The Wurzels

"All Fall Down" b/w "Somerset Crumpet Horn"


This was the fifteenth 7" 45rpm vinyl single released by The Wurzels after Adge Cutler's death. It was released in October 1986 on the Dingle's record label, catalogue number SID238.

The Band:

At the time of the recording of this single The Wurzels consisted of Tommy Banner, Pete Budd, Mike Gwilliam and John Morgan. This was the first appearance of Mike Gwilliam on a Wurzel's single.

The Tracks:

All Fall Down - the 'A' side on this single - and Somerset Crumpet Horn were both new recordings. All Fall Down was a new release, Somerset Crumpet Horn was a re-recording of the song that could be found on The Combine Harvester album. They were both studio recordings.

Disc and Label Variations:

The examples below are taken from the collection of Professor Wurzel and represent what a collector should expect to find. Generally The Wurzels' vinyl single releases from 1975 onwards tended to have an initial pressing run and were then taken off the catalogue. Matrix, Mother and Stamper codes were still used on the vinyl and the information centred around Adge's 1960's recordings that can be found on the Main Menu under 'Vinyl Collecting Guides' remains relevant (with minor changes between different record labels).

Image 1:

This single - SID238 - was released on the Dingle's record label


'A' Side Matrix: SID-238-A2 DW Penthouse 5/9
'B' Side Matrix: SID-238-B1 DW Penthouse

'Penthouse' in the run off groove refers to 'The Penthouse' which was a UK mastering & mixing Studio, part of The Abbey Road Group of companies.  DW is most probably the mastering engineer, with 5/9 being the date of 5th September when the disc was mastered.