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Thursday, 7 July 2016

ROCKING RAWLINSON REVIEW FROM BELGIUM


In our region, it is not customary for a musical play on plate is released, but the British can not get enough apparently. For example, we recently received a copy of the CD "Sir Henry At Rawlinson End" in our bus, an adaptation by Michael Livesley & 'Brainwashing House, "based on a play that late 70s can be heard on BBC radio was in the "John Peel's Radio 1 Show.

The story was written in 1978 by English singer-songwriter, poet and author Vivian Stanshall who was lead singer for eight years of "Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, a group that musical, jazz, pop and avant-garde music combined in their job. This is evidenced popular in Britain from the participation of Rick Wakeman, songwriter and keyboardist for progressive rock group Yes'. In addition, Neil Innes joins in, the man who worked for a long time with 'Monty Python' and from 1965 to 1970 was also the lead singer in the 'Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band and together with Eric Idle (Monty Python) part the fictional 'Beatles' impersonator group' the Rutles'. Also 'The Mekons'-violinist Susie Honeyman finally wears her musical bit for this mainly told play.

The vaudeville-play has on this album but a few moments when a musical piece is sung, but it is mainly an absurd story with a bunch of weird comedy actors who love a full Kitty jerked hilarious joke.This show was reactivated six years ago in England and is still brought to sold out audiences by these actors.

It's a very British event and also the jokes and humor are very British, so full of 'inside jokes' and plenty of puns and absurd sketches. We therefore think that with such a playful play anywhere similar success will be able to get out of the United Kingdom. Therefore, we also fear a little that will be able to count such a plate in our region hardly any applause or CD sales.





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