The Rotters' Club (album)

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The Rotters' Club
The Rotters' Club album cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 1975
RecordedSaturn Studios, Worthing,
January–February 1975
GenreProgressive rock, Canterbury scene, Jazz fusion
ProducerHatfield and the North
Hatfield and the North chronology
Hatfield and the North
The Rotters' Club
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars [1]

The Rotters' Club is the second album by the English Canterbury scene rock band Hatfield and the North, released in March 1975. It was also in part an inspiration for the 2001 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 CD re-release of the album added five bonus tracks, previously only available on the 1980 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.