Pour l'Amour des Chiens

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Pour l'Amour des Chiens
Studio album by The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
Released 12 December 2007
Genre Comedy rock
Label Storming
Producer Mickey Simmonds
Neil Innes
The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band chronology
Let's Make Up and Be Friendly
(1972)
Pour l'Amour Des Chiens (2007)

Pour l'Amour Des Chiens (French meaning For the Love of Dogs) is the first all new studio album by The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band in 35 years. It was released on 12 December 2007, produced by Mickey Simmonds and Neil Innes.

Featuring original members Neil Innes, Roger Ruskin Spear, Rodney Slater, 'Legs' Larry Smith, Vernon Dudley Bohay-Nowell, Martin 'Sam Spoons' Ash, and Bob Kerr, with shiny New Millennium Bonzos Adrian Edmondson, Stephen Fry, and Phill Jupitus. Also credited: Mickey Simmonds (musical director), David Catlin-Birch (guitar and vocals), Johnny Marter (drums and percussion), Steve Barnacle (bass and jazz guitar).

The Times gave the album four stars and described it as "rarely less than charming",[1] while the Observer gave it three, calling it "predictable" and "only half amusing".[2]

Track listing — CD+DVD Edition[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

  1. "Pour l'Amour Des Chiens" (Innes)
  2. "Let's All Go to Mary's House" (Arranged by The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band)
  3. "Hawkeye The Gnu" (Arr. Slater/Innes)
  4. "Making Faces At The Man In The Moon" (Rich/Smith/Hoffman)
  5. "Fiasco" (Innes)
  6. "Purple Sprouting Broccoli" (Ash)
  7. "Old Tige" (Burke/Burke/Reeves)
  8. "Wire People" (Ash/Innes)
  9. "Salmon Proust" (Innes)
  10. "Democracy" (Innes)
  11. "I Predict A Riot" (Hodgson/Wilson/Rix/Baines/White)
  12. "Scarlet Ribbons" (Danzig/Segal)
  13. "Paws" (Jupitus)
  14. "And We're Back" (Innes)
  15. "Stadium Love" (Innes/Heatherington/Fraser-Simpson/Milne)
  16. "Mornington Crescent" (Simmonds)
  17. "L'Essence d'Hooligan" (Innes)
  18. "Early Morning Train" (Innes)
  19. "My Friends Outside" (Spear)
  20. "For The Benefit Of Mankind" (Innes)
  21. "Beautiful People" (Edmondson)
  22. "Ego Warriors" (Innes)
  23. "Cockadoodle Tato" (Innes)
  24. "Tiptoe Through The Tulips" (Burke/Dubin)
  25. "Sweet Memories" (Smith)
  26. "Sudoku Forecast" (Jupitus)
  27. "Now You're Asleep" (Stanshall/Catlin-Birch)
  28. "Jean Baudrillard" (Innes)

Disc 2[edit]

  1. "My Brother Makes The Noises For The Talkies"
  2. "Trouser Press"
  3. "Les Deux Callapsos / The Monster Mash"
  4. "Jollity Farm"
  5. "The Canyons Of Your Mind / The Equestrian Statue"
  6. "The Urban Spaceman"

Track listing — CD-only Edition[edit]

  1. "Pour l'Amour Des Chiens" (Innes)
  2. "Let's All Go to Mary's House" (Arranged by The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band)
  3. "Hawkeye The Gnu" (Arr. Slater/Innes)
  4. "Making Faces At The Man In The Moon" (Rich/Smith/Hoffman)
  5. "Fiasco" (Innes)
  6. "Purple Sprouting Broccoli" (Ash)
  7. "Old Tige" (Burke/Burke/Reeves)
  8. "Wire People" (Ash/Innes)
  9. "Salmon Proust" (Innes)
  10. "Democracy" (Innes)
  11. "I Predict A Riot" (Hodgson/Wilson/Rix/Baines/White)
  12. "Paws" (Jupitus)
  13. "And We're Back" (Innes)
  14. "We Are Human"
  15. "L'Essence d'Hooligan" (Innes)
  16. "Early Morning Train" (Innes)
  17. "My Friends Outside" (Spear)
  18. "For The Benefit Of Mankind" (Innes)
  19. "Beautiful People" (Edmondson)
  20. "Ego Warriors" (Innes)
  21. "Cockadoodle Tato" (Innes)
  22. "Tiptoe Through The Tulips" (Burke/Dubin)
  23. "Sudoku Forecast" (Jupitus)
  24. "Now You're Asleep" (Stanshall/Catlin-Birch)
  25. "Jean Baudrillard" (Innes)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jelbert, Steve (December 7, 2007). "Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band: Pour L’Amour des Chiens". The Times. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  2. ^ McKie, Rob (November 11, 2007). "The Bonzo-Dog-Doo-Dah-Band, Pour l'Amour des Chiens". The Observer. Retrieved 2009-01-09.