The Butterfly Collector – The Jam (1979)


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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, The Butterfly Collector by The Jam. The record was released in 1979, on the Polydor record label and has been reworked into the shape of a sexy female groupie, inspired by the sentiment of the song which is about groupies and rock-star sex.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of The Jam, Groupies, 80s pop or has a special memory linked to the song.

Presented in a satin black box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: The Butterfly Collector
Media Artist/s: The Jam
Record Label: Polydor
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1970s
Genre: Mod

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The Jam – The Artist/s

The Jam were an English mod revival/punk rock band during the 1970s and early 1980s, which formed in 1972 at Sheerwater Secondary School in Woking, in the county of Surrey. The group consisted of Paul Weller on bass and lead vocals, guitarist Steve Brookes and drummer Rick Buckler. While it shared the “angry young man” outlook and fast tempo of the contemporary mid-1970s’ British Punk Rock movement, in contrast with it the band wore smartly tailored suits reminiscent of English pop-bands in the early 1960s, and incorporated mainstream 1960s rock and R&B influences into its sound, particularly from The Who’s work of that period, and also drew influence from the work of The Kinks and the music of American Motown. This placed the act at the forefront of the 1970s/1980s nascent Mod revival movement.

The Butterfly Collector – The Song

The Butterfly Collector appears as the B side of the single Strange own by The Jam. However, for the American release “The Butterfly Collector” was catalogued as the A-side. It was written by frontman Paul Weller.  The Butterfly Collector is supposedly about groupies and rock-star sex. It is by many considered one of Jams best underrated songs. Both Noel Gallagher and Garbage have covered the song.

The Female Groupie – The Shape

This record has been modelled into a sexy female groupie. The term groupie is a slang word that refers to a fan of a particular musical group who follows this band around while they are on tour or who attends as many of their public appearances as possible, with the hope of meeting them. The term is usually derogatory, describing young women who follow these individuals aiming to initiate a sexual encounter with them or to offer them sex. The term is used to describe fans of music and sports, and admirers of public figures in other high-profile professions. The word groupie originated around 1965 to describe teen-aged girls or young women who sought to initiate sexual liaisons with rock musicians.  Female groupies in particular have a long-standing reputation of being available to celebrities, pop stars, rock stars and other public figures. Groupies differ from fans who often wanted brief sexual encounters, and “groupies” who traveled with musicians for extended periods of time, acting as a surrogate girlfriend, and often taking care of the musician’s wardrobe and social life. Women who adopt this role are sometimes referred to as “road wives”.

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
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