Watusi (album)

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Studio album by The Wedding Present
Released 12 September 1994
Genre Alternative rock, indie rock
Label Island
Producer Steve Fisk
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Watusi was the fourth studio album released by The Wedding Present.

The Wedding Present British indie rock group

The Wedding Present are a British indie rock group originally formed in 1985 in Leeds, England, from the ashes of the Lost Pandas. The band's music has evolved from fast-paced indie rock in the vein of their most obvious influences The Fall, Buzzcocks and Gang of Four to more varied forms. Throughout their career, they have been led by vocalist and guitarist David Gedge, the band's only constant member.


It was released in 1994 in the U.K on Island Records. [1]

Island Records British international record label of Jamaican origin; imprint of Island Records Ltd.

Island Records is a record label owned by Universal Music Group. It was founded in 1959 by Chris Blackwell, Graeme Goodall, and Leslie Kong in Jamaica, and was eventually sold to PolyGram in 1989. Island and A&M Records, another label recently acquired by PolyGram, were both at the time the largest independent record labels in history, with Island in particular having exerted a major influence on the progressive music scene in the United Kingdom in the early 1970s.

Watusi was re-issued by Edsel Records in 2014 and The Wedding Present played the album in its entirety during their autumn 2014 UK tour. [2]

Track listing

  1. "So Long, Baby" – 2:28
  2. "Click Click" – 4:28
  3. "Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah" – 3:15
  4. "Let Him Have It" – 3:01
  5. "Gazebo" – 3:08
  6. "Shake It" – 3:03
  7. "Spangle" – 3:15
  8. "It's a Gas" – 3:31
  9. "Swimming Pools, Movie Stars" – 3:09
  10. "Big Rat" – 3:39
  11. "Catwoman" - 7:09
  12. "Hot Pants" - 2:03

All songs written by Belk/Dorrington/Gedge/Smith, except tracks 1 and 11 written by Belk/Dorrington/Gedge/Gregory/Smith and track 4 written by Dorrington/Gedge/Gregory/Smith.


The Wedding Present
David Gedge British musician

David Lewis Gedge is an English musician and songwriter.

Paul Dorrington British guitarist and bassist, The Wedding Project

Paul Dorrington is an English guitarist and bassist best known for his 1991-1995 tenure in The Wedding Present.

Darren Belk is an English songwriter, bassist and guitarist best known for his tenures in the bands Beachbuggy and The Wedding Present.

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  1. 1 2 John Bush. "The Wedding Present: Watusi". Allmusic. Rovi. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  2. http://www.scopitones.co.uk/archives/6020