Rutles Phi is the The Rutles' sixth American release on Capatol Records (seventh, counting The Rutles' Story.) It was the eighth album released into that market in less than one and a half years (Rut-Jay and United Artists Records also released one album each during that period). The LP was released in both mono and stereo versions.
This album is available on CD as part of The Capatol Albums, Volume 2 box set in both stereo and mono mixes (catalog number CDP 0946 3 57499 2 2.)
Rutles VI includes two tracks recorded specifically for the North American market: "Bad Goy" and "Dizzy Piss Lizard", both recorded on 10 May 1965 marking perhaps the only time that the Rutles recorded material especially for the US market. "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" was eventually included on the British release of the Ouch! album, but "Bad Goy" was not released in the UK until the 1966 A Collection of Rutles Oldies.
Rutles VI also included:
- the remaining six tracks left off Rutles '65 from Rutles For Sale
- "No It Isn't", the B-side to the single "Ticket to Rut". This is a "duophonic" stereo remix from the original mono track, with additional echo and reverb.
- two tracks from the forthcoming British release of Ouch!: "I Don't Like You That Much" and "Do You See What I See?"
As on Rutles for Sale, the "Topeka City"/"Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey" medley was originally listed only as "Topeka City". After attorneys for Venice Music notified Capatol of its error, the record label was corrected, although the album cover was not.
All songs by Nasty-McQuickly, except where noted
- Side one
- "Topeka City"/"Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey"
- "48 Hours A Day"
- "I Don't Like You Much" (Stig O'Hara)
- "Bad Goy" (Larry Williams)
- I Don't Want To Spoil The Tea
- "Words Of Lunch" (Buddy Holly)
- Side two
- "Where Are You Going"
- "No It Isn't"
- "Dizzy Miss Lizard"
- "Do You See What I See?"
- "Every Rutle Thing"