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Discography

Links to song lyrics, audio, chords & video

HOW SWEET
TO BE AN IDIOT

1973

Prologue
Momma Bee

Immortal Invisible
Topless A-Go-Go
Feel No Shame
How Sweet To Be An Idiot
Dream On
L'Amour Perdu
Song for Yvonne
This Love Of Ours
Singing A Song Is Easy

How Sweet to Be an Idiot

complete info at bonzodog.org

Taking Off

complete info at bonzodog.org

TAKING OFF
1977

Crystal Balls
Catch Phrase
God is Love
Randy Raquel
Shangri-La
Drama On a Saturday Night
Dreams Shine Through
Busy Day
Three Piece Suite
La Vie En Rose

INNES BOOK
OF RECORDS

1979

Here We Go Again
Montana Cafe
All In the Name of Love
Kenny and Liza
Amoeba Boogie
Theme (instrumental)
Human Race
Spontaneous
Love Is Getting Deeper
Etcetera

Innes Book of Records

complete info at bonzodog.org

OFF THE RECORD
1982

Off the Record

complete info at bonzodog.org


Libido
City of the Angels
Them
Time To Kill
Rock of Ages
One Thing On Your Mind
The Worm and the Angel
Not Getting Any Younger
Take-Away
Happy Ending
Stoned On Rock
Knicker Elastic King
Spaghetti Western
Mr. Eurovision
Ungawa
Godfrey Daniel
Fortune Teller
Mother
Burlesque
Down That Road

Re-Cycled Vinyl Blues
Angelina
Come Out Into The Open
Prologue
Momma Bee

Lie Down And Be Counted
Immortal Invisible
Age of Desperation
Topless-A-Go-Go
Feel No Shame
How Sweet To Be An Idiot
Dream On
L'Amour Perdu
Song For Yvonne
This Love Of Ours
Fluff On The Needle
Singing A Song Is Easy
Bandwagon

RVB liner notes

1994 article about RVB

RE-CYCLED
VINYL BLUES

1994

Re-Cycled Vinyl Blues

complete info at bonzodog.org

RECOLLECTIONS 1
2000


Recollections 1

complete info at bonzodog.org

Stoned On Rock
Mr. Eurovision
Another Lonely Man
Ungawa
Theme (innestrumental)
Five Learned Scholars
The Worm And The Angel
Hush
Concrete Jungle Boy
Spontaneous
The Star Song
Kenny And Liza
Keep On Rockin'
Not Getting Any Younger
Imagination
Catch Phrase
Mother
My New School
Godfrey Daniel


Lazy Days
Cezanne Says Anne
Old Fashioned Day in The Country
Time To Kill
Montana Cafe
I Give Myself To You
Paranoia
Crystal Balls
Fortune Teller
Take-Away
Them
Here We Go Again
Song In A French Accent
Spaghetti Western
Burlesque
Tinsel And String
Three Piece Suite
La Vie En Rose
Happy Ending

RECOLLECTIONS 2
2001

Recollections 2

complete info at bonzodog.org

RECOLLECTIONS 3
2001

Recollections 3

complete info at bonzodog.org

Protest Song
Let's Go Crazy
Rock of Ages
God is Love
Libido
Front Loader
City of the Angels
One Thing on Your Mind
Slaves of Freedom
Give It Up
Hole In The Ground
Dear Father Christmas
All In The Name of Love
Amoeba Boogie
Human Race
Down That Road
Etcetera

Works in Progress
2005

One Of Those People
Face Mail In The Meat Zone
Eye Candy
Never Alone
Hero Of The Motorway
Charlie Big Potatoes
All Alone
Stealing Time
Evening Sun
Friends At The End

Works in Progress

 

Best Bits 1
2010

Hush
Beach
Cezanne
Dictionary
Breakfast Things 1
Democracy
Mammon
Early Morning Train
Saga City 1
Salmon Proust
One of those People
Give us a Twirl 1
Ego Warriors
Breakfast Things 2
City of the Angels
Give us a Twirl 2
Saga City 2
Imitation Song
Last Word


Best Bits 1

Best Bits 2
2010

Human Race
Breakfast Things 1
Crunchy Beach
Three Piece Suite
Pangloss
Give us a Twirl 1
Crunchy Beach 2
Not Getting any Younger
Messages
Crunchy Beach 3/Hollywood
Saga city 1
"Good Manners"
No Matter Who You Vote For
Breakfast Things 2
Bonfire/Star Song
Stealing Time
More Messages
Saga City 2
Even More Messages
Happy Ending
Epilogue

 

bestbits2


For a more complete discography including singles and lots more info, visit
A PINT OF BEER
The best Neil Innes discography ever!

 

 



HUGE Innes Book of Records section

Complete episode guide, interviews with just about everybody who created the show, behind the scenes stories & photos & video and more. A year in the making, insanely much.

