A Conversation for Vivian Stanshall - Entertainer

Intro, Outro

Post 1

Phil

Anyone got the lyrics (ie cast list) for this little Bonzo Dog gem?

Phil


Intro, Outro

Post 2

Bob the Martian

I'll do some digging and see what comes up. I went to the tribute to Viv Stanshall in London, and they gave out booklets with loads of info in them, so I'll see...


Intro, Outro

Post 3

Drool Frood the Second

I've got the album The Doughnut in Grannies greenhouse.I'm not sure but I think intro outro is on that album.
Along with My pink half of the drainpipe and The trouser press baby!
I'll dig it out tonight and see what I can find.
Brilliant man very misunderstood.
I met him sevral years ago at a very small gig.He was a really weird bloke!!!!!!


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Post 4

Zak T Duck

BGO records recently re-released digitally remastered versions of "Gorilla" and "History of the Bonzos" on CD. Thier web address if you want to order them is http://www.daisy.co.uk/sites/BGO and also the "Peel Sessions" can be bought on CD from http://www.cdnow.com


Intro, Outro

Post 5

Zak T Duck

Here's the lyrics to The Intro and the Ourto

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.
Hi, 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.
It's 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.
Really 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 wonderful performer of all of us here, J. Arthur Rank on gong.


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Post 6

Phil

Thanks for that.
Now I must go and get a copy of the album smiley - smiley

Phil


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Post 7

shazzPRME

Sorry to barge in on this thread...but I too was a great admirer of the great *Viv* smiley - winkeye..my query,however,is....does anyone know what Neil Innes is up to these days? I just loved his TV show in the 80's
a fine mix of music and the ridiculous....but he seems to have disappeared from view! Can anyone here enlighten me please?!
shazzPRME smiley - winkeye


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Post 8

Zak T Duck

Neil Innes occasionally appears on the BBC Radio4 comedy quiz "Sorry I haven't a clue". He's also doing a UK tour starting in February. More details on that can be found at http://neilinnes.org


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Post 9

TowelMaster

YES YES YES YES !!!!!! AND YES !!!! I found a Bonzo-Forum..!!!

oooh..

Nine to five pollution blues
Only got my soul to lose
Cause heads you win and tails I lose
Standing in a dead man's shoes....


Anyone know the rest..??

TM.


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Post 10

shazzPRME

Thanx Crox!...and...I must have missed him in ISIHAC!! I listen to that whenever I get the chance and am the proud owner of the compilations 1,2,3.....just 4 and 5 to afford LOL smiley - winkeye
shazzPRME smiley - winkeye


9-5 Pollution Blues

Post 11

Zak T Duck

Here's the lyrics to the song

Just left School,
Nice and clean;
Power Tool,
Man machine.
Steady job,
9 to 5,
Wonder if I'm still Alive.

I'm completely bored,
Nationally insured;
Life is not so hard,
When they stamp your card.


(CHORUS)
9 to 5 pollution blues,
Only got my soul to lose;
Wish I didn't have to choose,
Standing in the dead man's shoes.


My armpits smell my breath is bad;
I look like hell, I feel so sad.

Rotten fruit between my toes;
In my suit I decompose.

Standing on my own,
My flesh comes off the bone;
My boiled potato brain,
Tells me that I'm sane.


(CHORUS)


Soon be old, When I die;
Another mold and you'll survive.

See no future no escape;
Mother nature changing shape.

The day that I was born,
A number on a form;
That said that I'd arrived,
And must be utilised.


(CHORUS)
In the dead man's shoes (repeat to fade)


At my age (19) The Bonzo's should be virtually unknown to me. My dad got me into them at an early age (he had a number of 12" Bonzo's LP's, but most of them are now a little dead thorugh me listening to them too much smiley - sadface)


9-5 Pollution Blues

Post 12

TowelMaster

Oh yeah but lyrics like these never ever die... I could write a song using those right now and nobody zould complain...

TM.

BTW : The history of the Bonzos was released on CD a while ago.


9-5 Pollution Blues

Post 13

Researcher 150804

got the history!!! intro outro & dog ends as a 3 cd set he he he ha he he ha hu he he he he he " the twins were at that awkward age when they were asking questions and ***king"


9-5 Pollution Blues

Post 14

Zak T Duck

For God's sake! Throw in the kitchen sink. smiley - winkeye


Big Shot...

Post 15

TowelMaster

Hi, I'm the big shot...


Big Shot...

Post 16

Zak T Duck

Please don't start me on big shot or I'll be forced to quote it all.


Big Shot...

Post 17

TowelMaster

What a night. The drinks were loaded and so were then dolls...


Big Shot...

Post 18

Zak T Duck

Agh, not the gauntlet's been thrown!


A punk stopped me in the street. He said "You got a light mac?"
I said, "No but I've got a dark brown overcoat"

That has to be the best lyric ever!


Big Shot...

Post 19

Drool Frood the Second

How about
"shoodly bee shoodly wasp shoodly wa wa wah!!!

From Hello Mabel !!!! (Hiya fellas)


Big Shot...

Post 20

Zak T Duck

Or how about this from Canyons.

My darling, and your cardboard coloured dreams.
(Cardboard coloured dreams)
Once again I hear you laugh
(ooh ohh ohh)
And I kiss, yes I kiss your perfumed hair
(oh she's not there)
With sweet essence of giraffe


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