Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The History of the Bonzos (Deluxe BF Edition) Part 4: 1981-2007

Finally, the series is complete. This was the most difficult to put together, and maybe the tracklist doesn't look all that interesting, but IMO, this is the best of the bunch. What surprises me is how good the flow of this set is, and the quality of work throughout. "Sir Henry At Ndidi's Kraal" is edited to music portions only. All in all, it's pretty good and I hope you agree. As with the other parts, each track is tagged with its original cover or single label. The last two tracks are not errors: they end the collection by pulling it around full circle.

139 Vivian Stanshall Calypso To Colapso (Single) [6-81] 3:09
140 Vivian Stanshall Smoke Signals At Night (Single) [6-81] 3:16
141 Vivian Stanshall Slave Valse (Teddy Boys Don't Knit LP) [1981] 4:48
142 Vivian Stanshall The Cracks Are Showing (Teddy Boys Don't Knit LP)  [1981] 0:54
143 Vivian Stanshall Ginger Geezer (Teddy Boys Don't Knit LP)  [1981] 3:18
144 Vivian Stanshall The Tube (Teddy Boys Don't Knit LP)  [1981] 3:28
145 Vivian Stanshall Flung A Dummy (Teddy Boys Don't Knit LP) [1981] 3:19
146 Neil Innes Them (Single) [1982] 2:50
147 Neil Innes Rock Of Ages (Single) [1982] 3:26
148 The Damned with Vivian Stanshall Lovely Money (Single) [7-82] 5:21
149 Neil Innes Time To Kill (Off The Record LP) [1982] 2:52
150 Neil Innes Fortune Teller (Off The Record LP) [1982] 3:01
151 Neil Innes Burlesque (Off The Record LP) [1982] 2:52
152 Neil Innes Mr. Eurovision (Single) [1983] 2:00
153 Neil Innes Ungawa (Single) [1983] 3:56
154 Neil Innes Humanoid Boogie (Single) [1-84] 3:39
155 Neil Innes Libido (Single) [1-84] 3:32
156 Vivian Stanshall Sir Henry At Ndidi's Kraal (BF Music-Only Edit) [1984] 26:31:00
157 Neil Innes Dear Father Christmas (Single) [12-85] 3:08
158 Neil Innes City Of The Angels (Single) [12-85] 3:21
159 Vivian Stanshall Holiday Home (The Roughler Presents The Warwick Sessions LP) [1987] 1:09
160 Vivian Stanshall & The Big Boys (There's) No Room To Rhumba In A Sports Car (The Last Temptation Of Elvis CD) [1990] 2:43
161 The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band No Matter Who You Vote For the Government Always Gets In (Single) [3-92] 3:17
162 Vivian Stanshall Eulogy (The Charisma Poser CD) [1993] 2:49
163 The Rutles Shangri-La (Shangri-La CD Single) [1996] 7:45
164 The Rutles Joe Public (Shangri-La CD Single) [1996] 4:03
165 The Rutles Baby S'il Vous Plait (Shangri-La CD Single) [1996] 1:54
166 The Rutles It's Looking Good (Shangri-La CD Single) [1996] 2:01
167 The Rutles Rendezvous (Archaeology LP) [1996] 2:09
168 The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band Pour L'Amour Des Chiens (Pour L'Amour Des Chiens LP) [2007] 1:02
169 The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band Let's All Go To Mary's House (Pour L'Amour Des Chiens LP) [2007] 2:42
170 The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band Hawkeye The Gnu (Pour L'Amour Des Chiens LP) [2007] 3:16
171 The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band Making Faces At The Man In The Moon (Pour L'Amour Des Chiens LP) [2007] 2:20
172 The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band Fiasco (Pour L'Amour Des Chiens LP) [2007] 0:20
173 The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band I Predict A Riot (Pour L'Amour Des Chiens LP) [2007] 4:41
174 The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band Paws (Pour L'Amour Des Chiens LP) [2007] 0:29
175 The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band And We're Back (Pour L'Amour Des Chiens LP) [2007] 0:06
176 The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band Mornington Crescent (Pour L'Amour Des Chiens LP) [2007] 2:41
177 The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band L'Essence D'Hooligan (Pour L'Amour Des Chiens LP) [2007] 0:27
178 The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band For The Benefit Of Mankind (Pour L'Amour Des Chiens LP) [2007] 2:31
179 The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band Beautiful People (Pour L'Amour Des Chiens LP) [2007] 2:44
180 The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band Cockadoodle Tato (Pour L'Amour Des Chiens LP) [2007] 0:15
181 The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band Tiptoe Through The Tulips (Pour L'Amour Des Chiens LP) [2007] 3:54
182 The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band Jean Baudrillard (Pour L'Amour Des Chiens LP) [2007] 0:51
183 The Rutles Lullaby (Archaeology LP) [1996] 0:30
184 Bonzo Dog Band 11 Mustachioed Daughters (The Doughnut In Granny's Greenhouse LP) [11-68] 3:50



