Professor Wurzel's Wurzelmania

A Brief History of Adge Cutler & The Wurzels

Part 5: The Wurzels Renaissance (1999- present)

Original Wurzelmania page by 'Zider Ed' - Paul Gunningham
An incomplete work ... at the moment!

The late 1990s saw the continuing of this revival of the fortunes for the surviving Wurzels, gaining a cult status amongst students and a resurgence in their popularity in their native West Country. With a new management in the form of Sil Willcox a number of CD releases followed, largely featuring re-recordings of older works, but also 'Never Mind The Bullock's, an album of cover versions of contemporary British rock songs. This album was recorded with George Allen AKA Bob Noxious who went on to become tour manager of The Magic Numbers and Manager of The Mission. In 2005, the band released a limited edition split single with British Sea Power. The Wurzel's covered BSP's 'Remember Me' while BSP covered 'I Am A Cider Drinker'. The band also supported BSP at their gig at the London Forum in November.

The Wurzels continue to gig around the UK, although they pulled out of the 2007 Glastonbury Festival, having been scheduled to play the bandstand stage where they could not use their own sound engineers even though they had played the same stage at the 2000 Glastonbury Festival.

In 2007 it was announced that The Wurzels and Tony Blackburn would re-release I Am A Cider Drinker with the royalties from the song going to the BUI Prostate Cancer Care Appeal in Bristol.

The Wurzels Archives

'Zider Ed' , originator of this group of pages, passed away tragically in 2007: He never saw the full resurgence of The Wurzels; the green shoots yes, but I'm sure he could never have imagined the dizzy heights that they would achieve. No 'hits' in the 'pop' charts' but a pretty full diary year after year the length and breadth of the UK playing to huge crowds of all ages. CD recordings were released in the form of singles and albums - including a Christmas album in 2011 which received great acclaim. Despite the nationwide lockdown due to Covid in 2020/21 the band just rested and were back with a vengeance in mid 2021! Better than ever, pleasing crowds everywhere - Adge would have been proud of his legacy!

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