Pete Astor – Fine and Dandy (Tapete)
(Sean the agent) It’s a song Pete Astor wrote about the late, great Pat Fish (the Last of the Gentleman Adventurers), the Jazz Butcher, which is taken from his forthcoming album “Time On Earth” (out 7 October 2022). The video was directed by Ian Button, would you like to premiere it on Louder Than War?
(Ged the journalist) It would be an honour… because that is one of the best songs I’ve heard this year.
(Sean) It is, isn’t it.
You must know who Pete Astor is or you wouldn’t be reading this.
You will also know the Jazz Butcher, or Pat Fish, who left the stage in October 2021.
They both made great music and looked very dashing and handsome in the same time frame. Contemporaries, rivals and friends I assume.
This is what Pete says about this song, which is taken from his forthcoming album:
‘Fine & Dandy’
It’s always difficult to hear about an old companions passing; we shared a history together, sometimes close, many times not. But the loss ended up bigger than I’d imagined. There was a tribute show and without consciously intending to, a song came, as is often the way, stuff coming up from inside.
I thought of him looking down on us from his version of heaven, and typically, telling us that all was well.
Go well on the endless sea, my friend.
In memoriam Pat Fish
There is nothing more to say…
Hasn’t Pete got big feet?
Pre-order Pete Astor – Time On Earth from a choice of outlets
Raise a glass to Pat Fish next time you have a tipple… and check out The Highest in the Land his final album.
Put together by Ged Babey for LTW and Sean from Mutante.