Album of the Day
The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band was led by Vivian Stanshall and Neil Innes, and if the latter name is familiar from The Rutles, you'll know what's in store – absurd humor and spot-on re-creations of bygone styles. The British group's debut takes loving aim at music hall, jazz, doo wop (“Death Cab for Cutie,” from which the alt-rock band drew their name), psychedelia and more, scoring direct hits with a mix of originals and well-chosen oldies. The Bonzos had some famous fans (The Beatles put them in their Magical Mystery Tour film, and Eric Clapton guests on ukulele here), and this charming album shows why. GORILLA was released 50 years ago, and if you haven't caught it yet, don't wait any longer!