Many years later, Innes' own music publisher would demand a co-writing credit for Innes, from Beatles-influenced band Oasis for their song " Whatever ", as it directly lifted parts of its melody from Innes' song " How Sweet to Be an Idiot ". This event was subsequently referenced in the Rutles' song "Shangri-La" on their re-union album The Rutles Archaeology , which was itself a parody of The Beatles Anthology.
The series offered an early example of music video presentation, albeit on a shoestring BBC budget, centred around new recordings of many of Innes' older compositions along with new material written specially for the show. In keeping with Innes' usual whimsically surreal style, each episode would be linked by a loose and often absurdist theme and would also feature an eccentric guest performer such as Stanley Unwin or Percy Edwards or musician such as Ivor Cutler or Jake Thackray.
Innes' former bandmate Vivian Stanshall also appeared in one episode, reciting his own surrealist monologue about the English seaside. During the s, Innes delved into children's entertainment.
He went on to play the role of the Magician in the live-action children's television series Puddle Lane , also made by Yorkshire Television. He also voiced the s children's cartoon adventures of The Raggy Dolls , a motley collection of "rejects" from a toy factory.
He contributed all the stories and music on this production. He was also involved with the popular children's show Tiswas. At the time of The Beatles Anthology CDs, there was a revival of interest in the Rutles and a new album was released in entitled Archaeology. In , Innes hosted a 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.
Innes took part, along with the remaining Monty Python members, in the Concert for George , in memory of George Harrison. In he undertook the Neil Innes and Fatso 30th Anniversary tour,  playing predominantly Rutles numbers with a few Bonzos and Python items. New concerts were scheduled in Jupitus was unable to attend due to prior commitments and was replaced by several special guests, including Paul Whitehouse , Barry Cryer and Nigel Planer.
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Torino: E. ISBN X. Accessed August Retrieved 27 September The Idiot Bastard Band. Record Collector : — Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band. And Win! Monty Python. Innes is also supported by a superb set of musicians, including ace guitarist Ollie Halsall and former Bonzos drummer Dennis Cowan to whom this album is dedicated , and it's not hard to wonder if Innes might have gotten more respect and attention from the music press if he hadn't been so funny, because musically this is smart and beautifully executed stuff.
Monty Python fanatics, fans of British rock of the s, and anyone who digs a great hook played with heart should get to know the music of Neil Innes , and Re-Cycled Vinyl Blues is a rich sampler of what he does so well.
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Vocals piano guitar banjo. Main article: Grimms. MSN Music. Archived from the original on 10 August Retrieved 23 November Archived from the original on 23 July Coda Books Ltd — via Google Books. L'immagine pop. Torino: E.Neil Innes How Sweet To Be An Idiot (Expanded Edition) Grapefruit Records/Cherry Red Records. Neil Innes was best-known for his work with the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, The Rutles, and his association with Monty Python.. However, it almost seems unfair that a gentleman so musically gifted is remembered for his humor more than his fantastic and wildly eclectic back catalog of great songs.