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7" Vinyl single
mono
Columbia DB8081

"Drink Up Thy Zider" - Adge Cutler & The Wurzels
(Released: 2 December 1966)


A Side
Drink Up Thy Zider (Adge Cutler)

B Side
Twice Daily (Adge Cutler)

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Professor Wurzel's Disc Notes:

This was Adge Cutler & The Wurzels' first single. The tracks were lifted directly from their first album entitled, appropriately enough, "Adge Cutler & The Wurzels' recorded live on November 2nd 1966 at the Royal Oak pub in Nailsea, Somerset - Adge's hometown.

The single soon entered the national singles charts, reaching the number 45 position - not bad for a debut single produced by a regional band! Both tracks, composed by Adge himself some years earlier, still remain on the band's playlist to this day - a real tribute to Adge's song writing skills. "Drink Up Thy Cider' was, and still is, considered the unofficial national anthem for Somerset, whilst "Twice Daily" acheived infamy as being the only Wurzel song to be banned by the BBC for its apparently promiscuous message!

The images above show the single in the original 'red' Columbia sleeve, the vinyl disc details, a 'demo' version of the disc produced for distribution to the radio and tv stations in the days leading up to the official release and lastly the 'acetate' disc and its card sleeve produced by the record company as a 'master' prior to finalising the single ready for mass production.

The single was re-released in 1974 following Adge's tragic death.


Band line-up (not credited on disc):

Adge Cutler          The Wurzels - Reg Quantrell, Reg Chant, John Macey, Brian Walker

Production:

Producer: Bob Barratt
Recording Engineer: Geoff Emerick

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