Rutles, what is their legacy?*

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  1. Christian Hill

    Christian Hill It's all in the mind Thread Starter

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  2. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host

    The album, another 12 great Beatle songs added to the canon.

     
  3. uzn007

    uzn007 Pack Rat

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    A legend to last a lunchtime.
     
  4. uzn007

    uzn007 Pack Rat

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    Seriously, though, one of the most brilliant musical parodies ever produced.
     
  5. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host

    And the amazing unissued outtakes, as remixed by Giles Melvin.

     
  6. ceddy10165

    ceddy10165 My life was saved by rock n roll

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    They set the trend in trousers for generations to come. The size of their legacy is undeniable.
     
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  7. markshan

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    They laid the groundwork for This Is Spinal Tap.
     
  8. Christian Hill

    Christian Hill It's all in the mind Thread Starter

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    Reporter : Do you feel better after seeing the Queen?

    Ron Nasty : No, you feel better after seeing the doctor!
     
  9. Christian Hill

    Christian Hill It's all in the mind Thread Starter

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  10. jfire

    jfire Beatles, jazz, that sort of thing.

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    I owned the Rutles LP before I'd heard many of the Beatles albums. It was cool to hear where "Cheese and Onions" came from.
     
  11. ceddy10165

    ceddy10165 My life was saved by rock n roll

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    Culturally, The Rutles also brought the once esoteric table-tapping to the world stage. I would never have heard of it if it wasn’t for them. Table-tapping changed my life completely, and now I tap for 20 minutes every morning.
     
  12. ceddy10165

    ceddy10165 My life was saved by rock n roll

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    Tea probably wouldn’t be finding increased legalization in the U.S. if it wasn’t for their brave and pioneering advocacy back in the 60’s. Even my parents enjoy drinking tea now. Wouldn’t have happened without The Rutles.
     
  13. stevemoss

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    www.rutleslunch.com

    "LUNCH is a unique collaboration between Rutle Corps and Circle of Hay celebrating the musical legacy of The Rutles. A legacy that will last long after other musical legacies have ended."
     
  14. Arnold Grove

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    The Rutles---a living legend that will live long after other living legends have died... ;)
     
  15. octophone

    octophone fit and working again

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    It remains ludicrous that Neil Innes hasn't been given the OBE. Although, if he was, he'd probably send it back in protest at "Piggy In The Middle" slipping down the charts.
     
  16. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

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    They were bigger than Rod.
     
  17. Blame The Machines

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    Without the Rutles, musically we might never have had The Dukes Of Stratosphear; Tears For Fears' Sowing The Seeds Of Love; Oasis' Whatever; & possibly Jellyfish.

    Without The Rutles; we might never have got The HeeBeeGeeBees; Spinal Tap; Bad News; Weird Al Yankovic; Lounge Against The Machine; The Day Today & MAD TV musical parodies; Lonely Island; etc.

    Besides, am I the only one who thinks this is better than The Beatles' Get Back?
     
  18. dkmonroe

    dkmonroe A completely self-taught idiot

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    The only REAL Rutles track was the version of "I Must Be In Love" from the Rutland Weekend Television soundtrack. The followup TV special and albums were a cynical, empty, money-grubbing cash grab by a band that didn't know how to quit while they were ahead. The re-recording of "I Must Be In Love" is an ABOMINATION. The only thing that would make it worse is a Giles Martin 5.1 mix. And now I wish I hadn't said anything.

    This is satire, by the way. :laugh:
     
  19. WolfSpear

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    If only every thread was based on the Rutles :agree:

    Wait, wrong forum...
     
  20. ceddy10165

    ceddy10165 My life was saved by rock n roll

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    You’re thinking of the Cleve Huffman forums. Every thread there is about The Rutles. Will Giles Melvin remix the whole catalog, Shabby Road Blu Ray issues, has your mono Sgt Rutter’s shipped yet, when will the Let It Rot anniversary box come out...they go on and on over there. It’s a real trousers and sandals brigade.
     
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  21. CybrKhatru

    CybrKhatru Music is life.

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    I'm glad this popped up so soon :) Kudos …
     
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  22. Jeff W. Richman

    Jeff W. Richman The Richman Curse www.soundclick.com/qoquaq

    I absolutely love The Rutles!

    And I think their second album, "Archeology", is even better than their first.
     
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  23. ceddy10165

    ceddy10165 My life was saved by rock n roll

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    Totally agree. Especially the mono version that The Rutles approved. I can’t stand the stereo mixes with Barry’s drums all on one side.
     
  24. Arnold Grove

    Arnold Grove Senior Member

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    Their first album took 20 minutes to record.
    Their second album took even longer.

    ;)
     
  25. gja586

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    I also love them, especially songs like Get Up and Go, Cheese and Onions and We've Arrived.

    Shangri-la is one of my all-time favourite tunes. :agree:



    As a previous poster suggested, Neil Innes has essentially provided us with a bunch of extra Beatles tracks.
     
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