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The Wurzels and Adge Cutler Discography

The Wurzels Are Scrumptious!
The Wurzels

EMI One-Up OU 2087 (vinyl)
EMI TC-EXE 150 (cassette)

Release Date: July 1975

The Wurzels Are Scrumptious! was The Wurzels' first album following Adge Cutler's death. Following the tradition established by Adge, the album was recorded in front of a live audience, and included between-song banter among the boys. The ‘live’ sequences were recorded at Ruda Holiday Park in Croyde Bay, North Devon; the studio material was recorded in the EMI Studios.

Around half the songs were new material and the rest were Adge Cutler compositions, including three never recorded with Adge: Look At 'Ee, Lookin' At I, The Market Gardener and I'm The Captain Of A Dredger (all three co-credited to Henry Davies).

Hidden amidst the Adge songs and the 'straight covers', is perhaps the most interesting track on the album. Speedy Gonzalez was a hit single in 1962 for Pat Boone, and the band had 'wurzelled-up' the song, changing the words to give it a West Country feel. This shows a new direction for the band, something which would be more evident on the Combine Harvester album, and would give rise to their massive chart successes.

Band line-up: Tommy Banner (piano, organ, accordion, vocals), Tony Baylis (bass, bass guitar, sousaphone and vocals) and Pete Budd (banjo, guitar and vocals).

Producer: Bob Barrett
Recording Engineer: Tony Clark
Drummers: Andy White, Dougie Wright and Tony Fennell.

The front sleeve was photographed in Dunning Mill, East Grinstead (courtesy of Mr George Spooner).

Side 1

  1. Drink Up Thy Zider - Play-On (Cutler)
  2. Don't Tell I, Tell 'Ee (Crozier, Sheldon)
  3. Look At 'Ee, Lookin' At I (Cutler, Davis)
  4. Who Needs Summer? (Ed Welch)
  5. The Verger (Crozier, Sheldon) interpolating City Girl (Barratt) and Somewhere In Love (Jarre, Webster)
  6. Speedy Gonzales (Kaye, Hill, Lee)
  7. Twice Daily
  8. (Cutler)

Side 2

  1. The Shepton Mallet Matador
  2. (Cutler) interpolating Y Viva Espana (Caerts, Rozenstraten, Gomez)
  3. A Drinking Man's Life (Baylis)
  4. I'm The Captain Of A Dredger (Cutler, Davis)
  5. Cheddar Cheese (Banner, Budd, Baylis)
  6. Gotta Have Tenderness (Torok, Redd)
  7. The Market Gardener (Cutler, Davis)
  8. Drink Up Thy Zider
  9. (Cutler)


  • I'm The Captain Of A Dredger has recently been discovered to have been a planned single in 1975 - although it never saw the light of day...

The Wurzels Are Scrumptious!

front sleeve artwork

back sleeve artwork

The Wurzels Are Scrumptious!

Side 1 of the album disc

The Wurzels Are Scrumptious!

Side 2 of the album disc

The Wurzels Are Scrumptious!

Front of the cassette sleeve

The Wurzels Are Scrumptious!

Back of the cassette sleeve

The Wurzels Are Scrumptious!

Side 1 of the cassette release

The Wurzels Are Scrumptious!

Side 2 of the cassette release

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