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18 Reasons The Wurzels Are The Greatest Band In Human History

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3. They had a number one with "Combine Harvester" in 1976.

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Now the West Country National Anthem.

4. The track used the phrase "I drove my tractor through your haystack last night," which is the clearly the best sex euphemism.

5. They followed it up with "I Am A Cider Drinker," which got to Number 3.

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This a very recent performance of it for a London radio station.

6. They've been playing since 1967, giving them a longevity bettered by very few bands.

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Only the Rolling Stones, The Hollies, and Golden Earring can really claim a longer continuous history.

7. They also produced the definitive cover of Oasis's "Don't Look Back In Anger."

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10. Fans produce many excellent tributes to them.

Ever seen a cake of the Wurzels? No, well here it is. Just one of the incredible cakes at #bigcakeshow in Exeter

Seth Conway@sethconwayitv

Ever seen a cake of the Wurzels? No, well here it is. Just one of the incredible cakes at #bigcakeshow in Exeter

11:36 AM - 28 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

12. They do gigs for charity as well.

At 0740 @jonkay01 reports from a Wurzels gig which was raising money for flood victims #r4today

BBC Radio 4 Today@BBCr4today

At 0740 @jonkay01 reports from a Wurzels gig which was raising money for flood victims #r4today

07:05 AM - 21 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

13. They're still playing to adoring crowds.

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17. They're such an incredible band, they even have tribute acts.

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This is The Mangled Wurzels.

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