...a bit off topic, but hey - my blog, my rules...
What's not to love about the Bonzos? Great tunes, a sharp eye for a parody and snappy dressers to boot. My introduction to their work (apart from 'I'm the Urban Spaceman') was via Paul Burnett's 'Fun at One' spot sometime in the seventies - for younger readers or those of you not from this green and pleasant land, Paul Burnett was the lunchtime 'jock' on wunnerful Radio One. At 1.00pm he took a break from spinning Slik, Brotherhood of Man and Peters and Lee to play something funny...oh, the irony. Anyhoo, he finally got round to the 'The Canyons of Your Mind', which left me breathless with mirth. The guitar solo in particular caused me to choke on my Crispy Pancakes. I was lucky enough to see them on their post Viv reformation tour thing a few years ago and far from being the embarrassing trudge through the hits to top up the pension I'd feared it to be, it was a warm celebration of some of the greatest musical comedy of the last fifty years. Fair brought a tear to the eye it did. Neil Innes is still touring and is heartily recommended by all at BPFE towers...which is just me, really.
"Canyons Of Your Mind"
Here's a nice BBC Radio 2 doc from March 1997 - lots of insight and ace narration from Neil himself.
If you don't like the Bonzos, you can't be my friend.