Quotes by: Neil Innes

Neil Innes
Innes at the premiere of The Seventh Python
Background information
Birth name Neil James Innes
Born (1944-12-09) 9 December 1944 (age 72)
Danbury, Essex, England
Genres Parody, satire, comedy rock
Occupation(s) Musician, actor, comedian, game show panelist, TV Presenter
Years active 1960s–present
Labels indie, distributor Danny Barbour at http://www.enygmag.com
Associated acts The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, The Rutles, Monty Python, The World, Fatso, Grimms, The Secret Policeman's Balls for Amnesty International.
Website http://neilinnes.media/
Notable instruments
Vocals piano guitar harmonica ukulele harpsichord banjo

We weren't by any means like the Grateful Dead or something, who could just roll on and on and on.
Neil Innes
When we did Top of the Pops for the third time, we decided to do it as a television program here called Come Dancing, which is not as rude as it sounds.
Neil Innes
Viv had this kind of stage presence where you couldn't ignore it. He walked onstage, he looked dangerous. You just didn't know what he was going to do.
Neil Innes
So we used to look for funny songs, and learn them and play them. And we used to play them in pubs.
Neil Innes
But we used to go to flea markets and things, and look for old 78 records that had silly song titles.
Neil Innes
It was just us lampooning our own peer group, saying, well hey, where did this stuff come from? And where does British guys get to be so good at it suddenly?
Neil Innes
Eric Clapton always wanted to come out onstage with a stuffed parrot on his shoulder.
Neil Innes
As I said, when we needed to move over to rock'n'roll, Sam and Vernon couldn't quite make the shift. So that's when Larry took over on drums, and we needed a bass player.
Neil Innes
Larry only ever wrote one song, and he wrote that with Tony Kaye, I think it was, from Yes.
Neil Innes
Ladies and gentleman, I've suffered for my music, now it's your turn.
Neil Innes
I suppose we all loved those kind of sci-fi movies where terrible things came out of swamps and came to Mars. And there's usually some poor girl. All the guys are trying to desperately handle levers and saying, go to something or other.
Neil Innes
But Dennis was a really solid musician, and we really needed somebody who could play bass like him.
Neil Innes
In fact, Moon came on tour with us for a bit just before a big festival in Brighton, I think.
Neil Innes
We then took a shortened version of what we'd been doing in the pubs, with the best gags and things like that, out to cabaret clubs and things in the north of England for six weeks. And we became a big success.
Neil Innes

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