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Vivian Stanshall: Teddy Boys Don't Knit

Vivian Stanshall: Teddy Boys Don't Knit (Virgin CASCD 1153)

Teddy Boys Don't Knit
Vivian Stanshall

Charisma Records CAS 1153 (LP, UK, 1981)
Virgin Records CASCD 1153 (CD, UK, 1994)

Recorded at Morgan Studios, Willesden Green, London in April 1981;
Engineered by Martyn Webster;
Produced by Malcolm Brown

Musicians

Vivian Stanshall, vocals [1, 5], baconium [1, 6], banjo [2], mandolele [2, 6, 8, 10], slit-drums [2], banjolele [3, 7, 11, 13], recorder [3], euphonium [4, 12], jew's harp [6, 13], tuba [6, 10-11], kazoo [7], Great Bean [9], talking-drum [9], rhythm guitar [9], Chelonian pipes [10], piano [11], bass harmonica [13], tamtam [15];
Malcolm Brown, effects collage [2], teeth [3];
Jim Cuomo, soprano sax [1, 4, 6, 16], tenor sax [1, 9], recorder [2, 5, 10, 14], clarinet [2, 7, 10-11, 14-15], piano [2, 4, 9, 12-13];
Rosco Gee, bass [1-7, 9-16];
Ollie Halsall, guitar [1, 5, 7, 11, 14, 16], vibraphone [5];
“Admiral” John Halsey, drums [1-3, 5-7], finger-cymbals [2], brushes [4];
Neil Innes, piano [1, 3, 7, 11, 16];
John Kirkpatrick, concertina [3, 6, 8, 11, 13], melodeon [7];
Lennox Langton, steel drums [5];
Chris Lycett, bicycle [11];
Pete Moss, electric piano [1, 5], fiddle [2, 13], accordion [2], marimba [5], double bass [8], flageolet [10], tambourine [10], glockenspiel [10], guitar [10], melodica [12], steel guitar [13], triangle [14];
Roger Ruskin-Spears, xylophone [6], cornet [6], tenor sax solo [9];
Andrew Sheehan, clogs [2];
Charmaine Sheehan, chanteuse [5];
Rupert Stanshall, narrator [10];
Silky Cyme Longfellow-Stanshall, The Tube [6];
Richard Thompson, Spanish guitar [4], guitar [6, 12, 15], lead guitar [9], acoustic guitar [13];
Rick Wakeman, piano [15]

Tracks

  1. King Kripple (2.52)
  2. Slave Valse (4.38)
  3. Gums (2.06)
  4. Bewilderbeeste (2.57)
  5. Calypso to Colapso (3.00)
  6. The Tube (3.26)
  7. Ginger Geezer (3.04)
  8. The Cracks Are Showing (0.46)
  9. Flung a Dummy (3.10)
  10. Possibly an Armchair (and Embodying) Fresh Faced Boys (5.16)
  11. Terry Keeps His Clips On (3.34)
  12. Bass Macaw and Broken Bottles (2.55)
  13. Nose Hymn (2.21)
  14. Everyday, I Have the Blows (5.01)
  15. Smoke Signals at Night (3.12)
  16. Nouveau Riffe (3.33)

All tracks written and arranged by Vivian Stanshall