Sunday, February 14, 2016
The Bonzo Dog Band: Loose Caboose
"Button Up Your Overcoat", "I'm Gonna Bring a Watermelon To My Girl Tonight", "Alley Oop," and "My Brother Makes the Noises for the Talkies" were originally released by Parlophone as singles in 1966, and were later remixed for stereo and collected on the 1971 various artists comp The Alberts / The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band / The Temperance Seven. Interesting to note that the original version of "My Brother Makes The Noises for the Talkies" apparently included the "Cuckoo Song" made famous by Laurel and Hardy, which was cut from all future CD reissues, no doubt for copyright reasons.
"Fiddle About" / "Tommy's Holiday Camp" is from a 9 December 1972 performance at the Rainbow Theatre, London, of the London Symphony Orchestra under the direction of David Measham performing The Who's Tommy, featuring Viv as Uncle Ernie.
"Death Cab for Cutie" is from the movie Magical Mystery Tour. "The Young Ones", "Are You Havin' Any Fun?" and "Paper-Round" are Viv Stanshall singles. "What Noise Annoys a Noisy Oyster" and "Oo-Chuck-a-Mao-Mao" are Neil Innes singles. "Trouser Freak", "Trouser Press" and "Dropout" are all Roger Ruskin Spear solo cuts.
And everything else is from...Do Not Adjust Your Set, or Beat-Club, or possibly other TV or radio broadcasts. That's the trick with bootlegs, is that they're never well-documented, because the sources weren't well-documented, because who cares it's a bootleg wheeee look at us we're bootlegging. Sound quality is OK to poor throughout. So, not much of a keeper, but I had to satisfy my curiosity!
Button Up Your Overcoat
Fiddle About / Tommy's Holiday Camp
The Young Ones
I'm Gonna Bring a Watermelon To My Girl Tonight
What Noise Annoys a Noisy Oyster
Death Cab for Cutie
My Brother Makes the Noises for the Talkies
Da Story of Da Bonzo Itself [aka The Bride Stripped Bare By "Bachelors"]
Canyons of Your Mind
Are You Havin' Any Fun?
Album audio & artwork