Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Country Bumpkin Rock

This compilation cassette found in a charity shop is a pretty good overview of the "Bumpkin" music scene down in the west country ( Cornwall, Devon, Somerset etc.) of England. Adge Cutler and the Wurzels are the most well known and had minor hits back in the 70's with several farmyard inspired ditties including "Combine Harvester" (based on an old Melanie song "Brand New key") and "Drink Up Thy Cider". Sadly Adge died back in the 70's but the Wurzels still plough a narrow furrow to this day.
Not sure why Gloucester based Shag Connors and the Carrot Crunchers are included here but I suppose the name alone gives them admittance to this motely crew.
You can find out more if you really want to by going HERE.

Shag Connors - Wintertime In Gloucester

Adge Cutler & The Wurzels - The Bristol Song

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