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The Bride Stripped Bare by "Bachelors":Bonzo Dog Band

Artist: Bonzo Dog Band

Album: Keynsham

Appears On (Mixes): Jeff Bridges... I Don't Need No Jeff Bridges To Put Music To My Poem!

Song Notes: A good opener to the "second side". This is from Keynsham (pronounced "cane-shm", or maybe "kay-n-shm", depending on how you want to note the sort of swallowed syllable in "keyn"). One of my favorite things about the Bonzos was how their songs were often funny but had a really strong pop sensibility as well. This is really clear in the bridge to Vivian Stanshall's "Labio Dental Fricative" on the other disc. The title comes from the Duchamp piece The Bride Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors, Even (a/k/a The Large Glass). [NOTE: For the full effect, click on the "Duchamp" link, and in the Flash app, scroll left to 1923 and click on the "Bride Stripped Bare" artwork for a full exploration of the piece; the link on the title is merely the text part, but this site is an excellent use of Flash, and goes miles in explaining the piece.] - Rev. Syung Myung Me

 

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