The History of the Bonzos

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The History of the Bonzos
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Greatest hits album by
Released1974
Recorded1967-1972
GenreComedy rock
Length102m 26s
LabelUnited Artists Records
ProducerVarious
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record GuideB–[2]

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:[3]

Side 1
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The Intro and The Outro"Viv Stanshall3:06
2."Rockaliser Baby"Stanshall, Neil Innes3:27
3."Sport (The Odd Boy)"Stanshall3:32
4."Noises for the Leg"Stanshall2:15
5."King of Scurf"Innes4:56
6."Labio Dental Fricative" (Performed by Vivian Stanshall & The Sean Head Showband)Stanshall3:07
7."Hello Mabel"Innes2:45
8."Look at Me, I'm Wonderful"Stanshall1:45
Total length:24:53
Side 2
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Canyons of Your Mind"Stanshall2:45
2."Jollity Farm"Leslie Sarony2:23
3."You Done My Brain In"Innes1:40
4."My Pink Half of the Drainpipe"Stanshall, Innes3:30
5."Mr Apollo"Stanshall, Innes4:18
6."Hunting Tigers Out in Indiah"Robert Hargreaves, Stanley Damerell, Tolchard Evans3:05
7."Suspicion" (Performed by Vivian Stanshall & His Gargantuan Chums)Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman3:30
8."Mr Slater's Parrot"Stanshall2:18
9."Laughing Blues"Mike Bradley3:35
10."Narcissus"Ethelbert Nevin0:20
Total length:27:34
Side 3
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."I'm the Urban Spaceman"Innes2:23
2."Bad Blood"Stanshall5:10
3."I Left My Heart in San Francisco"George Cory, Douglass Cross1:02
4."Tent"Stanshall3:20
5."Can Blue Men Sing the Whites?"Stanshall2:48
6."9 - 5 Pollution Blues" (Performed by The World)Innes4:20
7."Big Shot"Stanshall3:22
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.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."We Are Normal"Stanshall, Innes4:50
2."The Sound of Music"Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II1:02
3."Kama-Sutra"Stanshall, Innes0:39
4."Rhinocratic Oaths"Stanshall, Innes3:23
5."Shirt"Roger Ruskin Spear4:29
6."Mickey's Son and Daughter"Edward Lisbona, Tommy Connor2:39
7."Blind Date" (Performed by Vivian Stanshall & biG Grunt)Stanshall3:05
8."Trouser Press"Spear2:17
9."Slush"Innes2:20
Total length:24:44

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thompson, Dave. "The History of the Bonzos". AllMusic.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: B". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved February 22, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  3. ^ Original vinyl album cover