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The Big Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band Community
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Hi there, nice to be with you, happy you could stick around, I'd like to introduce...

The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band community for all things Bonzo related. Who are the Bonzos, I hear you ask?

Well, pull up a chair. There are a few answers to this:

1) They are a dadaist musical collective from the late 60s, who first featured on ITV's "Do Not Adjust your Set", featuring fledging Pythons Michael Palin, Terry Jones and Eric Idle, and also David Jason and Denise Coffrey. They specialise in humanoid boogies and trouser-pressing, and elevated the delightfully ridiculous into an artform. Electrifying and adventurous, they spawned the likes of The Divine Comedy and the New Vaudeville Band. I say "spawned" I mean "were ripped off by". Bonzos make you shake your heart, your hips and those snake-like lips of yours. Quivering like an arrow shot off into the future. Witty lyrics, jiving tunes and just about everything you could want from music. Image, charisma, intelligence, charm and above all else, that something is what made the Bonzos.

The line-up changed occasionally but the leading lights were Vivian Stanshall, Neil Innes, Roger Ruskin-Spear, Rodney Slater, Legs Larry Smith and later, Dennis Cowan.

2) The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band are life-changing. The tumbling toil of the world is colour, is life and is beautiful, absurd, seen through the spyglass, through the hall of mirrors, yet perfectly reflected. The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band are the underbelly in which the abandoned oddities dwell.

3) The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band did not just do "I'm The Urban Spaceman".

So there you have it. Talk about anything here, share your music, thoughts, photos and body parts, should you be so inclined.

A purple sticking tongue from your friendly neighbourhood moderator, my_red_dream.