Parrotopia!

by Rodney Slater's Parrots

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about

At the grand old age of 75, self confessed 'late developer' Lord Rodney has joined forces with Michael 'Sir Henry at Rawlinson End' Livesley to gather together a pandemonium of Parrots featuring The Rutles' John ‘The Admiral’ Halsey and The Mekons' Susie Honeyman - to record Rodney Slater’s Parrots debut LP of brand spanking new material in the Shed Studio, here in deepest darkest Hampshire. Lord Rodney and Sir Michael have taken a look at the post-truth world we all now live in and decided to forego the pleasure of their Dutch hoes for a few months and left their kitchen gardens to offer us the antidote - PARROTOPIA! - a true state of mind.

Featuring on this seismic platter are;

Lord Rodney Slater - vocals, saxophones, clarinet, bass clarinet, lead sprouts
Sir Michael Livesley - vocals, keyboards, guitars, bass, ukulele, jaw’s harp, body orchestra, lead sprouts
John ‘The Admiral’ Halsey - drums, washboard, percussion, geniality, sprouts
Lady Susie Honeyman - violin, (sprouts declined)
‘Uncle’ Bill Leach - banjo, lapsteel on ‘Parrotopia! (It’s Over There)’ funk guitar on ‘Shed!’ (sprouts declined)
John ‘no jokes please’ Lewis - ‘proper’ clarinet, flutes, recorders, sprouts
Ken ‘Rutling Ken’ Thornton - lead guitar on ‘Parrotopia! (It’s Over There)’ - sprouts
Malcolm ‘Iron Man’ Sked - sousaphone & sprouts
and introducing ‘The Brothers Brassica’ ‘the toast of the Kalihani Pass’

In this world of virtual and programmed realities, what is true and what is false? What is an alternative fact? What became of the Reverend Gilbert Green? Who is Nigel Nosebag? and more importantly, why should you care? Well, dear reader. The burden of care is very much down to the individual Episcopalian. However, we strongly recommend you take Lord Rodney’s invitation, don your finest pair of Portland Reinforced Concrete Military Trousers and draw yourself a good quart or 3 of Old Parrots Lobster Stout for what promises to be a full onslaught of sensory perception.

You will marvel at the sound. You will gape at the grandour and, if you’re a greedy bugger, you’ll want two sniffs of the hallucinatory flatulent incantation of the Brothers Brassica. Intrigued? You should be. Frightened? Why not? It’s early, and there’s plenty left. So, pledge your allegiance today, and together, we SHALL make Parrotopia! grate again!

Parrotopia! takes flight on August 25th and available on guilty dog records

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credits

released August 25, 2017

Messrs Lord Rodney Slater & Sir Michael Livesley would like to give the following credit to all of those who toiled with us in the Shed and beyond in pursuit of Parrotopia!

Lord Rodney Slater - vocals, saxophones, clarinet, bass clarinet, lead sprouts
Sir Michael Livesley - vocals, keyboards, guitars, bass, ukulele, jaw’s harp, body orchestra, lead sprouts
John ‘The Admiral’ Halsey - drums, washboard, percussion, geniality, sprouts
Lady Susie Honeyman - violin, (Sprouts Declined)
‘Uncle’ Bill Leach - banjo, lapsteel on ‘Parrotopia! (It’s Over There)’ funk guitar on ‘Shed!’
John ‘no jokes please’ Lewis - ‘proper’ clarinet, flutes, recorders, sprouts
Ken ‘Rutling Ken’ Thornton - lead guitar on ‘Parrotopia! (It’s Over There)’ - sprouts
Malcolm ‘Iron Man’ Sked - sousaphone & sprouts
and introducing ‘The Brothers Brassica’ ‘the toast of the Kalihani Pass’

Produced, arranged and edited by Michael Livesley
Woodwind arrangements for ‘Parrotopia! (It’s Over There)’ & ‘Leaving Parrotopia’
by Bill Leach (Sprouts Declined)

Mixed by Michael Livesley and Bill Leach via the wonders of the Internet
Recorded at Shed Studios, Hampshire, January - June 2017
Mastered by Jon Astley at Close to the Edge, Twickenham, July 2017

This recording © Guilty Dog Records 2017. All compositions © Fatt Sodd Music

No reproduction or replication without consent. All rights reserved.

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Rodney Slater's Parrots London, UK

In the 60s, Rodney Slater, Lord Rodney to his friends, founded the groundbreaking and genre defining group The Bonzo Dog Doo- Dah Band with the much missed Vivian Stanshall. 50 Years Slater, at the grand old age of 75, self confessed 'late developer' Lord Rodney has joined forces with Michael 'Sir Henry at Rawlinson End' Livesley to offer us the antidote - PARROTOPIA! - a true state of mind. ... more

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