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5.0 out of 5 stars Yum Yum, The Very Best of the Goodies - Ladies and gentlemen, the Goodies bring you the recipe for eternal happiness! Halleluja!
Back in the dim mists of time, when I were a lad, three gibbon impersonators practically ruled the Universe. As far as I, and most of my schoolmates, were concerned Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke Taylor were the ultimate supreme beings, who brought the gifts of joy and laughter to a grim and depressing world (unlike our teachers who brought misery and were...
Published on 31 Mar. 2010 by Victor

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3.0 out of 5 stars Very dated, but still a nostalgic bit of fun!
A good collection of silly songs from The Goodies, they have not dated at all well, but that is part of the charm(!)
Published on 12 Oct. 2003 by Misterboxy


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5.0 out of 5 stars Yum Yum, The Very Best of the Goodies - Ladies and gentlemen, the Goodies bring you the recipe for eternal happiness! Halleluja!, 31 Mar. 2010
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Victor (Hull, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Yum Yum: The Very Best of The Goodies (Audio CD)
Back in the dim mists of time, when I were a lad, three gibbon impersonators practically ruled the Universe. As far as I, and most of my schoolmates, were concerned Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke Taylor were the ultimate supreme beings, who brought the gifts of joy and laughter to a grim and depressing world (unlike our teachers who brought misery and were regarded in a totally different light!). The three ancient and sagacious masters of eckie thump were prophets of a new age, and their every pronouncement awaited with fevered anticipation. Had Timbo but gibbon the word, we would have risen up in revolution and overthrown nations (well, schools at least...) in his glorious name.

Fast forward a few decades. A glum bloke in his 30's is idly surfing the web, bored out of his tree by the misery and banality of adult life. A distant memory of a three seater bike and giant cats is stirred by a stray glimpse of Michael Aspel, and he thinks `I wonder if there is any thing by the Goodies in this here Amazon music store?' A few clicks of a mouse later and I was on this page, another few clicks and a couple of days impatient waiting and I was the proud owner of one of the best shiny round objects it has ever been my privilege to own.

Collecting 20 tracks recorded by the Goodies in their heyday, this is still as funny today as it was back then. In fact, funnier, as I now `get' the more adult jokes as well as the silliness I enjoyed as a kid. Even if it weren't for the waves of nostalgia threatening to drown me, I would still enjoy this record of classic comedy.

My adult self stands amazed at how musically proficient the Goodies were. They spoof so many styles, soul, country, blues, hard rock... And with expert musicianship, great singing and, in Mr. W.E Oddie, a great songwriter. They could probably have made it as a `serious' group if they'd tried. This album puts many `proper' artists of the period to shame with the quality and talent on display!

Enough of my eulogising. Buy it now. Relive those happier times. Introduce your own kids to the magic that is the Goodies. And remember... do do do the funky gibbon...
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 29 Oct. 1999
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This review is from: Yum Yum: The Very Best of The Goodies (Audio CD)
'70's nostalgia at it's best ... 20 tracks from the time when Bill Oddie was one of the most successful songwriters in Britain!!!
Melodic, outrageous ... and often just plain silly. The Goodies were just as good on record (33.33333 RPM LPs) as they were on the telly.
This is a must have for anyone who remembers Kitten Kong, the giant Dougal or those singing dogs (who appear to provide backing on at least one track).
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4.0 out of 5 stars CHOC FULL OF GOODIES!, 28 Oct. 2012
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This review is from: Yum Yum: The Very Best of The Goodies (Audio CD)
The Goodies are a hugely talented trio, though they have never quite come back into vogue and they have always been underrated - by the press anyway.

This is the older of two Goodies compilations. The track listing is similar to the 2009 release, with the addition of four tracks - 20 in total).

The Goodies Theme
Funky Gibbon
The Inbetweenies
Please Let Us Play
Custard Pie
Black Pudding Bertha
Cricklewood
Good Ole Country Music
Nappy Love
Baby Samba
Wild Thing
Rock With A Policeman
The Cricklewood Shakedown
Panic
I'm A Teapot
Working the Line
Sick Man Blues
The Last Chance Dance
Father Christmas, Do Not Touch Me
Make A Daft Noise For Christmas

Bill Oddie wrote some cracking songs and scored five massive hits in one year.

Most of the material here is worth revisiting and although a little dated, is rather lovely to hear again and no less fun!

With regard to the sleeve notes, Oddie either has a very dry sense of humour or was thoroughly depressed when he wrote them - all bit bit perculiar!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Far more consistently funny than the TV shows, 23 Aug. 2014
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Ed Love (Gold Coast, Australia) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Yum Yum: The Very Best of The Goodies (Audio CD)
I found 'the Goodies' mixed, sometimes very funny, but often not. They were at their funniest during the sped up segments.

However, their songs are mostly hilarious, even though Bill spells out words far too often.

Well worth listening to ... often!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good times, 17 Dec. 2012
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Mr. P. Matthews "the woodgnome" (Bradford, West Yorkshire) - See all my reviews
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Having always been a fan of the Goodies I've wanted to get hold of the songs. All the classics are here as well as one or two I'd forgotten about, So all in all if you're a fan this will make a good addition to whatever collection you might have.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Very dated, but still a nostalgic bit of fun!, 12 Oct. 2003
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A good collection of silly songs from The Goodies, they have not dated at all well, but that is part of the charm(!)
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