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Bonzo Dog Band — The Intro and the Outro
Album: History of the Bonzos
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Released: 1974
Length: 2:56
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Hi there, nice to be with you, glad you could stick around.
Like to introduce `Legs' Larry Smith, drums
And Sam Spoons, rhythm pole
And Vernon Dudley Bohay-Nowell, bass guitar
And Neil Innes, piano.
Come in Rodney Slater on the saxophone
With Roger Ruskin Spear on tenor sax.
I, Vivian Stanshall, trumpet.
Say hello to big John Wayne, xylophone
And Robert Morley, guitar.
Billy Butlin, spoons.
And looking very relaxed, Adolf Hitler on vibes.
Nice!
Princess Anne on sousaphone.
Mmm.
Introducing Liberace, clarinet
With Garner "Ted" Armstrong on vocals.
[Jazzy scat singing]
Lord Snooty and his pals, tap dancing.
In the groove with Harold Wilson, violin
And Franklin McCormack on harmonica.
Over there, Eric Clapton, ukulele.
Hi Eric!
On my left Sir Kenneth Clark, bass sax.
A great honour, sir.
And specially flown in for us, the session's gorilla on vox humana.
Nice to see Incredible Shrinking Man on euphonium.
Drop out with Peter Scott on duck call.
Hearing from you later, Casanova on horn.
Yeah! Digging General de Gaulle on accordion.
Rather wild, General!
Thank you, sir.
Roy Rogers on Trigger.
Tune in Wild Man of Borneo on bongos.
Count Basie Orchestra on triangle.
[CBO:] (Ting!)
Thank you.
Great to hear the Rawlinsons on trombone.
Back from his recent operation, Dan Druff, harp.
And representing the flower people, Quasimodo on bells.
[Q:] Hooray!
Wonderful to hear Brainiac on banjo.
We welcome Val Doonican as himself.
[V:] Hullo there!
Very appealing, Max Jaffa.
Mmm, that's nice, Max!
What a team, Zebra Kid and Horace Batchelor on percussion.
A great favourite and a wonderf
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 terryd wrote:
 TerryS wrote:

Surely helps those who actually know the people he is talking about.
 p.s. Max Jaffa - musician
Val Doonican - Irish Crooner - Mums loved him

I do like Quasimodo on bells!


 
"Over there, Eric Clapton, ukulele.  Hi Eric!"
 TerryS wrote:

Surely helps those who actually know the people he is talking about.
 p.s. Max Jaffa - musician
Val Doonican - Irish Crooner - Mums loved him

I do like Quasimodo on bells!


 lizardking wrote:

For us non-British, feel free to (try) and explain some of these jokes....though I really like the comedy aspect of this it's not more than a 6 to me (until/unless I ever 'get' the jokes!) - Long Live RP!!
 OK let's try a few for you:
Neil Innes - member of BDDDB but comedian, song writer does describe everything he can do.
Vivian Stanshall - the bearded one in BDDDB
John Wayne - nuff said
Robert Morley - probably the stout actor but could be the impressario
Billy Butlin - famous for his holiday camps
Adolf - nuff said
Likewise HRH Anne
Liberace - bespangled pianist - US based?
Lord Snooty and his pals - paper cartoon characters that was printed each week, a kids newspaper rather than a comic strip
Harold Wilson - ex  Prime Minister
Ken Clark - I think they mean the MP
Peter Scott - famous ornithologist
I do like the Gen de Gaulle (ex French President)

Roy Rogers - US cowboy? Ask Elton John
Then (?) it gets a bit silly....
J Arthur Rank on Gong ... https://i.ytimg.com/vi/MLAwPol...
 Enbee wrote:
Fantastic to hear this again. Probably helps if you British to get some of the jokes.
 
Surely helps those who actually know the people he is talking about.
 Enbee wrote:
Fantastic to hear this again. Probably helps if you British to get some of the jokes.
 
For us non-British, feel free to (try) and explain some of these jokes....though I really like the comedy aspect of this it's not more than a 6 to me (until/unless I ever 'get' the jokes!) - Long Live RP!!
Yes.  Up next, Firesign Theatre.
Tubular Bells for the lower classes
And specially flown in for us, the session's gorilla on vox humana. LMAO!
Fun! I think my only gripe with it was that it felt like it was going somewhere, and then it just... didn't. But I appreciate its inclusion into the list this morning.
Thanks for playing this - if there is any doubt RP is the best, hearing Intro and Outro removes that doubt.  Bonzo Dog Band - a truly unique band
 Proclivities wrote:

Fun stuff; I still have the UK import of "Gorilla" on vinyl somewhere.  "Big Shot" is also a great number on that album.

 
'Have you got a light, Mac?'
'No, but I've got a dark brown overcoat.'

