Album of the Day
Masters of satire and pastiche, musical mischief makers The Bonzo Dog Band reside somewhere near the intersection of The Beatles and Monty Python. In fact, if you watch Magical Mystery Tour closely, you'll see the Bonzos performing, and Paul McCartney returned the favor by producing (under the pseudonym Apollo C. Vermouth) “I'm the Urban Spaceman,” the most famous track on TADPOLES. Future Elton John producer Gus Dudgeon handles most of the rest on the 1969 collection, a mix of Neil Innes and Viv Stanshall originals, pre-WWII oldies, and songs from the group's appearances on the British TV show Do Not Adjust Your Set. Bonzos drummer “Legs” Larry Smith was born on this day in 1944, and in lieu of a 21-gun salute, we'll turn up the volume on TADPOLES.