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Pour L'amour Des Chiens [VINYL] 2DISC


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  • Vinyl (10 Nov. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Stratford
  • ASIN: B001HQJYNK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 374,315 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Pour L'amour Des Chiens
2. Let's All Go To Mary's House
3. Hawkeye The Gnu
4. Making Faces At The Man In The Moon
5. Fiasco
See all 7 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Wire People
2. Salmon Proust
3. Democracy
4. I Predict A Riot
5. Scarlet Ribbons
See all 6 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. And We're Back
2. Stadium Love
3. Mornington Crescent
4. L'Essence D'Hooligan
5. Early Morning Train
See all 7 tracks on this disc
Disc: 4
1. Beautiful People
2. Ego Warriors
3. Cockadoodle Tato
4. Tiptoe Through The Tulips
5. Sweet Memories
See all 8 tracks on this disc

Product Description

CD Description

The first new studio album for 35 years! Featuring original members: Neil Innes, Roger Ruskin Spear, Rodney Slater, Legs Larry Smith, Vernon Dudley Bowhay-Nowell, Sam Spoons and Bob Kerr. With Shiny New Bonzos: Adrian Edmondson, Stephen Fry, and Phil Jupitus

Review

I have to confess I approached this album with some trepidation. I have treasured the Bonzos for years. But could they ever approach the heights of silliness without Viv? I saw them in concert last year and found that, yes they could, albeit with the spectre of Viv behind them. But a new recording? Could that work? Most definitely yes! This made me laugh out loud all the way through. It will embarrass me when I listen to it on my iPod and chortle amongst the repressed silence that is the commuter train. It will make me look foolish when laughing at the lights in the car. Thanks to Neil and the team. You have honoured the memory of Viv and given the world a fine extension to the Bonzos catalogue. --Amazon

I have often wondered when did it become out of fashion to smile because of music, (let alone - laugh)- and now I know the answer - it went out of fashion when the Bonzos called it quits the first time around, in '71. The Bonzo Doo-Dah Dog band are back to say that the rules; have changed - they're not competing with anything else out there - they're in their own universe. This big album (28 tracks - near 72 minutes) says less of This is what the public wants, so let's make our mint but instead says more of screw you - we're having a good time wether you like it or not (an attitude that is arguably missing from the vast majority of modern music heard on the airwaves.) Who knew that the real heart and soul of rock and roll would still be very much alive and kicking in this group of mostly gray-hairs who, for one thing, still have a great penchant for playing a healthy helping of prohibition-era jazz (think early black and white Mickey Mouse - you are FORCED to tap feet cause it's so happy) as well as the usual Bonzo sprinkling of narrations, a few beautiful ballads (some with beautifully unexpected twists), nods to Gary Numan, Bob Dylan, bluegrass music, country, the military, bad puns, surf-rock, commercials and of course, modern rock. All the players have plenty of room to take turns, and it's nice to hear them all with their unique inclusions; the usuals (Neil, Larry, Roger) the unusual (Rodney takes a rare turn), the newbies (Phil, Adrian and Stephen) and the oldies (Sam, Vernon, Bob). It's that attitude of everybody joining in and having a damn good time that I hope spreads like a massive virus. --Amazon

Loved this! True in spirit and execution to the memory of our beloved Bonzo's. Only thing missing of course is the great one, Vivian, now crooning lovingly to his old Victrola up in the big blue. Complete with adverts,clarinet, tuba, banjo, songs of heartbreak, singing saw, spoon solo, nimble piano and a pinch of french for good measure. Put on your headphones and listen to this all the way through. It flows together seamlessly with no air between songs. doesn't it. With pause instructions at disc's mid-way point to simulate the turning over of your old black plastic as in those farflung days. Blithering musicanship. Stark vocals. Lunacy. Great songs. Exquisite readings/narration/great fun. Gently sentimental/roaringly half-cocked. Memory lane revisited with modern day plot points referenced. Good to the last 'arf' colorful accompanying sleeve filled with a bounty of ephemera...um, I mean, information, excellent photo's, song background...a really special package inside and out. --Amazon

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Peter Counter on 16 Dec. 2007
Format: Audio CD
I have to confess I approached this album with some trepidation. I have treasured the Bonzos for years. But could they ever approach the heights of silliness without Viv? I saw them in concert last year and found that, yes they could, albeit with the spectre of Viv behind them.

But a new recording? Could that work?

Most definitely yes! This made me laugh out loud all the way through. It will embarrass me when I listen to it on my iPod and chortle amongst the repressed silence that is the commuter train. It will make me look foolish when laughing at the lights in the car.

