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Friday, April 25, 2008

Neil Innes etc.


4-25-08 Neil Innes, Grimms, Scaffold etc.

Recent, there has been some activity over on my Flickr page, regarding Neil Innes. I have been scanning in CD and 45 covers and sending them to a Neil Innes ‘group’.

At the time, I was never a huge Bonzo Dog Band fan, but I like them just fine these days. I was always more fond of Innes’ solo works – starting with The World “Lucky Planet” (’70 Liberty UK originally, now re-issued on CD).

LP HOW SWEET TO BE AN IDIOT U.A. UK UAS 29492

LP INNES BOOK OF RECORDS, THE POLYDOR UK 2383 556

CD INNES BOOK OF RECORDS, THE kami sleeve MSI JPN MSIG 0102

7" LIE DOWN AND BE COUNTED / BANDWAGON U.A. UK UP 35745

LP TAKING OFF ARISTA UK SPARTY 1004

CD TAKING OFF kami sleeve MSI JPN MSIG 0101

With Eric Idle

LP RUTLAND WEEKEND SONGBOOK BBC UK REB 233

And, of course, Mr. Innes played with Grimms:

7" BACKBREAKER (Acetate) PYE UK ACETATE

LP GRIMMS ISLAND UK HELP 11

LP ROCKIN' DUCK ISLAND UK ILPS 9248

LP SLEEPERS DJM UK DJLPS 470

CD SLEEPERS kami sleeve HUX UK HULXEY 3

…and The Rutles:

CD ARCHAEOLOGY VIRGIN US 42200.2

7" I MUST BE IN LOVE / CHEESE & ONIONS / A GIRL LIKE YOU WARNER UK K 17125

12" I MUST BE IN LOVE promo WARNER US PRO E723

LP RUTLES, THE WARNER JPN P-10534W

LP RUTLES, THE WARNER US HS 3151

CD RUTLES, THE kami MSI JPN MSIG 0342

As Dirk & Stig:

7" GING GANG GOOLIE / MR. SHEENE EMI UK EMI 2852

I have had the good fortune to see Mr. Innes perform live at McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, CA. He was very amusing and was polite enough to autograph many of the records I brought with me.

So, I am always happy to discuss his work with other fans. It’s not something I get to do everyday.

And all of this is related to Scaffold:

LP FRESH LIVER ISLAND UK ILPS 9234

7" HOW D'YOU DO / PAPER UNDERPANTS BRONZE UK BRO 39

LP L. THE P. PARLOPHONE NZ PCSM 7077

7" LILY THE PINK / BUTTONS OF YOUR MIND PARLOPHONE UK R 5734

7" LIVERPOOL LOU WARNER UK K 16400

LP SCAFFOLD (LIVE at the QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL) PARLOPHONE UK PCS 7051

LP SINGLES A's & B's SEE FOR MILES UK CM 114

LP SOLD OUT WARNER UK K 56097

CD THANK U VERY MUCH - VERY BEST OF EMI UK 538474.2

7" WOULDN'T IT BE FUNNY… / MR. NOSELIGHTER BRONZE UK BRO 33

5 Comments:

Blogger chas_m said...

Underrated genius, that one.

The seventh Python, some say ... though surely Carol Cleveland was the seventh Python, so that would make Neil the eighth Python.

Anyway, I have both US Rutles CDs and a vinyl copy of "Rutland Weekend Television" which preceded Rutlemania by a half-decade or so. And some BDB tracks and misc Python-related things from him.

Still, Vivian Stanshall might have been the most brilliant Bonzo ...

10:36 AM  
Blogger Riviera_Underground said...

the album is from Japan?

Naoto

12:09 AM  
Blogger Ron Kane said...

Naoto-san,

So wa ne. CD wa 'kami sleeve' desu.

Ron

10:11 PM  
Blogger Riviera_Underground said...

Ron-san

Kami no sode?

God's sleeve?

CD is God's sleeve.

Well, I like this.

It sounds like Ko-an.

Naoto

3:35 AM  
Blogger Ron Kane said...

For us, kami sleeve = paper sleeve. Not 'jewel box' version, but paper sleeve version. I like this kind of CD.

7:04 AM  

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