Press Release Notes (May 2001)
of this year marks the 25th anniversary of Combine
Harvester (Brand New Key) rocketing to No. 1 in
the UK singles charts, performed by those loveable country-bumpkin
types - The Wurzels! To mark the occasion EMI Gold are
proud to announce the 2001 remix of this massive hit!
The concept for the remix came about as a result of
the huge demand for the band's Finest 'Arvest
hits compilation released in July last year. Tens of
thousands of albums have flown off the shelves since
then, even managing to outsell the Spice Girls new Forever
album in the West Country!
The track has been remixed by a dynamic young team of
writers/producers who have been building a strong reputation
working on tracks by artists as diverse as Billie, The
Cuban Boys and Jerry Springer(!).
Everyone over the age of 20 remembers The Wurzels' million-selling
single Combine Harvester, which is recollected
with a fondness that few novelty recordings attain.
The remixed version of this classic has all the hallmarks
of a modern summer anthem, coming complete with massive
beats, a rumble-tastic fuzz bass and The Wurzels' trade-mark
sense of humour.
The band continues to play regularly to packed venues
nationwide. Original members Pete Budd and Tommy Banner
have been joined by 'new boys' John Morgan and Dave
Winter, and the lads are currently embarking on their
latest UK tour!
Despite their ever-hectic schedule, The Wurzels are
totally behind the single, and will be featured in national
and regional press, radio and television! [Several
'sightings' have already been made - see below! - Zider
To top it off EMI are making a 50p contribution from
every copy of the single sold to the Farm Aid charity,
an issue obviously very close to the band's heart."
The Wurzels' forthcoming new single has already
generated a lot of interest in the media, both in the
local press in the West Country and even the
national media - it was mentioned in a small article
in the Sun on 3rd May. In addition it has already
been getting airplay on both local and national radio
- including BBC local stations well outside the band's
West Country heartland, London's Capital Radio
and it has even been aired on BBC Radio One (on
the Sarah Cox peak-time breakfast show) - something
The Wurzels and their fans would never have dreamed
of a couple of years ago!
None of this would have happened without the help of
you the Wurzels fans! Thanks on behalf
of The Wurzels and Wurzelmania! for all
your help - Let The Zider Flow! - Zider
to top of this
Get The Wurzels Back To Number One!
thy orders fer thick new CD NOW! If we all order
copies in advance and get all our friends to do the
same, there's every chance we can get the Combine
Harvester 2001 Remix into the national charts, a
quarter of a century after the original record
hit Number 1! Never mind all they new pop
groups - let's see The Wurzels on Top Of The Pops again!
- Zider Ed
ORDER THE NEW SINGLE ONLINE IN ADVANCE FROM HMV!
Just click here!
Don't forget - 50p of the profit from each CD goes to
Farm Aid - the charity which helps the farmers suffering
from the effects of the recent terrible foot & mouth
epidemic - buy the record and help a good cause at
the same time!
Watch the Wurzelmania! page for updates on the new single
- if anyone has any news of "sightings" of
The Wurzels or the new single in the media, please
Don't Tell 'Ee, Tell I - don't just assume we've
Press Release (13th July 2001)
do Lunchtime in London
FRIDAY 13th JULY - 1.30p.m.
L'il Backyard Club, Fitz & Firkin,
240 Great Portland Street, London W1.
"THE WURZELS HEAD FOR LONDON - You've heard of
Garage music - now the latest craze of 2001 has arrived
- Cowshed music! Yes, it's true and theyıre doin a one
off Live Appearance at L'il Backyard Club, Fitz & Firkin,
240 Great Portland Street, London W1. Tel (020) 7580
8881. Contact Phil Catchpole.
The Band are comin to Town on a gert big Combine Harvester
twenty-five years after their number one smash of the
same name. The Wurzels are heading for the top again
with their 2001 Remix of the song, out on 30th July.
The single has already generated unprecedented interest
not only from clubbers and DJs, but also in the national
press, on TV and radio - even BBC Radio 1 have been
The Bands Record Company EMI are giving 50p from the
sale of each CD will go to the N.F.U. Farmers in Crisis
charity, which helps farmers suffering hardship as a
result of the devastating foot and mouth epidemic. So
do yourselves a favour and help the farmers at the same
time - order your copy NOW and help get The Wurzels
back to Number One!
Unfortunately you can't buy it in Woolies at present,
the reason is because they only sell records that are
definite top 20 hits not even Charity ones are taken
unless there are advance orders SO PLEASE ORDER IT NOW
GET DOWN THERE LUNCHTIME AND SING-A-LONG SOME CIDER
SONGS FOR THE SUMMER
I just heard Woolworths will definitely be stocking
the remix single, so get down there and get your orders
in NOW, folks! If we all order it before July 30th it'll
go straight to the top! - Zider Ed