13 September 2006

Lea Nicholson - The Concertina Record

Lea Nicholson - The Concertina Record

"It was the early seventies and each evening after the Golden Lion pub closed, a number of people would repair back to Nick Kinseys house in Foxton Road, Hoddesdon in order to take drugs and if possible drink more alcohol. Background music would be anything from the then ultra cool Genesis to the Classical. A favourite was the Walter (now Wendy) Carlos "Switched-On Bach" recordings. It was always very clear to me in the drunken haze which so quickly dropped over the Foxton Road proceedings that something along these lines was a possibility for the concertina.

Thus it was that I managed to sober up sufficiently at the beginning of 1975 to make a start and what eventually became The Concertina Record grew out of those sessions.

In early 1976 I signed a deal with Virgin Records...."

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4 comments:

  1. It is not right to insinuate that Monty Python performed his version of Sousa's Liberty Bell. Yah it was their theme, but not a squeezebox vresion. That aside, this is fucking great! ((this is Simi again mf))

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  2. You leave two comments in under five minutes and both contain vulgarities. You know my delicate nature cannot endure such filth. I take it MF is mofo? Gracious me! [mOFo got married and moved to Canada this month. Gracious, indeed.]

    At any rate, I agree on both counts about the concertina record. It is fun stuff. Makes me wanna pull out the Hero accordians and go nuts!

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  3. FYI. For 25th anniversary of the original shows BBC commisioned a number of programs from the Monty Python team. One of these was a spoof Micael Palin travel show where he toured round various London scenes where some of the original sketches had been filmed. The theme tune for this show was Lea Nicholson's Concertina based version of the Liberty Bell.

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  4. EXCELLENT! Is that cited on the site somewhere, jaylsiwaylsi? Should be. Either way, it's a fun record. I sent a rip of it off the folks back in Indonesia, so it is making the rounds there now.

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