Theme From Munro Kelly 05. Pill Pill Adge Cutler 10. This was surely a cult in the making. The Loneliness Of A Tower Crane Driver 08. Curious, I took a peek inside.
Pete ran a pub and Tommy went into finance but their core fans didn't forget them. The Shepton Mallet Matador Adge Cutler 21. Then there are the breezy pop pastiches from the mid-'70s such as 'Combine Harvester', 'I Am A Cider Drinker' and 'Farmer Bill's Cowman. Finally, I recently met Pete and Tommy, still mates after all these years, overflowing with anecdotes about everyone from Bob Marley to Arthur Askey. Asleep In The Back 07.
Cutler, known as Adge after his initials, had tried many professions, including a stint as Acker Bilk's road manager, but by the mid-'60s he was at a loose end. Leaders Of The Free World 06. The songs on this album date from all three major bursts of Wurzel activity. . They're established as one of Britain's premier student draws, a band whose jovial self-styled 'Scrumpy'n'Western' music can pull concert crowds with ease.
The singer had a thick Somerset accent and as the gig progressed it became clear I was watching the Wurzels, the real live Wurzels, who I recalled from my childhood when their No. Don't Look Back In Anger Noel Gallagher 7. Sleeve Notes: 0ne Sunday afternoon in the late '90s I wandered onto Brighton's Palace Pier to grab a breath of sea air. They entered the comic consciousness of the nation and have since been referred to in the humour of Bill Bailey, Steve Coogan and others —even Robbie Williams is a fan. They have since become little short of a national treasure. I also noticed as time passed that the audiences were growing bigger. Or at least a West Country treasure.
Don't Mix Your Drinks 09. A decade later the Wurzels renaissance has bloomed. I have to admit that in fifteen years as a music journalist, they were only the second act I've ever asked to sign an album. As for me, after seeing them on Brighton Pier I bought albums from charity shops and researched their history Did you know they had a No. In front of a half-empty room, four white haired men in thick corduroy trousers, granddad shirts and red neckerchiefs were laughing their way through a song detailing attempts to knock a blackbird out of a tree. Or that the Pope paid them tribute after seeing them in 1982? George Lassoes The Moon 05. Presuming Ed Rest Easy 10.
The second Adge-less album struck gold in the form of its title song. Why Does It Always Rain On Me Fran Healey 19. I heard strange sounds emanating from Horatio's, the tacky pub near the pier's end. Have a great time and don't forget to tell your friends about this great site. The Bones Of You 03.
You can find your favorite artist in the right menu labels or just typing the name in the search barr at the top of this page. He thought that since the Beatles had gone global with the Mersey sound, he might have a crack at representing his native West Country in comic song. Bitten By The Tailfly 06. The '80s and '90s were not so good. It also became obvious very fast that they were as snappy and entertaining a comic live act as one could hope for. George Lassoes The Moon 04.
On A Day Like This 11. Something In The Air 09. Lastly comes evidence of The Wurzels transformation into a premier league student cult band, from their covers of Travis and Oasis to the Faliraki disco-bar bounce of 'Ooh Arr Just A Little Bit'. And who could ask for more than that? They were never less than a great fun night out, usually involving lashings of scrumpy. Suitably, the Wurzels story begins when the chorus of 'Drink Up Thy Zider' popped into the head of one Alan John Cutler in 1958.
Drink Up Thy Zider Adge Cutler 14. I also attended more gigs, including a weird Wurzel mini-festival out in the country. Longest serving Wurzel Tommy Banner joined on accordion in 1967, all the way from Scotland. An Audience With The Pope 06. Material such as the lovely 'Ferry To Glastonbury', and the comic gems 'Shepton Mallet Matador' and 'When The Common Market Comes To Stanton Drew' are rerecorded songs from the Cutler years, marinated in their folk heritage. Somerset Jigolo Tommy Banner 13. It was their moment in the sun.