Innes Book of Records


Songs featured in the television series (links to the lyrics and audio and pictures from each song)

 

 


All In The Name Of Love
Amoeba Boogie
Another Lonely Man
Blue Suede Schubert
Boring
Burlesque
Busy Day
Carry On, Melissa
Catchphrase
Cat Meat Conga
Caveman's Dream
Cezanne, Says Anne
Chalk and Cheese
Children's Song
City of the Angels
Crystal Balls


Down That Road
Drama on a Saturday Night
Dream On
Dreams Shine Through
Early Morning Train
Elvis and the
    Disagreeable Backing Singers

Et Cetera
Feel No Shame
Five Learned Scholars
Fortune Teller
Frontloader
Godfrey Daniel

God Is Love
Godzilla's Return

Happy Ending
Here We Go Again
How Sweet To Be An Idiot
Human Race
I Give Myself To You
Imagination
Immortal Invisible
I'm The Urban Spaceman
Just Another Story
Keep On Rockin'
Kenny and Liza
Knicker Elastic King
Lady Mine
L'Amour Perdu
La Vie en Rose
Lead Us
Let's Go Crazy
Libido
Lie Down And Be Counted
Love Is Getting Deeper
Lullaby
Mississippi Moon
Mr. Eurovision
Momma Bee
Montana Cafe
Morning Song
Mother
Nine to Five Pollution Blues
Not Getting Any Younger


Now She's Left You
One Thing On Your Mind
Paranoia
Plenty of Time
Protest Song
Quiet Talks and Summer Walks
Rock Of Ages
Said and Done
Say Sorry Again
Shangri-La
Singing A Song Is Easy
Slaves of Freedom
Something To Say
Song For Five Dollars
Song For Yvonne
Spaghetti Western
Spontaneous
Stoned On Rock
Take Away
These Things
The Worm and the Angel
Them
This Love Of Ours
Three Piece Suite
Time To Kill
Tinsel and String
U.F.O. Shanty
Ungawa

When Does A Dream Begin

There are a ZILLION Innes Book clips on You Tube.
The older they are, the worse they look since YouTube's quality keeps getting better so try to find the most recently uploaded versions of things you can.

Click the pic at right to search for IBoR with the results set to newest first
Search for Innes Book on YouTube

But here's our favorite:

 

BBC Articles about Innes Book:

1st Season
2nd Season
3rd Season

 

 

Links to songs from East of the Moon
lyrics, audio, chords & video

Also All So Confusing
East of the Moon Theme
Hobgoblins
Hush
Just a Jester
My New School
Old Fashioned Day in the Country
Plenty of Time

Quiet Talks & Summer Walks
Someday
Star Song
The Time is Now
Them
Think Before you Speak
What Do You Do

 

East of the Moon songs from NISA

NISA

 

YouTube clips from East of the Moon


cakemouse

From our own interview with Neil around 2003:
"After the Rutles had blown up in my face with the publishing thing, I decided I'd had enough of the music industry. And about the same time, somebody had asked me to do children's television.

"The head of children's television at the time, Yorkshire Television, rang up out of the blue saying, 'I want to do Terry Jones' Fairy Tales. And I said, 'Oh, that's nice.' And he said, 'Well, Terry's actually asked if you will adapt them for television, as a condition.' I said, 'I'd love to. Let's look at it and talk about it.' So that was it.

Terry Jones as the Silly King "Terry had bolted me onto the project because he liked the Innes Book of Records and thought if I brought something of that to the Fairy Tales, that might work. I think it was me that came up with the idea of East of the Moon from an old poem, 'East of the Sun and West of the Moon,' and I turned it round. Because Terry Jones' Fairy Tales didn't seem like a very grabbable title; a good subtitle, but not the sort of thing that would look good on the schedule pages. And I began to think, well, okay, yeah, we'll do it, along the lines of, let's do the stories… I think at least two dramatized stories and two animated stories with songs as a way of presenting them.

Neil as the Rainbow Cat"It took years to get off the ground, actually, before we got the money to do it. And it wasn't the happiest of production times. In fact we only made seven when I'd written thirteen. I was going to direct them at one point, and then I realized that because we got money in from Channel 4 in Wales, they wanted a Welsh version as well. I said, 'No, this isn't going to work. Do you realize we've got to do all the spoken scenes twice!' Which is like doubling the budget, and they're only putting in like a tenth. So it doesn't compute. So I resigned. My first job as a director I resigned!

