Band Name: The Wurzels (Website)
About the band: The Wurzels (originally Adge Cutler and the Wurzels but renamed The Wurzels after Adge Cutler’s death) are a British Scrumpy and Western band. The Somerset-based band is best known by many people for their 1976 number one hit “Combine Harvester”, and number three hit “I Am A Cider Drinker” based on the song Una Paloma Blanca, but have a history stretching over 40 years, and still perform to this day.
The name of the band was dreamed-up by the band’s founder Adge Cutler. It appears to be short for mangelwurzel, a crop grown to feed livestock, and ‘wurzel’ is also sometimes used in the UK (perhaps only as a result of the band’s name) as a synonym for ‘yokel’.
The Wurzels’ particular “genre” of music was named Scrumpy and Western after the group’s first EP of the same name, issued early in 1967. Scrumpy is a name given to traditional Somerset cider, popular amongst The Wurzels and their fans, and frequently referred to in their songs.
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