If you’re a Bonzo Dog Doo – Dah Band fan, oreven know about them, have a vague interest, then you’ll love this film, ‘The Adventures Of The Son Of Exploding Sausage’, a rarely seen Bonzo Dog Band film from 1969. In keeping with its psychedelic, dada influences the film has absolutely no narrative other than it involves a day in the country, some kids and a farm. The British Film Institute desribed it thus:
The Bonzo Dog Band drive into the country in a truck, unload their equipment in some woods only to find some of it taken away by some children. They eat and play at a party, and the Bonzos play a number of instrumentals in a stable yard, including `Rockaliser Baby’, `We are Normal’ and `Quiet Walks and Summer Talks’. At the end they are driven away in a white car. Note: No words are sung. Featured alongside the Bonzo Dog Band are the children Amanda, Jennifer and Ashley Lees, Edward Roebuck, and Olivia Smith.
Yet again another 60s post from me. I wasn’t even there, just sometimes wish I could visit. There’s a real innocent playfulness about it all, about that time, something that’s lost - perhaps forever. Can’t see it happening soon, everything has become too regulated, bureaucratic, sanitised. Just have to find a new way to make it happen. Something that’s outside the rigid confines of society.
Via Dangerous Minds
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