The Rutles
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The Rutles

13 Dec 2009

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  Song Title
Goose-Step Mama
Number One
Baby Let Me Be
Hold My Hand
Blue Suede Schubert
I Must Be In Love
With A Girl Like You
Between Us
Living In Hope
It's Looking Good
Doubleback Alley
Good Times Roll
Love Life
Piggy In The Middle
Another Day
Cheese And Onions
Get Up And Go
Let's Be Natural

Product details

  • Original Release Date: 10 Jan 2007
  • Release Date: 10 Jan 2007
  • Label: Rhino/Warner Bros.
  • Copyright: 1978 Warner Bros. Records.
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  • Total Length: 49:16
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  • ASIN: B0041TWACC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,316 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Seriously Funny Spoof of The Beatles 20 Jun 2003
Format:Audio CD
I love The Rutles! The songs are superb imitations of The Beatles songs, yet they are more than that, as they are mostly great songs in their own write [whoops!] Neil Innes has created some very clever parodies, which often take a swipe at several Beatles songs at once. The lyrics are great fun. My favourite line is from Goosestep Mama, which is meant to be from The Rutles days in Hamburg:
"You've got nothing to ein, zwei, drei, vier!" [It may help if you say it out loud, but then again, maybe not!]
The parody on Roll Over Beethoven features a lyric about Blue Suede Schubert, the King of the Bop, and backing vocals "Bop Schubert, bop bop, Schubert" which make me crack a smile every time.
Some of my other favourite tracks are:
Doubleback Alley, parodying lyrics, melody and instrumentation of Penny Lane
Get Up and Go, which is lampooning Get Back
Living in Hope which will remind you of Ringo's masterpiece, Don't Pass Me By
With a Girl Like You effectively imitates If I Fell, and is also a pretty song
Ouch!, which is a very close imitation of Help!
Another Day could be serious if it weren't so close to Martha, My Dear's instrumentation and style
The original gramophone record featured a fantastic 18 page booklet, satirising the Magical Mystery Tour LP packaging. If you can find one in a second-hand shop, I am sure you will be rewarded, as it has much more material than the CD packaging [but the CD has 6 more songs].
I also recommend Archeology, which is an inventive poke in the eye at The Beatles' Anthology.
Highly recommended
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A totally unbiased revue 24 April 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Dirk,Nasty,Stig & Barry at their musical best! Follow their roller-coaster career from beginning to middle. This album is a must have album, in fact I must have had it at least twice before and lost them both. Simply the best thing to have come out of Rutland weekend television, this is a masterpiece! From the Hamburg inspired "Goose Step Mama" to the final track "Let's be natural", they have fitted another eighteen songs onto one shiny disc. Includes the mysterious song "Blue Suede Schubert", believed to be a cryptic message of Nasty's, complaining that they were not paid enough for television appearances (Heed U- BBC use Rutles). If you don't buy any more CD's this year, then you probably wont buy this one either. However if you do buy it, I am sure that you will agree that it was money spent.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rutlemania is still happening! 7 April 2001
Format:Audio CD
I fell in the with the unique style of Stig, Nasty, Dirk and Barry when I first saw them on the TV many years ago. I followed their story through their beginnings in the Ratkeller to their sad break up after their meeting with Arthur Sultan. I wept with them when Leggy Mountbatten went to Australia, I shared their joy, their pain, their music.
This album is a compilation of their greatest hits and includes such favourites as 'Cheese and Onions' - obviously influenced by their dabblings with tea drinking, 'Piggy in the Middle', 'Ouch!' and my all time favourite 'I Must be in Love'.
Sometime ago I heard an album by a band who were calling themselves 'The Beatles', they were attempting to emulate the sound of the Rutles but were a very poor imitation. Long live the Prefab four!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By Jason Parkes #1 HALL OF FAME
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
'Limited Vinyl Replica Edition' (not that this title is on the sleeve anywhere!) features the songs recorded for the Rutland TV episode that became 'All You Need is Cash' and brought us the Beatles pastiche The Rutles, a mockumentary that set the tone for Bad News and Spinal Tap. Most of the 20 tracks feature in the film, which is available at budget price on DVD, and the thoughtful sleeve comes with quotes and pictures from the film - as well as other releases on their label like the French Beach Boys and 'Nobody Does It Wetter'!

