Monday, February 09, 2004

We're not worthy, we're not worthy

No it was not Alice Cooper, it was the Bonzos (Bonzo Dog Dooh-Dah Band).

I went to Roy Thompson's surprise 50th birthday party on Saturday and there were a bunch of old bearded and pony-tailed musicians. They burst into a variety of vaudeville style numbers. I said to the person next to me that they sounded just like the Bonzos; "They are the Bonzos" she replied and my jaw dropped. I had to rush and gush over to them when they took a break. Gorilla is one of the great albums of all time (hey! we can't all like the same things).

Turns out they were, strictly speaking, the "Bill Posters Will Be Band" featuring two of the old-time Bonzos: Roger Ruskin Spear and Sam Spoons (Martin Ash). Still close enough for me.

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