Nano Num-Nums no 2

Yesterday I posted on the Rutles and mentioned the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band and the Neil Innes link. In the 60s I met the Bonzos on Do not Adjust Your Set, a comedy with Michael Palin, Eric Idle and Terry Jones, later of the Pythons and David Jason. One of the first albums I bought in the 70s when I acquired my own stereo was Gorilla by the Bonzos. Still have it. It was a better choice than album no. 1 (nope, not telling)

The lead singer, Vivian Stanshall was the epitome of wacky hippidom. Viv makes a cameo on Mike Oldfield’s iconic Tubular Bells album one of three every 1970s student had (alongside Simon and Garfunk’s Trudge over Bribbled Waters and Dark Side of the Moon by the Floyd).

There are many greats tracks off Gorilla: Intro-Outro, Jollity Farm and others. One was a hit single, Urban Spaceman and features Neil Innes, today’s link. Quite poignant really. It was produced by Paul McCartney – the Bonzos appeared in Magical Mystery tour performing Death Cab for Cutie. here’s their touching love homage Canyons of Your Mind. Or Big Shot… Love the very last line

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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11 Responses to Nano Num-Nums no 2

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Where are you finding all these memories? You are making me feel so old! Now have you ever seen this it by Oasis … No hold on just a cotton picking minute!! Bare with me this is good, a real salute to the Beatles! honest it is good.


    • TanGental says:

      love it; What’s the Story, Morning Glory is the best album since Sgt Peps they say and ,of its type, they are right. Real depth. Shame the bros lost their mojo.


  2. Oh my gosh! I started watching Canyons Of Your Mind with my little one in the room. O_o I should have known better! This is hilarious, Geoff. Thanks for introducing me to all this fab British music.


  3. Charli Mills says:

    I come over here from my Nano Num-Nums and feel like I’m hanging out with the cool kids!


  4. Charli Mills says:

    Ha, Ha! I was “listening” then went over to “look.” You definitely have to watch to appreciate!


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