Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band-Bilzen Festival 1969-Part 1

  • Published on Mar 23, 2007
  • Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
    Bilzen Jazz Festival
    August 22, 1969

    Part 1 of 3

    Part 1-Big Shot-You Done My Brain In-Hello Mabel

Comments • 39

  • Ludo fuzz
    Ludo fuzz 5 months ago

    Mothers of Doo dah band. Zappa had problems after his royal Albert hall concerts...subversion were more évident with the Mothers may be

  • Keith Otis Edwards
    Keith Otis Edwards 4 years ago +8

    I play my recording of "Big Shot" all the time. I identify with it. It tells the story of my thrilling life.
    I too, have a dark brown overcoat.

  • Stationario
    Stationario 6 years ago

    Oh Viv, how did it end up like it did? Will respect you always. Fantastic memories.

  • Stationario
    Stationario 6 years ago

    Brilliant British craziness, but such a sad end for Viv

  • George Henderson
    George Henderson 6 years ago

    That sounds like a Kevin Ayers riff at the very start. The Golden Age of British rock.

  • dehydrogenated
    dehydrogenated 6 years ago +1

    Legs always looks so happy!

  • fantambantam
    fantambantam 6 years ago +1

    The British Mothers of Invention, but crazier.

  • deantallhat
    deantallhat 7 years ago +1

    Are they the best band in the history of the world? Quite possibly.

  • Anne Henshaw
    Anne Henshaw 7 years ago

    they were so freakin amazing

  • Joeskint
    Joeskint 8 years ago

    It's a fantastic performance and I've got it on my Sky+ box - it's a pity that they missed the beginning of Big Shot, though


    It's incredible the things you find when you're trawling around RU-clip. I've never seen this clip before and it's really done my brain in! Someone should gather all the Bonzo's recorded footage together and release it in a box set which I would take into a darkened room with a stash of Shiraz and put on constant replay until the universe ended or I needed a pee. Brilliant!!

  • kris s
    kris s 8 years ago +1

    the full bonzo! 100 mph! they were better than any1 at this point. viv rod +roger horn sect. fantabulous.

  • Michael Beck
    Michael Beck 8 years ago

    They done MY brain in!

    R. ROOKSBY 9 years ago


  • funkyalfonso
    funkyalfonso 9 years ago +2

    He's got a head on him like a rabbit.

  • Daniel Cook
    Daniel Cook 9 years ago

    @tjodolF2 british humours alot more complex than most nations tastes

  • cosycleaner
    cosycleaner 9 years ago

    One of the Bonzos best ever tracks!!

  • whitelotusbc
    whitelotusbc 9 years ago +1

    Wrong baby, I slapped her hard, I'm an 'L' man strictly liqour, love and laughs....Big Shot live... amazing

  • acerb45666555
    acerb45666555 10 years ago +1

    English comedy is not dull! its sensible! :D

  • acerb45666555
    acerb45666555 10 years ago

    hehehe! :D

  • Sublime Music Channel
    Sublime Music Channel 10 years ago

    God I love them! Why this wasn't a hit I'll never know.

  • Paul Johannes
    Paul Johannes 10 years ago

    ...& Neil is still doing delightful solo shows, incl. mini-tours in the States--I saw him just last wk., at The Magic Bag in Mich. ...where he mentioned Zappa's comment that Urban S.m. would b popular because of the drug ref ("I've got speed" --which Neil denied was any such).

  • Gavin Reid
    Gavin Reid 10 years ago

    Can anyone tell me if there is two different versions of the song Hello Mabel

  • bradondo
    bradondo 10 years ago

    Strangely Viv was not a Zappa fan AT ALL. He disliked Zappa personally and professionally according to the site run by Viv's widow. I know Viv was great friends with Beefheart--and the Zappa/Beefheart relationship was often strained. Wonder if tht had a bearing on Viv's attitude. Clearly Neil was a fan, tho.

  • Jorisman
    Jorisman 10 years ago +1

    oh , i love this and being a belgian I wish i was born 10 years before cause i was in bilzen , the 1977 year with costello , the clash, etc... but this is far better !!

  • Peter Baum
    Peter Baum 11 years ago

    Most definitely a Zappa reference. The Bonzos were vaguely the British version of the Mothers - they were just great but too English for mass consumption in the States.

  • RumBuboe
    RumBuboe 11 years ago

    it sounds like he says "fuzzy dice, bongos in the back", a quote from the Mothers of Invention song 'dog breath, in the year of the plague' from the album 'Uncle Meat' which was released four months before this performance. don't know if Neil was a fan or just trying to tell us that Bonzo did indeed have dog breath.

  • surreal12
    surreal12 11 years ago

    If you have to ask the question, you would not understand the answer! :)

  • surreal12
    surreal12 11 years ago

    Hi Bluesboy,

    You're very right - Vic couldn't play anything very well (apart from an audience) let alone a sax! but thats why we love him!

    Could LLS play the drums? Could Roger ever get his timing right?

    But this is ART ... with a capital 'F'

  • surreal12
    surreal12 11 years ago

    Thought I had/knew everything about the Bonzos but have never seen this great vid. Thank you so much.

  • Daz Seaton
    Daz Seaton 12 years ago

    saw them last year. its true what they say. "WE were never slick!!!!". but i love them...

  • Phil Smith
    Phil Smith 12 years ago

    Wonderful tit-juggling from Viv there.

  • sparksrule
    sparksrule 12 years ago

    Oh sorry didnt see that

  • sparksrule
    sparksrule 12 years ago

    whats the track listing please?

  • kynoceph
    kynoceph 12 years ago +1

    priceless stuff. Thank you.

  • graytart
    graytart 12 years ago

    Baby, you're so far ahead it's beautiful!

  • marcelcharles
    marcelcharles 12 years ago

    She could get rolled at night - and I don't mean on a crap table !!

  • Bluesboy1602
    Bluesboy1602 12 years ago

    I'd forgotten how great they were on stage. Could Vivien really play the sax? I don't think so!
    Sadly missed.