Sunday, March 13, 2016

Graham Chapman lives!

Right Recordings


Graham Chapman of Monty Python's Flying Circus was a very funny man who left us much too soon in 1989. And his wonderful humor is very evident on the CD "Spot the Loony," which was reissued last month on Right Recordings.

"Spot the Loony" is a stand-up comedy routine done by Chapman in 1988 at Brown University in Rhode Island. The disc starts off in typical Monty Python fashion with "Give Me Some Abuse," where Chapman encourages the audience to do just that in a moment reminiscent of the Monty Python classic "The Argument Clinic." Another great spot on the disc is when Chapman tells a typically loony story about the late Keith Moon of the Who. And Chapman also includes Python's "The Oscar Wilde Sketch."

This is a funny recording that that been now reissued and digitally restored for occasion of the "One Down, Five To Go" Monty Python 2014 reunion. "It's so wonderful to listen to Graham's voice again and to hear him telling stories, so many of which are new to me," says John Cleese of Monty Python (who have been called the Beatles of Comedy and were close to George Harrison) on the inner sleeve.  Indeed it very much is.