This record was recorded on 8 track equipment during August Bank Holiday 1983 in All Saints Road London W11.
Former Bonzo Dog leader Stanshall continued his Sir Henry "epic" with Sir Henry at Ndidi's Kraal, a record that probably raised hackles on its release in 1983, and maybe even more so now, with its portrayal of the white Englishmen and his superior attitude toward the black South Africans working for him - at one point, he even paints letters of the alphabet. Apart from one song, it's all spoken word, a vehicle for Stanshall's remarkable ess wit and wordplay, while the musicians (including future Mekon Suzi Honeymoon) remain generally unobtrusive - which is just as well, since the tale and its telling are quite mesmerizing without any accompaniment.
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Sir Henry at Rawlinson End, released in 1978, is a largely spoken-word, solo comedy recording by Vivian Stanshall, a British musician with the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band. It originated in his Rawlinson End sessions for the John Peel Show on BBC Radio 1 beginning in 1975, and a similarly-named track on the Bonzo Dog Band's 1972 album Let's Make Up and Be Friendly.
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Vivian Stanshall's ultimate musical spoof, "The Intro & the Outro", was one of the best-loved lines that he devised in the heyday of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band. It typified the inventive, oblique humour and love of the absurd that Stanshall invested in all his work during an extraordinary career. There was a follow-up album called Sir Henry at Ndidis Kraal on Demon Records. Viv claimed that he didn't remember making i. Stanshall recorded two solo albums which have recently been discovered by a new generation of admirers: Men Opening Umbrellas Ahead (1974), and Teddy Boys Don't Knit (1981). There was also a Bonzos reunion album on which he appeared, Let's Make Up And Be Friendly, released in 1972. During the early Eighties while living on a boat moored in Bristol, with his American wife Pamela, he worked on a stage project called Stinkfoot.
Sir Henry at N'didi’s Kraal is the fourth and final solo album by Vivian Stanshall. It is a return to the largely spoken-word, solo comedy format of Stanshall's second album Sir Henry at Rawlinson End and is a sequel to the same work. Sir Henry at N'didi’s Kraal continues the story of the dissolute aristocrat and explorer Sir Henry Rawlinson, this time dealing with his attempts on behalf of the "Geographic Society" to locate a lost tribe of Zulus in South Africa