Thursday, January 9, 2020

The History Of The Bonzos (Deluxe BF Edition) Part 1: 1966-70


For Neil Innes, RIP

For me, The History of the Bonzos is one of the greatest compilations ever made.  To honor Neil Innes and to remember Vivian Stanshall, I decided to create a complete career-spanning set.  This is the first part, of five that are planned. Each part is about the length of  2-CDs.  It includes virtually all of their band and solo singles/EPs, with key album tracks and quite a few rarities sprinkled in. I changed it to (mostly) chronological order and tagged each track with its original cover/label.  When completed, I hope that these collections will play as if the Bonzos had never disbanded, just continued on their mad, merry way.

The History of the Bonzos Deluxe Edition Part 1: 1966-70
1 The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band My Brother Makes The Noises For The Talkies (1971 Stereo Mix - Single A-Side) [4-66]
2 The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band I'm Gonna Bring A Watermelon To My Girl Tonight (1971 Stereo Mix - Single B-Side) [4-66]
3 The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band Alley Oop (1971 Stereo Mix - Single A-Side) [8-66]
4 The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band Button Up Your Overcoat (1971 Stereo Mix - Single B-Side) [8-66]
5 The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band Equestrian Statue [11-67]
6 The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band The Intro. And The Outro [11-67]
7 The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band Mickey's Son And Daughter (Gorilla LP) [10-67]
8 The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band Death Cab For Cutie (Gorilla LP) [10-67]
9 The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band Jazz, Delicious Hot, Disgusting Cold (Gorilla LP) [10-67]
10 The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band Jollity Farm (Gorilla LP) [10-67]
11 The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band Look Out, There's A Monster Coming (Gorilla LP) [10-67]
12 The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band Big Shot (Gorilla LP) [10-67]
13 The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band Sound Of Music (Gorilla LP) [10-67]
14 The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band The Craig Torso Show [BBC Top Gear 8 November 1967]
15 The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band I'm The Urban Spaceman (US Single Version) [10-68]
16 The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band Canyons Of  Your Mind (Single Version) [10-68]
17 The Bonzo Dog Band Hello Mabel (The Doughnut in Granny's Greenhouse LP) [11-68]
18 The Bonzo Dog Band Rhinocratic Oaths (The Doughnut in Granny's Greenhouse LP) [11-68]
19 The Bonzo Dog Band Can Blue Men Sing the Whites? (The Doughnut in Granny's Greenhouse LP) [11-68]
20 The Bonzo Dog Band Humanoid Boogie (The Doughnut in Granny's Greenhouse LP) [11-68]
21 The Bonzo Dog Band Trouser Press (The Doughnut in Granny's Greenhouse LP) [11-68]
22 The Bonzo Dog Band We Are Normal (The Doughnut in Granny's Greenhouse LP) [11-68]
23 The Bonzo Dog Band Rockaliser Baby (The Doughnut in Granny's Greenhouse LP) [11-68]
24 The Bonzo Dog Band My Pink Half of the Drainpipe (The Doughnut in Granny's Greenhouse LP) [11-68]
25 The Bonzo Dog Band Beautiful Zelda (The Doughnut in Granny's Greenhouse LP) [11-68]
26 The Bonzo Dog Band Kama Sutra (The Doughnut in Granny's Greenhouse LP) [11-68]
27 The Bonzo Dog Band We've Found The Answer (BBC Top Gear 29-04-68)
28 The Bonzo Dog Band Mr. Apollo (German Single Version) [3-69]
29 The Bonzo Dog Band Ready Mades (Single Version) [3-69]
30 Bonzo Dog Band Tubas In The Moonlight (Tadpoles LP) [6-69]
31 Bonzo Dog Band Hunting Tigers Out In 'Indiah' (Tadpoles LP) [6-69]
32 Bonzo Dog Band By A Waterfall (Tadpoles LP) [6-69]
33 Bonzo Dog Band Ali Baba's Camel (Tadpoles LP) [6-69]
34 Bonzo Dog Band Laughing Blues (Tadpoles LP) [6-69]
35 Bonzo Dog Band Shirt (Tadpoles LP) [6-69]
36 The Bonzo Dog Band Give Booze A Chance [BBC Top Gear 2 October 1968]
37 The Bonzo Dog Band Sofa Head [BBC Top Gear 29 July 1969]
38 The Bonzo Dog Band I Want To Be With You (Single) [11-69]
39 The Bonzo Dog Band We Were Wrong (Single) [11-69]
40 Bonzo Dog Band Sport (The Odd Boy) (Keynsham LP) [11-69]
41 Bonzo Dog Band Tent (Keynsham LP) [11-69]
42 Bonzo Dog Band Look At Me I'm Wonderful (Keynsham LP) [11-69]
43 Bonzo Dog Band The Bride Stripped Bare By 'Bachelors' (Keynsham LP) [11-69]
44 Bonzo Dog Band Noises For The Leg (Keynsham LP) [11-69]
45 The Bonzo Dog Band You Done My Brain In (Single) [2-70]
46 The Bonzo Dog Band Mr. Slater's Parrot (Single) [2-70]
47 Topo D. Bill Witchi-Tai-To (Single) (Legs Larry Smith, Keith Moon, Yes)  [1-70]
48 Topo D. Bill Jam (Single) (Legs Larry Smith, Keith Moon, Yes)  [1-70]
49 The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band Narcissus (Gorilla LP) [10-67]

