The Captain Of The Dredger
Date: 21 May 1975?
Wurzels Are Scrumptious album was
the first album produced by The Wurzels following
Adge Cutler's untimely death in 1974. The ‘live’
sequences were recorded in a north Devon holiday
camp, the remainder in the EMI Studios.
of the tracks, I'm The Captain Of
The Dredger, has recently been discovered
on a 45rpm single acetate. It is dated May 21
1975, a few weeks before the release of the album
from which it was taken. It was lifted straight
from the album with just the introduction removed
- the playout and applause is identical to the
far as we can tell this acetate is the only existing
copy of this single. Why was it abandoned? What
was the planned B-side? Why were no singles ever
issued from this album? Can anyone out there help?
details on the disc label:
studios, Abbey Road, London
acetate, stereo, 3mins 20sec duration
"I'm The Captain Of The Dredger"
I'm The Captain Of The Dredger
Acetate disc in sleeve