The History of the Bonzos

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The History of the Bonzos
Greatest hits album by The Bonzo Dog Band
Released 1974
Recorded 1967-1972
Genre Comedy rock
Length 102m 26s
Label United Artists Records
Producer Various

The History of the Bonzos is a 2-disk vinyl album with 35 tracks recorded between 1967 and 1972 by The Bonzo Dog Band and the solo projects of its members, compiled by Andrew Lauder (who was head of Liberty/UA's A&R [1]). It was released in 1974.

Track listing[edit]

Track listing as given on the original vinyl album cover, UK issue:[1]

Side 1
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Intro and The Outro"   Viv Stanshall 3:06
2. "Rockaliser Baby"   Stanshall, Neil Innes 3:27
3. "Sport (The Odd Boy)"   Stanshall 3:32
4. "Noises for the Leg"   Stanshall 2:15
5. "King of Scurf"   Innes 4:56
6. "Labio Dental Fricative" (Performed by Vivian Stanshall & The Sean Head Showband) Stanshall 3:07
7. "Hello Mabel"   Innes 2:45
8. "Look at Me, I'm Wonderful"   Stanshall 1:45
Total length:
24:53
Side 2
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Canyons of Your Mind"   Stanshall 2:45
2. "Jollity Farm"   Leslie Sarony 2:23
3. "You Done My Brain In"   Innes 1:40
4. "My Pink Half of the Drainpipe"   Stanshall, Innes 3:30
5. "Mr Apollo"   Stanshall, Innes 4:18
6. "Hunting Tigers Out in Indiah"   Robert Hargreaves, Stanley Damerell, Tolchard Evans 3:05
7. "Suspicion" (Performed by Vivian Stanshall & His Gargantuan Chums) Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman 3:30
8. "Mr Slater's Parrot"   Stanshall 2:18
9. "Laughing Blues"   Mike Bradley 3:35
10. "Narcissus"   Ethelbert Nevin 0:20
Total length:
27:34
Side 3
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I'm the Urban Spaceman"   Innes 2:23
2. "Bad Blood"   Stanshall 5:10
3. "I Left My Heart in San Francisco"   George Cory, Douglass Cross 1:02
4. "Tent"   Stanshall 3:20
5. "Can Blue Men Sing the Whites?"   Stanshall 2:48
6. "9 - 5 Pollution Blues" (Performed by The World) Innes 4:20
7. "Big Shot"   Stanshall 3:22
8. "Release Me" (Performed by Roger Ruskin Spear & His Giant Kinetic Wardrobe) Eddie Miller, Robert Yount, James Pebworth (as Dub Williams) 2:50
Total length:
25:15
Side 4
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "We Are Normal"   Stanshall, Innes 4:50
2. "The Sound of Music"   Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II 1:02
3. "Kama-Sutra"   Stanshall, Innes 0:39
4. "Rhinocratic Oaths"   Stanshall, Innes 3:23
5. "Shirt"   Roger Ruskin Spear 4:29
6. "Mickey's Son and Daughter"   Edward Lisbona, Tommy Connor 2:39
7. "Blind Date" (Performed by Vivian Stanshall & biG Grunt) Stanshall 3:05
8. "Trouser Press"   Spear 2:17
9. "Slush"   Innes 2:20
Total length:
24:44

References[edit]

  1. ^ Original vinyl album cover