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Let It Rot
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8 May, 1970


February 1968 – 20 April 1970 EMI, Olympic and Trident Studios, London






Rutle Corps

Preceeded By

Shabby Road (1969)

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Let It Rot (album)

Let It Rot was the Rutles' last official album to be released, although Shabby Road was the last to be recorded.

The band had previously shelved the project after it got them all arrested. Issued almost a month after the band's breakup, it was originally conceived as Get Up and Go, a return to their earlier, less complicated approach to music. Rehearsals began at Twickenham Film Studios in London in January 1969 as part of a planned documentary film showing the Rutles preparing to return to live performance. A project initiated by Dirk McQuickly, the rehearsals were marked by ill-feeling, leading to Stig O'Hara's temporary departure from the band. As a condition of his return, the Rutles reconvened at their own Rutle studio, where they completed the recordings with the help of guest musician Billy ThePirate.

Following several rejected mixes by Glyn Johns, a new version of the album was produced by Sec Handegree from March to April 1970. While "Get Up and Go"/"Please Let Me Down" and the title track was released as singles before the album's release, the first and third songs were remixed by Handegree for the album, and the second was not included on the final version. An alternative mix of the album titled Let it Rot... Naked, which removed Handegree's production work and used different takes of some songs, was released in 2003.

Track Listing[]

The original planned cover replicating the cover of Please Rut Me.

Side One[]

  1. Tea of Us
  2. I Dig A Phoney
  3. Across the Bathroom
  4. Hey Mister!
  5. Stig it (Nasty/McQuickly/O'Hara/Wom)
  6. Let It Rot
  7. Mother-may I? (Nasty/McQuickly/O'Hara/Wom/Leppo)

Side Two[]

  1. Momma Bee
  2. I’ve Got A Lawsuit
  3. Two After 10,0,10
  4. The Long-a-la Mode
  5. Get Up and Go