Creation 1989. CRELP049
Yet another vinyl rip today from my bottomless pit of late 80s Creation stuff. I don’t feel terribly competent to write about this; Pat Fish, aka The Jazz Butcher has been releasing music since 1982, and I’m only familiar with some of his output on Creation. To make matters worse I never really took to this album when I bought it (unlike Spooky which I played incessantly) . That was the reason I took the trouble to do a rip of it – why had I neglected it? It turns out that there was no good reason. This is a fine album and one which should have been a regular visitor to my turntable. I guess I must have bought other stuff at the same time which I found more exciting.
So what’s it like? In many ways it’s exactly what you’d expect from a Creation album of the time. It’s classy indiepop with clever lyrics. It’s very well played and produced, it’s full of good tunes (especially The Word I Was Looking For). What’s not to like?