Anonymous said...

Sandy says: thanks for the Bonzos - superb collection. Keep up the good work! All very much appreciated.

Geof McM said...

Just an observation, but the anthology doesn't include anything by "Three Bonzos and a Piano" who released two albums 'Bum Notes' and 'Hair of the Dog'.

tasunkes said...

Quadruple wows!!!! Thanks for a fantastic Bonzos feat...great work , man! Saw them live in 1969, The Jazz and Blues Festival in Plumpton..unforgettable memory!

Stuffy from Sweden

ppp said...

Thank you. I am glad to have this in my collection.

25thBeatle said...

Blank Frank - truly an impressive collection. Been a fan of these lunatics since 1972 - really happy to add this series to my library.
Thank you very much.

Peace, 25thBeatle

Psychfan said...

Many thanks! The careful curation is exactly what I needed in the case of this band.

Crab Devil said...


Charlie said...

Thank you so much for these. Truly a labour of love and very much appreciated here. Inspired!

Kwai Chang said...

High Voltage Dogma!
There is enough Bonzo current in this post to warrant a 20 Amp breaker be installed in the canyons of your electrical panel. CLICK! It is about polarity! Although this band is consistently arcing back and forth between alternating and direct-straight(-) and direct-reverse(+) currents...the welding is always a slag-free perfect bead with no undercut/no inclusions...AND, maximum penetration. Thank you, BlankFrank! You have proven that archiving is entirely structural and that this band has always deserved your high standards of excellence. Beautiful job!
Kwai Chang

Mike said...

Thanks for working your way through the all of the original releases and creating this overview. Appreciate your efforts!
Mike m

James said...

Thanks for putting together this big compilation. I only really knew The Rutles material before and I'm enjoying hearing all the additional items you've collected here.

Best wishes,

furrball said...

Kind of sad, but also nice, too, that Neil Innes got a mention in the Grammy Awards "In Memoriam" segment last night, right after Peter Tork.

Babinga said...

Here is a new song from Barry and Womb Direction that just came out with NI last appearance

David Federman said...

I was in England when "Springtime for Hitler in Germany" was released as a protest against rising right-wing nationalism in the country. Thanks for this exhaustive collection. I played the record for friends other day as relief from the impeachment of America's fuhrer (sic). The end was a bit scarier than I remembered.

furrball said...

It's "Wom Direction," btw. "Womb Direction" is a whole 'nother route entirely. :D :D :D

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this. VERY,VERY much appreciated.

Rich Barker said...

Thanks so much for these. I'm still having trouble processing Neil's passing and there are a few bits in here that I've been looking for, like forever! Never have I loved a band more than this.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for this, BlankFrank. Do you have the complete Off the Record album? I can't seem to find it anywhere.

Paolo Meccano said...

Thanks for sharing.

Addison said...

Wow, just amazing. Your work on this and the other volumes is very much appreciated.