Neil Innes

I can't let this year pass without doffing my cap to Neil Innes who died yesterday. Founder member of The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, architect of the Rutles and Rutland Weekend TV and the person writing the songs for the Monty Python films. A member of an illustrious roll-call of British absurdists and arch-parody-mongers.

The list of people that I actually like just gets shorter and shorter these days.

The first Bonzo album from 1967:

Bonzo Dog Doo/Dah Band - Gorilla


Fanny Blancmange 31 December 2019 at 17:41  

Yes, another fine figure has to leave the party which is increasingly dominated by the likes of Siouxsie Sioux, Will Self, various Youtubers and "Stormzy". Saw the Rutles (Ron, Barry and chums) at Mcr Academy Dec 2015. RIP

Isn't Neil's schtick a bit, er, good-natured and un-obnoxious for your tastes?

Anonymous,  31 December 2019 at 17:50  

i love bonzo.
the equestrian statue
and big shotare probably
my own favourtie...
all hail bonzo dog

Plague 31 December 2019 at 23:57  

yep, that list seems to get shorter by the minute

rev.b,  1 January 2020 at 02:13  

Gorilla is far and away my favorite Bonzo album. I laughed so hard the first time I heard it I almost lost my breath. That was immediately after seeing The Rutles All You Need Is Cash TV special for the first time and almost losing the ability to breath from laughing so hard. Would that all of life's expereiemces had the same effect. Thank you Neil and company and gawd bless BlkBlss w/ a happy, clear visioned 2020.

Certifiablockhead 2 January 2020 at 07:49  

thanks for this the first Bonzo album, there is a time for everything...