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Mothers of Doo dah band. Zappa had problems after his royal Albert hall concerts...subversion were more évident with the Mothers may be
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.
but not a light mac?
Oh Viv, how did it end up like it did? Will respect you always. Fantastic memories.
Brilliant British craziness, but such a sad end for Viv
That sounds like a Kevin Ayers riff at the very start. The Golden Age of British rock.
Legs always looks so happy!
The British Mothers of Invention, but crazier.
Are they the best band in the history of the world? Quite possibly.
they were so freakin amazing
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!!
the full bonzo! 100 mph! they were better than any1 at this point. viv rod +roger horn sect. fantabulous.
They done MY brain in!
He's got a head on him like a rabbit.
@tjodolF2 british humours alot more complex than most nations tastes
One of the Bonzos best ever tracks!!
Wrong baby, I slapped her hard, I'm an 'L' man strictly liqour, love and laughs....Big Shot live... amazing
English comedy is not dull! its sensible! :D
God I love them! Why this wasn't a hit I'll never know.
...& 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).
Can anyone tell me if there is two different versions of the song Hello Mabel
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.
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 !!
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.
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.
If you have to ask the question, you would not understand the answer! :)
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'
Wow! Thought I had/knew everything about the Bonzos but have never seen this great vid. Thank you so much.
saw them last year. its true what they say. "WE were never slick!!!!". but i love them...
Wonderful tit-juggling from Viv there.
Oh sorry didnt see that
whats the track listing please?
priceless stuff. Thank you.
Baby, you're so far ahead it's beautiful!
She could get rolled at night - and I don't mean on a crap table !!
I'd forgotten how great they were on stage. Could Vivien really play the sax? I don't think so!Sadly missed.