Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Christian Hill, Oct 1, 2019.
The album, another 12 great Beatle songs added to the canon.
A legend to last a lunchtime.
Seriously, though, one of the most brilliant musical parodies ever produced.
And the amazing unissued outtakes, as remixed by Giles Melvin.
They set the trend in trousers for generations to come. The size of their legacy is undeniable.
They laid the groundwork for This Is Spinal Tap.
Reporter : Do you feel better after seeing the Queen?
Ron Nasty : No, you feel better after seeing the doctor!
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.
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.
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.
"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."
The Rutles---a living legend that will live long after other living legends have died...
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.
They were bigger than Rod.
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?
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.
If only every thread was based on the Rutles
Wait, wrong forum...
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.
I'm glad this popped up so soon Kudos …
I absolutely love The Rutles!
And I think their second album, "Archeology", is even better than their first.
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.
Their first album took 20 minutes to record.
Their second album took even longer.
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.
As a previous poster suggested, Neil Innes has essentially provided us with a bunch of extra Beatles tracks.
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