Thanks to Neil and the team. You have honoured the memory of Viv and given the world a fine extension to the Bonzos catalogue.
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43 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Thomas Ferranti on 14 Nov. 2007
Format: Audio CD
I have often wondered when did it become out of fashion to smile because of music, (let alone - laugh)- and now I know the answer - it went out of fashion when the Bonzos called it quits the first time around, in '71.

The Bonzo Doo-Dah Dog band are back to say that the "rules" have changed - they're not competing with anything else out there - they're in their own universe. This big album (28 tracks - near 72 minutes) says less of "This is what the public wants, so let's make our mint" but instead says more of "screw you - we're having a good time wether you like it or not!" (an attitude that is arguably missing from the vast majority of modern music heard on the airwaves.)

Who knew that the real heart and soul of rock and roll would still be very much alive and kicking in this group of mostly gray-hairs who, for one thing, still have a great penchant for playing a healthy helping of prohibition-era jazz (think early black and white Mickey Mouse - you are FORCED to tap feet cause it's so happy) as well as the usual Bonzo sprinkling of narrations, a few beautiful ballads (some with beautifully unexpected twists), nods to Gary Numan, Bob Dylan, bluegrass music, country, the military, bad puns, surf-rock, commercials and of course, modern rock.

All the players have plenty of room to take turns, and it's nice to hear them all with their unique inclusions; the usuals (Neil, Larry, Roger) the unusual (Rodney takes a rare turn), the newbies (Phil, Adrian and Stephen) and the oldies (Sam, Vernon, Bob).

It's that attitude of everybody joining in and having a damn good time that I hope spreads like a massive virus.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Malcolm W. Corner on 16 Jan. 2008
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This album is great primarily because it is all NEW material and also with some new members ( temporary or otherwise ). Ade Edmonson in particular seems a natural and his comments on the bonus DVD indicate his pride in being in the group....and this also comes out in the few tracks that he sings on.

As an earlier reviewer said...music can and should be fun... give it a try...you won't be disappointed !
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By anonymous on 9 Jan. 2008
Format: Audio CD
Being Humourless is the new Rock'N'Roll. Todays music scene takes itself more seriously than it deserves too and certainly more serious than it should... today's music is made up of, boring guitar bands who can't write decent lyrics, silly little rich girls who rail against consumerism whilst presenting there own clothing range, TV talent show winners and women who have made Soul music Un-Sexy(Travesty)...

Luckily this is not the new Rock'N'Roll, it's the Bonzos... Vivian may be there no longer, but there is still a lot of fun, great music and appropriate targets being mocked in a good humoured way...

Excellent album... You have been missed.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 4 Jan. 2008
Format: Audio CD
As a long time fan since the days of 'Please Do Not Adjust Your Set' (check out the old videos on youtube ! ) , I also approached this album with trepidation. Having all the other Bonzos output, it's noticeable how more sophisticated the music and arrangements became, and I used to play the three CD Cornology box set and experience a real sense of loss for how good the Bonzos and Viv Stanshall used to be.

This CD yields a real mixture of all the styles the Bonzos used to do , from the straight traditional 1920s "Let's all go to Mary's House", through to Neil's 'rather soppy' ballad of 'Early Morning Train' (with great vocal interjections from Ade Edmondson).

In fact, Ade Edmondson is a worthy addition to the group, and having seen a clip of Stephen Fry doing Rhinocratic Oaths, I wondered if it might have been good to have a bit more of him on the CD - doing new stuff of course, because this CD is very much Bonzos 2.0
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Nobody TOP 500 REVIEWER on 3 Oct. 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The title sums it up. I agree with Ca Marsh even if others don't. That said, there are some funny songs here and I have to say it is in part due to the new members of the group. Ade Edmondson's "Wire People" and his contribution to Neil Innes' "Early Mornign Train" are both disturbing and funny. It is that dark element that takes the Bonzo's from being plain silly to very funny and what they miss, in part, from Vivan Stanshall. Ade Emdondson's darkest contribution is "Let's Kill All the Beautiful People". I still have trouble explaining to my wife why that is a funny song but funny it is for me.

Phil Jupitus is excellent in the old Jim Reeves hit, "Tige", managing to thoroughly undermine the sentimentality of it.

Otherwise there is too much attempting to sound silly, mull over old hits and make sentimental references to their past. The truth is, many listeners to the Bonzos will yearn for that too but it seems a little self indulgent to me. If I said I loved all of it I'd only be giving away my age.

Don't get me wrong; there's plenty to enjoy and I still like to play it often enough but you can't replace Vivan Stanshall: adding Stephen Fry to fill that gap only goes to show how original he really was.

I'm grateful for the new albmum and it is a real bonus to have the DVD but it reminds me too much about what has passed. Recommended anyway!
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