Elsewhere Art . . . The Jazz Butcher

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Elsewhere Art . . . The Jazz Butcher

The British post-punk band The Jazz Butcher lead by Pat Fish (who died at age 64 in October 2021) were not widely known in New Zealand, but when a swag of their albums were reissued in a box set in 2017 (The Wasted Years) it was time to acknowldge them.

They were different, fun, challenging and popped out shouldabeen hits with alarming frequency.

And when the reissues kept coming Elsewhere wrote about them too.

I doubt we helped sell a single copy of any set, but no matter. Readers now couldn't say they didn't know of the band.

There was no great subtext to the image created for that first column (here), all I wanted from it was that it be unusual, eye-catching and somehow convey what others had said about them.

So there were quotes, but of course the band being a little bit off-kilter at times the typeface deserved a bit of manipulation.

jazzbIf you read the column it illustrated, you might be interested in Part II (where they became more approachable and poppy, hence this Beatlesque collage).

And then Part III of the reissue series which appeared after Fish's death from a heart attack.

Good band, worth discovering.

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