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 Post subject: Was it Neil Innes?
 Post Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 4:12 pm 
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Is Neil the guy singing behind Sir Robin in the Holy Grail? It looks like him but I can't figure it out...


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 Post Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 5:24 pm 
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Yes.

Interestingly, Innes originally wrote a mediaeval-sounding score for the film (and he's still credited for the music in the film's credits), but the Pythons found it didn't work for the film, so in the end they just used old archive music.


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And he's also with the other Pythons in the Knights of the Round Table bit too [:D]

Long live Pythonmania :o)


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He pops up all over the place - he sings a song in Season 4 of MPFC and even ends up facing a gladiator in LOB.


He also appeared in many of the live shows.

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 Post Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 10:17 am 
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Neil Innes is like the 7th Python.

You're no fun anymore!


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Innes should be very proud of being part of both Python and the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band - probably the two funniest and craziest groups of people ever assembled.


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And don't forget his brilliant work as Ron Nasty in The Rutles - FABulous!!!![:D]

My god, he sounds like John Lennon. The Rutles' Archeology is one of the best albums ever made! Go Neil! You are a legend, and we salute you [;)]

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Of course - it may be that I'm biased, with being such a Python/Bonzos fan, but I prefer some of Innes' Rutles songs to the Beatles originals - Piggie in the Middle, Cheese and Onions and Doubleback Alley are particularly wonderful. He pulls off the amazing trick of writing what are both clear parodies of particular Beatles hits and wonderful songs in their own right. Apparently the Beatles themselves loved the Rutles, except for spoilsport McCartney - who got annoyed when the Rutles phenomenon took attention away from his own solo album in 1978.

Also, 'I Don't Know Why' from Archaeology is the greatest John Lennon song that Lennon never wrote.


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Anybody remember a Niel Innes show on bbc2? "The Innes book of records" I think it was called, but I'm not sure[:I]


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I'm too young to have seen 'The Innes Book of Records', more's the pity, but I have friends a bit older than me who remember it, and I've downloaded a few clips off the web (I think they were on either an Innes or a Bonzo Dog fansite). The programme consisted of Innes singing various songs, each in a different, bizarre setting. There's one number called, brilliantly, 'Paranoia Can Annoy Ya', where's he's at a rubbish dump, sitting in a swaying car that's perched on a pile of rubbish. There's another where he's dressed up as the Marx Brothers in a jungle setting. Another example of a show where it seems amazing that the BBC commissioned it.

I think it was made around the late 70s/early 80s, which probably means that it's still extant - it was during the 60s, I think, when the BBC notoriously wiped a lot of its tapes and erased lots of classic shows forever. Maybe at some point they'll bring out a DVD - which reminds me, there's a Bonzo Dog Band DVD set coming out in UK at the end of August!


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was he the gladiator who's running all around the stadium ?[:D]
"no it's dangerous out there"...


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Wasn't Innes the servant who got crushed by that flying cow in the Holy Grail too?

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