the doughnut in granny's greenhouse


The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band - 11 Moustachioed Daughters

11 Mustachioed Daughters (2007 Digital Remaster)
Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
11 Mustachioed Daughters (2007 Digital Remaster)

Eleven Mustachioed Daughters/Drown The Pianist - The Bonzo Dog Band (1968)

A song for 11/11/11. In fact the ONLY song in my entire library with eleven in the title. The Bonzos take a trip to the Crazy World of Arthur Brown on this one. A true example of why they were some of the greatest English weirdos to ever grace the planet.

Neil Innes on the tune:

Human Consciousness is probably the last True Wilderness on the planet Earth. To this day it remains almost completely unexplored. Why the number eleven? Was this all about a women’s football team at a training session? It couldn’t have been a match otherwise it would have been 22. Oh well, it will be dark soon and then we’ll never know.

The post-script tune, Drown The Pianist was added on as a kind of ‘wake up call’ to their bedraggled and sometimes stoned listeners. A reminder to get up and turn off the phonograph. It was finally given a name when remastered in 2007.