The immensity of my love for the output of the Bonzos and Viv Stanshall is only equalled by the volume of the whooshing noise they make as they pass over the heads of normal people. It helps if you're as English as tuppence, have a very broad imagination, are over thirty-five, or all three.  Our house is called, 'Rope's End'; I rest my case, m'lud!
 Enbee wrote:
Fantastic to hear this again. Probably helps if you British to get some of the jokes.
 
Fun stuff; I still have the UK import of "Gorilla" on vinyl somewhere.  "Big Shot" is also a great number on that album.

Thought sure this was William Shatner...
Does that intro to bass sax remind anybody of David Bowie Blackstar?
Fantastic
Bonzo Dog Band. I should have known. 
WHY
Hearing this makes me so indescribably joyful!  {#Bananajam}
Fantastic to hear this again. Probably helps if you British to get some of the jokes.
 Viv515 wrote:


For those of us who are not, could someone please explain "J. Arthur Rank on gong!"?
 
Like the roaring lion for MGM, an oiled man striking a gong was the image for J. Arthur Rank films.
god this sucks.
 AnchorMan wrote:
Thanks for uploading this. I'd upload "Sir Henry at Rawlinson End" but at 26 minutes it's to long even for RP.
 
Damn you, you pettifogger. Are you man or mouse! Upload and be damned.

Awesome!  I feel like I'm back in my bedroom at my parents house listening to Dr. Dimento! What a treat.

PS: Album date is '74

Even back in the 60's there weren't enough drugs to make this listenable.
hilarious