ZIPPY

YANDEX

Part two is coming soon!

22 comments:

furrball said...

Whoa! I was just thinking the other day that you should do a collection of Neil's singles... but THIS outdoes that idea! Well done, BF! :)

peerke said...

What a great idea! Thanks.

Crab Devil said...

Thank you!

Chris said...

Excellent work....thanks for sharing.
Just wondering why Track 49 (Narcissus) isn't with the other tracks from the "Gorilla" LP??

BlankFrank said...

@chris because it ended the volume so perfectly!

VILASMORA said...

Great... but any other option to ZIPPY ? Thanks.

Sergio Taraddei said...

I have try to download it but I have this error message: 403 forbidden -nginx-
Any idea to fix the problem?

Kwai Chang said...

BlankFrank is busy with concurrent projects that should not be interrupted. But, I can sympathize about the Zippyshare Trepidation. I have my own crude methods but I don't know that I could explain them without compounding the issue. So, in the interest of all that is really Holy(like the KHJ Series, and this very special Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Razzle Dazzle...et cetera): Try this...
https://we.tl/t-KsZxL1NUH2 (Link good for one week only!)
You're Welcome!
Kwai Chang

BlankFrank is a peerless visionary...and a workaholic

Anonymous said...

Thanks Kwai … much appreciated.

Anonymous said...

...and, of course, thanks as always to BlankFrank.

LonChes said...

Thank you BF.

reservatory said...

Thanks for this listenload, which will hopefully provide a few surprises to this [very] long-time fan. Speaking of which... One of Stanshall's quips "Out of my way, I'm extremely important!", which has been a favorite of mine for almost a half-century, seems not to appear anywhere on the Cornology box, leading me to believe it was added to the mix of a US Bonzo Dog release. Anybody know of which I speak?? Thanks again for this and those to follow.

VILASMORA said...

Thank you very much. The new link is perfect. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Lovely collection. I have problems with Zippy, so I use Opera browser and turn the VPN on.

Cheers

furrball said...

Also remembering Sam Spoons and Dennis Cowan (the only Bonzo who actually *looked* like a rock star :) ).

BlankFrank said...

WOW! Thanks all for your comments!! I added Yandex for those who have trouble with Zippy. @ Reservatory - the quote doesn't sound familiar to me, if you can recall the LP and pressing, I'd like to upgrade. @Furball duly noted about Sam & Dennis, thank you. @my friend Kwai, we all gotta always keep a few balls in the air, don't we.

Sampoerna Quatrain said...

I can throw in and say that the Stanshall quote (at least in one instance) comes from one of his "Radio Flashes" where he was filling in for John Peel. That may be what you are thinking of!

GeriCo said...

Many thanks BF - doing a great job!

Paolo Meccano said...

Thanks for sharing.

lalaumiere said...

Amazing work, excellent quality.
Neil Innes would be proud of it.
Many thanks.

Addison said...

Thank you very much. Yandex seems to work great--ZippyShare link is dead, as far as I can tell.

Anonymous said...

"Out of my way, I'm extremely important!"
First off, a mega thank you to BlankFrank and whoever helped him do 'Eric's work' by putting a compilation together of the mighty Bonzo's.
Cool Britania indeed.

Re' the above quote from Viv, I don't actually think it appears on any of their albums, I know the quote but he uses it in one of his radio sketches, he did a seris of shows called 'Radio Flashes' broadcast on Saturday lunchtimes on Wonnerful Radio One in 1971. They were brilliant, great music and hysterical sketches from Viv, ably abbeted by producer John Walters and Keith Moon.

Brillaint site! Much time delightfully wasted.