This single was a first for The Wurzels - its main release was via internet download on 30th November 2009. The song later appeared on the CD album A Load More Bullocks in 2010.
At the time of the recording of this single The Wurzels consisted of Pete Budd, Tommy Banner, John Morgan and Sedge Moor.
"Ode To Adge” is a wonderful heart-warming tribute to the farmyard four's founder, Adge Cutler. Adge, who was tragically killed in 1974, was the main inspiration that kept the Wurzels going. This new song was written by Pete Budd and produced by part-time Wurzel Louie Nicastro, and had gentle overtones of Adge's ‘Twice Daily' interweaved with many of his well-known lyrics. The narrative of Adge's life story was divided into segments with a lively and catchy chorus.
The new single was a first for the Wurzels in that it was only available via internet download.
A traditional CD version of this single can be found - a limited promo version for radio stations was sent out before the release date - it had the 'standard' track (running at 4.59) and a 'radio edit' which came in at 3.41.
The promotional CD issued to radio stations - it came in a clear plastic wallet, with a simple paper sleeve (main image top) and no further words.