Monday, 21 July 2014

Stars On 45RPM: The Lumberjack Song / Spam Song by Monty Python (Charisma, 1975)

"I'm a Lumberjack and I'm okay..."

Monty Python may have given their final ever stage show performance at the 02 in London, but there are decades of material to still enjoy from the team comprising of Eric Idle, John Cleese, Michael Palin, (the late) Graham Chapman, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam.

The Lumberjack Song/ The Spam Song on vinyl  for instance is only a small example of The Python's 1970's vinyl output, of which they became quite prolific before the days of video and DVD.

The single (released on Charisma Records) dates from 1975, although its possible it was reissued a few years later (I remember Terry Wogan playing The Spam Song on several occasions on his Radio 2 Breakfast Show around 1978).

Looking at Discogs website, the single was also available in a snazzy picture sleeve. Not mine, unfortunately, this copy was picked up some 18 years ago in a Carmarthen charity shop in a paper white sleeve...

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