Chickfactor Magazine
"the jazz butcher:" (Brooklyn, NY, USA) - (Gig: 2013-06-15)
2012
2011

Musoscribe Bootleg Bin
"Bootleg Bin: Jazz Butcher – Bob & Anne’s Wedding Reception" (USA) - (Gig: 1997-09-19)
2010
2009
2007
2006
2005
Nightshift (Oxford, UK) - (Gig: 2005-04-14)
Oxford Bands Website
"The Black Watch + Pat Fish + Anton Barbeau + The New Moon" (Oxford, UK) - (Gig: 2005-04-14)
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
The Madcap Speaks
"Pat Fish of the Jazz Butcher Conspiracy" (Atlanta, GA, USA) - (Gig: 2000-05-03)
1999
1998
1997
San Francisco Bay Guardian
"Hopelessly devoted cults around bands" (San Francisco,CA) - (Gig: 1997-09-22)
1996
The Observer
"He's in Hollywood's hottest film" (UK) - (Gig: 1996-08-20)
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
1990

Melody Maker
"THE JAZZ BUTCHER" (UK) - (Gig: 1990-02-26)
1989
The Gateway
"Butcher in creative trouble" (Alberta, Canada) - (Gig: 1989-11-25)
1988

Melody Maker
"Day Of Creation" (UK) - (Gig: 1988-08-07)
Boston Rock #91
"THE JAZZ BUTCHER" (Boston, Massachusettes, USA) - (Gig: 1988-06-03)
1987
1986

Contrast
"The Jazz Butcher vs the USA" (USA) - (Gig: 1986-08-14)
1985
1984
1983

Mercury And Herald
"The gift of music" (Northampton, UK) - (Gig: 1983-09-24)
1982

Preshow

Pre-show announcements
2019
Pop News
"Visiting Jazz Butcher" (France) - (Gig: 2019-09-28)
2017
2014

Louder Than War
"The Butch is Back… the return of The Jazz Butcher!" - (Gig: 2014-09-20)
2012
2000
Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Top-five obscurity" (Cleveland, OH, USA) - (Gig: 2000-04-18)

Metro Times
"Chatting up the Butch" (Detroit, MI, USA) - (Gig: 2000-04-19)
1999

Village Voice (New York, New York, USA) - (Gig: 1999-09-23)
The Rocket (Seattle, Washington, USA) - (Gig: 1999-09-16)
Up & Coming (Seattle, Washington, USA) - (Gig: 1999-09-16)
Timeout (New York, New York, USA) - (Gig: 1999-09-23)
1994
1993

Best of Rock n Roll Folk Magazine
"Gig clipping" (France) - (Gig: 1993-02-21)
Liberation Newspaper
"Gig clipping" (France) - (Gig: 1993-02-16)
l'Est Republicain Newspaper
"Gig clipping" (France) - (Gig: 1993-11-15)
1992
The Washington Post
"Charming Chiming of Jazz Butcher" (Washington, DC, USA) - (Gig: 1992-05-01)
Flagpole Magazine
"Cult of the Jazz Butcher" (Athens, GA, USA) - (Gig: 1992-04-24)

Toronto Performer
"Jazz Butcher's Conditioned Response" (Toronto, Canada) - (Gig: 1992-05-09)

The Province
"Jazz Butcher Feeling Moody, Blue" (Vancouver, BC) - (Gig: 1992-05-27)

The Ottawa Citizen
"British Popster Fights The Good Fight To Put Some Literacy Back Into Lyrics" (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) - (Gig: 1992-05-07)

Vancouver Sun
"Butchered relationship fascinates Fish" (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) - (Gig: 1992-05-27)

Monteal Gazette
"Jazz Butcher Slicing" (Montreal, Canada) - (Gig: 1992-05-06)
1990

Universal Club Postcard (Madrid, Spain) - (Gig: 1990-03-08)

Newspaper
"Jazz Butcher comes up from the basement" (Guelph, Ontario, Canada) - (Gig: 1990-11-09)

Newspaper
"Gig clipping" (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA) - (Gig: 1990-11-05)
1989

La Tribune
"The Jazz Butcher" (Montreal, QU, Canada) - (Gig: 1989-11-11)
Inconsequential short interview

Kelly & Whittemore
"The Milwaukee Interview" (Milwaukee, WI, USA) - (Gig: 1989-11-19)
Two star-struck fans corner the Butcher and he graciously provides a very informative and lengthy recorded interview, here transcribed.
1988
The Newsletter Vol1 #7
"Jazz Butcher Vs. New Community" (Milwaukee, WI, USA) - (Gig: 1988-06-12)
1987
Best of Rock n Roll Folk Magazine
"Gig clipping" (France) - (Gig: 1987-02-10)

Profiles

Band Profiles
2019

Creation Records
"Pat Fish of The Jazz Butcher ‘has been unwell’"
2001
The Independent
"Who is the Jazz Butcher?" (UK)
1994
The Big Takeover Issue #34
"Excerpt from interview with the band Belly"
JBC is favourably mentioned in an interview with Belly
1992

Ryder Magazine
"The Distressed Gentlefolk" (Bloomington, IN, USA)
1990
1989
Howl #2
"The Jazz Butcher" (Munich, Germany)
1984

New Music Express
"THE FISH AND I" (UK) - (Gig: 1984-05-26)

Pat

The Butcher Writes..
2019
2017
2014
2013
2012
2010
2009
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002

Star of India restaurant review
Northampton's Star of India restaurant is dearly loved by the artist
2001
2000
1999
1998
1997
1994
Letters From Pat - 1994-04-13
94 Euro Tour, Two Gigs, News, 93/94 Tours
Letters From Pat - 1994-09-13
Gig self-reviews, jbc-list rebuttals, etc
Letters From Pat - 1994-06-24
All The Gigs, Ever
1993
Letters From Pat - 1993-08-30
The Albums, The Bands, LoveBus, 93 Euro Tour
Letters From Pat - 1993-10-19
Eider, The Fall, News
1992
1991
Letters From Pat - 1991-02-01
The "Hunter S. Thompson" letter
1990
1989
1987
1985
1984
1982

Wilson

2012
2009
2005
2004
2003
BBCi
"Band Profile"
2002
2001

Black Eg

1999
1994
1992
WHPK
"Black Eg Radio Interview" (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Karel Von Dämmerung , Otto Von Dämmerung give preposterous answers to preposterous questions.
1991

Sumosonic