A Look Back With Mr. Doo-Dah

by Nick Glossop on December 31, 2013Comments Off

Ring in the New Year with Vivian Stanshall, of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band and the man who says “Grand Piano” at the 19:48 point (save that for later in the night).

Of Pomp and Circumcision

Assuming that that clip has only whetted your appetite for Doo-Dah Da-Da, below is Crank, broadcast in 1995 as an obituary salute and touchingly introduced by John Peel.

I have to admit that I was always slightly alarmed by Viv in the flesh, not only because of his sometimes unusual behavior, but by the feeling that I was face to face with someone whose thought processes were not only very different to mine but vastly superior.

Part 1: Absurd Rather Than Fatuous

Part 2: Teddy Boys Don’t Knit

Part 3: Even Yobbos Can Sculpt

Originally posted Dec. 31, 2012