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How Sweet To Be An Idiot

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The song opens with a lighthearted melody accompanied by playful lyrics that encourage listeners to let go of societal expectations and embrace their inner fool. It serves as a celebration of the childlike innocence and freedom that can be found in embracing our own individual quirks and eccentricities. Innes invites his audience to revel in silliness, to dance like nobody’s watching, and to find joy in the simple pleasures of life. Eurochart Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol.11, no.5. 4 February 1995. p.36 . Retrieved 30 May 2020.

Singlar – År 1995" (in Swedish). Topplistan. Archived from the original on 16 February 2016 . Retrieved 2 July 2019. Roberts, Jem (2010). The Fully Authorised History of I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue. Random House. p.340. ISBN 9781848091320 . Retrieved 4 May 2016.

Whatever (7-inch vinyl single liner notes). Oasis. France: Helter Skelter. 1994. 661079 7. {{ cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) ( link) Beaumont-Thomas, Ben (30 December 2019). "Neil Innes, Rutles star and 'seventh Python', dies aged 75". The Guardian. The Bonzos would release four albums in their initial incarnation – featuring alleged guest spots from the likes of John Wayne, Harold Wilson and Hitler, sheep choirs, trouser press solos and concept pieces about the small town of Keynsham – and have the likes of Keith Moon sit in on drums while drummer ‘Legs’ Larry Smith did his tap-dancing segment during gigs such as the 1969 Isle Of Wight festival. Both Melody Maker and NME named "Whatever" Single of the Week. Melody Maker editor Everett True said the song "is absolutely f***ing stunning — from the strummed acoustic and Soup Dragon-esque sentiments ( I'm free to be whatever I...whatever I choose), the f***-off strings and inch-perfect handclaps, right through to the final applause." [10] NME editor Tommy Udo wrote, "'Whatever' is only the best single of 1994, only the best Oasis single of 1994, because I feel reasonably confident that they'll do one better every time. Basically it pisses over everything else. A song to die for, with a descending scale and a f—ing string section: from ' Love Me Do' to ' All You Need Is Love' in under a year. The fact that it sounds like any number of other songs is a mark of the confidence that Oasis have in their songwriting: amateurs borrow, pros steal and look you straight in the eye, unashamed." [11] Authorship dispute [ edit ] Innes toured the UK in 2006 and produced a new Bonzo CD as part of the Bonzo Dog Band's 40th Anniversary tour. In 2008 he undertook the Neil Innes and Fatso 30th Anniversary tour, [18] playing predominantly Rutles numbers with a few Bonzos and Python items.

During the same creatively-fertile 1968/69 period, Innes and the Bonzo Dog Band also appeared each week in both seasons of the British children's television series Do Not Adjust Your Set which also featured future Monty Python members Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam. [8] Although initially intended to appeal solely to children, the show's surreal and absurdist nature soon also attracted a large adult following. Commercial Coca-Cola: "Razones Para Creer" 2011 (Fullscreen HD) Whatever / Oasis". 18 January 2011. Archived from the original on 12 December 2021 . Retrieved 12 January 2012– via YouTube. Stewart Mason, reviewing the album for Allmusic, described it as "split between tongue-in-cheek parody and straight pop songs" and containing "solidly melodic Beatlesque pop", but was critical of the "unfortunate sterility to Innes' self-production". [1] English musician Neil Innes sued the band claiming the song borrowed portions of his song " How Sweet to Be an Idiot". Innes and Oasis settled a plagiarism lawsuit and Innes received songwriting credit. [12] The portion of the melodic line in question are the eight notes that accompany the lyrics "How Sweet to be an Idiot"/"I'm free to be whatever I" of the Oasis version, appearing 40 seconds after the start of the Innes version.Innes was occasionally heard (often as the butt of jokes) standing in as the pianist for the BBC Radio 4 panel game I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue. [17] In 1998, Innes hosted a 13-episode television series for Anglia Television, called Away with Words, in which he travelled to different areas of Britain to explore the origins of well-known words and phrases. [15] Whatever by Oasis Used in Italian Vodafone Commercials". Stopcryingyourheartoutnews.blogspot.com. 2 October 2011 . Retrieved 12 January 2012. The 1970s proved to be a highly prolific decade for Innes as a solo artist, band member and live stage and television performer. A new reissue of Idiot , on Grapefruit Records, may help in getting people to rediscover its charms. Innes was known for his comedic work, and while Idiot does have its share of humor — most obviously seen in the album’s title — he wanted to take a broader approach on his first solo album. “I’m really working towards a situation where I don’t have to be funny,” he’s quoted as saying in the liner notes. “I don’t think any of the songs are particularly doomy or anything; they’re more in pastel areas, than red-nosed comedy.”

United Artists had been very kind to me ... In my own way, I wanted to repay them – by making a bunch of silly singles at a time when the music industry still seemed to have a sense of humour. Wrong again. [6] While a student at Goldsmiths College, London, in the mid-1960s Innes met Yvonne Catherine Hilton; they married on 3 March 1966. The couple had three sons, Miles (b. 1967), Luke (b. 1971), and Barney (b. 1978). [22] [1] As this review of the reissue of Neil Innes’s first album, How Sweet To Be An Idiot, was being written, the members of the Bonzo Dog Band were waiting for the judgement on the final stage of a series of court cases relating to the reclamation of their original name, The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band. m4v" (in Japanese). 23 January 2010. Archived from the original on 12 December 2021 . Retrieved 12 January 2012– via YouTube. Whatever (CD extended play liner notes). Oasis. Japan: Epic. 22 December 1994. ESCA 6127. {{ cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) ( link)Recorded in 1973 at the famed Chipping Norton studios and featuring guitar wizard Ollie Halsall on lead guitars, this record is a timely reminder of Innes’s quality as a songwriter. The comedic elements of Innes’ career have had a tendency to overshadow the fact that he penned great songs and our guest seems to have been determined to keep the comedy at bay while putting together his first solo effort if you go by the quotes in liner notes (“I’m really working towards a situation where I don’t have to be funny. I just want to get through, that’s all that matters to me”).

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