The Wurzels

"I Hate J.R." b/w "I Love J.R."


This was the tenth 7" 45rpm vinyl single released by The Wurzels after Adge Cutler's death. It was released on 4th April 1980 John Miles record label, catalogue number JM1001

The Band:

At the time of the recording of this single The Wurzels consisted of Pete Budd, Tommy Banner and Tony Baylis, all of who had been supporting Adge Cutler at the time of his death in 1974.

The Tracks:

I Hate J.R. - the 'A' side on this single - and I Love JR were both new and previously unreleased tracks. They were both studio recordings made at a studio in Leicester on March 28th 1980 - the recording to release taking only 8 days. The band were quoted in their fan club letter that month as hoping to get into the Guinness Book Of Records for this speedy process!

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 - JM1001 - was the first on John Miles (The Wurzels manager) own record label who used Pye Records to manufacture and distribute his records.


'A' Side Matrix:JM1001 A1 DTONE

'B' Side Matrix: JM1001 B1 DT    



Image 2:

This rare example was pressed using Pye Record's own label and the manufacture was outsourced to Ireland as was common with Pye. The vinyl itself is identical.


'A' Side Matrix:JM1001 A1 DTONE

'B' Side Matrix: JM1001 B1 DT