Koko, Camden Town, London
Blimey the place was rammed for this celebration of most English of eccentric 60s pop geezers. The cover band’s cover band The Rutles kicked off proceedings with a snappy set of toe tapping tight trousered Beatlesque tunes. Not the full band as Stig was delayed on a stopover in Pakistan and Dirk recovering from an overdose of royalties. Gems like ‘Doubleback Alley’ , ‘Cheese & Onions’ and Barry Wom’s solo spot ‘Living In Hope’ made the good times roll away. The genius ‘Back In 64’ from their much underbought ‘Archaeology’ project (Back in 64 before you were born People were not concerned with pouring scorn (or scoring porn) No one was obese and only tight trousers were worn) ended the set beautifully>
After a couple of sips of tea (and biscuits) Most of the Bonzos appeared to run through Mr Slater’s Parrot , a delightfully bizarre vent act for Sir Little Echo and an aborted take of ‘I’m The Turban Spaceman’ Despite their advanced years the energy and silliness was undimmed.
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