Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Please note that the videos embedded with the songs were posted by some great Parrotheads on YouTube and not my creation.

"Peanut Butter Conspiracy" (1973) is a really quirky song from the equally quirky album A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean, which also includes another of my favorite of Jimmy's crime songs "The Great Filling Station Holdup".

In "Peanut Butter Conspiracy", Jimmy takes us back to his "hard luck days" when apparently (probably fictionally) he and some co-conspirators would go into a mini-mart and shoplift.  So that we'll all know that he is not really bad, he vows to pay the mini-mart back when he hits the big time.

Interestingly, Jimmy was involved in investing in an underwater treasure hunt and they actually found some valuable items, I'm not sure when this was.  The news media at the time quoted this song and asked if now   was when he would "pay the mini-mart back"!


  1. Interesting story to go with the song!! I have been enjoying your Jimmy Buffett A to Z posts.


  2. LOL, that's a fun story, and a song I had not heard before now! Nice post PB.

  3. I like the song and I didn't know the story! good job. ♥

  4. It has been years since I've listened to this song!! Wow--I remember it from an 8 track...I think. I can't recall. LOLOL!!

    Cheers, Jenn

  5. And here I thought you made this first, lol. I never heard of this song but there's a whole different kind of peanut butter conspiracy going on at Subway stores. They no longer sell peanut butter cookies, which is no fun. It's hard to find a soft, chewy peanut butter cookie.

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  6. Good song a great background story too.

    Did he ever pay the mini-mart back I wonder?


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