Neil James Innes (born 9 December 1944, in Danbury, Essex) is an English writer and performer of comic songs, best known for his collaborative work with Monty Python, and for playing in the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band and later The Rutles.
Innes studied at the Norwich School of Fine Art, from which he was thrown out around 1963, allegedly for "spending all day playing music, instead of making things".
In the period 1962 to 1965, Innes and several other art school students started a band which was originally named The Bonzo Dog Dada Band after their interest in the art movement Dada, but which was soon renamed the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band (often shortened to The Bonzo Dog Band). Innes, with Vivian Stanshall, wrote most of the band's songs, including "I'm the Urban Spaceman", their sole hit, (produced by Paul McCartney and Gus Dudgeon under the collective pseudonym Apollo C. Vermouth) and "Death Cab for Cutie" (which inspired an American musical group of the same name), which was featured in ...
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Track listing: Crystal BallsCatch PhraseGod Is LoveRandy RaquelShangri-LaDrama on a Saturday NightDreams Shine ThroughBusy DayThree Piece SuiteLa Vie En RoseHere We Go AgainMontana CafeAll in the Name of LoveKenny & LizaAmoeba BoggieThemeHuman RaceSpontaneousLove Is Getting DeeperEtcetera
Track listing: One of Those PeopleFace Mail in the Meat ZoneEye CandyNever AloneHero of the MotorwayCharlie Big PotatoesAll AloneStealing TimeEvening SunFriends at the End
Track listing: Lazy DaysI Like CezanneDay in the CountryTime to KillMontana CafeI Give MyselfParanoiaCrystal BallsFortune TellerTake AwayThemHere We Go AgainLove Is Getting DeeperSpaghetti WesternBurlesqueTinsel and StringThree Piece Suite/La Vie En RoseHappy Ending
Track listing: Stoned On RockMr EurovisionAnother Lonely ManUngawaThemeFive Learned ScholarsThe Worm And The AngelHushConcrete Jungle BoySpontaneousStar SongKenny And LisaKeep On Rockin'Not Getting Any YoungerImaginationCatch PhraseMotherMy New SchoolGodfrey Daniel
Track listing: Re-Cycled Vinyl BluesAngelinaCome Out Into the OpenPrologueMomma BeeLie Down and Be CountedImmortal InvisibleAge of DesperationTopless-A-Go-GoFeel No ShameHow Sweet to Be an IdiotDream OnL'Amour PerduSong for YvonneThis Love of YoursFluff on the NeedleSinging a Song Is EasyBandwagon (live)
Track listing: Here We Go AgainMontana CafeAll in the Name of LoveKenny and LizaAmeoba BoogieThemeHuman RaceSpontaneousLove Is Getting DeeperEtcetera
Track listing: Crystal BallsCatch PhraseGod Is LoveRandy RaquelShangri-LaDrama on a Saturday NightDreams Shine ThroughBusy DayThree Piece SuiteVie En Rose
Neil Innes was born