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The Shite Album
No 9999999

Released

22 November 1968

Recorded

30 May – 14 October 1968 EMI and Trident Studios, London

Genre

Rock

Length

1:26:00

Label

Parlourphone

Preceded By

Sgt. Rutter's Only Darts Club Band (1967) (UK)
The Triangular Album (1968) (US)

Succeeded By

Yellow Submarine Sandwich (1969)

The Shite Album is a 1968 double album released by The Rutles.

Tracklist Edit

Side oneEdit

  1. We've Arrived! (And to Prove It We're Here)
  2. Let's Be Natural
  3. Plastic Garlic
  4. Blah Bluh Bleh, Blih Blyh Bloh
  5. Run Sweet Pie
  6. The Continuing Story of Your Mom
  7. While My Piano Gently Screams
  8. Sadness Is A Cold Phaser Gun

Side twoEdit

  1. Another Day
  2. I'm So Awake
  3. Whackbird
  4. Pugs
  5. Apollo Squirrel
  6. Untitled (as of today)
  7. Why Don't We Get Naked and Have A Special Hug In The Middle Of New York?
  8. I Quill
  9. Jolliet

Side threeEdit

  1. Death Day
  2. The Short Blues
  3. Barry's Mature Mum
  4. Everybody's Got Something To Show Except Me And My Chimpanzee
  5. Celibate Sadie
  6. Hey Mister!
  7. Bong, Bong, Bong

Side fourEdit

  1. Rutlelution 1
  2. My Little Ukelele
  3. Shuffle Truffle
  4. Wry, Baby, Wry
  5. Rutlelution 13
  6. Good Afternoon

NOTE: The US version starts from Side three as the previous US album, The Triangular Album, covered the first half.

Anniversary EditionEdit

On 26 September 2018 was announced the 50th anniversary edition The Shite Album. Early, even before the announcement, the Japanese Amazon published photos of the types of publication of this album (3CD; 6CD+BD; 2LP; 4LP). The anniversary edition was released on 9 November 2018.

Deluxe EditionEdit

Includes 2CD/2LP with new stereo mixes and 1CD/2LP (Esher Demos) with demos recorded in Esher in late May 1968.

Disc oneEdit

  1. We've Arrived! (And to Prove It We're Here)
  2. Let's Be Natural
  3. Plastic Garlic
  4. Blah Bluh Bleh, Blih Blyh Bloh
  5. Run Sweet Pie
  6. The Continuing Story of Your Mom
  7. While My Piano Gently Screams
  8. Sadness Is A Cold Phaser Gun
  9. Another Day
  10. I'm So Awake
  11. Whackbird
  12. Pugs
  13. Apollo Squirrel
  14. Untitled (as of today)
  15. Why Don't We Get Naked and Have A Special Hug In The Middle Of New York?
  16. I Quill
  17. Jolliet

Disc twoEdit

  1. Death Day
  2. Bad News
  3. Barry's Mature Mum
  4. Everybody's Got Something To Show Except Me And My Chimpanzee
  5. Celibate Sadie
  6. Hey Mister!
  7. Bong, Bong, Bong
  8. Rutlelution 1
  9. My Little Ukelele
  10. Shuffle Truffle
  11. Wry, Baby, Wry
  12. Rutlelution 13
  13. Good Afternoon

Disc threeEdit

  1. Back from the CCCP (Early version of We've Arrived! (And to Prove It We're Here))
  2. Dear Prejudiced (Early version of Let's Be Natural)
  3. Plastic Garlic
  4. Blah Bluh Bleh, Blih Blyh Bloh
  5. The Continuing Story of Your Mom
  6. While My Piano Gently Screams
  7. Sadness Is A Cold Phaser Gun
  8. Bertha My Reindeer (Early version of Another Day)
  9. I'm So Awake
  10. Pugs
  11. Apollo Squirrel
  12. Untitled (as of today)
  13. Jolliet
  14. Bad News
  15. Barry's Mature Mum
  16. Everybody's Got Something To Show Except Me And My Chimpanzee
  17. Celibate Sadie
  18. Rutlelution
  19. My Little Ukelele
  20. Wry, Baby, Wry
  21. Power Silk He
  22. Punk
  23. Wild Love Major
  24. Verses
  25. Cheerful Cousin Charlie
  26. Hexachlorophene Sham
  27. Got City
  28. Cuts Fa Knew Marry Pain

All tracks not previously unreleased, although all demos were published in bootlegs and Archaeology 3 ("Plastic Garlic", "Sadness Is A Cold Phaser Gun", "My Little Ukelele", "Punk", "Cheerful Cousin Charlie" and "Hexachlorophene Sham").

Super Deluxe EditionEdit

Discs 1 and 2 - New Stereo Mix

Disc 3 - Esher Demos

Discs 4, 5 and 6 - Sessions: 50 additional recordings, mostly unpublished, from the studio sessions of the 'Triangular Album'; all remixed from the four-track and eight-track session bands, sorted by their recording start dates. Includes hitherto unknown white album recording of the song "Let It Rot"!

Disc 7 - Blu-ray Audio: 2018 album mix in high-resolution PCM stereo, 2018 DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Album mix, 2018 Dolby True HD 5.1 album mix and 2018 direct transfer of the original mono mix of the album

See AlsoEdit

  • Rutallica, whose cover is a parody of the rumoured design.
  • The Rutles (album), an album that is not triangular and also included the songs "Let's Be Natural" and "Another Day".
  • Lunch, which sampled "We've Arrived! (And to Prove It We're Here)", "Let's Be Natural", "Another Day" and "Hey Mister!".
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