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The Jazz Butcher - The Wasted Years Album

The Jazz Butcher - The Wasted Years Album

Performer: The Jazz Butcher
Title: The Wasted Years
Style: Indie Rock, Punk
Released: 28 Oct 2017
Cat#: FIRECD460, BF064
Country: Japan
Label: Fire Records, Bad Feeling
Size MP3 version: 1894 mb
Size FLAC version: 1320 mb
Size WMA version: 1195 mb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 531
Genre: Rock

The Jazz Butcher - The Wasted Years Album


Bass – Ian Sturgess
2Zombie Love
Bass – M. K. DaleyVocals – The Undead
3Only A Rumour
4President Reagan's Birthday Present
5Big Bad Thing
6The New World
Written-By – Eider
7I Need Meat
8Too Much Falling In Love
9Domestic Animal
Backing Vocals – John A. Rivers
10Gloop Jiving
Bass – Ian Sturgess
Written-By – Eider, Butcher
12Girls Who Keep Goldfish
13Big Saturday
14Buffalo Shame
Backing Vocals – John A. Rivers
15Who Loves You Now?
Piano – Mark SteedsWritten-By – Eider
16What's The Matter Boy?
17Caroline Wheeler's Birthday Present
18Mind Like A Playgroup
19Love Kittens
21Marnie (Muscovite Mix)
22Still In The Kitchen
23 Disc 2: A Scandal In Bohemia
24 Disc 3: Sex & Travel
25Red Pets
26Hungarian Love Song
27Grey Flanellette
Bass – Rolo
28Sex Engine Thing
30Walk With The Devil
Written-By – David J, Butcher
31Real Men
32Just Like Betty Page
Written-By – Eider, Butcher
33Bath In Bacon
Guitar – M. K. Daley
34Jazz Butcher Theme
Guitar – John Silver
35Soul Happy Hour
Written-By – Eider, Butcher
36My Desert
38Bigfoot Motel
39 Disc 1: Bath Of Bacon
40Poisoned By Food
Vocals – The Sausage People
41Nothing Special
42La Mer
Vocals – Alice Thompson
43Southern Mark Smith (Big Return)
44 Disc 4: Distressed Gentlefolk
45Down The Drain
Written-By – Eider


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
FIRECD460The Jazz Butcher The Wasted Years ‎(Box, Comp, RE, RM + 4xCD)Fire RecordsFIRECD460UK2017
noneThe Jazz Butcher The Wasted Years ‎(CDr, Comp, Promo, Smplr)Fire RecordsnoneUK2017


  • BassDavid J (tracks: 2-1 to 2-10, 3-1 to 3-8)
  • Bass, Backing VocalsFelix (tracks: 3-1 to 3-8, 4-1 to 4-10)
  • DrumsLionel Brando (tracks: 1-1 to 1-13), Owen Jones (tracks: 2-1 to 2-10, 3-1 to 3-8, 4-1 to 4-10)
  • GuitarMax Eider (tracks: 1-1 to 1-13, 2-1 to 2-10, 3-1 to 3-8, 4-1 to 4-10)
  • ProducerJohn A. Rivers (tracks: 2-1 to 2-10, 3-1 to 3-8, 4-1 to 4-10)
  • SaxophoneLouis Leroi (tracks: 1-1 to 1-13)
  • Vocals, Guitar, Flute, Drums, Organ, Xylophone, Saxophone, KeyboardsPat Fish (tracks: 1-1 to 1-13, 2-1 to 2-10, 3-1 to 3-8, 4-1 to 4-10)


Four albums, then. The ‘80s recast at an ironic party of malcontents. Indie pop as a soundtrack.
Songs that shouldn’t fit together – but do. ‘Wasted Years’? Yeah, really.

1st of a series of 2 Re-Releases covering The Jazz Butcher's Long Player output during his years with Glass Records 1982-1986.
4 CD's inside 20 page book case.


All that led to the The Wasted Years: Four albums, many visionsAll that led to the The Wasted Years: Four albums, many visions. The Butcher delivered a gaggle of albums and many 45s for Glass from 1983 to 1986, the jacket notes on the dusty tome that recalls this period mentions Randall And Hopkirk Deceased, Thatcher, DIY post-punk, LSD, surrealist cabaret, The Velvet Underground, a bottle of Cointreau or two, the Amstrad 7090 and Roncos Black Magic compilation. All that led to the The Wasted Years: Four albums, many visions. A great album, muses All Music before comparing JB mainman Pat Fish to Ray Davies circa 1969. Its an accidental concept album prone to fleeting melancholy. Between 1983 and 1986, the Jazz Butcher were responsible for four albums' worth of confounding pop music, and The Wasted Years collects them all. Starting off as a solo vehicle for the offbeat musings of Pat Fish, with the addition of ace guitarist Max Eider and more friends including David J. of Bauhaus, they grew into something interesting and strange. 1983's Bath of Bacon was the result of Fish's experiments with tape deck recording and it has lo-fi charm. The Jazz Butchers progression was steep and fast. On the debut, Fish has yet to shake off the sensibilities of the bedroom demos that got him a record deal. Its really just the sound of a few mates failing to take seriously the fact that theyve got an LP to make, he has said. Формируйте собственную коллекцию записей Wasted Years Fire Records. Released: 20 October, 2017. 4CD retrospective from those witty purveyors of indie rock, The Jazz Butcher. The Jazz Butcher were one of those undervalued indie bands that proliferated in the 80s. Fronted by Pat Fish, with a perfect guitar foil in Max Eider, and joined for a while by a Bauhaus, they sounded like a Monochrome SetSmithsEverything But The Girl mash up. Between 1983 and 1986 the Butcher released four albums and a string of 45s for Glass Records. The four albums, long out of print, have been released in a delu. The Jazz Butcher, also known as The Jazz Butcher Conspiracy and The Jazz Butcher And His Sikkorskis From Hell, are a British musical group founded by Pat Fish. The band was formed in Oxford in 1982 by Pat Fish and Max Eider. The début album in Bath of Bacon was released by Glass Records in 1983. A second album A Scandal in Bohemia, also on Glass, featured guest appearances from David J and Kevin Haskins of Bauhaus. After four albums, and two singles collections for Glass, Fish signed to Creation. Listen free to The Jazz Butcher The Violent Years Next Move Sideways, Out of Touch and more. 41 tracks 184:20. Or consider a donation More Albums. View All. A Scandal In Bohemia. The Last of the Gentleman Adventurers. Prodotto omaggio stampa inviato da Fire Records The Jazz Butchers, i primi quattro album della band fondata da Pat Fish in un bellissimo cofanetto di Wasted Years collects these first four releases a fabulous chance to get reacquainted with the magic of the Butcher, and what sweetly daft indie sounded like in the mid-80s. Read full review. All in all, there is an airtight, five-star double-album to be culled from The Wasted Years, but compilation albums are already available, and the full-on Butcher experience is well worth the price of admission