Fuckonthecover told me about this, but I think (or hope rather) that I would have stumbled upon this on my own. Nevertheless I am very grateful to him for revealing this to me. This was on mutantsounds but they uploaded it on megaupload and now it, and other pieces of art, might be lost for a long time due to the Justice department closing it down. Anyway here's the story behind this legend.
Some Hertford, English bands recorded a cassette called "An Evening with Rupert" in 1979-1980 for thier own amusement. They made 50 copies and sold them in a very short amount of time. Eager customers to be, urged one Mark Flunder to make some more copies. Instead of simply copying more cassettes, he got some very basic recording equipment and charged some local bands to record one song each on a new record financed by a music store called "Tracks". This was "Rupert Preaching at a Picnic" and it was released by Naïve Records in 1981. The recordings took place in the basement of an art center in 1981. According to Flunder all the bands were recruited and recorded in one weekend. Apparently John Peel got this from Flunder and remarked "This could do for Hertford what Kenny Dalglish did for Liverpool!" This, "Four Ways Out" and probably some other compilation that I'm to hear about are prime and pure examples of British DIY compilations. It's very rare and sought after so, that being said, Fuckonthecover, Camillelan, and I are proud to present you "Rupert Preaching at a Picnic".
NOTE: I can't read the album cover.
A1 The Frets - Two Choices
A2 Elusive Diplomats - Twist and Run
A3 Bona Dish - Actress
A4 Life Machine - Life and Times
A5 Köln - Dope Prohibition
A6 Oblivion II - Sword
A7 The Absentees - Fairytales
B1 Innocent Vicars - She was my Girl
B2 Marine Girls - Hate the Girl
B3 Fankies Crew - Somebody
B4 Deranged - Factory Girl
B5 The Plugs - Bat Brain Moon Man Boiler Boy
B6 Amatory Mass - Girl on the Corner
B7 Eddy Steady Go - Boy Named Sue
B8 Portion control - Preach