"Anyway, they went ahead and did it, and I came in and did music for it and odd bits of narration. But no, it's one of those things that happen in television. It had moments, but it wasn't exactly as I wanted to do it. And my recollection is, I spoke to the number two, I think, at Channel Four in Wales, and I said, 'Look, we can't possibly do it twice. You can't just have bilingual actors.' Because it meant we had to have Welsh speaking actors only who could speak English. I said,the Corn Dolly

'You know, we can dub. And whether they speak only Welsh or only English, we can dub the other thing.' He said, 'Yes, I quite agree.' And this producer just didn't see that at all, and insisted that we did it her way. I think, in fact she lost quite a bit of money with the overage as it were. And then Channel Four, because she went behind somebody's back at Channel Four to someone who's further higher up, they didn't forgive her, so the other six weren't commissioned. It's a real grown-up world there, children's television!"

 

 

 

Away With Words
1998, Anglia TV

Theme lyrics/audio

Press Releases

Photo Gallery
old & lame

 

 

Our Away With Words YouTube Clips

 

 

The Age of Innesence
Audio, video pictures and information on the children's television shows Neil worked on, including Raggy Dolls, East of the Moon, the Riddlers, Puddle Lane and more!

Geared At Youngsters
Some of the Neil Innes songs that came out of his children's television work

 

 

 

There are lots of audience-taken fan made videos of Neil on stage on YouTube. But those are all fairly recent.
Here are some of his stage performances from the past that have survived on video or DVD.

SPOB

SPOB

Neil appeared in the Secret Policeman's Ball in 1979 and the Secret Policeman's Other Ball in 1981 to benefit Amnesty International. Don't know what he performed at the shows themselves, but what survives on DVD is him performing Protest Song on the first one and playing guitar with, among others, Eric Clapton and Phil Collins and Sting in the finale which is pretty cool.

The first one, 1979

Neil sings Protest Song
Neil, Michael Palin, Bill Oddie
Michael Palin mmmmm...
Michael Palin here, Day-um!!

Neil sings Protest Song

John Cleese, Rowan Atkinson, Pamela Stephenson, Graham Chapman, Neil and more I can't identify being American
John Cleese, Rowan Atkinson, Pamela Stephenson, Graham Chapman, Neil and more I can't identify being American
The second one, 1981
Neil and Pamela Stephenson
Neil and Pamela Stephenson
Rowan Atkinson, guy who looks really familiar, Graham Chapman & Neil
Rowan Atkinson, guy who looks really familiar, Graham Chapman & Neil

I Shall Be Released
Jumpin' Jack Flash! Actually "I Shall Be Released"
Neil & Eric Clapton
Neil & Eric Clapton
Sting & Neil
Sting & Neil
ha ha Sting's face
ha ha Sting's face

Hey that guy looks like John Altman!
Hey that guy looks like John Altman!

Altman also  produced the music for Innes Book and both Rutles albums
Altman also produced the music for Innes Book and both Rutles albums

 

 

Fundamental Frolics
A 1981 Charity show with Chris Langham, Alan Price, Ade Edmonson, Elvis Costello, Mel Smith. Neil sings Crystal Balls and leads the finale with Down That Road. Which we happen to have on YouTube nice and clear!

A song and a sketch from a 1986 charity show, "Comedians Do It On Stage"

 

Lyrics & audio from Neil's stage shows
"Neil Innes is Joe Public" (1985)
and
"More Jam Tomorrow" (1992)

Age of Desperation
Cats Don't Like The Rain
Crystal Balls
Disillusioned
Easy Listening
Eine Kleine Middle Klasse Musik
For the Benefit of Mankind
Human Race
Joe Public
Just Another Story
Kenny and Liza
Lazy Days
Let's Go Crazy
Caveman's Dream
Love Is Getting Deeper
More Jam Tomorrow
Nancy
No Matter Who You Vote For...
Protest Song
Questionnaire
Shangri-La
Slaves of Freedom
Three Piece Suite
What's Going On

the Parody's Over

 

The Parody's Over
Article about
More Jam Tomorrow
we don't know the author
or publication
(d'oh)
But the year was 1992

 

Neil Live On Stage Photos

 

Neil Live in Amsterdam 1984
Photos by H. van Breugel


 

Neil Live in Detroit 2004
Photos by Scott Mick

 

New York 2005
Photos by Laurie

 

Innes Own Words
Photos by Helen
UK Tour 2000

 

Neil On Stage 1985
Photos by Danny Barbour

 

Neilfest 2001 Scrapbook
Chicago Beatlefest, August 2001
Pictures, audio, video, and
contributions from fest-goers

 

The Warren Gallery
Beautiful photos of Neil at
Beatlefest 2001
taken by Warren Melnick

 

The Live On Stage part
of the Neil/Monty Python
extravaganza
(the video doesn't work anymore - I'll get around to updating the Python section eventually!)

 

Beatlefest 1997
Photos & video snaps made
a long time ago
Warning: Old and Lame

 

This has some nice photos by Erin pope but also really bad old video snaps.
These video snaps were made a very long time ago from bad video. But still it's something.
This was made over 10 years ago but it's not quite lame enough to completely delete from the site yet.

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