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4th Butch Master

by Johnny Domino

Jilted G. 06:52
The Artist 01:53


Back in the pre-internet days, like-minded music fans communicated by post and fanzine.

Our friend Brian was king of the 'zines, and he used to send tapes back and forth across the world. He released the first JD recordings this way, and included our music on compilations. As such we got interesting mail from all over, including an extended correspondence with Laurent and Virginie of Candy Chérie recordings.

These lovely Jesus and Mary Chain obsessives were determined to release something by us. After a mixing cock-up put the kosh on a CD EP (my bad), we decided to to do a 7".

The title - an explanation.

We recorded JD songs in batches - when we were home from Uni, during Christmas holidays, etc. The tapes were labelled First Batch, Second Batch, etc. - Giles misread my handwriting and thought I'd labelled one of them the "4th Butch Master" which made us laugh.


released August 1, 1996




Johnny Domino Derby, UK

Giles and Steve formed JOHNNY DOMINO in the summer of 1993.
Over the next 3-4 years they recorded over 100 songs (known as THE SHITHOUSE MASTERS) on a series of knackered 4-track recorders, drafting in other players on an ad-hoc basis.
Long-term SHITHOUSE alumni Jim became a full-time Domino in 1996, followed by Marc.
Johnny Domino played their final gig on December 23, 2006 at The Vaults, Derby.
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