The Butcher and the Butterfly

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The Butcher and the Butterfly
Studio album by Queenadreena
Released 23 May 2005 (2005-05-23)
Recorded 2004
Genre Noise rock, blues rock, alternative metal
Length 59:14
Label One Little Indian, Imperial
Producer Paul Corkett
Queenadreena chronology
Drink Me
The Butcher and the Butterfly
Live at the ICA
Singles from The Butcher and the Butterfly
  1. "FM Doll"
    Released: 2002
  2. "Medicine Jar"
    Released: 6 June 2005

The Butcher and the Butterfly is the third studio album by English alternative rock band Queenadreena, released in May 2005 though One Little Indian and Imperial Records.


Queenadreena began working on their third studio album, which became The Butcher and the Butterfly, as early as 2002 with the release of the controversial "FM Doll", which discusses child beauty pageants and the 1996 murder of JonBenet Ramsey, as a stand-alone single under Rough Trade Records whilst the band was touring in promotion for their second studio album, Drink Me.[1] After they were dropped from Rough Trade, the band continued to work on the album, and the slightly-retitled "FM Doll" was re-released on 21 March 2005 as the album's lead single.

The Butcher and the Butterfly was released in May 2005 and failed to chart in any territories. "Medicine Jar" was released as the album's second single in June 2005. The single's b-side, "Seven Sins", appeared as a bonus track on the Japanese release of the album. The US edition of the album differs significantly from releases in other territories; "Razorblade Sky" and "Pretty Like Drugs" from Drink Me are featured, while "Princess Carwash (Slight Reply)", "Cold Light of Day", and "Butcher and the Butterfly" are omitted.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Suck" KatieJane Garside, Crispin Gray, Pete Howard 3:19
2. "Medicine Jar" Garside, Melanie Garside, Gray, Howard 3:48
3. "Ascending Stars" Garside, Garside, Gray, Howard 4:21
4. "Join the Dots" Garside, Garside, Gray, Howard 4:22
5. "Pull Me Under" Richard Adams, Garside, Gray, Howard 4:23
6. "Racing Towards The Sun" Garside, Gray, Howard 2:43
7. "Wolverines" Garside, Gray, Howard 4:26
8. "Birdnest Hair" Garside, Garside, Gill, Gray 3:55
9. "Princess Carwash" Garside, Gray, Howard 3:58
10. "In Red" Garside, Gray, Howard 3:20
11. "FM Doll" Garside, Gray, Howard 3:19
12. "Blackspring Rising" Garside, Gray, Howard 3:38
13. "Childproof" Garside, Garside 3:37
14. "Princess Carwash (Slight Reply)" Garside, Gray, Howard 4:09
15. "Cold Light of Day" Garside, Howard, Norton, Wood 3:04
16. "Butcher and the Butterfly" Garside, Gray, Howard 3:51



  1. ^ "FM Doll - Single Review - Queen Adreena". Contact Music. Retrieved December 15, 2011.