The Rotters' Club (album)

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The Rotters' Club
The Rotters' Club album cover.jpg
Studio album by Hatfield and the North
Released March 1975
Recorded Saturn Studios, Worthing,
January–February 1975
Genre Progressive rock (Canterbury scene)
Length 50:15
Label Virgin
Producer Hatfield and the North
Hatfield and the North chronology
Hatfield and the North
(1974)Hatfield and the North1974
The Rotters' Club
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]

The Rotters' Club is the second album by Hatfield and the North. It was also in part an inspiration for the novel of the same name by Jonathan Coe.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Share It" (Sinclair, Pyle) – 3:03
  2. "Lounging There Trying" (Miller) – 3:15
  3. "(Big) John Wayne Socks Psychology on the Jaw" (Stewart) – 0:43
  4. "Chaos at the Greasy Spoon" (Sinclair, Pyle) – 0:30
  5. "The Yes No Interlude" (Pyle) – 7:01
  6. "Fitter Stoke Has a Bath" (Pyle) – 7:33
  7. "Didn't Matter Anyway" (Sinclair) – 3:33
  8. "Underdub" (Miller) – 4:02
  9. "Mumps" (Stewart) – 20:31
    1. "Your Majesty Is Like a Cream Donut" (Quiet) 1:59
    2. "Lumps" 12:35
    3. "Prenut" 3:55
    4. "Your Majesty Is Like a Cream Donut" (Loud) 1:37

The 1987 re-release of the album added five bonus tracks, also available on the compilation Afters:

  1. "(Big) John Wayne Socks Psychology on the Jaw" – 0:43
  2. "Chaos at the Greasy Spoon" – 0:20
  3. "Halfway Between Heaven and Earth" (Sinclair) – 6:07
  4. "Oh, Len's Nature!" (aka "Nan True's Hole") (live 1975) (Miller) – 1:59
  5. "Lything and Gracing" (live 1974) (Miller) – 3:58

Notes: The first two are abridged versions of those on the original release of The Rotters' Club. "Halfway Between Heaven and Earth" was first released on "Over the Rainbow" - a various artists live album. This version is slightly shorter, the introduction is cross-faded with the preceding track. The last two tracks were first released on Afters.



  1. ^ Lynch, Dave. The Rotters' Club at AllMusic