This is the story of six men, five English and one from America, who, in the space of forty-five half-hour television shows, transmitted on the UK’s BBC 2 (pretty near commercial suicide at the beginning) from the late ‘60s till the early ‘70s; four full length feature films; a bunch of albums; the odd single; and some pretty impressive books, transformed everything we know about comedy today. They were translated into German twice (Monty Python’s Fliegender Zirkus), banned on the big screen (Life of Brian) and played sold out shows at The Hollywood Bowl—yeah, just like The Beatles!
The impact that the members of Monty Python have had around the world is incredible. Now, Python associate Alan Parker has compiled the definitive guide to all “Monty Python” CDs and DVDs.
• A must-have for all Python devotees
• All Monty Python CDs are being re-mastered and reissued from fall 2005 to spring 2006
• Includes previously unavailable material from the brand new Monty Python CD (released April 2006) and will be tied-in with the new CD
Alan Parker is a freelance journalist who contributes to a number of periodicals including Mojo and Record Collector. He is the author of Vicious: Too Fast to Live: The Authorized Biography of Sid Vicious (Creation, 2003), as well as Sex Pistols: Satellite (Abstract Sounds, 2002), John Lennon: The FBI Files (With Phil Strongman) (Sanctuary, 2003), and Stiff Little Fingers Song By Song (With Jake Burns) (Sanctuary, 2003).
Mick O'Shea has two books in print: Zootopia Tree (Abstract Sounds Books)—a story for children, based loosely on the lives of Mick's own cats—and The Early Days of the Sex Pistols (Helter Skelter Publishing), a brand-new take on the old Sex Pistols story. He has contributed to many magazines, including Record Collector, The Zone, and Amped.