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A picture of the Rutles in their movie "Ouch!",which was planned to be used on the "Paper-route Driver" picture sleeve,that was never released.

"Paper-route Driver" is a 1966 song by The Rutles,with the writing being credited solely to Nasty/McQuickly. Released as an A-side to the single "Paper-route Driver/Lane."

The single was released 30 May 1966 and successfully reached number One is the US, UK, and multiple other third-world countries. It was also the first Rutles singles issued without a picture sleeve available. Some bootleg sleeves were made in the 1980s and sold at auction houses, but no money was made; as they were requested by the band for their private collection of their own albums. Only 5 were known to be made, and today only one is still known to exist, in the possession of Chastity and Ron.

A photo of a newspaper talking about Nasty's "bigger than God" comment,quoted in a magazine not long after "Paper-route Driver" was released.

'Paper-route Driver' was released not long after their only 1966 album "Semi-Automatic" came out, and was their last single before the remark of Nasty claiming the Rutles were "bigger than God". 

In popular culture[]

The Rutles filmed a promotional video for the song, but declined for use when Leggy (Mountbatten) noticed the group were not wearing trousers, but shaggy pants.

Both the Polyvinyl Wicker Trio and Punk Floyd have done renditions in concert. In the latter case, Dirk famously bit the head off of a live Koala bear during one performance.