Live Review: Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, The Rutles
Venue: Bristol Spiegeltent
It’s not just the way they tell ’em.
Billed as a 50th anniversary celebration, this rare sighting of the Dad’s Army of Dadaist pop is a joyous but chaotic affair. Beloved by The Beatles, Monty Python, Stephen Fry and Phill Jupitus – all of whom they have performed with – the Bonzos may have lost their legendary frontman Viv Stanshall 20 years ago but his former comrades are keeping his impish comic spirit alive. While some original members on stage are now well over 80, Neil Innes, at 70, is a fresh-faced youngster by comparison.