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The Adventures of the Son of Exploding Sausage

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The Adventures of the Son of Exploding Sausage

The Bonzo Dog Band freak out at the farm and strange sounds abound in this cheery, charmingly childlike stream-of-consciousness music short.

1969 13 mins

Overview

The Bonzo Dog Band, seen here in their rock-iconoclast heyday, take a splendidly surreal trip to the countryside in this endearingly odd, semi-improvised psychedelic music short. After a strange-sounding supper with local kids, the Bonzos set up their instruments in a farmyard, where they perform outlandish instrumental versions of their weird theatrical rock songs to an appreciative audience of horses and ponies.

The band line-up featured here is Vivian Stanshall, Neil Innes, Rodney Slater, 'Legs' Larry Smith, Roger Ruskin Spear and Dennis Cowan. Unusually, Viv doesn't sing here. Instead he toys with some radishes, before playing some serious electric guitar, his brow appealingly adorned by a laurel wreath. Meanwhile, Neil expresses himself in clown trousers and Roger attends to his robots.