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Meet the Rutles
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22 November, 1963


7 October - 8 November 1963


Rock and Roll





Preceded By

Please Rut Me (1963)

Succeeded By

A Hard Day's Rut (1964)

Meet the Rutles

Meet The Rutles (also known as With The Rutles[1]) is the second album by the English rock band the Rutles. It was released on 22 November 1963, on Parlourphone, and was recorded four months after the band's debut Please Rut Me. The album features eight original compositions (seven by Nasty–McQuickly and "Don't Brother Me", Stig O'Hara's first recorded solo composition and his first released on a Rutles album) and six covers (mostly of Motown, rock and roll, and R&B hits). The cover photograph was taken by a fashion photographer, and it has been mimicked by several music groups over the years.

The Recording[]

The recording process of this album is unknown. It was recorded sometime between 7 October and 8 November 1963. All we know is that the album took at least 20 minutes to record.

Track listing[]

Side One[]

  1. This is Too Long
  2. All That Is Brand New
  3. All My Ruting
  4. Don't Brother Me
  5. Rutle Child
  6. Under My Skin
  7. Please Mister Rutman

Side Two[]

  1. Blue Suede Schubert
  2. Hold Me Thigh
  3. Food Really Made a Hit on Me
  4. I Wanna Be Your Lamp
  5. Krampus In Her Heart
  6. Not A Second Rhyme
  7. Lonely (That's What You Are)

US album[]

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The US version of the album, also titled "Meet the Rutles", was released on 20 January 1964. It features 12 songs, including the hit single "Hold My Hand".


  1. The official Rutles website and and 1978 record call this release "Meet the Rutles," while the film All You Need is Cash uses With for one brief collage. Both are presented as the UK title.