Zoot – It’s About Time (1969)

Zoot’s fourth single was released by EMI in October 1969, — the Brian Cadd/Don Mudie song “It’s About Time” – but Zoot apparently knew nothing about it until they saw it mentioned in the Go-Set “New Releases” column. EMI had pressed and released it without consulting the band, it caused a major stink as Zoot had expected to re-record its demo quality. Zoot’s strenuous public objections to EMI’s cavalier behaviour virtually ensured the single’s chart failure. In December, in Brisbane, they made headlines when they were assaulted by street toughs, resulting in injury to Cotton.