The Rutles pastiche pretty much every period of the Fab Four's career, amusingly some of the Pre-Fab Four's material is superior to Lennon, McCartney, Harrison & Starr. The opening 'Goose Step Mama' is without a doubt much better than the rubbish they were playing in Hamburg - very amusing lyrics that refer to Hamburg and remind me how bad the movie 'Backbeat' was! There are many songs that play with parts of the Beatles sound, delivering things in a very similar style and in a slightly different key - listening to this soundtrack it's amusing how much Britpop (notably Oasis) mimicked not the Beatles, but the Rutles! & a song like 'Nevertheless' or the whoops on 'Piggy in the Middle' predict much of the career of the Brian Jonestown Massacre!!! Listen to 'who?' and 'Piggy in the Middle' and see what I mean - the psychedelic pastiches here are as great as those on 'Chips from the Chocolate Fireball' by the Dukes of Stratosphear.

The highlights of this reissue are usually those that can be related directly to a Beatles song, 'Ouch!' is a great take on 'Help!', 'Love Life': 'All You Need is Love', 'Piggy in the Middle': 'I am the Walrus', & 'Get Up & Go': 'Get Back.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A splendid time is guaranteed for all... 31 Oct 1999
Format:Audio CD
Beatle freaks, Bonzo fans and Pythonites will already know this album which parodies the Beatles from 1962-1978. Neil Innes wrote a fabulous collection of tunes on this album. It is extremely Beatlesque, if the Beatles works were lost it is said you could make them again with a copy of this and the best of ELO. The songs however stand up on their own, "Cheese and Onions"is like Lennon at his best. This is a well made record, very playable and better than a few solo Beatles efforts from the 70's (and I'm a fan-obviously). Witty, tuneful, and the most fun you can have with your clothes on.
All you need is cash.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb
Had to have this as an addition to my already huge CD collection. Features all their best songs on one CD! Get this to see what all the fuss was about!
Published 1 month ago by kennyr
5.0 out of 5 stars Great memories!
This music of the Rutles hasn't lost its charm and took me right back to The Beatles parody TV series of the seventies. Excellent!
Published 1 month ago by PiMan
5.0 out of 5 stars The Rutles are the best Beatles parody ever
This record should appeal to all Beatles fans who will no doubt enjoy working out which bits of The Rutles songs are matched with which bits of The Beatles repertoire. Read more
Published 2 months ago by D. Higginbottom
5.0 out of 5 stars BUY BUY BUY
Had the pleaseure of seeing them live this year in London (2013), if you get the chance you must jump at this, great music and very funny!. Read more
Published 4 months ago by DAN
5.0 out of 5 stars The genius of Neil Innes
This is a remarkable piece of work by any standards, but bearing in mind that it was written and recorded in the late 1970s, long before there were tribute bands or film spoofs... Read more
Published 7 months ago by G C-W
5.0 out of 5 stars Soo good
This makes the Beatles seem less talented. Seriously good for a comedy impression of the songs from the 1960's and funny.
Published 8 months ago by Mr. N. R. Faulkner
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I always liked the Rutles and now after buying the Beatles back catalogue, I realise just how near to the original songs the Ruttles got. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Jude Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant parody
This is a brilliant parody. The songs are strong enough on their own but the way thay reference back to Beatles tracks is so clever. By far the besr track is Cheese and Onions.
Published 11 months ago by Mr. S. Smallwood
5.0 out of 5 stars The hard days rut
"I have always thought in the back of my mind cheese and onions." Well not really but you might do after listening to this. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Mrs. P. BROOKSBANK
5.0 out of 5 stars Toppermost of the poppermost...
Toppermost of the poppermost...If you love The Beatles then you will love The Rutles...There's another Rutles CD called 'Archaeology'... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Mr. C. J. Withers
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