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A Collection of Rutles Oldies
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10 December 1966




Rock, pop





Preceded By

Semi-Automatic (1966)

Succeeded By

Sgt. Rutter's Only Darts Club Band (1967)

A Collection of Rutles Oldies is a Rutles compilation album released by Parlourphone in December 1966, in between Semi-Automatic and Sgt. Rutter's Only Darts Club Band.

The album was created as something as a compromise. Every year before 1966, a Rutles record had been available by the Christmas season. However, in 1996 the band took a brief three-month break after the stress of the "bigger than god" controversy, and thus they had no new material ready or planned for the season. To make up for this, A Collection of Rutle Oldies would reprint former songs under a new collection.

The album was heavily criticized by the press but was once sought after by fans for containing rare stereo remixes of key singles. However, other compilation albums soon served the same purpose, and in 1987 is was officially removed from the Rutles catalog and has not been reissued since.

Of course, to Rutle conspiracy theorists this is all evidence of the Stig is dead theory, the "three months break" undertaken due to his death and the album art purposefully laced with clues to the truth.

A Collection of Rutles Oldies

Track listing[]

All songs were written by Nasty/McQuickly, except where noted.

Side One[]

  1. Baby Let Me Be
  2. From Rut To You
  3. We Can Rut It Out
  4. Ouch!
  5. Michelle (Go To Hell)
  6. Scrambled Eggs
  7. I Don't Mind
  8. Yellow Submarine Sandwich

Side Two[]

  1. Can't Buy Me Lunch
  2. Bad Goy (Larry Williams)
  3. Gay Tripper
  4. I Must Be In Love
  5. Ticket to Rut
  6. Paper-Route Driver
  7. My Little Ukulele
  8. Hold My Hand