Keynsham (album)

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Keynsham
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Studio album by Bonzo Dog Band
Released November 1969
Recorded Trident Studios, London
Genre Comedy rock, Psychedelic pop, Music-hall
Length 38:19
Label Liberty LBS 83290 (also Sunset SLS 50375)
Producer Neil Innes, Vivian Stanshall
Bonzo Dog Band chronology
Tadpoles
(1969)Tadpoles1969
Keynsham
(1969)
Let's Make Up And Be Friendly
(1972)Let's Make Up And Be Friendly1972
American Cover
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Keynsham is the fourth album by the Bonzo Dog Band, originally released in 1969, on the Liberty label.[1][2]

In 2007 the album was re-issued on CD by EMI with five bonus tracks. The bonus tracks were not actually performed by the Bonzo Dog Band, but were from later solo projects performed by individual members of the group.

The album title is a reference to Horace Batchelor, a football pools predictor who regularly advertised his service on Radio Luxembourg in the early 1960s. He would spell out the town's name carefully and deliberately when giving his contact details. The album starts with a quote from Horace Batchelor's radio advertisement "I have personally won ..."

Sleeve notes[edit]

"Mothers with children please note. This record is inedible!"

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "You Done My Brain In" Neil Innes 1:41
2. "Keynsham" Innes 2:22
3. "Quiet Talks & Summer Walks" Innes 3:38
4. "Tent" Vivian Stanshall 3:06
5. "We Were Wrong" Stanshall 2:33
6. "Joke Shop Man" Innes 1:23
7. "The Bride Stripped Bare (By "Bachelors")" Stanshall, Innes 2:40
8. "Look at Me, I'm Wonderful" Stanshall 1:47
9. "What Do You Do?" Innes 3:12
10. "Mr. Slater's Parrot" Stanshall 2:27
11. "Sport (The Odd Boy)" Stanshall 3:31
12. "I Want to Be with You" Innes 2:17
13. "Noises for the Leg" Stanshall 1:54
14. "Busted" Stanshall, Innes 5:48

Bonus tracks in 2007 CD re-issue[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Are You Having Any Fun?" Stanshall, Kilgaron  
2. "How Sweet to Be an Idiot" Innes  
3. "When Yuba Plays the Rumba on the Tuba" Roger Ruskin Spear  
4. "The Young Ones" Stanshall, Kilgaron  
5. "Witchi Tai To" Topo D. Bill  

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Other[edit]

  • Producer – Neil Innes, Vivian Stanshall
  • Engineer – Barry Sheffield
  • Cover design, liner notes – Vivian Stanshall

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bonzo Dog Band - Bonzos Albums". .iankitching.me.uk. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Bonzo Dog Band* - Keynsham". discogs.com. Retrieved 4 September 2016.