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The Violent Years (4CD Book)


The Violent Years (4CD Book)

by The Jazz Butcher

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4 x CD with 20 page hard back book. 
Expansive book-styled package of the first four albums from The Jazz Butcher’s early Creation Records’ years – 1988-1991. 

Featuring the much praised ‘Fishcotheque’, ‘Big Planet, Scarey Planet’, ‘Cult Of The Basement’ and ‘Condition Blue”.

A sonic journey that takes The Jazz Butcher from a Weather Prophets-propelled rock ‘n’ roll visionary through to a lean jazz-tinged pop exponent. Underlining the clever lyrics, witticisms, one-liners, melancholy, irony and conceptualisation of main man Pat Fish that came to maturity across his previous four albums for Glass (collected on Fire and much praised later last year as ‘The Wasted Years’). 

Hailed by the press of the day:

 “Punning, clever displays of hurt and revulsion.” Select  //  “That rare beast, an LP of cool, laid back pop.” Record Mirror  //  “A vicious mismatch of outrage, black humour and sentiment.” Sounds  //  “If it emanated from a more in-vogue source, would currently be having its maverick genius analysed to death.” Melody Maker  //  Praise for The Jazz Butcher’s ‘Wasted Years’. “They are a band well worth re-visiting or discovering for the first time. A release very much recommended.” 8/10 Louder Than War  //  “An incomparable genre-bending act that requires a substantive re-evaluation. Between the pages and the artwork of this reissue lies a time capsule of a time that is just as pertinent today as the time when it was created.” 9/10 Under The Radar  //  

Disc 1 – Fishcotheque: 1. Next Move Sideways 2. Out Of Touch 3. Get It Wrong 4. Living In A Village 5. Swell 6. Looking For Lot 49 7. The Best Way 8. Chickentown 9. Susie 10. Keeping The Curtains Closed….. 
Disc 2 – Big Planet Scarey Planet: 1. New Invention 2. Line Of Death 3. Hysteria 4. The Word I Was Looking For 5. Bicycle Kid 6. Burglar Of Love 7. Nightmare Being 8. Do The Bubonic Plague 9. Bad Dream Lover 10. The Good Ones…. 
Disc 3 – Cult Of The Basement: 1. The Basement 2. She's On Drugs 3. Pineapple Tuesday 4. The Onion Field 5. Daycare Nation 6. My Zeppelin 7. Fertiliser 8. Mr. Odd 9. After The Great Euphrates10. Panic In Room 109 11. Girl Go 12. Turtle Bait 13. Sister Death….. 

Disc 4 – Condition Blue: 1. Girls Say Yes 2. Our Friends The Filth 3. Harlan 4. Still And All 5. She's A Yo-Yo 6. Honey 7. Shirley  MacLaine 8. Racheland