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Chainsaw Jazz
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Chainsaw Jazz was a group featuring Muffins drummer Paul Sears along with Mark Smoot (bass, keyboards, vocals), Christian Nagle (guitar), Mark Gilbert (sax, clarinet), Mark Stanley (guitar), and Ed Maguire (violin, mandolin). After the band broke up, Stanley and Smoot went on to form Farquhar and Sears rejoined The Muffins.
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(Cuneiform Rune 46, 1993, CD)

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