Posted by sean on May 5, 2010 at 9:28 pm in Music with No Comments

After much anticipation, I finally got my grubby little mitts on a copy of The Wurzels’ new cover album A Load More Bullocks. The album isn’t officially out into next month, so this is very much a pre-release; despite this, it is the finished product, 100% legal and not from some dodgy MP3 website – I paid for it and own a copy on Compact Disc! (Proper retro!)

My favourite track has to be the cover of Nickelback’s Rockstar – it really suits lead singer, Pete Budd’s Somerset vocals. Pulp’s Common People is funny and should be released as a single. I also enjoyed the cover of Go West – very fitting for The Wurzels.

The first official single to be released on the album is a cover of The Kaiser Chiefs’ Ruby. While I enjoyed the track, it wasn’t the best from the album and I was left slightly disappointed. Maybe it is because I am a fan of the original version of the song and expected more.

There is a nice and uplifting cover of Take That’s Up All Night. The Fratellis’ Chelsea Dagger is ‘Wurzelised’ well and will no doubt be a big hit at parties.

The Strangler’s who share manager, Sil Wicox, with the West Country band have their classic Golden Brown featured on the album – this is actually given some justice and taken somewhat seriously (by The Wurzels standard, anyway).

Tears For Fears’ – Sowing the Seeds of Love and Spinal Tap’s Sex Farm also feature. However, shamefully I am not familiar with the original recordings so can’t comment too much!

As a nice touch, the beautiful Ode to Adge is included at the end of the album, where Pete Budd performs his own tribute to the late Adge Cutler – founder of The Wurzels.

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