This attempts to describe the current availability of Bonzos material.
Dos and don'ts about mailing me - created out of desperation!
(I get so much rubbish: inappropriate or irrelevant messages...)
All available info on releases, formats, guitar tablature
- anything - goes into the pages so please don't mail me asking whether
such-and-such is available in vinyl in Timbuctu (or Ndidi's Kraal) - I can
add nothing to what's in these pages.
Such messages won't be answered but instead I'll usually add a message to the
"Wanted" page (unless specifically requested not to in the message).
Also I don't have any information on mail order: please go buy your favourite music magazine!
I happen to think Record Collector is a good place to start.
The many online catalogue/ordering sites such as CD Now are obvious
places to look.
I welcome constructive, relevant messages.
Other messages - particularly ones having nothing to do with the Bonzos but
sent to me because of these pages - will be treated as I see fit and as intended
for publication unless specifically marked otherwise - a bit like letters to a newspaper.
firstname.lastname@example.org (remove spam trap)
Mar-96: Four Bonzo Dog Originals
is available via order at Andy's Records.
Mar-98: History of the Bonzos added to the Mar-96 availability.
Nov-98: in stock: Gorilla, Tadpoles,
Cornology, Recycled Vinyl Blues, Electric Shocks.
Mar-98, reported by Tom Strickland:
Jul-96, from Jon Gould:
Last weekend I found Gorilla, Tadpoles and Keynsham on CD, for 9.99 each.
The label is One Way, which I've had good luck with in the past.
Also has CEMA name on package, which is Capitol special products.
Case says Made In Canada. 1993 release. Sound quality is great.
Jul-96, from David A. Brownlee:
EMI's 4 CD boxed set of the original Bonzo albums
(not including LET'S MAKE UP, and not to be confused with
CORNOLOGY) is available, I see, in the USA from
Collector's Choice Music, a mail-order catalog.
The set is priced at $59.95, a bargain for 4 imported CDs.
Jun-96, from Annie Sattler:
Collector's Choice has a toll-free number, 1-800-923-1122,
and an e-mail address: email@example.com,
and will undoubtedly send interested parties a catalog. They also sell other neat stuff.
Midnight Records in New York City is advertising all three of the
Cornology discs in their latest catalog, at $18.99 each.
For more info, check their web site:
phone (212) 675-2768, fax (212) 741-7230, e-mail
Feb-96: Bonzos albums seem to be deleted now, with store stocks running down.
Dec-95: Bob Kruse has checked in Tower Records, Cambridge MA,
and found the indicated CD titles available (though not in stock).
I judge UK availability primarily by what's in
Andy's Records here,
which is larger than most high street multiples such as Our Price, Virgin and HMV
(here at least) but smaller than the large Virgin Megastores (e.g. Oxford St.), for instance.