Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Everyday, I Have The Blows

At last and as previously promised it is time to pay our respects to the genius that was and I hope somewhere in heaven still is the genius of Vivian Stanshall. Lead singer and colourful frontman of the Bonzo Dog Band amongst whom he flirted with a variety of musical styles as they released four albums between 1965 - 1970.
Viv left the group in 1970 to launch biG Grunt. This track is from his 1981 solo album 'Teddy Boys Don't Knit', a collection of songs variously concerning old age, bicycle clips, alcoholism and repeated sneezing. Viv died in a fire at his flat in London sometime on 6th March 1995 (a date to remember). He really is irreplaceable and yet in his later years he was marginalised and often forgotten by the music business. His picture adorns the great wall of the NRE and we celebrate him always.

Gums - For Your Pleasure

'Trousers, wowsers, dungarees and jodphurs - Trying to find a pair to fit - Knickerbockers, plus-two's, easy-breezes - Legless in a bottomless pit'.

PS. Please go online to http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/petition-sign.cgi?MOUA
to request those lovely people at Warner Bros to reissue Viv's first solo album 'Men Opening Umbrellas'

All recordings are for your audio pleasure only but if you are offended by the material or want the audio segement removed then please leave a comment on the relevant post and I will remove it.

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