An oldie but goodieJuly 23, 2016July 23, 2016 Tim WorstallMusic16 Comments previousWhat, Trump is a fireplace now?nextUmm, no, I don’t think this works really 16 thoughts on “An oldie but goodie” Corvus Umbranox July 23, 2016 at 5:23 pm Does Redacto wish to comment on the page title perchance ? Bloke in Tejas July 23, 2016 at 6:33 pm Ahhhh……….. mike fowle July 23, 2016 at 6:35 pm About the only famous person who went to my school – Viv Stanshall. Dan July 23, 2016 at 6:53 pm “Count Basie Orchestra on triangle”, *ding* “Thank you”. I laughed like a fucking loom first time I heard that. dearieme July 23, 2016 at 7:21 pm Don’t mock the triangle: it’s what I was promoted to in my primary school band after my triumph on a little yellow stick with a bell on each end. Sen. C.R.O'Blene July 23, 2016 at 7:33 pm So was this before or after ‘Tubular Bells’/ Hilarious! HELLO THERE’……… Tim Worstall July 23, 2016 at 8:43 pm Before by several years….the great joke is that the speaker here is Viv Stanshall….who is also the announcer in Tubular Bells Dennis the Peasant July 23, 2016 at 9:00 pm And looking very relaxed… Adolf Hitler on vibes. Ah, Viv Stanshall… As good as the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band was, nothing will ever match the brilliance of Stanshall’s spoken word “Sir Henry at Rawlinson End”. It took me years to actually find the movie on DVD. Dennis the Peasant July 23, 2016 at 9:08 pm The story behind the ‘sessions gorilla’ line is pretty funny as well. Charlie Suet July 24, 2016 at 12:16 am Wasn’t it genuinely Eric Clapton on ukulele? MyBurningEars July 24, 2016 at 12:56 am Dennis, what WAS the story behind the gorilla? Other than the excellent pun with its instrument, of course. Dioclese July 24, 2016 at 9:03 am The above comment at 10:56 wasn’t written by me but a troll called Dickie Doubleday who is going round websites posting various crap under various people’s names and email addresses. For those interested he lives at Acrefield, Church Road Upton Norwich NR13 6AJ and doesn’t seem particularly bothered who knows this… Dennis the Peasant July 24, 2016 at 5:30 pm Dennis, what WAS the story behind the gorilla? It was an early example of the Streisand Effect. Conservative politician and then Shadow Minister Quintin Hogg got wind that the original recording of The Intro And The Outro contained the line “Quintin Hogg on pig grunts”. Depending on who’s telling the story, Hogg either cajoled or threatened Stanshall into deleting the line and substituting the “sessions gorilla” line. It got into the papers and, of course, drew much unwanted (from Hogg’s perspective) attention. Tim Worstall July 24, 2016 at 5:34 pm I looked it up too….apparently it really was Eric on ukelele Bloke in Wales July 25, 2016 at 12:44 pm nothing will ever match the brilliance of Stanshall’s spoken word “Sir Henry at Rawlinson End”. Just on the off-chance you didn’t already know, he followed it up with “Sir Henry at Ndidi’s Kraal”. Still very funny, but I prefer Rawlinson End myself. Dennis the Peasant July 25, 2016 at 2:02 pm Just on the off-chance you didn’t already know, he followed it up with “Sir Henry at Ndidi’s Kraal”. Still very funny, but I prefer Rawlinson End myself. Agreed. Stanshall died before he could properly polish Kraal. It’s very much a work in progress, but fun nonetheless. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.