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The Triangular Album
Triangle 2

Released

22 November 1968

Recorded

30 May – 14 October 1968 EMI and Trident Studios, London

Genre

Rock

Length

1:26:00

Label

Parlourphone

Record

Tri-inside

The Triangular Album is a 1968 album released by The Rutles. It goes down in record's records as the only record to be produced in a triangular shape, hence its title. Because of this no one has tried this because The Rutles did it. Not related with The Rutles (The Shite Album)

BackgroundEdit

In the late-60s, there was a large feeling of innovation. This is often considerd the peak of their innovationess. The group released this album, along with its many strange tracks, to a large audience.

DesignEdit

Triangular Album

One of the original designs.

Kevin Wongle was a record designer in London, and had designed the album's strange exterior. He took the infamous photos of the prefab four, and found them amazing to be around.

Originally, it was not planned to have the record be triangular. The earliest known prototype was in fact an octagon. It has been rumored that it was originally supposed to be white and more rounded, making it look like a circle. The image in the center of the record was originally one taken from a toilet bowel that the four looked down at. Another appeared to be a misshaped polygon, with the same image in the centre. This version actually would be on the market for at least three months, but it had to be redesigned to to large amount of complaints of missing parts of music. One other design was that of a rhombus, whilst another looked that of a trapezoid. The next-to-last version of the album was a triangle, but had an elongated tip, which lead to multiple stabbing incidents. Finally, the album was made in its correct triangular shape in time for October 1966.

ReceptionEdit

When the album came out, it was an immense success. Many fans, including celebrity Tom Hanks, said that they "couldn't get enough of them." Fans also were shocked of the album's shape, because "most records were round." Many fans have reported rarely ever listening to it, because they "just watched it going around the record."

To this day, no one has ever attempted to make another Triangular Album, because the Rutles had done it, less that they had already done it, but simply because they had.

Tracklist Edit

Disc one Edit

  1. We've Arrived! (And to Prove It We're Here)
  2. Let's Be Natural
  3. Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life
  4. Unfinished Words
  5. Questionnaire
  6. Another Day
  7. My Little Ukelele
  8. Doubleback Alley
  9. Don't Know Why
  10. Wild Bunny Rum Cake
  11. The Continuing Story of Hotel Will
  12. While My Piano Gently Screams
  13. Sadness Is A Cold Phaser Gun
  14. Bertha My Reindeer
  15. I'm So Awake
  16. Whackbird
  17. Pugs
  18. Untitled (as of today)
  19. Apollo Squrrel
  20. Do Pass Me Pie
  21. Why Don't We Get Naked and Have A Special Hug In The Middle Of New York?
  22. My Pill
  23. Joliet
  24. Shangri-La

Disc Two Edit

  1. Back In Guam
  2. Dear Patience
  3. Plastic Garlic
  4. Oo-Blah-Doe, Oo-Blah-Dee
  5. Death Day
  6. Quanta
  7. Bad News
  8. Mother's Nature Sun
  9. Everybody's Got Something To Show Except Me And My Chimpanzee
  10. Celibate Sadie
  11. Hunter Gatherer
  12. Bong, Bong, Bong
  13. Revelation 1
  14. Bunny Rum Cake
  15. Herbs
  16. Wry, Baby, Wry
  17. Revelation 13
  18. Shuffle Truffle
  19. Wakey Wakey
  20. Good Afternoon

See AlsoEdit

  • Rutallica, whose cover is a parody of the rumoured design.

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