Thursday, 4 September 2014

Jazz, Delicious Hot, Disgusting Cold (The Bonzo Dog Band). Interpreted By OSM.

In search of the 'sound' I currently on the hunt for I've been listening to The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band's album Gorilla.

There are many stand out moments on this 'transitional' Bonzo's album, but there's one I keep retuning to time and again.
Jazz, Delicious Hot, Disgusting Cold.

The story goes:
  • This Gorilla cut found the Bonzos savagely parodying their early "trad" jazz roots. Founder member Neil Innes recalled the story of the song to Uncut magazine: "It was decided to do this as a dada track, one take, and whatever happened that was it. Viv (Stanshall) picked up the trumpet, which he'd never played before. Rodney (Slater) took up the trombone, which he'd never played before. Roger (Ruskin Spear) moved over to clarinet. And we steamed into this 32 bar sequence, as you hear it on the record. It makes me laugh every time I hear it."
The Bonzo's version is based on a common 32 bar sequence in Bd which I 'drilled' into my fingers before changing it to C in the hope I may have been able to add the bass harmonica.
(I'll have to practice that a bit more.)

I gave it a go:

I laughed till I cried.

7 comments:

Le Sanglier said...

He's Back! And laughing! This is good. This is GOOD!

Mr Fab said...

Where's the download, i want an mp3!

Mr Fab said...

Where's the download, i want the mp3!

Mr Fab said...

Where's the download, i want the mp3!

Outa-Spaceman said...

Ahoy Mr. Fab,
Errr, haven't I allowed downloads on SoundCloud?
I'll check...
If not pm me and I'll send you a copy.

OSM

Mr Fab said...

Yikes, how'd I post that three times? Feel free to delete at least two of them.

On my work computer I couldn't see the download function at all. Now on my home pc it's right in front of me. Got it, thanks!

Outa-Spaceman said...

All's well that ends well.
I must admit your multiple requests added a touch of urgency.

OSm.