Bill!  I haven't heard this in 30 years.  Always, please, more of this


THIS!
Tireux_De_Roche wrote:
Ummm... I can't even rate this because I have no clue what I just heard. Kind of like being on the outside of an inside joke.
Click here for wikipedia entry By the way, it really was Clapton playing the ukulele on the original recording !!
dmax wrote:
How about Rhinocratic Oaths??!!
Yes!! Try an upload.
WTF? Bizarro English humor with some 3 stooges mixed in...? Really stretches the boundary of the definition of music per se, but OK, I'll listen -- ONCE! :eyes: Now -- MAKE IT STOP!
Yay Viv Stanshall (click here)
How about Rhinocratic Oaths??!!
maryte wrote:
Wow. I had an open slot for uploading to the LRC and thought I'd give this a try. Imagine my surprise to see that not only is it already on the main playlist, but it's on here *twice* (once as "Bonzo Dog Band" and once as "Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band") and it was just played last week! Can't believe I've never heard it come up!
Thanks for uploading this. I'd upload "Sir Henry at Rawlinson End" but at 26 minutes it's to long even for RP.
Viv515 wrote:
For those of us who are not, could someone please explain "J. Arthur Rank on gong!"?
Try this as well
Tireux_De_Roche wrote:
Ummm... I can't even rate this because I have no clue what I just heard. Kind of like being on the outside of an inside joke.
Ah, kids these days... you have no appreciation for the music of "our" generation. Hehehe...
Darrooon wrote:
You've gotta be a junk film/tv aficianado to appreciate that one. :roflol:
For those of us who are not, could someone please explain "J. Arthur Rank on gong!"?
nice one. I have not heard this in years. quite a marvelous track.
Roy Rogers on Trigger. :biggrin:
Ummm... I can't even rate this because I have no clue what I just heard. Kind of like being on the outside of an inside joke.
Mmmmmm....dat's nice, Max!
What's with all these terrible ratings? This song is a fun part of history. Reminds me of the outro on Car Talk, but musical. This is a nice addition. Please keep it in the library.
Yay the Bonzos :jump: :jump: :jump: "Great to hear the Rawlinsons on trombone."
Talk about a blast from the past. I haven't heard this for probably 25 years. Got me laughing! :bananajam:
laozilover wrote:
:lol: :good-vibes: :dance: What a band! "J. Arthur Rank on gong!" :roflol:
You've gotta be a junk film/tv aficianado to appreciate that one. :roflol:
For a bit of entertainment history, these guys used to be regulars on the 1968 British TV show "Do Not Adjust Your Set," which along with "At Last The 1948 Show" were the precursors of Monty Python.
now this is a weird song... but quite likable :)
brianlj wrote:
"Hullo!" Anyone remember Horace Batchelor? The man who taught us all how to spell Keynsham? :smile:
Radio Luxemburg Our only link to rock n roll when I was v.young
Quirky and Fun. It took a few secs to grab my attention...actually it kind of sneaked up on me and then I had go online and find out what you gus were playing.
Hahahahaha! Great!
dmax wrote:
Over there, Eric Clapton on ukelele. Looking very relaxed, Adolf Hitler on vibes. Nice to see incredible shrinking man on euphonia. Digging General DeGaulle on accordian. Roy Rogers on Trigger.
My favorite is 'And representing the flower people, Quasimodo on bells.' :lol:
9 its fun for the am
...And Adolf Hitler on Cymbals... :clap: Goofy, kooky, playful, yet musically interesting. 9.
Turning volume down now...
Marqdyeth wrote:
I'm working late and this made me laugh. Thanks!!!
This song makes me laugh at any time. Always nice to hear this one.
Wow. I had an open slot for uploading to the LRC and thought I'd give this a try. Imagine my surprise to see that not only is it already on the main playlist, but it's on here *twice* (once as "Bonzo Dog Band" and once as "Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band") and it was just played last week! Can't believe I've never heard it come up!
psg wrote:
Thanks for pulling out this one loooong forgotten memory ...
I'd have been glad if it stayed forgotten....
Thanks for pulling out this one loooong forgotten memory ...
Was that Neil Innes on piano? I loved The Rutles.
I'm working late and this made me laugh. Thanks!!!
Outstanding.
dmax wrote:
Over there, Eric Clapton on ukelele. Looking very relaxed, Adolf Hitler on vibes. Nice to see incredible shrinking man on euphonia. Digging General DeGaulle on accordian. Roy Rogers on Trigger. On eclectic radio, Bill and Rebecca Goldsmith! mmm mmm! That's nice.
I mean you gotta love it! (a little historical clueness helps)
CanuckBeaker wrote:
Must be before my time. Weird. Will we be hearing from Dr. Demento and National Lampoon's That's Not Funny, That's Sick* next?
We can only hope! :propeller:
apd wrote:
Val Doonigan!
"Hullo!" Anyone remember Horace Batchelor? The man who taught us all how to spell Keynsham? :smile:
Val Doonigan!
I was really hoping that one day I would be able to hear this again. Viv Stanshall at his best. Thanks to whoever up-loaded it. And Thanks to Rebecca and Bill for adding it. :bananapiano: :bananajam: :bananasplit: :dancingbanana_2:
Over there, Eric Clapton on ukelele. Looking very relaxed, Adolf Hitler on vibes. Nice to see incredible shrinking man on euphonia. Digging General DeGaulle on accordian. Roy Rogers on Trigger. On eclectic radio, Bill and Rebecca Goldsmith! mmm mmm! That's nice.
count basie orchestra on triangle! i've never heard this before.
Yeah! Really wild general! thank you sir.... and thank you bill.
Did someone mention Hitler on Zyliphone? Pretty funny but had to have been there to get most of them. Thanks for playing it! Eclectic is as eclectic does.
I guess you have to be of a certain age--or at least watch movies from that period--to appreciate "J. Arthur Rank on gong." Cracked me up. Thanks for dredging this one up.
CanuckBeaker wrote:
Will we be hearing from Dr. Demento and National Lampoon's That's Not Funny, That's Sick* next?
Or worse... The Fugs. The Flying Burrito Brothers. Captain Beefheart.... Zappa...All, frightening, frightening, '60s elements! (Don't worry, I just threw Zappa in there to be provocative :-) -lmic
:lol: :good-vibes: :dance: What a band! "J. Arthur Rank on gong!" :roflol:
Eminently worth hearing once. Not twice. The Theme from the Exorcist is worth hearing many times.
williamtodd wrote:
Originally known as the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band I believe.
Yes.
I wasn't even paying attention, until the "Garner Ted Armstrong" shout-out. Pretty funny.
Nice! Only 209 years since the last time I heard this (still have the vinyl LP somewhere...) Proof that if you listen to RP long enough, you will eventually hear every song ever recorded.
Originally known as the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band I believe.
Digging Eric Clapton on ukulele! Great!
Steve wrote:
Especially the accompanying sound effect! What was that?
I think it was Trigger tinkling :lol:
Great! HA! A friendly stab at the live music experience. Vamp, vamp, keep vamping. You, in the back, YOU'RE NOT VAMPING! And yes, gotta love that Count Basie showed up to show off his triangle-playing prowess. :P
Leslie wrote:
Kind of funny but I don't really care to hear it again. Steve, the Roy Rogers line cracked me up as well. :lol:
Especially the accompanying sound effect! What was that?
That was hilarious! When that reference to Adolph Hitler came in I was like "Hey, wait a minute...". Then they kept on going! Awesome!
BTW: Viv Stanshall (sp?) did the instrument intro voice-over for "Tubular Bells".
Pure genius!
Kind of funny but I don't really care to hear it again. Steve, the Roy Rogers line cracked me up as well. :lol:
Oh Yeah!!! :bounce: "Roy Rogers on Trigger" :lol:
SHUT UP!!!!!!!!! :fire:
Hilarious!
"Count Basie Orchestra on triangle" "Thank you!"
Wow! A serious flashback!!!!!
Adolph Hitler on Vibes...
SWEET! Next, we'll be hearing Ali Baba's Camel --- A Bonzo Dog Band classic!
nelamvr6 wrote:
Oh my Gawd! I haven't heard this in decades! Thanks Bill!
And it still makes me laugh my ass off! Thanks!
Oh my Gawd! I haven't heard this in decades! Thanks Bill!
Oh dear - it's been so long....