Me / I Am A Cider Drinker
British Sea Power officially twinned
with The Wurzels
Date: November 2006
is a limited-edition, double a-side, 7" vinyl single
created in alliance with Brighton-based post-punk indie
band British Sea Power released on
the legendary indie Rough Trade label.
Wurzels interpretation of the British
composition Remember Me.
doing the 1976 Wurzels top five hit I Am A Cider
Me was recorded by Louie Nicastro at Charlton Farm
Studios, Somerset. I Am A Cider Drinker recorded
by British Sea Power at The Princess, East Sussex. Mastered
at The Townhouse, London. All compositions published
by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
single was limited to a numbered edition of 1,966 copies
- marking the year in which Adge Cutler first set The
Wurzels sugar-cart rolling - and was only available
from the bands' online shops and merchandise stalls.
As part of the promotion, The Wurzels appeared as special
guests at the British Sea Power show at London Forum
on Thursday 24 November 2006.
Trade also released a demo CD of the single which was
distributed to press and radio for promotional and review
purposes. This was packaged in a single sheet sleeve,
as shown below.
what the good people at Mojo, NME and Drowned in Sound
had to say:
art-rock Stakhanovites' take on the scrumpy anthem channels
echoes of ages gone by, as heard in a weatherworn old
cider barrel, while the Wurzels sound like The Archers'
Grundy family in a scene supplied by Betjemen."
Ian Harrison, Mojo
of BSP's pleasing qualities is their lack of nudge-wink
irony, and so I Am A Cider Drinker is delivered in Christmas
carol deadpan. On the flip, the old buggers get lashed
up and turn Remember Me into a steaming slice of randy-as-a-mare
Louis Pattison, NME
Am A Cider Drinker is nothing short of breathtaking,
a slow burning ethereal epic complete with choral splendour
and glistening spectoral atmospherics."
Thomas Blatchford, DiS