History Music / TheRutles

17th Apr '16 9:03:41 PM FordPrefect
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They began as a sketch on Eric Idle's post-[[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus Python]] sketch show ''Series/RutlandWeekendTelevision'', a program that ranged from CrowningMomentOfFunny to SoOkayItsAverage. One of its strengths were the musical numbers which were mostly written by Neil Innes, an occasional member of the Music/TheBonzoDogBand and supporting act on Monty Python. The Rutles were born from a psychiatric patient was sick with love songs (ItMakesSenseInContext-sort of). Neil Innes played the patient, singing "I Must be in Love," which directly segued into a parody of ''Film/AHardDaysNight'' crossed with the Beatles' appearance on ''Series/TheEdSullivanShow''. This again mutated into the {{Mockumentary}}. RWT is the source of the band's name, so the u is short, "Rut-les."

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They began as a sketch on Eric Idle's post-[[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus Python]] sketch show ''Series/RutlandWeekendTelevision'', a program that ranged from CrowningMomentOfFunny to SoOkayItsAverage. One of its strengths were the musical numbers which were mostly written by Neil Innes, an occasional member of the Music/TheBonzoDogBand and supporting act on Monty Python. The Rutles were born from a psychiatric patient who was sick with love songs (ItMakesSenseInContext-sort of). Neil Innes played the patient, singing "I Must be Be in Love," which directly segued into a parody of ''Film/AHardDaysNight'' crossed with the Beatles' appearance on ''Series/TheEdSullivanShow''. This again mutated into the {{Mockumentary}}. RWT is the source of the band's name, so the u is short, "Rut-les."
11th Mar '16 11:59:59 PM CassandraLeo
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#"Hey Mister!" - 3:18 Broadly similar to "I Me Mine", "Yer Blues", and "I Want You (She's So Heavy)"; references "Helter Skelter" at the ending; melody and chord-structure echo "Norwegian Wood", with nods to "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill".)

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#"Hey Mister!" - 3:18 Broadly (Broadly similar to "I Me Mine", "Yer Blues", and "I Want You (She's So Heavy)"; references "Helter Skelter" at the ending; melody and chord-structure echo "Norwegian Wood", with nods to "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill".)



#"Shangri-La" - 7:43 (A 1977 Innes song newly infused with a great many ''Pepper''/''Magical Mystery Tour''-era Beatles references and a new "Hey Jude"-style coda. "A Day in the Life" forms the backbone of the song, which variously transforms into "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!" and "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" amongst others, features a chorus suggested by "All You Need Is Love", "Magical Mystery Tour", and Hey Jude and contains a horn riff taken directly from "For No One"; The intro quotes Music/{{Oasis}}'s "Whatever", in reference to EMI's successful plagiarism lawsuit against that song's melodic similarity to Innes's 1973 single "How Sweet to Be an Idiot")

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#"Shangri-La" - 7:43 (A 1977 Innes song newly infused with a great many ''Pepper''/''Magical Mystery Tour''-era Beatles references and a new "Hey Jude"-style coda. "A Day in the Life" forms the backbone of the song, which variously transforms into "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!" and "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" amongst others, features a chorus suggested by "All You Need Is Love", "Magical Mystery Tour", and Hey Jude and contains a horn riff taken directly from "For No One"; The the intro quotes Music/{{Oasis}}'s "Whatever", in reference to EMI's successful plagiarism lawsuit against that song's melodic similarity to Innes's 1973 single "How Sweet to Be an Idiot")
11th Mar '16 11:55:58 PM CassandraLeo
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* UncommonTime: "Love Life" switches meter signatures frequently and contains several measures of 5/4. (As a point of comparison, the song it's parodying, "All You Need Is Love", switches meter signatures frequently and contains several measures of 7/4).

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* UncommonTime: "Love Life" switches meter signatures frequently and contains several measures of 5/4. (As a point of comparison, the song it's most prominently parodying, "All You Need Is Love", switches meter signatures frequently and contains several measures of 7/4).
11th Mar '16 11:55:19 PM CassandraLeo
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* UncommonTime: "Love Life" switches meter signatures frequently and contains several measures of 5/4. (As a point of comparison, the song it's parodying, "All You Need Is Love", switches meter signatures frequently and contains several measures of 7/4).
19th Feb '16 11:15:39 AM AgProv
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** The protests and album burnings that were sparked by Ron's comment are said to have seen the sales of Rutles albums and merchandise skyrocket as people were buying their products just to have them destroyed. While the movie [[PlayedForLaughs plays this for laughs]], it's actually very reflective of the RealLife protests against Music/TheBeatles.

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** The protests and [[BookBurning album burnings burnings]] that were sparked by Ron's comment are said to have seen the sales of Rutles albums and merchandise skyrocket as people were buying their products just to have them destroyed. While the movie [[PlayedForLaughs plays this for laughs]], it's actually very reflective of the RealLife protests against Music/TheBeatles.
30th Jan '16 6:44:40 AM AnotherGuy
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* DontExplainTheJoke: The entire "Rat Seller/Cellar" bit.
30th Jan '16 6:43:43 AM AnotherGuy
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* AmbiguouslyGay: Leggy Mountbratten was interested in The Rutles because he loved their... tight trousers... which left nothing... to the imagination. Everything was perfectly outlined.
30th Jan '16 6:36:22 AM AnotherGuy
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* TheCameo / AsHimself: [[Music/TheRollingStones Mick Jagger]] and Music/PaulSimon appear as themselves in cameos.
30th Jan '16 6:31:47 AM AnotherGuy
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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: "The Rutles story is a legend. A living legend, a legend that will live long after lots of other living legends have died."
16th Dec '15 4:33:18 AM AgProv
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->'''The Narrator:''' ...a legend in their own lunchtime...
-->-- voiced by a thinly disguised George Harrison in ''Meet The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash''
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