Stegzy's Music Project

A commentary on Stegzy's album collection

Cornology – Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band [#311]

on May 12, 2015

Chronology - Bonzo dog doo dah band

Seeing Bonzo Dog live in the noughties was one of those defining “closure” moments in life for me.

I was living in Barnsley at the time and I drove over the Pennines to see them especially in the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. For the entire duration of the gig I sat grinning, amused and yet saddened that I was watching one of the last concerts for the band, two of whom had died and most of the remaining members were on their last legs.

Still it was an amazing night. But before then I had only this album to remind me of their greatness. Cornology is a three volume album consisting of the bands 5 albums and some of their solo work.

Divided into Intro (formed of Gorilla and  The Doughnut In Granny’s Greenhouse), Outro (Tadpoles and Keynsham) and Dog Ends (solo bits and Let’s Make Up and Be Friendly)  the album carried me through my first stint in university and beyond. Bizarre humour of the British kind often lost on the youth of today. Skilfully crafted music derived from old gramophone whimsies brought kicking and screaming back into modern music times for all to hear.

It was this album that began my obsession with rights free Gramophone recordings and introduced me to music that most people would find offensive today. But more of that later. Probably.

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