One of rock's most enduring and insightful parodies, brilliantly mirroring The Beatles' career, “The Rutles” is the soundtrack to the spoof documentary television film “All You Need Is Cash,” which aired on NBC in the U.S. on March 22, 1978. The brainchild of Neil Innes and former Monty Python member Eric Idle, the film is beloved by Beatles fans worldwide and even features a cameo from George Harrison as a TV reporter. The Rutles themselves were Neil Innes as Ron Nasty (Lennon), Eric Idle as Dirk McQuickly (McCartney), Rikki Fataar as Stig O'Hara (Harrison) and John Halsey as Barry Wom (Ringo). The fifth Rutle, for recording purposes, was guitarist Ollie Halsall. It should be noted that Eric Idle does not perform on this CD. He lip-synched to Halsall’s vocals in the TV movie. This expanded CD issued in 1990 adds six tracks to the 14-track vinyl version first released by Warner Bros. in 1978. The soundtrack reached #63 on the Billboard album charts.
Neil Innes: Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals Ollie Halsall: Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals Rikki Fataar: Guitar, Bass, Sitar, Tabla, Vocals John Halsey: Percussion, Vocals Andy Brown: Bass
All songs written and produced by Neil Innes.
1. Goose-Step Mama* 2. Number Two 3. Baby Let Me Be* 4. Hold My Hand 5. Blue Suede Schubert* 6. I Must Be In Love 7. With A Girl Like You 8. Between Us* 9. Living In Hope 10. Ouch! 11. It's Looking Good* 12. Doubleback Alley 13. Good Times Roll 14. Nevertheless 15. Love Life 16. Piggy In The Middle 17. Another Day 18. Cheese And Onions 19. Get Up And Go* 20. Let's Be Natural