Bonzo Dog Band* ‎– Tadpoles

Liberty ‎– LBS 83257
Vinyl, LP, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Hunting Tigers Out In "Indiah"
Written-By – Hargreaves*, Damerell*, Evans*
A2 Shirt
Written-By – Spear*
A3 Tubas In The Moonlight
Written-By – Spear*
A4 Dr. Jazz
Written-By – Oliver*, Melrose*
A5 Monster Mash
Written-By – Pickett*, Capizzi*
A6 I'm The Urban Spaceman
Written-By – Innes*
B1 Ali Baba's Camel
Written-By – Gay*
B2 Laughing Blues
Written-By – Bradley*
B3 By A Waterfall
Written-By – Kahal*, Fain*
B4 Mr. Apollo
Written-By – Innes*, Stanshall*
B5 Canyons Of Your Mind
Written-By – Stanshall*

Companies, etc.



Die-cut cover revealing eyes & musical notations in the heads of band members that visually interacts as the insert is removed. Insert printed Red & Ultramarine line & half-tone on a thick card 2-sided cover insert (that features nine Liberty/UA releases on the back, in Black & White half-tone, under the title "Heavy").

Cover: "TADPOLES" sub-title;
Tackle the toons you tapped your tootsies to on Thames TV's "Do Not Adjust Your Set".

Liberty/UA Records, Mortimer House, 37/41 Mortimer Street, London W1

"Rhino" Rodney Slater appears by kind permission of "The Beano"
("The Beano" was a popular UK children's comic of the time).

Vinyl (blue label with dark blue quadrant) in unlined, un-punched white bag, overprinted "Made In England".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Run-out, Stamped): LBS 83257 A//3∇
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Run-out, Stamped): LBS 83257 B//4

Other Versions (5 of 17) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LP-12445 Bonzo Dog Band* Tadpoles(LP, Album, RP) Imperial LP-12445 US Unknown Sell This Version
0946 387891 2 3, 387 8912 Bonzo Dog Band* Tadpoles(CD, Album, RM, RP) Liberty, Liberty, EMI 0946 387891 2 3, 387 8912 UK & Europe 2012 Sell This Version
TCT 50350 Bonzo Dog Band* I'm The Urban Spaceman(Cass, Album) Sunset Records TCT 50350 UK 1973 Sell This Version
XED 186 Bonzo Dog Band* Tadpoles(LP, Album, RE) Edsel Records XED 186 UK 1986 Sell This Version
LP-12445 Bonzo Dog Band* Tadpoles(LP, Album, RP) Imperial LP-12445 US Unknown Sell This Version



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March 6, 2010

Third album from the lunatic and highly-talented vaudeville act once resident on UK TV's "Do Not Adjust Your Set". They earned their wings packing out London pub gigs five nights a week. Their skills further honed by rubbing shoulders on the TV show with future 'Python' members Idle, Jones and Palin.

Frank Zappa, tongue in cheek, once raised the question "Does humor belong in music?". This band proved it does. Their hit single "I'm The Urban Spaceman", produced by Paul McCartney & Gus Dudgeon a year earlier, helped put them on the map. It's also the closing track on side one of this release. "I'm the Urban Spaceman baby, I've got speed. I've got everything you need..."

Every track on "Tadpoles" is packed with talented musicianship and a Monster Mash of fun. If you're not smiling broadly at the end, then you deserve to have holes in your string vest...